Trinity Jasper-Geff Champs

Trinity were the Jasper-Geff Tourney champs last weekend, beating Cisne, Clay City, and Jasper Geff.  

Stewardson Trinity volleyball tuned up for the postseason near Fairfield on Thursday and Friday, then won the first round of the SIJHAA (Southern Illinois Junior High Athletic Association) regional tournament at Patoka on Wednesday.

Trinity beat Cisne, 25-13, 25-10, beat Clay City, 25-16, 25-17, and beat Jasper Geff, 25-9, 25-21 to go to 24-1. At Patoka, Trinity beat Patoka 25-14, 25-9.  

"Jasper Geff were the host Schools," said Trinity Coach Tammy Manhart.

"They are two small grade schools down there and they coop for sports. We played three matches in the two days. It was good to get in a few more matches before regionals."

Trinity out-scored Cisne 50 to 23, Clay City 50 to 33, and J-Geff 50 to 30, out-scoring their opponents 150-86. 

They served 46 aces, hit 53 kills, and had 2 blocks for 101 attack points out of 150 (59%). Ella Kinkelaar led at the line with 35 points and 16 aces. She 8 kills and a block for 25 attack points. Halle Moomaw led at the net with 21 kills and a block. She had 8 aces for 30 attack points.

Gabby Vonderheide and Kinley Quast led the defense with 16 and 15 digs, respectively, out of the 59 team digs. Kinkelaar an Friese led in assists with 26 and 23, respectively. Trinity had 52 assists towards the 53 kills (98%).

"We won all three matches. We struggled at times, but the girls just pushed through. I was happy with the way they stayed mentally tough. We were behind most of the second set of the championship match. The girls just kept fighting and were able to pull it out in the end. We were right where we need to be going into post season. Last year, we had two weeks without a match before regionals and lost in the first round."

Thursday/Friday

Jasper-Geff Tourney

Trinity def. Cisne, 25-13, 25-10; def. Clay City, 25-16, 25-17; def. Jasper Geff, 25-9, 25-21

Trinity stats: Ella Kinkelaar 35 points, 16 aces, 8 kills, 26 assists, 10 digs, 1 block; Halle Moomaw 16 points, 8 aces, 21 kills, 2 digs, 1 block; Gabby Vonderheide  10 points, 6 aces, 14 kills, 1 assist, 16 digs; Kinley Quast 15 points, 8 aces, 1 assist, 15 digs; Addie Wernsing Alaira Friese 8 points, 5 aces, 23 assists, 4 digs; Isabelle 1 kill, 1 assist, 2 digs.

At Patoka, the Cardinals rolled with a 11-point win in the 1st set, then a 16-point win, going away. 

They served 21 aces and hit 17 kills for 38 attack points out of 50 (68%). They dished 18 assists of 18 kills (100%). They only needed to scoop 10 digs in the match.    

Moomaw served a high 14 points with 6 aces. Vonderheide served 9 points, all aces. She and Kinkelaar had 6 kills, each. Kinkelaar had 3 aces. Moomaw 4. Vonderheide had 15 attack points, Moomaw 10 and Kinkelaar 9. Friese led in assists dishing 10. Quast led the defense with 4 digs.  

Wednesday

Patoka Regional

Trinity def. Patoka, 25-14, 25-9

Trinity stats: Moomaw 14 points, 6 aces, 4 kills; Vonderheide 9 points, 9 aces, 6 kills, 1 assist, 1 dig; Kinkelaar 4 points, 3 aces, 6 kills, 7 assists, 2 digs; Friese 1 point, 10 assists, 2 digs; Quast 6 points, 2 aces, 4 digs; Wernsing 1 point, 1 ace, 1 kill, 1 dig. 

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