Stewardson Trinity Advances To State Tourney


Published on March 19 2013 6:20 am
Last Updated on March 19 2013 6:20 am
Written by Millie Lange

Members of Stewardson Trinity are, front row, left to right, Kelsey Beitz, Claire Moomaw, Mariah Caudill, Anna Schlechte, Rachel Kessler, Martina Gratz and Jocelyn Schultz. Back row, left to right, Coach Ronda Schlechte, Megan Schlechte, Becca Schlechte, Olivia Gratz, Calla Rondey and Assistant Coach Jamie Brown.

Stewardson Trinity brought home the champion trophy in regional play after defeating Patoka 25-6, 25-11 and then St. Peter 25-17, 25-6 at Altamont Lutheran Monday.

Fourth-grader Anna Schlechte led with nine consecutive serves in game one of the Patoka match while Jocelyn Schultz followed with seven straight aces.

During St. Peter action, Becca Schlechte whipped through game two with 11 consecutive
serves. The girls came out tonight and played really well. Our serving was a major contributor to the wins.

"The girls moved well and just did a really nice job tonight," said Coach Ronda Schlechte.

Trinity is now 20-0. The Cardinals advance to SIJHSAA State at Herrin Saturday, March 23 meeting Thompsonville at noon.

Stewardson Trinity -- Becca Schlechte, 18 points, 5 aces, 14 kills, 9 digs, 5 assists; Olivia Gratz, 13 points, 2 aces, 6 digs; Kelsey Beitz, 2 points, 1 ace; Megan Schlechte, 8 points, 2 aces, 16 kills, 5 digs; Calla Roney, 23 points, 10 aces, 7 kills, 8 digs, 2 assists; Jocelyn Schultz, 17 points, 9 aces, 1 kill, 2 digs, 29 assists; Martina Gratz, 5 points, 1 dig; Anna Schlechte, 14 points, 1 ace, 1 dig