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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Litchfield outside hitter Hailey Horstmann, right, attacks in Game 1 against Annandale defender Kellie Kastner in the teams' Wright County Conference match Thursday in Litchfield where it was Breast Cancer Awareness Night with the theme "Fight on."

Prep Volleyball: Hancock wins 17th straight

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WHEATON -- Hancock won its 17th straight in a back-and-forth match over a tough Wheaton/Herman-Norcross team on Thursday, 25-23, 20-25, 25-20, 18-25, 15-10.

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Hancock improved to 5-0 in the Pheasant conference and 23-1 overall. Wheaton/Herman-Norcross suffered just its third loss in 20 matches and two of its setbacks came to Hancock. The season's first matchup between the two also went five games.

Kendra Schmidgall racked up 31 kills and two ace blocks for the Owls.

Courtney Greiner had 15 kills, two ace serves and an ace block.

Shae Brown was successful on 135 of 140 sets and had 44 assists for the Owls, who haven't loss since Sept 10 to Sauk Centre in the title match of the UM-Morris Invitational.

Hancock 3, Wheaton/HN 2

Hancock (5-0, 23-1) 25 20 25 18 15

WHN (4-2, 17-3) 23 25 20 25 10

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Hancock

Serving: Kendra Schmidgall 13-13-1, Ali Reese 25-25-1, Serandon Bigalke 12-12-0, Courtney Greiner 19-20-2, Lexi Steege 12-15-1, Shae Brown 16-16-1 ... Setting: Schmidgall 14-15-5, Bigalke 6-6-2, Brown 135-140-44, Tara Flaten 7-10-4 ... Hitting: Schmidgall 69-78-31, Reese 20-22-5, Greiner 56-71-15, Brown 17-20-5, Abby Ascheman 10-12-2, Flaten 6-7-3 ... Blocking (aces): Schmidgall 2, Reese 2, Greiner 1, Brown 1, Flaten 1 ... Digs: Schmidgall 15, Reese 23, Bigalke 19, Greiner 20, Steege 12, Brown 14

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross

Statistics not available

Wright County

Litchfield 3,

Annandale 1

Bailey Koch's 20 kills sparked Litchfield's first conference win.

Koch also had 2 block aces and 9 digs. Dragons' setter Kelsey Fisher had 36 assists and Hailey Horstmann added 8 kills.

Natalie Davis led Litchfield (1-5, 5-9) with 13 digs.

Annandale (0-6, 7-15) 23 25 27 24

Litchfield (1-5, 5-9) 25 14 25 26

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Annandale

Statistics not available

Litchfield

Serving: Bri Graphensteen 7-8-0, Natalie Davis 3-7-1, Bailey Koch 14-14-1, Hailey Horstman 5-7-0, Alexi Besser 14-16-2, Jayme Brickey 10-10-0, Natasha Stubeda 7-9-1, Kelsey Fisher 14-16-2 ... Setting: Fisher 36 assists ... Hitting: Paige Nelson 5-6-3, 1-4-0, Koch 36-40-20, Besser 12-22-2, Horstman 24-28-8, Brickey 1-2-0, Stubeda 1-1-1, Kristen Klaben 17-19-7 ... Blocking (aces): Koch 2 ... Digs: Davis 13, Koch 9, Besser 7, Brickey 5, Stubeda 7, Fisher 8

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