The Shelbyville Ram volleyball team was held back to 4th place at the Mt. Pulaski on Saturday, losing some close matches.

Shelbyville beat Mt. Pulaski in pool play, 25-14, 19-25, 15-10. Shelby beat Edwards County, 25-16, 27-25. Shelbyville lost to Windsor/Stew-Stras, 25-13, 20-25, 8-15. Shelbyville lost to St. Joe, 25-9, 25-14. Shelby then lost by just 2 points in the 3rd place match to WSS, 23-25, 25-20, 13-15.

Against Mt. Pulaski, Shelby hit 30 kills, making 28.8% of their swings. Kyleigh Marty and Kynlee Summers led with 8 kills, each. They had 4 aces and 4 blocks to give them 38 attack points out of 59 total points.

They had 99 ball handling chances with no errors. They had 77 digs with 19 errors. They served 58 times with just 3 errors. They took 40 receives with just 5 errors.

Saturday Mt. Pulaski Tourney Pool play

Shelbyville beat Mt. Pulaski, 25-14, 19-25, 15-10

Ram stats: Kyleigh Marty 8 kills, 1 ace, 17 digs, 11 rec (1 err); Kynlee Summers 8 kills, 1 block, 2 rec (1 err); Mia Wade 5 kills, 1 ace, 1 block, 18 digs, 13 rec (0 err); Chloe Watson 3 kills, 1 ace, 1 block, 13 digs, 19 assists (73 BHA, 0 err); Madi Cisna 3 kills, 2 digs; Mallory Holland 3 kills, 2 digs; Lexie Rohdemann 1 ace, 15 digs, 11 rec (3 err); Kya McConnell 10 digs, 4 assists, 3 rec (0 err)

Against Edwards County, the Rams had 21 kills, 4 aces, and 2 blocks for 27 attack points out of 52. Marty led at the net with 8 kills. They hit 32.5% of their swings for kills. Freshman Mia Wade hit 4 for 40%. Wade led the Rams at the line with 3 of the 4 aces. Mallory Holland had the only two blocks.

Wade led the defense with 10 digs, followed by Carson Beyers with 9 and Rohdemann with 8. The Rams had 41 digs with 14 errors. Watson dished 14 assists and handled the ball 52 times with 1 error. Marty led in receives with 12.

Shelbyville def. Edwards County, 25-16, 27-25

Ram stats: Marty 8 kills, 5 digs, 12 rec (1 err); Wade 4 kills. 3 aces, 10 digs, 1 assist, 4 rec (2 err); Cisna 3 kills, 1 dig, 1 assist, ; Watson 2 kills, 7 digs, 14 assists (52 BHA, 1 err); Summers 1 kill, 1 ace, 1 dig, 1 assist; Holland 3 kills, 1 assist; Carson Beyers 9 digs, 1 assists, 6 rec (0 err); Rohdemann 8 digs, 1 assist, 5 rec (1 err)

Against WSS, Shelby had 29 kills, 6 aces, and 3 blocks for 38 attack points out of 53 total. WSS had 25 kills, 3 aces, and 3 blocks for 31 attack points. WSS had 52 digs with no recorded errors. Shelby had 59 digs with 20 errors. Shelby had better stats, but lost the war in a lopsided, short 3rd set.

Marty had 10 kills (11 attack pts), 17 digs and 11 receives for a triple double. Chloe Watson had 24 assists in the loss. She handled the ball 82 times with 1 error. Wade had a double-double with 12 digs and 14 receives with just 1 error.

Windsor/Stew-Stras def. Shelbyville, 13-25, 25-20, 15-8

Ram stats: Marty 10 kills, 1 block, 17 digs, 11 rec (3 err); Cisna 6 kills, 1 dig; Holland 5 kill, 1 block, 3 digs; Summers 4 kills, 2 digs, 1 rec (2 err); Watson 3 kills, 1 block, 5 digs, 24 assists (82 BHA, 1 err); Wade 1 kill, 5 aces, 12 digs, 14 rec (1 err); McConnell 1 ace, 6 digs, 1 assist, 8 rec (0 err); Rohdemann 10 digs, 6 rec (1 err); Beyers 3 digs, 1 rec

In the crossover match, Shelby was out-matched by St. Joe, 25-9, 25-14.

Shelby had just 19 attack points from 14 kills and 4 blocks. They had 13 assist to 14 kills. They scooped just 34 digs with 19 errors.

Crossover Match

St. Joe def. Shelbyville, 25-9, 25-14

Ram stats: Marty 4 kills, 1 block, 5 digs, 12 rec (2 err);Watson 2 digs, 13 assists; Summers 3 kills, 5 digs; Holland 2 kills, 2 blocks, 1 dig; Cisna 2 kills, 1 block, 3 digs; Wade 4 kills, 4 digs; Rohdemann 8 digs, 7 rec (2 err); McConnell 6 digs, 13 rec (0 err)

Shelby then lost by just 2 points in the 3rd place match to WSS, 23-25, 25-20, 13-15.

WSS had 25 kills to Shelby’s 22. WSS served 6 aces and Shelby 9. WSS had 16 block assists and a solo block (9 blocks) and Shelby had zero. Shelby had 86 digs with 19 errors and WSS had 71 digs, no errors recorded. WSS had 24 assists and Shelby 22. WSS had 53 receives with no errors recorded. Shelby had 50 receives with just 3 errors.

Marty led Shelby with 12 kills, 13 digs and 12 receives with no errors for a triple double.Watson ahd 20 assists from 103 ball handling chances and 1 error. Mia Wade scooped a season-high 23 digs. She and Rohdemann served 3 aces, each. McConnell had 19 digs.

3rd Place

Windsor/Stew-Stras def. Shelbyville, 25-23, 20-25, 15-13

Ram stats: Marty 12 kills, 13 digs, 12 rec (0 err); Summers 3 kills, 1 ace, 8 digs, 1 assist, 1 rec; Cisna 2 kills; Watson 2 kills, 1 ace, 6 digs, 20 assists (103 BHA, 0 err); Holland 2 kills, 1 dig; Rohdemann 1 kill, 3 aces, 12 digs, 11 rec (1 err); Wade 3 aces, 23 digs, 11 rec (1 err); McConnell 1 ace, 19 digs, 1 assist, 14 rec (1 err); Beyers 4 digs, 1 rec

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

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