Published On: Thu, Oct 27th, 2011

Cedar girls finish regular season on high note

O’NEILL – It wasn’t easy but the Cedar Catholic Lady Trojans completed the regular season with two O’Neill Triangular wins.
Cedar defeated Wayne 25-22, 17-25, 25-19 and topped O’Neill 14-25, 25-22, 26-24.
The Lady Trojans are now competing in the MidStates Conference Tourney in Battle Creek.

Cedar, the third seed in the tournament, opened the contest with a four-set win over Pierce. Cedar faced Wayne in second-round action Tuesday.
Friday’s title game will be played at Madison.
The wins over the Class C1 schools boost Cedar’s record to 22-6 on the year and improve the Lady Trojans’ NSAA Power Points. Going into Friday’s games, Cedar was eighth in the state in power points, but moved to fourth after the matches.
Lexi Steffen was a force at the net for Cedar against Wayne. She slammed home 13 kills, put back five blocks.
Kallie Leise and Siera Becker were also defensive stand-outs for the Lady Trojans, going down for 14 digs each.
Cedar Catholic        25    17    25
Wayne            22   25    19

Cedar – Lexi Steffen, 13; Katelyn Dickes, 7; Karly Noecker, 7; Siera Becker, 4; Erin Hochstein, 2; Emily Schrempp, 1; McKae Pinkelman, 1.

Cedar – Emily Schrempp, 31; Lexi Steffen, 1; Kallie Leise, 1.

Cedar – Lexi Steffen, 5; Katelyn Dickes, 2; McKae Pinkelman, 2; Siera Becker, 1.

Cedar – Kallie Leise, 4; Morgan Steffen, 4; Karly Noecker, 2; Emily Schrempp, 1; Liz Steffen, 1.

Cedar – Kallie Leise, 14; Siera Becker, 14; Karly Noecker, 8; Katelyn Dickes, 8;  Liz Steffen, 2; Morgan Steffen, 2; Erin Hochstein, 2; McKae Pinkelman, 2; Lexi Steffen, 1.

The Cedar girls had to dig themselves out of a big early hole against the host Lady Eagles as O’Neill pounded out a 25-14 win over Cedar. The Lady Trojans then hung a 25-22 setback on O’Neill. The two teams battled point for point before Cedar finally walked away with the 26-24 overtime win for the victory.
“The O’Neill match was one of the most intense matches I have ever been a part of,” Coach Adam Kuntz said. “There was so much riding on that triangular for us. Our girls showed a ton of heart and competitiveness.”

Cedar Catholic       14    25    26
O’Neill            25   22    24

Cedar – Lexi Steffen, 12; Karly Noecker, 8; McKae Pinkelman, 5; Katelyn Dickes, 3; Siera Becker, 3;   Emily Schrempp, 1.

Cedar – Emily Schrempp, 26; Karly Noecker, 3.

Cedar – Lexi Steffen, 3; Katelyn Dickes, 2; Karly Noecker, 2; Emily Schrempp, 1; McKae Pinkelman, 1.

Cedar – Katelyn Dickes, 2; Kallie Leise, 1; Liz Steffen, 1.

Cedar – Siera Becker, 14; Emily Schrempp, 13; Kallie Leise, 9; Karly Noecker, 6; Katelyn Dickes, 6; McKae Pinkelman, 3; Lexi Steffen, 1;  Liz Steffen, 1.

In their third meeting of the year, Cedar again got off to a slow start against Pierce.
The Lady Jays earned a 25-21 win over Cedar in the first set. Cedar then had to battle back to win a hard-fought 27-25 decision in the second set. The Lady Trojans cruised from there, earning 25-17, 25-16 wins to seal the victory. Katelyn Dickes and Erin Hochstein paced Cedar at the net with 12 and eight kills, respecively. Dickes also had a huge night on defense with seven blocks.
Pierce                25    25    17    16            Cedar Catholic            21    27    25    25
Cedar – Katelyn Dickes, 12; Erin Hochstein, 8; Karly Noecker, 7; Siera Becker, 6;  Lexi Steffen, 3; Emily Schrempp, 1.

Cedar – Emily Schrempp, 34.

Cedar – Katelyn Dickes, 7; Lexi Steffen, 4; Erin Hochstein, 1; Karly Noecker, 1; Emily Schrempp, 1; Siera Becker, 1.

Cedar – Katelyn Dickes, 5; Karly Noecker, 4; Kallie Leise, 2; Emily Schrempp, 2; Siera Becker, 1.

Cedar – Emily Schrempp, 8; Kallie Leise, 8; Karly Noecker, 7; Katelyn Dickes, 6; Siera Becker, 3; Erin Hochstein, 1.