ALBION - Cedar Catholic found a tough District matchup in Burwell on Saturday, but the Lady Trojans completed a three set sweep to advance the team to the State Volleyball Tournament for the third consecutive year.
Senior Maddie Wieseler led the way for Cedar, finding her way onto the stat sheet in every category, leading her team in set assists and blocks, while earning second most kills and digs.
Wieseler finished the night with 21 set assists, 16 digs, 11 kills, four blocks, and one ace serve.
Wieseler was complimented at the net with a very strong night by Cedar hitters. Senior Jada Cattau led the pack with 16, and after Wieseler, Abby Hochstein’s nine, Brianna Miller’s eight, Kenlee Goeden’s and Tori Arens’ two and Megan Heimes’ one contributed to the team’s 49 total kills.
Heimes is the libero that led the way on defense for the Lady Trojans with 18 digs. As a whole, the team had 67, while Burwell was kept busy on defense, with 103 digs in the loss.
Cedar Catholic actually had 172 kill attempts on the night, more than doubling the opponent’s effort at the net.
The win for Cedar marks six straight sweeps since the team last lost to Wayne to close the regular season. Since then, Cedar has swept O’Neill, Battle Creek, Norfolk Catholic, Homer, Ponca, and Burwell. Battle Creek is the lone team of the six that qualified for the Class C2 State Tournament, and Wayne qualified for the C1 Tournament.
With the win, Cedar Catholic clinched the 4 seed in the State Tournament and will face 5 seed Thayer Central on Thursday evening at Lincoln Northeast.
Burwell 21 19 18
Cedar Catholic 25 25 25
Cedar Catholic - Jada Cattau, 16; Maddie Wieseler, 11; Abby Hochstein, 9; Brianna Miller, 8; Kenlee Goeden, 2; Tori Arens, 2; Megan Heimes, 1. Burwell - Anna Gideon, 6; Carlie Helgoth, 5; Hayley Hughes, 3; Karissa Gideon, 3; Emma Hoffschnieder, 2; Katie Watts, 1.
Cedar Catholic - Maddie Wieseler, 21; Aiden Wortmann, 14; Tori Arens, 5; Jada Cattau, 1. Burwell - Katie Watts, 14.
Cedar Catholic - Aiden Wortmann, 3; Brianna Miller, 2; Maddie Wieseler, 1. Burwell - Karissa Gideon, 1; Carlie Helgoth, 1.
Cedar Catholic - Maddie Wieseler, 4; Brianna Miller, 2; Kenlee Goeden, 2; Jada Cattau, 2; Abby Hochstein, 1. Burwell - Emma Hoffschneider, 3; Hayley Hughes, 1; Carlie Helgoth, 1.
Cedar Catholic - Megan Heimes, 18; Maddie Wieseler, 16; Abby Hochstein, 11; Aiden Wortmann, 7; Jada Cattau, 6; Brianna Miller, 5; Tori Arens, 2; Kenlee Goeden, 2. Burwell - Carlie Helgoth, 26; Katie Watts, 23; Karissa Gideon, 16; Anna gideon, 16; Hayley Hughes, 8; Hanna Huffman, 7; Emma Hoffschneider, 5; Jenna Schott, 2.