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Wauzeka-Steuben Hornets edge Seneca Indians in five sets
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SENECA’S SAVANNA WALLIN (8) plays at the net during a match with Wauzeka-Steuben on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Despite the best efforts of Wallin and her Indian teammates, the Hornets won in five sets. Photo by Ted Pennekamp-Courier Press

SENECA - The Seneca volleyball team hosted a determined Wauzeka-Steuben team was on the Tuesday, Sept. 24. The Indians lost the match in five sets. 

The first two sets were close, but Seneca lost 23-25, and 22-25. 

“Our girls were off and there was no chemistry on our side of the court,” Seneca head coach Jessica Olson said later. 

In the third and fourth sets, the Indians found themselves and won handily 25-15 and 25-13. 

However, in the fifth set to 15, the Indians got off to a rough start with their second and third servers both missing their serves Immediately. 

“It's a big deal when the game only goes to 15,” Olson said of Indians’ trouble serving in the fifth set. “We lost 11-15. Our girls don't usually have too many errors, but our hitters were hitting a lot of balls out and into the net. 

“We had 11 hitting errors and missed five serves,” the coach noted. “That's 16 points given to the other team. We hope this loss humbles our team and only helps our team build and prepare for the remainder of the season.”

And plenty remains of the season. The loss to the Hornets was not the conference game–that’s scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 10 in Wauzeka.


The Seneca volleyball team traveled to North Crawford on Thursday, Sept. 26. 

The Indians won in three sets–25-18, 25-8 and 25-19.

Seneca’s Makenna Greene had 10 kills and five aces, while Anya Aspenson and Savanna Wallin each had five kills. Delaney Boland had three kills and Ava Payne had four kills.

Nicky Trautsch had 18 assists, while Grace Check had six digs.

The Trojans did a lot of good things, but just had too many errors against a tough Seneca team.  

North Crawford’s Lydia Barr was the only team member who served above 90 percent–serving 93.3 percent with three service aces. She also had 12 assists and three kills.  

Emily Hanson led the Trojans with six kills and Hallie Toedter had four kills.  

Sarah Hanson led the Trojans with two solos blocks and one block assist.  Hallie Toedter had nine digs, while Emily, Sarah, Kloee Chamberlain and Angie Herfel each had seven digs.

The Trojans are 2-1 in conference play.



The Seneca volleyball team went to the Richland Center Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Seneca lost to Richland Center, 12-25, 14-25

Then, Seneca beat Whitehall, 25-23, 25-14. The Indians went on to defeat Riverdale, 24-26, 25-22, 15-13

Seneca lost to Cochrane-Fountain City, 24-26, 27-25, 8-15

The Indians ended with a win over Highland, 25-19, 6-25, 15-12.
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