|Lady Cats win Potter-Dix triangular|
By Christy Sheets
The Wallace Wildcats competed in the Potter-Dix Triangular in Potter on Monday, Oct. 11. The Cats first opponent was the Coyotes of Potter-Dix. The Wildcats dominated the Coyotes to win, decisively, in straight sets 25-15 and 25-23.
Leading the team offensively against the Coyotes was senior Shanice Harris with 13 points (two aces). Senior Laura O’Brien had four points, senior MaKayla Gardner (two aces) and junior Emily Hasenauer (one ace) each had three points, and seniors Paige Kerchal and Whitney Smith each had one point.
Leading the team with set assists was senior Katelynn Hild with 12, followed by O’Brien with eight.
Defensively, Gardner led the team with 10 kills and four blocks. Smith had five kills, Harris had four kills, and junior Brooke Hochstetler had three kills.
vs. Garden County
The Lady Cats then had to face the Eagles of Garden County. The Eagles were ready for a tough fight, but the Lady Cats were just too tough. The Wildcats won the match in straight sets, 25-10, and 25-20.
Leading the team offensively against the Garden County Eagles was Gardner with 11 points (seven aces), followed by Harris with seven points (three aces). Smith had six points (three aces), O’Brien had five points (one ace), Kerchal had three points (one ace), and Hasenauer had one point.
Leading the team with set assists was Hild with 10, followed by O’Brien with nine, and Hasenauer with one.
Defensively, Gardner led the team with seven kills and two blocks, followed by Harris and Smith each with five kills. Hochstetler had four kills and two blocks, Hild and Hasenauer each had one kill, and sophomore Chelse Sowle had one block.
Wallace vs. Brady
The Wallace Wildcats hosted the Brady Eagles on Friday, Oct.15. The Eagles were a formidable foe for the Wildcats. They forced the Lady Cats to four sets, but in the end the Wildcats won the match, 25-13, 25-21, 18-25, and 25-17.
When asked about the game, coach Rohde said, ”Our girls played incredible tonight.” He added, “Brady is an excellent team, but we played very good defense and attacked well.”
Leading the team offensively against the Brady Eagles was Harris with 21 points (one ace). Hild had 14 points (two aces), O’Brien had eight points, Smith had four points, and Gardner (one ace) and Kerchal each had two points.
Leading the team with set assists was Hild with 20, followed by O’Brien with 17, Harris had two, and Smith and Gardner each had one.
Defensively, Smith led the team with 17 kills and two blocks, followed closely by Gardner with 12 kills and six blocks. Hochstetler had 11 kills and one block, Harris had four kills and one block, and Hild had one kill.
The Lady Cats began their conference on Monday, Oct. 18 in Wallace against the winner of the Wauneta-Palisade, Paxton game. The Cats had a bye the first round.