Windsor/Stew-Stras (14-10, 7-1) routed the Redskins in the first set, but the night was extended. They still won, but it took 3 sets, 25-8, 23-25, 25-15.

“We did not play our defense in game 2 after having such a strong 1st set,”: said WSS coach Ronda Schlechte. “We were able to bounce back for the 3rd and played our game.”

WSS still out-scored Sullivan by 25 points, 73 to 48. After the 17-point blowout in game 1, the defensive let down handed the Hatchets a 2-point loss in game 2 that made their night longer than necessary. They took care of business in the 3rd set winning by double-digits again.

Sullivan only managed 14 kill v. WSS’ 34 kills. Gwen Diepholz had 3 kills out of 7 hits (42%), but it wasn’t enough. They scored on just 20% of their shots (14 of 68).

Sully served 3 aces to WSS’ 9 aces. The ‘Skins had 3 blocks to total just 20 attack points out of 48 total (41.6%). They were assaulted on serve receive taking 52 receives and committing 14 errors leading to 9 aces.

Mackinzee Reynolds had a career night at the net. She nailed 17 kills and had three block assists for 18.5 net points. She added two aces for a career-high 20.5 attack points. Claire Moomaw hit 6 kills and 2 block assists for 7 attack points.

WSS recorded 12 block assists in the match. Those 6 attack points in net defense added to 9 aces and 34 kills gave WSS 49 attack points out of 73 total (67%).

Libero Anna Schlechte also had a banner night on defense, eclipsing the 20-dig mark, scooping exactly 20 digs. The Hatchets got down for 59 digs to hold off the Redskin assault. Domzalski and Reynolds had 9 digs, each and Jessica Rauch 8.

Hannah Hayes combined her serving and hitting for 8 attack points. She served a team-high 3 aces and hit 5 kills. She also was a close second setting 14 assists.

Lexi Domzalski led the offense with 17 assists and also had a team-high 3 aces. WSS dished 32 assists for 34 kills, 94% out of the set offense.

WSS varsity (14-10, 7-1 NTC) heads to the NTC Tourney on Friday. The varsity and JV (11-6, 7-1 NTC) host Newton next Tuesday.

Tuesday Varsity

Windsor/Stew-Stras def. Sullivan, 25-8, 23-25, 25-15

WSS stats: Mackinzee Reynolds 2 aces, 17 kills, 9 digs, 3 blk asst; Anna Schlechte 1 ace, 20 digs; Lexi Domzalski 3 aces, 17 assists, 9 digs; Hannah Hayes 3 aces, 5 kills, 14 assists, 5 digs; Claire Moomaw 6 kills, 2 blk asst; Karlie Bean 5 kills, 5 digs; Brianna Hewing 1 kill, 1 dig, 4 blk asst; Jessica Rauch 1 assist, 8 digs; Kaylynn Carey 1 dig, 3 blk asst

Sully stats: Avery Still 5 kills, 1 block; Gwen Diepholz 3 kills, 1 ace, 5 digs, 19 rec; Lilly Null 2 kills, 7 digs, 10 rec; Zoe Walton 2 kills, 1 dig; Jerra Goad 1 kill, 2 aces, 12 digs, 13 rec; Emily White 2 blocks, 9 assists, ; Avery McGregor 1 dig; Meena Corkill 1 dig, 2 rec; Raegan Sims 6 rec

The JV (11-6) dropped another close 3-set match, 22-25, 25-22, 15-17, by just 2 points in OT.

Natalie h=Hayes led at the net again with 7 kills and a block for 8 attack points. Maria Hoene and Taylor Dasenbrock followed with 5 and 4 kills, respectively. Makenna Tabor dished 14 assists, besides scoring an ace and a kill. Adi McCray dished a team-high 7 digs.

WSS hit 23 kills, with 1 block, and served 4 aces for 28 attack points out of 62 total (45%). They dished 22 assists to the 23 kills (95%). Their downfall was just 25 digs in 3 sets. The defense helped drop the ball and tip the scales in Sullivan’s favor.

JV

Sullivan def. WSS, 22-25, 25-22, 15-17

WSS stats: Natalie Hayes 2 aces, 7 kills, 4 digs, 1 block; Mariah Hoene 1 ace, 5 kills, 1 assist, 2 digs; Makenna Tabor 1 ace, 1 kill, 14 assists, 2 digs; Taylor Dasenbrock 4 kills, 1 assist,2 digs; Adi McCray 7 digs; Sydney tabor 3 kills, 1 digs; Rachel Kessler 2 kills, 2 digs; Amber Goen 3 assists, 3 digs; Maddie Rincker 3 assists; Kaylynn Carey 1 kill; bella Braden 2 digs.

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

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