ORD - For the seventh time in school history, Wynot volleyball is heading to the state tournament. The Lady Blue Devils punched a ticket to Lincoln with a win over Hyannis in Ord at the District Finals on Saturday.
Wynot won 25-18 25-15 25-13 as the team was able to pull off a sweep for the win.
“We came out the first match a little sow on our feet and a little tentative, but by the middle of the set we settled in,” said Wynot head coach Tammy Wieseler. “The second set we gave up lot of unearned points to Hyannis. Our blocking saved us in the third set.”
Coming off a career night in Subdistricts with 12 blocks, Shaelee Planer again led her team this time with five blocks. She also led her team with nine kills.
“Shaelee Planer had a pretty solid night for us all the way around,” said Wieseler. “Whitney Hochstein was a part of that blocking threat we had going on in the third set.”
Hochstein finished right behind Planer with four blocks of her own.
The win for Wynot sends the team back to Lincoln with some experience down at the tournament. In 2016, Wynot earned runner-up defeating St. Mary’s and Exeter-Milligan before losing to Hampton. Lady Blue Devil seniors were sophomores on that team.
The team will see Exeter-Milligan again, drawing the matchup in the first round on Thursday morning. Exeter-Milligan is the defending champion in Class C2, but earned a 5 seed after going 23-8 on the season. Wynot is the 4 seed. That match takes place at Lincoln Southeast at 3:30 p.m.
The winner of the first round match faces the winner of 1 seed Ewing and 8 seed Falls City Sacred Heart. in the semifinals.
Wynot 25 25 25
Hyannis 18 15 13
Wynot - Shaelee Planer, 9; Karley Heimes, 7; Katelyn Heine, 5; Whitney Hochstein, 5; Kaitlyn Heimes, 4; Edyn Sudbeck, 4; Autumn Lawson, 2; Michaela Lange, 1; Emersyn Sudbeck, 1.
Wynot - Edyn Sudbeck, 16; Emersyn Sudbeck, 12; Whitney Hochstein, 1.
Wynot - Shaelee Planer, 3; Emersyn Sudbeck, 2; Katelyn Heine, 1; Michaela Lange, 1; Kaitlyn Heimes, 1; Edyn Sudbeck, 1.
Wynot - Shaelee Planer, 5; Whitney Hochstein, 4; Edyn Sudbeck, 1.
Wynot - Noelle Wieseler, 22; Katelyn Heine, 11; Edyn Sudbeck, 9; Kaitlyn heimes, 6; Shaelee Planer, 5; Emersyn Sudbeck, 4; Karley Heimes, 4; Michaela Lange, 4; Whitney Hochstein, 3; Autumn Lawson, 3.