ROCKWELL CITY - In what Alta-Aurelia coach Jeannie Henningsen called "a tale of two teams," her Warrior volleyball team came out flat in their first match of the night, against Southeast Webster Grand, and lost, two games to none. Then they came out "with a lot of fire and played extremely well to beta a good South Central Calhoun team" by that same 2-0 score.
Henningsen said that she thought Tena Heschke did a nice job at the net and Kelsi Snyder ran the offense well again. She also felt the team's right sides, Gracie Winterhof and Jenna Snyder, did a great job of keeping the ball up all night and that Katie Turnquist, Alexis Hernandez, and Taylor Rohwer put the ball down at opportune times.
Henningsen feels that the team's "back row is getting better. Erica (Lockin) really had two nice matches tonight and Jill (Buckendahl) and Steph (Robbins) did a nice job of digging the power alley."
Statistically for the Warriors, in the loss to Southeast Webster, Alexis Hernandez and Tena Heschke each had five kills, while Kelsi Snyder had 15 assists, Erica Lockin had 13 digs, and serving was led by Kelsi Snyder, who was 16-17 with five ace serves, freshman Lockin, who was 12-12 with one ace, and Winterhof, who was 6-6 with two aces.
In the win over South Central Calhoun, Katie Turnquist had six kills; Kelsi Snyder dished out 11 assists; Winterhof had seven digs and Lockin and Taler Stanton had six apiece; and Winterhof, Buckendahl, Turnquist and Kelsi Snyder each served successfully on all of their attempts. The Warrior girls had 13 ace serves in the win, with Gracie Winterhof having four, Katie Turnquist and Tayler Rohwer three each, and Jill Buckendahl two.
The Warriors are now 2-15 in matches this season.