Shelbyville Daily Union

October 2, 2013

Comets Hold Off Hornets

JOHN CURTIS - Daily Union Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union

---- — Stew-Stras was trying to keep their NTC wins going on Tuesday, while Cowden-Herrick was hoping to Comet killers. The Hornets bloodied Stew-Stras' nose in game 2, but in the end the Comets won, 25-15, 27-25.

"We came out strong in game 1," said Comet coach Ronda Schlechte. "Sets were moving around due to nice passing and hits were aggressive. You couldn't ask for a better team. Game 2 was a different story...too many errors of all kinds to have a big win."

Stew-Stras recorded an area season-high 29 assists for a 2-game set. Becca Schlechte dished 17 assists and a Baylee Quast 12 assists

Schlechte was also active at the net. Kendall Knop swung for a team-high nine kills, while Schlechte scored eight. Knop and Schlechte were also strong in mid-court defense.

Libero Sarah Locke led the defense with seven digs.Knop had six digs, while Schlechte and Brittani Tabbert had 5 digs, each.

Another factor in the win was Comet serving. Sterw-Stras had 10 aces in two games. Six players served aces and four had two aces, each: Schlechte, Knop, Tabbert and Clara Kaufman.

Cowden-Herrick

Tuesday

Varsity

Stew-Stras def. Cowden-Herrick, 25-15, 27-25

Stew stats: Becca Schlechte 2 aces, 8 kills, 17 assists, 5 digs; Baylee Quast 1 ace, 5 kills, 12 assists, 2 digs; Knedall Knop 2 aces, 9 kills, 1 assist, 6 digs; Brittani Tabbert 2 aces, 3 kills, 1 assist, 5 digs; Morgan Stremming 4 kill; Sarah Locke 1 ace, 7 digs; Clara Kaufman 2 aces, 2 kills.

C-H stats: Ashley Davis 1 kill; Jensyn Morrison kill, 9 blocks; Acacia Cresin 1 kill, 1 block; Hannah Wehrle 1 ace, 6 digs, 3 assists; Ariel Heiserman 2 kills, 1 ace, 1 assist.

JV

Stew-Stras def. Cowden-Herrick, 25-17, 18-25, 25-18

Stew stats: Jill Conder 4 aces, 5 kills, 11 assists , 13 digs; Clara Kaufman 5 kills, 1 assist; Skylar Vonderheide 2 aces, 3 kills, 1 assist, 7 digs; Kasee Garrett 3 kills, 1 assist, 4 digs; Kaitlin Slifer 6 aces, 3 kills, 2 assists, 7 digs, 1 block assist; Kristina Beitz 3 aces, 2 kills, 1 assist, 4 digs; Olivia Gratz 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 assist, 9 digs, 1 block assist.

Stew-Stras varsity (11-5, 7-1 NTC) and JV (6-5, 4-4 NTC) host Mulberry Grove on Thursday. Cowden-Herrick (6-5) hosts Neoga on Thursday.