WEST POINT — The Cedar Catholic Lady Trojans had the unenviable task of having to battle a good team on a roll on their home court.
The result was a loss to MidState rival West Point Guardian Angels in a nail-biter.
Cedar also hosted conference foe Battle Creek last week, earning an easy three-set victory.
The West Point squad had luck on their side.
Cedar started off strong against the once-beaten West Point team, winning the first set 25-20. The Lady Trojans stumbled in the next two sets, falling 25-16, and 25-13. The fourth set was a true back and forth affair, with the host team eventually pulling out the 25-23 decison.
Lexi Steffen and Bailey Steffen were on fire at the net for Cedar, connecting on 13 and 12 kills, respectively. Emily Schrempp’s 37 set assists set up the offense.
Katelyn Dickes turned in a strong defensive effort with three blocks.
Cedar Catholic 25 16 15 23
Guardian Angels 20 25 25 25
Cedar Catholic-Lexi Steffen, 13; Bailey Steffen, 12; Katelyn Dickes,7; Karly Noecker, 6; Siera Becker, 4; Emily Schrempp, 1.
Cedar Catholic-Emily Schrempp, 37; Bailey Steffen, 3.
Cedar Catholic-Karly Noecker, 1; Emily Schrempp, 1; Maggie Steffen, 1.
Cedar Catholic-Katelyn Dickes, 3; Lexi Steffen, 2; Erin Hochstein, 2; Bailey Steffen, 2; Emily Schrempp, 1.
Cedar Catholic-Kallie Leise, 8; Emily Schrempp, 6; Katelyn Dickes, 6; Maggie Steffen, 5; Karly Noecker, 3; Siera Becker, 2; Bailey Steffen, 2; Erin Hochstein, 1.
Cedar dominated the action Tuesday as seniors Katelyn Dickes and Lexi Steffen were unstoppable at the net, slamming down 12 and 11 kills, respectively.
Emily Schrempp set up the offense with 38 set assists.
The Cedar defense was paced by Lexi Steffen’s two blocks and Kalli Leise’s 10 digs.
The Lady Trojans have plenty of time to work on their game as they will not be in action again until they travel to O”Neill on Oct. 9 to take on the 14-1 St. Mary’s Lady Cardinals.
Battle Creek 12 15 15
Cedar Catholic 25 25 25
Cedar Catholic-Katelyn Dickes, 12; Lexi Steffen, 11; Karly Noecker, 6; Siera Becker, 5; Bailey Steffen, 4; Emily Schrempp, 3; Morgan Steffen, 3; Erin Hochstein, 2.
Cedar Catholic-Emily Schrempp, 38; Bailey Steffen, 1.
Cedar Catholic-Kallie Leise, 2; Reggan Noecker, 2; Karly Noecker, 1; Emily Schrempp, 1; Maggie Steffen, 1.
Cedar Catholic-Lexie Steffen, 2; Siera Becker, 1; Morgan Steffen, 1.
Cedar Catholic-Kallie Leise, 10; Katelyn Dickes, 4; Liz Steffen, 3; Siera Becker, 3; Emily Schrempp, 3; Karly Noecker, 2; Lexi Steffen, 2; Reggan Noecker, 2; Erin Hochstein, 1.