The Wallace Wildcats played host to the Broncos of Wauneta-Palisade on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The Lady Cats were ready to play, but the Broncos are always tough. The Wildcats made some amazing plays, but in the end they came up short. The Lady Broncos won the match in four sets, 18-25, 17-25, 25-21, and 21-25.
When asked about the game, Coach Strand said, “We had some great moments, and we are continuing to make big plays.” She added, “We never gave up, and we want a chance for redemption. We should have another chance to play them next week in sub-districts.”
Leading the team offensively against Wauneta-Palisade was Chelsea Sowle with 13 points (two aces), followed by Anna Griffiths with eight points (two aces). Alexandria Lundvall had seven points (one ace), Abbey Rohde (one ace) and Sara Hubbard each had five points, and Christina Daniels had one point. Leading the team with set assists was Griffiths with 11, followed by Lundvall with seven, Katelyn Melton with six, and Rachel Marquardt and Mickayla each with one.
Defensively, Daniels led the team with 12 kills, followed by Sowle with eight kills and two blocks. Hubbard had two kills and two blocks, Melton had three kills, and Rohde had one kill.
The Lady Cats began their battle for a state bid in McCook on Monday, Oct. 29 against Medicine Valley.