Lady Wildcats pick up 12th victory

HARTINGTON  — The Hartington Lady Wildcats picked up two more wins last week to improve to  12-5 on the year.

Hartington earned a four-set win  over Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Oct. 3, then topped Allen in three straight sets last Thursday.

The Lady Cats had to battle hard, but earned a 25-20 win in the first set against Allen then came out on top in a back-and-forth affair in the second set to earn the 25-23 decision. Hartington took the lead and never looked back in the third set, winning 25-15.

The Lady Cats were at the net in the game by Michaela Dendinger, who slammed down 13 kills. Shelby Hochstein also had a solid night with 10 kills. Courtney Hochsein set the offense up with 29 set assists.

Ashley Morten paced the Hartington defense with 13 digs.

Coach Julie Schreiber had nothing but praise for her team after the big win.

“The Wildcats played a phenomenal game both offensively and defensively. We have been working hard to focus and get a solid win against a great team in three sets and we did it,” she said. “These girls worked hard and their hard work paid off. I am so, so proud of these girls.”

Allen 20 23 15

Hartington Public 25 25 25

 

KILLS

HPS-Michaela Dendinger, 13; Shelby Hochstein, 10; Camie Stratman, 5; Savannah Scoville, 3; Samantha Huss, 2; Courtney Hochstein, 1; Ashley Morten, 1.

 

SET ASSISTS

HPS-Courtney Hochstein, 29; Ashley Morten, 1; Savannah Scoville, 1; Camie Stratman, 1.

 

ACE SERVES

HPS-Michaela Dendinger, 4; Savannah Scoville, 2; Shelby Hochstein, 1; Camie Stratman, 1.

 

BLOCKS

HPS-Michaela Dendinger, 1; Camie Stratman, 1.

 

DIGS

HPS-Ashley Morten, 13; Camie Stratman, 11; Shelby Hochstein, 10; Justine Fischer, 10; Courtney Hochstein, 8; Michaela Dendinger, 2; Savannah Scoville, 2.

Hartington cruised to big wins in the first two sets, winning 25-16, 25-18. The Lady Bears then  roared back to take a 25-21 win in the third set. The Lady Cats then finished out the game with a 25-27 victory.

“This is a big win for Hartington Public Schools. It has been a long time since we have beat Laurel. I am so proud of this team. There were great digs by the whole team which helped us offensively,” Coach Julie Schreiber said.

 

Hartington 25 25 21 25

Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 16 18 25 17

 

KILLS

Hartington-Michaela Dendinger, 10; Shelby Hochstein, 9; Samantha Huss, 8; Camie Strat-man, 7; Savannah Scoville, 5; Courtney Hochstein, 4.

 

Laurel-Erin Gubbels, 4; Kiley Thompson, 4; Audra Corbit, 4; Ellie Arduser, 4; Kelsey Diet-rich, 2.

 

SET ASSISTS

Hartington-Courtney Hochstein, 24; Shelby Hochstein, 3; Camie Stratman, 3; Savannah Scoville, 2; Samantha Huss, 1; Michaela Dendinger, 1; Ashley Morten, 1. Laurel-Cameron Eddie, 16.

 

SERVE ACES

Hartington-Michaela Dendinger, 7; Courtney Hochstein, 3; Shelby Hochstein, 3; Ashley Morten, 1; Savannah Scoville, 1.

Laurel-Brittany Wolfgram, 5; Erin Gubbels, 3; Kiley Thompson, 2; Kelsey Dietrich, 1; Dev-in Hirschman, 1.

 

BLOCKS

Hartington-Michaela Dendinger, 1; Samantha Huss, 1. Laurel-Audra Corbit, 4; Kiley Thompson, 1.

 

DIGS

Hartington-Shelby Hochstein, 18; Camie Stratman, 14; Courtney Hochstein, 12; Ashley Morten, 12; Savannah Scoville, 10; Michaela Dendinger, 6; Justine Fischer, 2. Laurel-Kelsey Dietrich, 12; Kiley Thompson, 8; Ellie Arduser, 5; Erin Gubbels, 4; Came-ron Eddie, 3; Brittany Wolfgram, 3; Audra Corbit, 1.