Cedar girls improve to 18-5 with pair of wins

HARTINGTON — The Cedar Catholic Lady Trojans earned a pair of wins last week.

The Lady Trojans defeated MidState Conference foe Boone Central in three sets here Thursday.

Cedar earned a hard-fought three-set win over once-beaten O’Neill St. Marys’ on the road last Tuesday.

Cedar now boasts an 18-5 record with two triangulars left in the season before the Lady Trojans enter the MidState Conference Tourney. Cedar hosted Emerson and Wakefield here Tuesday in a triangular. The Lady Trojans will take on O’Neill and Wayne in a triangular at Wayne later this week.

On Thursday, the Lady Trojans were led by the dominating net play of Katelyn Dickes, and Lexi Steffen.

The Cedar Catholic seniors slammed home 12 and 11 kills, respectively. Steffen was also tough to ignore on defense, as she shoved down six blocks against Boone Central.

Emily Schrempp set up the offense with 26 set assists on the night.

Cedar Catholic 25 25 25

Boone Central 19 16 22

 

KILLS

Cedar – Katelyn Dickes, 12; Lexi Steffen, 11; Siera Becker, 7; Karly Noecker, 7; Bailey Steffen, 5; Erin Hochstein, 2; Emily Schrempp, 2; Morgan Steffen, 1.

ACE SERVES

Cedar – Kallie Leise, 2; Morgan Steffen, 1; Karly Noecker, 1.

BLOCKS

Cedar – Lexi Steffen, 6; Bailey Steffen, 2; Siera Becker, 1; Morgan Steffen, 1; Katelyn Dickes, 1.

DIGS

Cedar – Erin Hochstein, 5; Maggie Steffen, 3; Siera Becker, 3; Emily Schrempp, 3; Kallie Leise, 2; Karly Noecker, 2; Morgan Steffen, 2; Katelyn Dickes, 2; Bailey Steffen, 1.

SET ASSISTS

Cedar – Emily Schrempp, 26; Liz Steffen, 9; Bailey Steffen, 3; Katelyn Dickes, 1; Lexi Steffen, 1.

 

At O’Neill, the Lady Trojans got off to a slow start, as the Lady Cardinals forced Cedar into an extended set before the Lady Trojans came out on top 29-27 in the nail-biter.

Cedar used the momentum from that victory to earn 25-21, 25-18 wins to sweep the home team.

Katelyn Dickes paced the team at the net with 10 kills. Emily Schrempp dished out 29 set assists to set up the offense.

The Cedar defense was led by Kallie Leise’s 10 digs and Lexi Steffen’s four blocks.

Cedar 29 25 25

St. Marys 27 21 18

KILLS

Cedar – Katelyn Dickes, 10; Lexi Steffen, 7; Bailey Seffen, 6; Karly Noecker, 6; Emily Schrempp, 5; Siera Becker, 5.

 

DIGS

Cedar- Kallie Leise, 10; Emily Schrempp, 8; Katelyn Dickes, 5; Maggie Steffen, 4; Siera Becker, 3; Karly Noecker, 3; Reggan Noecker, 1.

 

SET ASSISTS

Cedar – Emily Schempp, 29; Lexi Steffen, 1;

 

ACE SERVES

Cedar – Kallie Leise, 1; Reggan Noecker, 1.

 

BLOCKS

Cedar – Lexi Steffen, 4; Emily Schrempp, 3;  Katelyn Dickes, 2; Siera Becker, 1.