Published On: Fri, Nov 4th, 2011

Wynot girls are headed to State

NORFOLK – The Wynot Lady Blue Devils defeated Ewing Friday in the D2-3 District title game to advance to the Nebraska Class D2 State Tournament for the first time since 2006.
The Lady Devils, 24-4, enter the tourney as the fourth seed. They will play fifth-seed Brady in the opening round at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Grand Island Central Catholic High School.

While the Lady Devils have had a great deal of success in basketball the last few years, until this year, they had just fallen short several times in volleyball.
“Wow. We finally made it. Two years ago, we had a similar record and got beat in Sub Districts. Last year, we lost out going to state in power points by .08,” Wynot coach Tammy Wieseler said. “So, this is pretty special.”
The Lady Devils defeated Ewing 25-21 in the first set and hung on for a 25-22 win in the second set before cruising to the 25-15 win in the third set for the District crown.
The two teams traded points in the first set with Ewing earning a 10-8 advantage before the Lady Devils put together a 12-2 run to take a 20-12 lead.
Ewing eventually closed to within 23-21, but the Lady Devils turned up the heat after that.
An Ashley Heine kill and a Ewing hitting error then gave the Big Blue the big win
The two teams again traded points in the second set as the contest was tied six different times before Coach Wieseler’s team pulled away for the 25-22 decision.
Wynot’s final three points came on a Maggie Schulte block, a Kattie Savoy ace serve, and a Ewing hitting error.
The second set win took the wind out of Ewing’s sails, as the Lady Devils cruised to a 25-15 win for the title.
Bailey Kuchta and Shelby Wieseler led the team on defense with 24 and 16 digs. Schulte finished with a team-high five ace blocks for the Wynot defense.
Wieseler also had 19 set assists to lead Wynot.
Natasha Koenig led Ewing at the net with nine kills and four blocks.
Coach Wieseler said she was very pleased at how the Lady Devils handled Ewing’s tough serving.
”I felt one of their strengths was their serving and I thought our serve receive handled that pretty well,” she said.
Wynot’s veteran coach was very pleased with her team’s effort to make it to State.
“I am very proud of my team and how hard they’ve played. We’ve worked hard,” Wieseler said. “It’s a goal you have every year. You hope at the end of the season you peak and you play well and you are injury free and that’s happened for us.”

Wynot    25        25    25
Ewing    21        22    15

Wynot – Bailey Kuchta, 24;  Shelby Wieseler, 16;  Ashley Heine, 12; Erica Burbach, 9; Haley Gowery, 6;  Kattie Savoy, 6; Sam Wieseler, 3; Maggie Schulte, 1; Ewing – Kelsey Brummels, 6; Natasha Koenig, 5; Riley Funk, 4;  Katie Koenig, 4;  Laura Hynes, 4;  Tori Thramer, 3;
Wynot –  Kattie Savoy, 2; Erica Burbach, 2;  Bailey Kuchta, 2;  Erica Burbach, 2. Ewing – Riley Funk, 1; Laura Hynes, 1; Natasha Koenig, 1.
Wynot – Maggie Schulte, 5; Erica Burbach, 3;  Bailey Kuchta, 3;  Ashley Heine, 3;  Sam Wieseler, 1. Ewing – Katie Koenig, 4;  Natasha Koenig, 4; Riley Funk, 3; Tori Thramer, 3; Laura Hynes, 1,
Wynot – Sam Wieseler, 6; Maggie Schulte, 6; Bailey Kuchta, 4;  Erica Burbach, 3; Shelby Wieseler, 2; Ashley Heine, 1. Ewing – Natasha Koenig, 9; Riley Funk, 8; Tori Thramer, 3; Katie Koenig, 2; Laura Hynes, 1;

Wynot – Shelby Wieseler, 19. Ewing- Laura Hynes, 12; Kelsey Brummels, 11; Tori Thramer, 1.

Wynot advanced to the title game by defeating Wausa, 25-18, 25-20, 25-16  and Bloomfield, 25-21, 25-15, 18-25, 25-12.
Samantha Wieseler paced Wynot at the net against Wausa, slamming home 12 kills. Bailey Kuchta had eight kills in the win and Maggie Schulte hit seven kills.