Gehlen Catholic High School Volleyball Again Qualifies For State Tournament

323

(Feature photo contributed.)

PAULLINA —  Third-ranked Gehlen Catholic punched their State volleyball tournament ticket for the 13th time in the school’s history and for the 11th time in the last 12 years Wednesday night with a three games-to-one victory over MMCRU in the Regional finals.  The Lady Jays will play No. 11 New London (22-7) at 8 pm next Tuesday night at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

(region 1)
#3-Gehlen Catholic (24-5) def. MMCRU (22-6) 3-1  (23-25, 25-17, 25-14, 25-15)  —  Lady Jays statistical leaders:  KILLS- Miyah Whitehead (12), Larissa Sitzmann & Lauren Heying (11 each), and Rylee Schnepf (9).  ASSISTS- Cadence Goebel (40).  BLOCKS- Miyah Whitehead (7) and Lauren Heying (5).  DIGS- Abby Ruhland (16), Alyssa Kokbeck (15), Jasmine Lubben (13) and Cadence Goebel (10).  SERVING- Jasmine Lubben (23-24/2 aces), Rylee Schnepf (19-22/2 aces), Miyah Whitehead (16-17), and Alyssa Kolbeck (12-14/3 aces).  Royals statistical leaders:  KILLS-Jaylen Bork & Ellie Hilbrands (9 each) and Emily Dreckman (7).  ASSISTS- Taylor Harpenau (18) and Kirsten Letsche (7).  BLOCKS- Emily Dreckman (5) and Jaylen Bork (3).  DIGS- Ellie Hilbrands (15), and Jaylen Bork & Kora Alesch (12 each) .  SERVING– Taylor Harpenau (13-17/1 ace), Molly Reuter (14-15), Jaylen Bork (11-12/2 aces).