The Schuyler Central High School volleyball team competed at the Ashland-Greenwood Invitational on Oct. 2 and Saturday and returned home with a 1-4 record in the tournament and 3-14 season record.
Schuyler opened against Wahoo and dropped both sets by scores of 25-11 and 25-15 to a very good team. In the second match of the evening, Schuyler notched its lone win in the tournament by defeating the host team from Ashland-Greenwood by set scores of 25-20, 23-25 and 15-25.
The Warriors were hoping that victory would lead to more on Saturday, but that was not the case.
In an early morning matchup against Lincoln Lutheran, the Warriors dropped a tough three-set match by scores of 25-17, 23-25 and 19-25. That set up an afternoon battle against Fillmore Central from Sutton. Fillmore Central stormed to an easy two-set sweep by scores of 25-8 and 25-17.
The final match of the afternoon and tournament for the Warriors was a rematch against Lincoln Lutheran. The second time around was not a charm for Schuyler as Lutheran swept the Warriors by scores of 25-19 and 25-21.
Throughout the tournament, the Warriors were once again led offensively by junior Maddy Wolfe, who had 17 kills. Rebecca Folda added 15 kills and Shayla Nelson had 12.
Karina Adame did a solid job at the setter position, leading the team in assists.
Defensively, Nelson led the Warriors in blocks while Shayla Brabec led the team in digs.
“We still are not playing with any consistency and we are making too many little mistakes to win on a regular basis,” Schuyler head coach Sean Wickham said.
The Warriors traveled to David City Aquinas on Monday to take on the Monarchs and compete Thursday, Oct. 9, in a triangular against Fairbury and Seward in Fairbury.