PONCA — Both Cedar Catholic and Hartington-Newcastle won their SubDistrict opening round games Monday, setting up a Tuesday night SubDistrict title game battle here between the two teams.
The Lady Wildcats took care of Creighton in three straight sets, while Cedar Catholic swept Niobrara-Verdigre.
HNS had three girls in double figures against Creighton. Kayden Jueden led the Lady Wildcats at the net with 18 kills. Abbe Morten hit for 12, while Erin Folkers added 10. Brianna Hopping set up the Purple Pride offense, dishing out 22 set assists.
Abbe Morten paced the Wildcat defense, coming up with 18 digs, while Jueden dove for
HNS 25 2525 Creighton 16 139 KILLS: HNS - Kayden Jueden, 18;Abbe Morten, 12; Erin Folkers, 10; Keanna Korth, 6.
ACE SERVES: HNS - Abbe Morten, 3; Kayden Jueden, 3; Alivia Morten, 1; Keanna Korth, 1; Brianna Hopping, 1.
SETASSISTS: HNS - Brianna Hopping, 22; Alivia Morten, 14; Abbe Morten, 1; Erin Folkers, 1.
BLOCKS: HNS - Abbe Morten, 2; Kayden Jueden, 2; Keanna Korth, 1.
DIGS: HNS - Abbe Morten, 18; Kayden Jueden, 15; Alivia Morten, 7; Erin Meisenheimer, 7; Keanna Korth, 6; Erin Folkers, 6; Brianna Hopping, 4; Makenna Clarkson, 2.
Cedar earned the win thanks to some solid net play from Abby Hochstein, who pounded home eight kills on the night.
Aiden Wortmann, set up the offense with 17 set assists.
Cedar’s serving also kept NV off balance, as the Lady Trojans zipped 12 ace serves over the net.
The Lady Trojans were led at the service line by Brynn Wortmann who served up five aces.
The defense was truly a team effort as Tori Arens paced the team with five digs, while Aiden Wortmann had four.
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KILLS: Cedar - Abby Hochstein, 8; Laney Kathol, 5; Kenlee Goeden, 5; Brooklyn Kuehn, 3; Aiden Wortmann, 2; Brynn Wortmann, 2; Gracie Dickes, 1.
ACE SERVES: Cedar - Brynn Wortmann, 5; Aiden Wortmann, 3; Megan Heimes, 3; Makenna Noecker, 1; .
SET ASSISTS: Cedar - Aiden Wortman, 17; Olivia Hamilton, 2; Tori Arens, 2; Cady Uttecht, 1; Ann Steffen, 1; Megan Heimes, 1. . DIGS: Cedar - Tori Arens, 5; Aiden Wortmann, 4; Abby Hochstein, 3; Megan Heimes, 3; Laney Kathol, 1; Brynn Wortmann, 1; Gracie Dickes, 1; Cady Uttecht, 1; Makenna Noecker, 1.