Kourtney Schmidt grabs one of her nine digs in Turkey Valley’s 3-0 regional win over Kee Monday night. (Photo by Olivia Martinez)
Kourtney Schmidt grabs one of her nine digs in Turkey Valley’s 3-0 regional win over Kee Monday night. (Photo by Olivia Martinez)

The season remains alive for the Turkey Valley volleyball team as the Trojans defeated Kee 3-0 Monday night at home.

The Trojans (19-6) moved on to face Tripoli (18-13) in the regional quarterfinals Wednesday, Oct. 21, at home. Kee ends the year 4-12. Regional quarterfinals will take place Monday, Oct. 26, at Saint Ansgar at 7 p.m., with the regional finals Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m., at a location to be determined

Set scores from Monday night were 25-23, 25-7 and 25-23.

“Congrats to Kee on their season and bringing their best. They fought us hard and made us earn it in the first and third sets. It was a credit to our girls for coming together and finding a way to win on what I feel was not our best night out. We struggled to get our offense going for a variety of reasons. When we served well, and executed in the second set, it was a different story,” said Coach Ethan Adams. 

Turkey Valley served 70-for-73 with nine aces. They also contributed 35 assists, 53 digs, three total blocks and 37 kills.

Having a monster of a game was Ali Hoffert with 14 kills on 32 attack attempts (.312 kill efficiency), 15 digs and a 12-for-13 serving effort with three aces. Sophia Adams served 15-for-15 with two aces, made seven kills and four digs. Josie Weber dished out 34 assists and served 11-for-11. On the board with six kills and nine digs was senior Kylie Wurzer. Aleah Hackman pounded out six kills, while Kourtney Schmidt provided four to go with her nine digs and an 11-for-12 serving effort.

“It is difficult to play a team three times in nine days. Things are going to get close and volleyball is unique. However, we were able to stay collected for the most part and get the job done, and I am pleased with that,” said Coach Adams.