Stew-Stras volleyball (3-1, 3-0 NTC) pushed their conference record to 3-0 on Thursday night by holding off a game Altamont team, 25-22, 25-21.
After Stew-Stras could only split the fresh-soph contest and lost the JV match, the varsity had to step up. They did.
Shalyn Wildman dished out 22 assists, a high for the area in a 2-game set so far this season. Maria Tabbert stepped it up with a team-high seven kills and one block (8 net points). Kayla Mummel stepped up in the middle with five kills and three blocks (8 net points).
Underclassmen Kendall Knop, Brittani Tabbert and Lindsay Burton made it hit parade for the Comets. Knop swung for five kills, Tabbert four, and Burton four. Burton also rose up for two blocks. The Comets registered 25 kills ans six blocks in two games.
Stew-Stras defense was also a big part of the win 2-game sweep. Knop led the "D" with seven of the 20 team digs.
"It was a great team effort all the way around with all three matches," said Comet coach Rhonda Schlechte. "The girls are really working on playing as a team and it is paying off. Net play was very strong from both teams, which made it an exciting night."
Stew-Stras def. Altamont, 25-22, 25-21
Stew stats: Shalyn Wildman 1 ace, 22 assist, 3 digs; Mariah Tabbert 2 aces, 7 kills, 1 dig, 1 block; Kendall Knop 1 ace, 5 kills, 7 digs; Brittani Tabbert 4 kills, 3 assists, 1 dig; Kelsie Walden 1 dig; Nicole Waldorf 1 ace, 3 digs; Lindsay Burton 4 kills, 3 digs, 2 blocks; Kayla Mummel 5 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig, 3 blocks.
Altamont def. Stew-Stras, 25-18, 25-23
Stew stats: Elizabeth Gratz 3 aces, 7 kills, 5 digs; Baylee Quast 1 ace, 3 kills, 7 assists, 4 digs; Kendall Knop 1 ace, 3 kills, 1 assist, 2 digs; Morgan Stremming 3 ace, 1 kill; Ciara Jewell 1 kill, 3 digs; Kaitlin Slifer 2 kills; Sarah Locke 1 kill, 6 digs; Kelsie Walden 4 assists, 1 dig
Stew-Stras split with Altamont, 25-15, 18-25
Stew stats: Morgan Stremming 1 ace, 2 kills; Ciara Jeqwell 6 aces, 1 assist, 2 digs; Skylar Vonderheide 6 aces, 1 kill, 1 dig; Kristina Beitz 3 digs; Kaitlin Slifer 1 kill; Sarah Locke 2 assists, 1 dig; Kaleene Reed 1 ace, 2 digs; Casey Wheat 1 ace, 1 dig.