Superior Lady Cats place second at Adams Central Invite
October 1, 2020
Lady Cats vs. Sandy Creek
Coach Blevins said, " The Lady Cats started the Adams Central Tournament with Sandy Creek at 8:30 a.m. The Cougars played amazing defense and were picking up every attack the Wildcats sent their way. The Lady Cats battled back in sets two and three to win the match 2 to 1.
Scoring: 29 to 27; 23 to 25 and 20 to 25.
Statistics: Cailyn Barry: six kills of 13 attacks, one ace of eight serves, three blocks, three digs, two sets.
Alexa Cox: one kill of three attacks, two blocks, one dig, one set.
Laci Kirchhoff: no stats.
Sierra Blackburn: five kills of 14 attacks, eight serves, two blocks, two digs, 12 assists of 55 sets, six serve receives.
Ella Gardner: three kills of six attacks, one ace of 17 serves, five digs, 23 assists of 89 sets.
Emma Henderson: one spike, two digs.
Shayla Meyer: 24 kills of 55 attacks, four aces of nine serves, two blocks, 19 digs, one assist of five sets, 12 serve receives.
Atlee Kobza: three attacks, six serves, 21 digs, 24 serve receives.
Teegan Duncan: one kill of three attacks, one dig, two sets.
Sadie Rempel: three aces of 13 serves, seven serve receives.
Superior vs. Gering
The second match of the day was with Gering. Gering is Class B. It was the first time they have been at the AC tournament. The Lady Cats came but strong and won the first set. Gering came back read to play in the second set. The Wildcats got down 17 to 24 and then went in to overdrive to come back and take the game. A miraculous diving save from Shayla Meyer, an incredibly sharp cut shot from the left pin from Emma Henderson, amazing defense from everyone on the court and a whole lot of heart helped the Cats rally back to a 27 to 25 win in the second set.
Scoring: 15 to 25 and 25 to 27.
Statistics: Cailyn Barry: six kills of 10 attacks, three serves, one block, three digs.
Alexa Cox: two attacks.
Sierra Blackburn: 15 attacks, two aces of eight serves, one block, eight digs, 14 assists of 30 sets, five serve receives.
Ella Gardner: two attacks, one ace of three serves, one block, seven digs, seven assists of 35 sets.
Emma Henderson: one kill of five attacks, three digs, one assist of three sets.
Shayla Meyer: 15 kills of 36 attacks, five aces of 10 serves, 25 digs, one assist of three sets, 14 serve receives.
Atlee Kobza: one kill of eight attacks, one serve, 13 digs.
Madison Heusinkvelt: played but, no stats.
Sadie Rempel: three aces of eight serves, nine digs.
The second match of the day marked win number 200 for Coach Blevins. She is in her 11th year of coaching at Superior. In her tenure, the Cats have won four SNC Conference Championships (2013, 2017, 2018, 2019) has three state tournament appearances and won one state title.
Superior vs. Broken Bow
Broken Bow was a talented team and challenged the Wildcats. In the first set, the teams were tied at 13 to 13, 18 to 18 and again at 21 to 21.
Superior's team played good defense and put up a tough fight. In the second set, the teams were tied at 7 to 7, but then the Indians went on a run and the Wildcats were not able to come back. They found themselves down at the exact score as the Gering game (17 to 24). This time, they were not able to make the miraculous comeback they had the game before. The Wildcats ended up second place at the Adams Central Tournament after three great matches.
Shayla Meyer tallied her 1,000th career kill against the Broken Bow Indians and the crowd and bench stood and cheered with signs that said, "1000 KILLS." The bench stood up and cheered," That's 1,000!" and the girls all came to the middle to take a quick moment to celebrate such an amazing accomplishment.
Scoring: 25 to 21 and 25 to 17.
Statistics: Cailyn Barry: two kills of five attacks, one ace of eight serves, four blocks.
Alexa Cox: one block, one dig.
Sierra Blackburn: three kills of six attacks, one ace of four serves, three digs, eight assists of 16 sets, two serve receives.
Ella Gardner: one attack, one ace of seven serves, one block, two digs, 12 assists of 12 sets.
Emma Henderson: one kill of five attacks, three digs, one set.
Shayla Meyer: 14 kills of 28 attacks, six serves, one block, seven digs, eight serve receives.
Atlee Kobza: one kill of five attacks, one ace of six serves, six digs, one assist of three sets, 14 serve receives.
Sadie Rempels: one attack, four serves, seven digs, two sets, nine serve receives.
Superior's next match is Tuesday at the St. Cecilia Invite. They also play on Thursday.