Congrats to the Lady Neers for capturing their 3rd straight 32nd District Championship tonight at Williamstown.
I really liked the look SK had in the first match. They looked relaxed yet focused. However, that look didn’t translate into points early on as the Neers fell down early to Walton by a 3-0 score. SK would draw even at 3 and play back and forth with Walton until the score was 6-7. At that point, SK put on a full out assault on Walton as SK went on a 8-1 run where they never would look back. Ellie Smith was blasting serves across the net that Walton struggled to defend. If Walton returned, SK was making great passes and running some balanced offense. SK got strong play from Junior Kahlee Fewner (Feen) who put some 95mph fastballs on the other side of the net, on her way to a 9 kill night. After trailing early, SK goes on for the 25-14 win.
Once SK took command of the match by setting the tone in the first set, they transitioned from a relaxed and focused look to a relaxed and fun look as Schmee’s cheering antics made sure everyone was having a good time. I’m not sure of seen more diaphragm chuckling going on during any of SK’s other matches this year. In between the chuckling, they also made some nice hustle plays that took the wind out of the WV sails. SK played the second set by making very few unforced errors which kept the Cats from making any type of run. SK goes on to win the second by 25-11 score.
The Neers took a nice early lead in the third set before Walton would mount an early charge back. SK put the hammer back down and stretched the lead to 8. WV did mount a midset challenged but SK scored the last 4 points straight to preserve the D-32 three-peat. A great all around effort tonight by our Neers. Ellie, Feen, and Kelsie Holland were named to the All Tourney Team for SK.
SK will play in the 8th Region Tourney next week at either Henry County or Carroll County, depending on who wins the 31st District Tournament tomorrow.
|They are funny!|
|All Tourney Neers|
|Rare serious Schmee Look|
|This is funny for some reason.|
|Ellie's serves had everyone in the gym flinching|
|Had this job since soph year; who does it get bequeathed to?|