ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia girls played several volleyball matches here this week, starting on Saturday, when they hosted the Alta-Aurelia Invitational. The Warriors posted a 2-2 record at their own tournament, which was played the day after Alta-Aurelia's Homecoming.
Alta-Aurelia lost, 2-0 to Clay Central-Everly by game scores of 10-21, 10-21; beat Remsen St. Mary's, 2-0 by game scores of 21-14, 22-20 as the Warriors' Katie Turnquist had six kills and Kelsi Snyder had 16 assists; lost to Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 2-0, with close game scores of 19-21, 20-22, helped out by Alta-Aurelia's 36-39 serving as a team; and defeated Cherokee, 2-0 (21-13, 23-21). Kelsi Snyder was 6-6 serving with two aces, and she also dished out 8 assists in the win over WHS, whlie freshman Lexie Patton was 6-6 serving, with two aces.
On Tuesday, the Warriors' foe was Newell-Fonda, and the two teams put on quite a match, with the Warriors taking the first game by a 25-15 score before falling to the Mustangs in three straight close games,18-25, 20-25, 23-25.
Tena Heschke had 11 kills for the Warriors, while Tayler Rohwer and Jenna Snyder each had six. Kelsi Snyder dished out 15 assists, and several Warriors had standout games at the service line, being successful on 92% of their 86 team serves. Valerie Hernandez was successful on 16 of her 17 serve attempts and had three ace serves; Erica Lockin was 10-10 with one ace; Tayler Rohwer was 11-11 with one ace; Lexie Patton was 12-14 with an ace; Jenna Snyder and Gracie Winterhof were each 9-10, with Winterhof getting two ace serves and Snyder one; and Katie Turnquist was 10-12 with three aces.
Altas-Aurelia's season record now stands at 11-15.