Centreville’s varsity volleyball team secured first place in pool play, bested Quincy in the semifinals and fell to Onsted in the championship match of Saturday’s Sturgis Invitational.
Bulldogs coach Deric Mostrom said his squad used some long runs and solid blocking to get through pool play against opponents that had good size up front. They were able to slip past Quincy in bracket play with sound serving as a team and effective hitting by Carlee Odom and Samara Schlabach, Mostrom added.
“As we entered the finals, we knew we were going to have to play a clean game verse a pretty consistent Onsted team that had a scrappy defense, good block and some good hitting,” Mostrom explained. “Our team as a whole struggled being consistent, but I liked seeing some of the fight we had in our second game after being down by eight points. We didn’t have enough left and lost a close match.
“Kalee had a good day, collecting 28 assists, 17 kills, 9 aces, 1 block, and 24 digs. She hasn’t been asked to play alot of all around ball this season, but she stepped up when it was needed today. Samara found her rhythm in the second half of the day and dropped 38 kills following up with 9 blocks. It was good seeing her hit the ball hard and getting it down quick. Our back row with Sara and Logan was challenged today, but they were able to pick up close to 100 digs between them. They do a good job on the defensive end and continue to keep us going when we are struggling in other areas.”
Centreville d. Quincy 18-25, 25-14
Centreville d. Onsted 25-20, 25-20
Centreville d. Sturgis 21-25, 25-13
Centreville d. Quincy 25-13, 25-17
Onsted d. Centreville 25-14, 25-23
Kenleigh West-Wing 1 ace, 5 kills, 14 digs
Carlee Odom 3 aces, 19 kills, 2 assists, 28 digs
Sara Lewis 1 ace, 3 assists, 43 digs
Kayla Jepsen 1 kill, 3 digs
Abby Nighswonger 4 aces, 5 assists, 4 digs
Kalee Schrock 9 aces, 17 kills, 28 assists, 1 block, 24 digs
Joanna Larsen 16 kills, 5 blocks, 12 digs
Ivee Lewis 1 kill, 1 assist, 7 digs
Samara Schlabach 3 aces, 38 kills, 24 assists, 9 blocks, 20 digs
Logan Jourdan 6 aces, 9 kills, 1 block, 54 digs