Windsor/Stew-Stras volleyball (17-11, 7-1 NTC) went through the NTC tourney like gangbusters, until they ran into Altamont in the championship match. Altamont owned WSS again, 25-11, 25-14.

WSS defeated CHBC, 25-15, 25-5, and Dieterich, 25-13, 25-17, in pool play. In the gold flight, WSS beat St. Elmo, 25-13, 25-8. They owned their opponents. However, in the championship match, it was WSS that went into a shell.

“I was really hoping we could have played “our” game, but we played very timid,” said WSS coach Ronda Schlechte. “We finally started to fight in the second set, but it was too late. Taking 2nd is still a big accomplishment, since we were missing Mackinzee Reynolds and one is playing hurt.”

Reynolds, the Hatchets #1 hitter, recently had a career night with 20.5 attack points (17 kills, 2 aces, 1.5 blocks) in a match against Sullivan. She missed the entire NTC Tourney, but WSS still rolled until the final match when things went thud.

Against Altamont, WSS was exposed without Reynolds. They only managed 9 kills, 2 aces and 2 blocks for 13 attack points out of 25, barely 50% of a minimal amount.

Hannah Hayes, Karlie Bean, Claire Moomaw and Natalie Hayes had 2 kills, each. Bean and Moomaw had two block assists, each. Lexi Domzalski and Anna Schlechte had the solo aces.

By far WSS’ biggest stat was defensive. They scooped 45 digs, but still not enough. Libero Anna Schlechte and Hannah Hayes led in defense with 12 digs. each. Setter Lexi Domzalski followed with 8.

Saturday NTC Tourney Championship

Altamont def. Windsor/Stew-Stras, 25-11, 25-14

WSS stats: Hannah Hayes 2 kills, 3 assists, 12 digs; Lexi Domzalski 1 ace, 1 kill, 4 assists, 8 digs; Anna Schlechte 1 ace, 1 assist, 12 digs; Natalie Hayes 2 kills, 3 digs; Karlie Bean 2 kills, 1 dig, 2 blk asst; Claire Moomaw 2 kills, 2 digs, 2 blk asst; Jessica Rauch 1 assist, 5 digs; Brianna Hewing 1 dig; Mariah Hoene 1 dig.

Prior to the title match, WSS still took care of business against St. Elmo in the gold flight. They out-scored St. Elmo by 29 points, 50 to 21. They won by a dozen in set 1 and then won going away in set 2, by 17.

WSS hit 28 kills, served 4 aces and added 4 total blocks (8 block assists) for 36 attack points out of 50 (72%). Hannah Hayes struck for 10 kills and 3 block assists, 11.5 attack points.

Claire Moomaw hit 7 kills with 3 block assists for 8.5 attack points. Karlie Bean hit 5 kills. Domzalski had 11 assists and Hannah Hayes 7. There were 26 assists to the 28 kills, 94% from the offense.

Schlechte helped that transition game by scooping 16 digs to deflect St. E and start the passing. Natalie Hayes served a team-high 2 aces (2 kills).

Gold Flight

WSS def. St. Elmo, 25-13, 25-8

H Hayes 10 kills, 7 assists, 5 digs, 3 blk asst; Schlechte 1 ace, 5 assists, 16 digs; Moomaw 7 kills, 3 blk asst; Bean 5 kills, 1 dig; Domxalski 11 assists, 6 digs; N Hayes 2 aces, 2 kills, 2 assists, 5 digs; Hewing 2 kills, 1 dig, 1 blk asst; Rauch 1 ace, 1 assist, 8 digs; Hoene 1 kill, 1 blk asst; Kaylynn Carey 1 kill

WSS started the tourney besting Dieterich, 25-13, 25-17. They out-scored the Maroons by 20 points with a 12 point win and an 8-point win.

WSS swung for 26 kills, 8 aces, and 2 total blocks, 36 attack points out of 50 (72%).

Hannah Hayes led the team with 3 aces, 9 kills and a block assist for 12.5 attack points. Natalie Hayes hit 5 kills and a block assist for 5.5 attack points. Brianna Hewing had 4 kills, an ace for 5 attack points. Moomaw had 3 kills and 2 block assists.

WSS had 26 assists towards their 26 kills (100%). Domzalski dished 12 assists, while Hannah Hayes and Schlechte had 5 each.

Schlechte led the defense with 11 digs and added two aces. Hannah Hayes had a team-high 3 aces and Domzalski had 2. WSS only needed 22 digs to get the win.

Pool Play

WSS def. Dieterich, 25-13, 25-17

WSS stats: H Hayes 3 aces, 9 kills, 5 assists, 3 digs, 1 blk asst; N Hayes 5 kills, 3 assists, 3 digs, 1 blk asst; Schlechte 2 aces, 5 assists, 11 digs; Domzalski 2 aces, 12 assists, 1 dig; Hewing 1 ace, 4 kills, 1 dig; Moomaw 3 kills, 2 blk asst; Bean 3 kills, 1 assist; Hoene 2 kills; Rauch 2 digs; Carey 1 dig.

WSS picked up steam in the second match of pool play, out-scoring CHBC by 30 points, 50 to 20. A double-digit set 1 win was followed by a 20-point drubbing in set 2.

They hit 21 kills, served 8 aces and 10 block assists and 2 solo blocks for 7 total blocks. That accumulated another 36 attack points out of 50 (72%).

The net attack was balanced with 7 hitters ranging fro 5 kills on down to 1. Hannah Hayes had 5 kills and a block assist for 5.5 attack points. Her younger sister Natalie had 1 ace, 3 kills and a solo block, plus 2 block assists for a team-high 6 attack points.

Hewing had 2 aces, 2 kills and a solo block, plus 2 block assists for 6 attack points. Moomaw had 4 kills and 3 block assists for 5.5 attack points. Bean had 4 kills and 2 block assists for 5 attack points.

Domzalski and Hannah Hayes dished 8 and 7 assists, respectively. Schlechte led the defense with 6 digs. It only took 19 digs to beat CHBC.

WSS def. CHBC, 25-15, 25-5

WSS stats: Hewing 2 aces, 2 kills, 1 block, 2 blk asst; N Hayes 1 ace, 3 kills, 3 digs, 1 block, 2 blk asst; H Hayes 5 kills, 7 assists, 3 digs, 1 blk asst; Bean 4 kills, 2 digs, 2 blk asst; Moomaw 4 kills,3 blk asst; Schlechte 2 aces, 4 assists, 6 digs; Sydney Tabor 2 kills; Rauch 1 assist, 3 digs

John Curtis can be reached at john.curtis@shelbyvilledailyunion.com

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