The Schuyler Central High School Lady Warriors volleyball team continued their mid-season slide when the David City Scouts swept to a 25-13, 25-11, 25-13 victory on Sept. 26 in David City.
Though the recent skid has been tough to deal with, the Warriors were also dealing with off the court emotions, supporting a teammate who recently lost a family member.
“Today was a tough day for our girls. After going as a team to support one of our seniors, it was tough to get mentally prepared for the game," coach Jenna Saalfeld said. "The girls did their best to get ready to play.”
In the match played in David City last Thursday night the Lady Scouts dominated all three sets in raising their season record to 6-8.
Offensively, the Lady Warriors were once again led by seniors Katie Wolfe and Kinzie Petersen who both recorded three kills. Taylor Westerbuhr had two kills while Kayli Vavricek and Stefany Rocha had one each.
For the match, the Lady Warriors had 10 successful kills compared to 38 for David City. The Lady Scouts were led at the net by Maya Couch who had 14 kills, Lauren Vandenberg who had 13 and Neely Behrns who added 10.
“We struggled to get our hitters going tonight,” said Saalfeld. “We continue to work on making aggressive plays on our side of the net and playing our game.”
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Anna Rocheford and Petersen paced Schuyler Central with two ace serves each while Yuliana Almazan added one.
Petersen made her presence known at the net on defense as well as she was credited with two blocks while Wolfe had one knock down.
The Warriors totaled 24 digs in the match led by Vavricek’s seven, six by Anna Rocheford, three each by Sarai Avila, Taylor Westerbuhr, and Petersen and one each by Rocha and Piper Lefdal.
Westerbuhr once again paced the Lady Warriors in the setting department with 36 successful attempts while Rocha added four.
The Lady Warriors host Clarkson/Leigh this Thursday evening then compete in the Omaha Mercy Tournament on Saturday.
Doug Phillips is a freelance writer for the Schuyler Sun. Reach him via email at SCHsports@lee.net.