Area VolleyballIssue Date: September 7, 2016
Bulldogs Sweep Home Triangular
In a battle of the tri-cities, Marinette and Menominee traveled to Peshtigo as the Marines and Maroons matched up with the Bulldogs in a volleyball triangular.
The first matchup saw Peshtigo take on Menominee. The Bulldogs won in convincing fashion 25-8 and 25-18. Menominee fought back in a close second match 22-25, 25-23 and 25-23 to take down Marinette. In the night cap, the Bulldogs swept the Marines 25-11 and 25-18.
Peshtigo senior Ashley Dudka posted 17 assists, three aces, two kills and two digs. Shae Tonn and Claire Neumann showed their versatility as Tonn recorded seven aces, six kills and six digs while Neumann had five kills and seven digs.
"We had solid all-around play from Ashely Dudka, Claire Neumann and Shae Tonn," Peshtigo Coach Robin Gilligan added, "Emma Frederickson stepped up in the middle hitter position and played an outstanding game."
Frederickson's seven kills led the Bulldogs while she also earned three aces, a block and a dig. Madi Martin's all-around skills were on display as she had seven aces, three kills, two blocks and two digs. Megan Behnke led Peshtigo's defense with 15 digs.
"Serving played a key role in our success tonight," Coach Gilligan said. The Bulldogs served up 21 aces on the night including 14 from Tonn and Martin.
The Coleman Cougar volleyball team bagged a double win at the Pembine Triangular Tuesday night, defeating Niagara in four sets 25-17, 26-28, 25-15 and 25-22, while also taking down Goodman/Pembine in four sets 25-19, 22-25, 25-22 and 25-15.
During the match with Niagara the Coleman crew was up front by Ashlee Mayer who took home 14 kills, 13 digs, two assists, two blocks and one ace. Annabelle Kotecki also recorded a match with seven kills, 11 digs, two blocks and five aces. Clara Yoap led the Cougars in assist with six.
Mayer also led the net attack during the contest with Goodman/Pembine, securing 13 kills, 11 digs, one assist, eight blocks and three aces. Kotecki posted another seven kills along with her additional three digs, two assists and one ace. Kersten Gibson got nine digs, two blocks and four aces while Yoap added another nine assists.
On the day the Niagara girls were led by the efforts of Sarah Nawn and Peyton Aderman. Nawn had eight kills, 18 digs and nine aces while Aderman gave the Badgers three kills, 43 digs and 12 aces. Gwen Schwedersky had seven kills, four digs, three blocks and two aces. Jasmine Racine helped her team out with 11 assists along with her three kills, one block and five aces.
Second at Home Quad
Facing off against Sevastopol, Laona/Wabeno, and Green Bay East, the Crivitz Wolverines varsity volleyball team was able to carve their way to second place with a 2-1 record.
Sevastopol took first going 3-0 while Laona/Wabeno was third at 1-2 and Green Bay East fourth at 0-3.
At the net the Wolverines were led by Virginia Popp, who crushed 12 kills to help keep her team up. Assisting were Taylor Bemis and Laken Ducaine who added up 20 assists apiece.
Abby Barley did her part from behind the line with six aces recorded while Chelsea Michalski played the court for 10 digs. Annabelle Kosmecki got two blocks.
Crivitz Beats Gillett
in Three Sets
It only took three sets for the Crivitz Wolverine volley ball squad to exert dominance over the Gillett Tigers last Tuesday in Gillett, 25-3, 25-18 and 25-15.
Talor Long gave her team eight kills, 10 digs and one ace while Virginia Popp added up four kills, nine digs and three aces. Abby Barley got four kills, 11 digs and four aces. Laken Ducaine led in the assist column with 15 while also getting two digs and an ace.
Gillett's Sarah Nauke had four kills while Megan Wolfe had two kills, 11 assists, one block and four digs. Taylor Yonker had two aces and a dig.
The Marinette Marines volleyball squad played host to the Wrightstown Tigers Thursday night. Wrightstown won the match in sweeping fashion by scores of 25-17, 25-12 and 25-12.
Marinette committed just three service errors on the night hitting 38 of their 41 serves inbounds. Jordyn Nichaus led the way for the Marine defense with 14 digs. Madelyn Mielke recorded five kills, five digs and a block. Megan Suhs had two kills and a block while Lauryn Pitts posted four digs.
Marinette's JV team lost 25-21, 25-21 and 25-13 while the JV 2 team lost 25-11, 25-16 and 25-14.
Eskymos in Final Set
The Maroons welcomed the Escanaba Eskymos to Menominee Thursday night. The hard fought battle saw Menominee face a two games to one deficit before winning the final two.
Escanaba took control of game one winning by a score of 25-17. Menominee quickly came back winning game two 25-19. The Eskymos were one set away from winning the match after taking game three 25-17.
The Maroons would not surrender as they forced a final game five by winning game four 25-19. Menominee narrowly won the final game by a score of 15-12, winning the match 3-2.
Corrina Anderson and Jen Woods had 9 kills each while Woods also posted two aces. Zoe Smith led the Maroons with 29 assists and Syliva Sartorelli recorded four digs.
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