Lady Warbirds claim title in 281 Conference

PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN Wolsey-Wessington’s Lizzi Brandt passes the ball during the championship match against Hitchcock-Tulare. In the second photo, Wolsey-Wessington’s Cortney Sprecher, right, goes for a block on a spike by Hitchcock-Tulare’s Elizabeth Salmen during the championship match in Wolsey.

WOLSEY — Top-seeded Wolsey-Wessington capped a run to the championship at the 281 Conference Volleyball Tournament with a 2-0 victory against second-seeded Hitchcock-Tulare in the title match on Saturday.
The Warbirds, who improved to 11-3, won the title with set scores of 30-28 and 25-11. They defeated eighth-seeded Iroquois/Doland 2-0 in the opening round and then got past fourth-seeded Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 2-0 in the semifinals.
Hitchcock-Tulare, which is now 13-8, opened the tournament with a 2-0 win over No. 7 Sunshine Bible Academy and then swept third-seeded Highmore/Harrold in the semifinals.
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, which defeated James Valley Christian 2-0 in the opening round, recorded a win against Highmore-Harrold in its final match to claim third place.
JVC used a 2-0 win against Wessington Springs to claim the consolation title, while Iroquois/Doland earned its second win of the season against Sunshine Bible Academy to finish seventh.

First round
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 2, James Valley Christian 0
Set scores: 25-23, 25-23
Statistics
Serving — SCW: Morgan Schmiedt 2 aces, Mariah Jost 1 ace; JVC: Brenna Held 9-9 1 ace, Julia Blom 9-10 2 aces, Emily Wedel 6-8 2 aces.
Hitting — SCW: Brooke Doering 5 kills, Cassidy Slykhuis 5 kills; JVC: Angelina Zuccaro 19-23 5 kills, Julia Blom 13-17 4 kills, Brenna Held 15-20 5 kills.
Setting — SCW: Morgan Schmiedt 14 assists; JVC: Karilyn Wieting 69-73 16 assists.
Digs — SCW: Kaylee White 12, Morgan Schmiedt 7; JVC: Emily Wedel 32-41, Angelina Zuccaro 8-9.
Blocks — SCW: Brooke Doering 2; JVC: Julia Blom 2, Brenna Held 2.

Wolsey-Wessington 2, Iroquois/Doland 0
Set scores: 25-19, 25-18
Statistics
Serving — WW: Chantel Haider 9-12 2 aces, Hailey Clarke 5-5 1 ace, Lizzi Brandt 5-7 2 aces; ID: Katie Dubro 2 aces, Hayley Geyer 1 ace, Jorja Huls 1 ace, Niah Rogers 1 ace.
Hitting — WW: Carly Marani 12-14 7 kills, Mya Boomsma 11-12 6 kills, Lizzi Brandt 9-10 2 kills; ID: Katie Dubro 7 kills, Kaitlyn Maas 1 kill.
Setting — WW: Hailey Clarke 56-56 18 assists; ID: Harley Nelson 8 assists.
Digs — WW: Carly Marani 9, Lizzi Brandt 6; ID: Katie Dubro 9, Niah Rogers 6.
Blocks — WW: Cortney Sprecher 1; ID: Kaitlyn Maas 3, Hayley Geyer 1.

Highmore-Harrold 2, Wessington Springs 1
Set scores: 23-25, 25-14, 25-22
Statistics
Serving — HH: Grace Knox 20-21 5 aces, Haley Husted 18-20 3 aces; WS: Maddie Privett 9-12 3 aces, Trinity Flowers 8-8 1 ace.
Hitting — HH: Grace Knox 17-20 9 kills, Haley Husted 17-22 8 kills; WS: Piper Jones 25-30 6 kills, Avery Orth 14-16 5 kills.
Setting — HH: Courtney Moser 29-29 11 assists, Grace Knox 20-20 7 assists; WS: Alyssa Grohs 45-47 8 assists, Cheyenne Burg 21-23 6 assists.
Digs — HH: Kassie Hale 16, Courtney Moser 11; WS: Maddie Privett 15, Alyssa Grohs 11.
Blocks — HH: none; WS: Avery Orth 10.

Hitchcock-Tulare 2, Sunshine Bible Academy 0
Set scores: not available
Statistics
Serving — HT: Danynn Peterson 13-13 1 ace, Briana Garrett 9-9 2 aces, Kaitlyn Rathjen 8-8 1 ace; SBA: Aja Paul 2-2 1 ace, Beth Konechne 3-4 1 ace, Dori Brockel 3-4 1 ace.
Hitting — HT: Ashley Masat 11-12 6 kills, Danynn Peterson 7-7 5 kills, Elizabeth Salmen 7-7 5 kills; SBA: Aja Paul 8-10 2 kills, Jakki Burma 4-4 2 kills.
Setting — HT: Kenidee Enander 29-29 17 assists, Danynn Peterson 5-5 2 assists; SBA: Liza Konechne 11-11 3 assists.
Digs — HT: Danynn Peterson 2-2, Kenidee Enander 2-2; SBA: Dori Brockel 11, Liza Konechne 4.
Blocks — HT: Ashley Masat 2-2, Cassidy Johnson 1-1; SBA: none.

Semifinals
Wolsey-Wessington 2, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 0
Set scores: 25-10, 29-27
Statistics
Serving — WW: Chantel Haider 10-10, Cortney Sprecher 7-7, Lizzi Brandt 10-12 2 aces; SCW: Ellie VonEye 2 aces, Kaylee White 2 aces.
Hitting — WW: Carly Marani 21-24 14 kills, Mya Boomsma 13-14 7 kills, Lizzi Brandt 11-11 2 kills; SCW: Brooke Doering 6 kills, Mariah Jost 3 kills, Trista White 3 kills.
Setting — WW: Hailey Clarke 56-56 24 assists; SCW: Morgan Schmiedt 5 assists, Ellie VonEye 3 assists.
Digs — WW: Mya Boomsma 13, Carly Marani 11; SCW: Kaylee White 10, Katie Schmit 8.
Blocks — WW: Cortney Sprecher 2, Mya Boomsma 2; SCW: Brooke Doering 2.

Hitchcock-Tulare 2, Highmore-Harrold 0
Set scores: 25-18, 25-15
Statistics
Serving — HT: Kenidee Enander 14-15 3 aces, Cassidy Johnson 5-5 1 ace, Danynn Peterson 5-6; HH: Courtney Moser 5-7 1 ace, Alexis Roth 6-7 1 ace, Grace Knox 5-7 1 ace.
Hitting — HT: Ashley Masat 15-15 4 kills, Cassidy Johnson 9-9 3 kills, Danynn Peterson 12-13 4 kills; HH: Haley Husted 17-19 5 kills, Letha Jessen 5-6 3 kills, Velvet Jessen 4-5 2 kills, Grace Knox 17-20 2 kills.
Setting — HT: Kenidee Enander 44-44 13 assists, Danynn Peterson 3-3 1 assist; HH: Courtney Moser 22-22 6 assists, Grace Knox 24-24 3 assists.
Digs — HT: Elizabeth Salmen 8, Kenidee Enander 5; HH: Lainey Aasby 8, Courtney Moser 8.
Blocks — HT: Ashley Masat 1 solo 3 assist, Danynn Peterson 3 assist; HH: none.

Consolation semifinals
James Valley Christian 2, Iroquois/Doland 0
Set scores: 25-12, 25-14
Statistics
Serving — JVC: Karilyn Wieting 9-10 1 ace, Julia Blom 7-7 3 aces, Brenna Held 8-10 1 ace; ID: na.
Hitting — JVC: Julia Blom 11-13 6 kills, Brenna Held 10-11 2 kills, Josalyn Wipf 12-12 3 kills; ID: Niah Rogers 2 kills.
Setting — JVC: Karilyn Wieting 47-48 18 assists; ID: Harley Nelson 5 assists.
Digs — JVC: Emily Wedel na, Brenna Held na; ID: Anna Decker 7, Heather Geyer 6, Hannah Hofhenke 6.
Blocks — JVC: Karilyn Wieting 3, Brenna Held 3; ID: none.

Wessington Springs 2, Sunshine Bible Academy 0
Set scores: not available.
Statistics
Serving — WS: Cheyenne Berg 17-17 5 aces, Pipper Jones 7-8 2 aces; SBA: Maria Roghair 5-6 2 aces, Taylor Michaelis 4-5 2 aces.
Hitting — WS: Trinity Flowers 17-19 7 kills, Makayla Dornbusch 14-14 3 kills; SBA: Shariah Brockel 12-14 4 kills, Aja Paul 14-19 2 kills.
Setting — WS: Alyssa Grohs 27-28 10 assists, Cheyenne Berg 23-24 6 assists; SBA: Liza Konechne 22-22 3 assists, Abby Haun 12-12 2 assists.
Digs — WS: Maddie Privett 11, Piper Jones 7; SBA: Dori Brockel15, Liza Konechne 8.
Blocks — WS: Harlee Heim 1, Avery Orth 1; SBA: Aja Paul 1, Shariah Brockel 1.

Seventh place
Iroquois/Doland 2, Sunshine Bible Academy 0
Set scores: not available
Statistics
Serving — ID: Kaitlyn Maas 3 aces, Harley Nelson 2 aces, Anna Decker 2 aces; SBA: Taylor Michaelis 9-11 4 aces, Dori Brockel 4-5 1 ace.
Hitting — ID: Katie Dubro 3 kills, Niah Rogers 3 kills, Kaitlyn Maas 2 kills; SBA: Shariah Brockel 10-11 4 kills.
Setting — ID: Harley Nelson 8 assists; SBA: Liza Konechne 14-14 6 assists, Abby Haun 20-20 4 assists.
Digs — ID: Megan Clark 8, Harley Nelson 6, Anna Decker 5; SBA: Abby Haun 8, Dori Brockel 6.
Blocks — ID: Kaitlyn Maas 1; SBA: Jakki Burma 1, Becca Hofman 1.

Fifth place
James Valley Christian 2, Wessington Springs 0
Set scores:
Statistics
Serving — JVC: Angelina Zuccaro 16-17 5 aces, Karilyn Wieting 12-12 1 ace, Kerstyn Fast 5-5 2 aces; WS: Maddie Privett 8-8 1 ace, Trinity Flowers 6-7 1 ace.
Hitting — JVC: Julia Blom 23-29 12 kills, Brenna Held 17-21 7 kills, Josalyn Wipf 9-10 2 kills; WS: Trinity Flowers 18-20 6 kills.
Setting — JVC: Karilyn Wieting 63-66 14 assists; WS: Alyssa Grohs 44-45 5 assists.
Digs — JVC: Emily Wedel na, Angelina Zuccaro na; WS: Piper Jones 15, Alyssa Grohs 10.
Blocks — JVC: Karilyn Wieting 3, Brenna Held 3; WS: Avery Orth 5.

Third place
Sanborn Central/Woonsocket 2, Highmore-Harrold 0
Set scores: 25-13, 25-21
Statistics
Serving — SCW: Taryn Ziebart 1 ace; HH: Grace Knox 7-7, Alexis Roth 3-5 1 ace, Letha Jessen 6-7 1 ace.
Hitting — SCW: Brooke Doering 5 kills, Trista White 4 kills; HH: Haley Husted 11-13 10 kills, Velvet Jessen 2-4 2 kills, Letha Jessen 5-7 2 kills.
Setting — SCW: Morgan Schmiedt 8 assists; HH: Courtney Moser 26-26 6 assists, Grace Knox 16-16 7 assists.
Digs — SCW: Taryn Ziebart 10, Kaylee White 9; HH: Kassie Hale 14, Haley Husted 10.
Blocks — SCW: Brooke Doering 2; HH: none.

Championship
Wolsey-Wessington 2, Hitchcock-Tulare 0
Set scores: 30-28, 25-11
Statistics
Serving — WW: Lizzi Brandt 12-12 2 aces, Carly Marani 10-10 2 aces, Cortney Sprecher 7-7 1 ace; HT: Cassidy Johnson 5-5 1 ace, Kenidee Enander 10-11, Kaitlyn Rathjen 4-5.
Hitting — WW: Carly Marani 22-26 8 kills, Chantel Haider 11-11 4 kills, Mya Boomsma 13-16 4 kills; HT: Ashley Masat 15-17 4 kills, Danynn Peterson 14-14 2 kills, Cassidy Johnson 15-18 2 kills.
Setting — WW: Hailey Clarke 63-65 15 assists, Chantel Haider 4-4 2 assists; HT: Kenidee Enander 68-68 8 assists, Danynn Peterson 7-7 2 assists.
Digs — WW: Carly Marani 13, Lizzi Brandt 9; HT: Briana Garrett 9, Kaitlyn Rathjen 7.
Blocks — WW: Cortney Sprecher 3, Mya Boomsma 2; HT: Danynn Peterson 5 assist, Elizabeth Salmen 3 assist.

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