Jays end volleyball season at Sub-State with loss to Clay Center

The Sabetha High School volleyball team traveled to Marysville on Saturday, Oct. 20, to compete at Sub-State Volleyball.

The Jays fell to Clay Center in the first round of Sub-State action, in three sets.

Sabetha lost the first set 25-23, won the second set 25-11, and lost the third set — and with it the match — 25-15.

“This game represents our season ender. We fought, we celebrated, we played our hearts out,” said Head Coach Abby Stueve and Assistant Coach Maggie Suther. “Saturday, this team never gave up. No one can say they didn’t try, but Clay Center out played us enough to win the game.”

Throughout three sets, Sabetha hit 55 of 63 serve attempts for an 87.3 percent efficiency. The team collected 11 total aces.

Senior Trista Argabright led the team in serving, hitting 15 of 17 attempts and coming up with three aces.

Senior Hillary Krebs went 11 of 13 with one ace.

Offensively, the team tallied 30 kills on 98 of 108 hitting. Sophomore Melinna Schumann again led the team at the net, and collected 16 kills off of 35 of 41 hitting.

Argabright had 14 set assists, while junior Kinley Schuette had 10, of the team’s 30 total.

Krebs, the team’s libero, continued to lead the team defensively with 26 serve receive passes and 20 defensive digs.

The team tallied a total of 60 serve receive passes and 71 defensive digs. The team also tallied 5.5 total blocks.

The Lady Jays conclude their season with an 18-17 record.

“This group of girls is incredibly talented, and we had our successes,” Stueve and Suther said. “Hopefully the seniors continue their love for the game and desire to play, and the program can continue to build and grow.”

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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. She lives in Sabetha with her husband and three children.

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