WAYNE – Tuesday night marked the home-opener for the Wayne High volleyball team ahead of three consecutive road outings.
From Wayne, the Blue Devils welcomed in Columbus Scotus and fans were not disappointed.
After Wayne High won the opening set (25-19), Columbus Scotus rattled off back-to-back victories of 25-20 and 25-16. WHS used extra points in the fourth set of 28-26 to force the winner-take-all fifth set and the Blue Devils were victories, 15-12.
Wayne High improves to 3-4 and drops Columbus Scotus to 6-3.
Double-double performers came from Kate Hill who recorded a team-high 22 kills to go along with 10 digs and one solo block; Rubie Klausen added 16 kills and 17 digs as Kiara Krusemark posted 31 set assists and 12 digs to go along with two kills and two blocks. Sydney Redden and Reagan Backer were one and two in digs with 23 and 22 respectively.
Mady Sievers tacked on six kills and six digs; Leah Perry had two kills and two blocks; Anna Kaup, Amelia Legler (two digs) and Faith Powicki (two digs) all finished with a kill. Courtney Brink also had one dig.
The five Blue Devil service aces came from Backer and Hill with two each as Klausen had one.
The Wayne High volleyball team will next compete in the North Bend Central Invite on Saturday, September 11. WHS will also visit Guardian Angles Central Catholic on Tuesday, September 14 and play at Lutheran High Northeast on Thursday, September 16.
The Wayne Jr. High volleyball team also started their season on Tuesday at Hartington Cedar Catholic.
Wayne A Team won 2-1: 25-21, 26-28, 15-12
Wayne B Team lost 2-1: 25-13, 19-25, 8-15
Wayne C Team lost 2-0: 14-25, 10-25
Tuesday’s area schedule:
Guardian Angels Central Catholic def. Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family, 18-25, 26-24, 26-28, 25-18, 15-5 (3-2)
Crofton def. Hartington Cedar Catholic, 25-20, 25-15, 25-21 (3-0)
Hartington-Newcastle def. Winnebago, 25-6, 25-10, 25-8 (3-0)
Norfolk Catholic def. Lutheran High Northeast, 28-26, 21-25, 25-20, 25-17 (3-1)
Norfolk def. Lincoln Southeast, 25-20, 25-16, 25-18 (3-0)
Ponca def. Randolph, 25-5, 25-15, 25-10 (3-0)
Wisner-Pilger def. West Point-Beemer, 29-27, 25-22, 25-18 (3-0)
Wynot def. Winside, 25-13, 25-13, 25-12 (3-0)
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge def. Homer, 25-21, 25-13 (2-0)
Laurel-Concord-Coleridge def. Walthill, 25-3, 25-9 (2-0)
@ Homer: Walthill VS Homer (no score)
Tri County NE Triangular (Emerson):
Howells-Dodge def. Pender, 25-21, 25-14 (2-0)
Howells-Dodge def. Tri County Northeast, 25-6, 25-14 (2-0)
Pender def. Tri County Northeast, 22-25, 25-18, 25-16 (2-1)