By Christy Sheets
The Wallace Wildcats played host to the South Platte Knights on Thursday, Oct. 4. The Lady Cats seemed a bit flat Thursday night, they refused to give up, but they lacked the communication that had improved so much in the recent Brady match. The Knights dug deep and played hard, but the Lady Cats defended their home court. The Wildcats won in three close sets, 25-21, 25-22, and 25-22.
Leading the team offensively against South Platte was sophomore Christina Daniels with 10 points (two aces), followed by senior Anna Griffiths with eight points. Hubbard had six points, senior Chelsea Sowle and junior Alexandria Lundvall each had five points (one ace), and freshman Abbey Rohde had four points (one ace).
Leading the team with set assists was Griffiths with eight, followed by Lundvall with seven, and seniors Katelyn Melton and Rachel Marquardt with four.
Defensively, Sowle led the team with six kills and four blocks, followed by Rohde with five kills and three blocks. Hubbard had seven kills, Daniels had five kills, and Melton had three kills and one block.
Wallace vs Hitchcock Co.
On Friday, Oct. 5, the Lady Cats played host to the Falcons of Hitchcock County. The Wildcats found redemption from an earlier season loss to the Falcons, and defeated them in a tough first set 30 to 28. The Falcons rallied in the second set to win it 18 to 25.
In the third set, the Cats pushed the Falcons to extra points with some amazing saves, but this time the Falcons came up with the set 24 to 26. In the fourth set the disappointed Cats refused to give up, but the Falcons sensed blood in the water. The Falcons won the final set and the match 16 to 25.
When asked about the game, Coach Strand said, “When we play as a team, we can do great things.” She added, “We didn’t play the entire game as a team.”
Leading the team offensively against the Hitchcock County Falcons was Daniels (two aces) with nine points, followed closely by Hubbard with eight points. Rohde (four aces) and Sowle (three aces) each had six points, Griffiths had four points, and Lundvall had three points (two aces).
Leading the team with set assists was Lundvall with 14, followed by Griffiths with nine, Marquardt had five, Daniels had two, and Melton and Hubbard each had one.
Defensively, Daniels led the team with 14 kills and three blocks, followed by Rohde with 10 kills and one block. Sowle had five kills and three blocks, Melton had one kill and two blocks, Griffiths and Hubbard each had one kill, and Marquardt had one block.
The Lady Cats played in the Garden County Triangular on Monday, Oct. 8 s in Oshkosh. Wallace played Garden County and Potter-Dix.
The Ladies will travel to Curtis on Friday, Oct. 12, and will face Medicine Valley starting at 5 p.m.