After another difficult experience at a weekend tournament, the Windsor/Stew-Stras Hatchets used another recovery Monday to get back on track. WSS defeated Arcola in a lopsided, 2-set match, 25-13, 25-16.

“We celebrated our Pink Night Match with various activities,” said WSS Coach Ronda Schlechte. “After a long day on Saturday, we were able to bounce back and play some good volleyball. Our serving was very aggressive and we used that to our advantage.”

The Hatchets delivered 12 aces in a too-quick, 2-set sweep. They swung for 24 kills from 23 assists. They added 3 blocks for a total of 39 attack points out of 50, an impressive 78% of their points.

Hannah Hayes led the attack with a combination of aces and kills. She had a team-high 4 aces with 5 kills (her 100th kill of the season) for 9 attack points, 121 attack points this season.

Mackinzee Reynolds swung for 7 kills, giving her 174 kills for the year. She added a block assist for 7.5 attack points, giving her 199.5 attack points for the season.

Brianna Hewing had an ace and 3 kill with a solo block for 5 attack points. Claire Moomaw had 3 kills, a solo block, and a block assists for 4.5 attack points and Karlie Bean had 4 kills. Schlechte had an ace and a kill, Jessica Rauch 2 aces.

Setter Lexi Domzalski served up 4 aces for attack points, besides her 17 assists. She was part of 21 attack points, Hayes 14. Domzalski has a team-high 252 assists this season.

The WSS defense also was active with 42 digs to dissuade the Rider attack. Libero Anna Schlechte led with 12 digs, Reynolds had 11, and Jessica Rauch 8. Schlechte has 191 digs this season and more than 270 serve receives.

WSS varsity (13-10, 7-1 NTC) and JV (11-5. 7-1 NTC) play at Sullivan on Tuesday.

Monday Varsity

Windsor/Stew-Stras def. Arcola, 25-13, 25-16

WSS stats: Hannah Hayes 4 aces, 5 kills, 5 assists, 4 digs; Mackinzee Reynolds 7 kills, 1 assist, 11 digs, 1blk asst; Lexi Domzalski 4 aces, 17 assists, 7 digs; Brianna Hewing 1 ace, 3 kills, 1 block; Anna Schlechte 1 ace, 1 kill, 12 digs; Claire Moomaw 3 kills, 1 block, 1 blk asst; Karlie Bean 4 kills, 1 dig Jessica Rauch 2 aces, 8 digs; Kaylynn Carey 1 kill.

The prelim was a showcase for an outstanding performance by an underclassman. Natalie Hayes smacked 15 kills in a barn-burning, losing effort against Arcola, 25-14, 23-25, 22-25.

After a double-digit win in the first set, WSS was in a cat fight with the Riders. They came out on the short end of it in the 2nd set by just 2 points and in the decisive game 3 by just 3 points, to be upset. WSS JV actually outscored Arcola in the 3-set match, 70 to 64.

Makenna Tabor dished 18 assists. Adi McCray and Mariah Hoene led the court defense with 9 and 8 digs, respectively. Rachel Kessler stroked 4 aces with 6 kills and a block assist for 10.5 attack points. Hoene had 4 aces, 4 kills for 8 attack points.

Tabor and McCray had 3 aces, each. Tabor had 5 attack points and was part of 23 attack points.

WSS swung for 36 kills, had 16 aces and 1 block for 53 attack points out of 70 (75.7%). They dished 32 assists to 36 kills getting 88% of their kills from the offensive set. They struggled on defense with just 25 digs against the increasing Rider attack.


Arcola def. WSS, 14-25, 25-23, 25-22

WSS stats: Natalie Hayes 15 kills, 1 dig; Makenna Tabor 3 aces, 2 kills, 18 assists, 2 digs; Rachel Kessler 4 aces, 6 kills, 2 digs, 1 blk asst; Adi McCray 3 aces, 9 digs; Mariah Hoene 4 aces, 4 kills, 1 assist, 8 digs; Amber Goen 1 ace, 8 assists; Taylor Dasenbrock 6 kills, 1 assist; Bella Braden 1 ace, 2 digs; Maddie Rincker 3 assists; Sydney Tabor 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig; Kaylynn Carey 1 kill, 1 blk asst.

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