Jays fall short in home tournament

Sabetha hosted its home invitational on Saturday, October 14. The Bluejays were in the blue pool, losing all four matches and not advancing to the tournament.

Advancing out of the blue pool were Concordia and St. Marys. Advancing out of the white pool were Nemaha Central and Holton. Concordia and Nemaha Central went on to play for the championship, and Concordia came away with the title after winning a split set.

Head Coach Abby Stueve said the Jays again struggled with consistency throughout the day.

“We are at the point of the season that trying to do the right thing will no longer suffice,” Stueve said. “We must execute at every position and adjust to teams quickly on the court.”

“I saw some players step up in their roles this weekend and perform better than ever,” she said. “As a team, effort was solid toward the end of the tournament but we weren’t executing crucial plays. This will be the difference maker at Sub State, and these girls are fully capable of the challenge at hand.”

On the day, Sabetha as a team served 91.3 percent. Hitting leaders were sophomore Nikole Kuenzi with 74 good hits, and freshman Melinna Schumann with 73 good hits, 19 of which were kills.

Senior Kymbrie Ulrich tallied 37 set assists and 39 good serves on the day, the leader in both categories.

Defensively, junior Hillary Krebs led the way with 64 serve receives and 74 digs.

Pool Play

In pool play, Sabetha started the morning against Concordia, falling in straight sets — 20-25 and 12-25.

As a team, the Jays made good on 26 of 28 serves for 92.9 percent efficiency. Seniors Ulrich and Cassidy Holthaus led the way — Ulrich with perfect seven of seven serving, and Holthaus with perfect six of six.

Schumann was the leading hitter, knocking down 12 of 13 attempts, with three kills.

Defensively Kuenzi tallied 13 serve receives, and Krebs had 12. Holthaus, Krebs and Kuenzi tallied five digs apiece.

Next, Sabetha fell to St. Marys in straight sets, 13-25 and 23-25.

The Jays again served well, hitting 34 of 37 for 91.9 percent efficiency. Schumann went nine of nine with one ace.

Offensively, Kuenzi tallied 19 good hits on 23 attempts, with four kills. Schumann went 16 of 17 with four kills.

Ulrich tallied 12 set assists.

Defensively, Krebs led the team with 19 serve receives and 17 digs.

In the third match-up of the day for Sabetha, the Jays fell to Marysville in straight sets, 21-25 and 19-25.

The team hit 94.9 percent of serves, going 37 of 39. Krebs, Schumann and Kuenzi were perfect from behind the line, with Krebs and Schumann hitting seven of seven and Kuenzi hitting six of six.

Offensively, the Jays brought a combined attack with Kuenzi at the forefront, hitting 20 of 24 with three kills. Adding to the net game were Schumann hitting 13 of 17 with three kills, senior Kaitlyn Tinklin hitting 12 of 14 with two kills, and sophomore Morgan Schuette hitting 11 of 14 with three kills.

Defensively, Krebs led the team with 13 serve receives and 23 digs.

In the fourth and final contest of pool play for Sabetha, the Jays lost to ACCHS in split sets — losing game one 22-25, winning game two 26-24 and losing in game three 22-25.

The team didn’t serve as well in this match-up, going 61 of 69 for an 88.4 percent efficiency. Ulrich hit 20 of 23 attempts, while Kuenzi was 12 of 12.

Offensively, the triple attack of Schumann, Schuette and Kuenzi tallied 91 good hits 19 kills amongst themselves. Schumann went 32 of 40 with nine kills, Schuette 30 of 36 with five kills and Kuenzi 29 of 34 with five kills.

Junior Trista Argabright tallied 13 set assists, and Ulrich had 12.

Defensively, Krebs tallied 20 serve receives and 29 digs, and Kuenzi had 22 serve receives and 18 digs.

 

SHS Volleyball

vs. Concordia (Sabetha Invite), 10.14.17

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K

AST

GD SRV

SRV ACE

Srv %

DIG

SRV RCV

S BLK

Ast BLK

Holthaus

1

0

0

6

0

100

5

6

0

0

Krebs

6

1

0

2

0

66.7

5

12

0

0

Tinklin

6

0

0

1

0

100

2

0

1

0

Ulrich

2

1

4

7

1

100

1

0

0

0

Smith

7

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Schumann

12

3

0

4

1

100

0

3

0

2

M. Schuette

4

1

0

0

0

0

5

0

0

N. Kuenzi

6

0

0

1

0

50

5

13

0

4

Duncan

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Argabright

0

0

4

5

0

100

0

0

0

0

TOTALS

45

8

8

26

2

92.9

18

40

1

6

 

SHS Volleyball

vs. St. Marys (Sabetha Invite), 10.14.17

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K

AST

GD SRV

SRV ACE

Srv %

DIG

SRV RCV

S BLK

Ast BLK

Holthaus

1

0

0

3

0

75

6

8

0

0

Krebs

7

1

0

5

0

100

17

19

0

0

Tinklin

6

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Ulrich

0

0

12

7

0

100

2

0

0

0

Smith

10

2

0

0

0

1

2

0

2

Schumann

16

4

0

9

1

100

1

5

0

0

M. Schuette

9

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

N. Kuenzi

19

4

0

4

0

80

5

9

0

1

Duncan

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Argabright

1

0

4

6

2

85.7

2

0

0

0

TOTALS

72

16

16

34

3

91.9

35

43

0

4

 

SHS Volleyball

vs. Marysville (Sabetha Invite), 10.14.17

gd hit

K

AST

GD SRV

SRV ACE

Srv %

DIG

SRV RCV

S BLK

Ast BLK

Holthaus

0

0

0

3

0

100

3

1

0

0

Krebs

1

0

0

7

1

100

23

13

0

0

Tinklin

12

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

2

Ulrich

1

0

9

5

0

83.3

4

0

0

0

Smith

9

2

0

0

0

2

1

0

2

Schumann

13

3

1

7

0

100

3

5

0

1

M. Schuette

11

3

0

0

0

2

5

1

1

N. Kuenzi

20

3

0

6

0

100

6

13

0

0

Duncan

4

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

Argabright

0

0

4

9

4

90

4

0

0

0

TOTALS

71

14

14

37

5

94.9

50

38

1

6

 

SHS Volleyball

vs. ACCHS (Sabetha Invite), 10.14.17

gd hit

K

AST

GD SRV

SRV ACE

Srv %

DIG

SRV RCV

S BLK

Ast BLK

Holthaus

1

0

0

6

1

85.7

9

2

0

0

Krebs

7

0

0

9

1

90

29

20

0

0

Tinklin

9

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

Ulrich

0

0

12

20

1

87

8

0

0

0

Smith

15

3

0

0

0

3

0

0

1

Schumann

32

9

0

7

1

87.5

8

11

1

1

M. Schuette

30

5

0

0

0

3

6

0

1

N. Kuenzi

29

5

0

12

1

100

18

22

2

1

Duncan

6

2

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

Argabright

1

0

13

7

0

77.8

4

0

0

0

TOTALS

130

25

25

61

5

88.4

84

61

4

5

Amber Deters134 Posts

<p>Amber Deters is Co-Editor of The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2005. She specializes in school board, election and legislative reporting, as well as photography and page and advertising design. Amber is a 2005 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in journalism and mass communications, print journalism sequence.<br /> She lives in Sabetha with her husband and three children.</p>

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