Wausaukee Continues it's Winnning WaysIssue Date: September 27, 2018
Wausaukee Defeats STAA
The Wausaukee Ranger Volleyball team bagged a three set win over the visiting St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers Thursday night, 25-6, 25-15 and 25-11.
On the night the Rangers were led by the efforts of Kylee Smith who posted eight kills, two digs, one block and two aces. Teammate Madelyn Schlies had seven kills, five digs, one block and three aces while Kaelyn Schlies posted seven kills, four digs, one block and three aces. Courtney Messar helped to get her team ahead with 10 aces along with two kills and 11 digs. Callie Orlando got 19 assists along with her three digs, one kill and one ace.
STAA Falls in Triangular
The St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers took part in a Triangular which saw them take two losses.
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy played in the second match of the day vs. Barker River-Harris losing in five games 27-29, 29-27, 25-21, 25-21, 6-25, 9-15. The Cavaliers were lead in Kills by Alexa Pristelski with 7 and Kianna Bulin with 8. The team was lead in assists by Livia Benson with 14 followed by Bulin's 8. The team worked hard and was lead in digs by Halle Beranek's 12.
In the second match STAA lost to Pembine 17-25, 23-25, 16-25. The Cavvies were led in kills by Bulin's 9 follows by Bulin's 8. Benson lead in assists by Benson's 16. Beranek lead the team with 5 aces.
The tri was won by Pembine who won both of their matches.
Suring Defeats Lena In Conference Action
The Lena Wildcats hosted the Suring Eagles Thursday night and found themselves on the wrong end of a four set win as the Eagles improved their season win mark by defeating the Wildcats 25-23, 16-25, 25-11, and 25-20.
Alyana Peterson helped her Wildcats with three aces on the evening while alos getting one kill and five digs. Lena's Maddy Herald posted two aces, one kill and eight digs while Meckenna Portier tallied eight digs with her one ace and one assist.
Suring's Wylee VanBellinger added up 10 kills while Angel Griffen got five kills , three digs and one ace. Arianna Sepulveda had an excellent showing with seven kills, eight digs and five aces to lead her team.
Badgers Buried Under Quick Wolverine Attack
The Crivitz Wolverines traveled north to Niagara Thursday night for a three set competition with the Badgers of Niagara, who melted under the intense offense of the visiting girls.
Crivitz took that win by way of 25-14, 25-13 and 25-22 readouts.
Niagara's efforts were led by Jasmine Racine who punched out six kills on the score sheets. She also bagged four digs, one ace and three assists. Bailey Pearson posted five kills, one block and two digs while Julia Brown added up 11 assists and 11 digs to her one block.
"We played a tough team tonight," said Niagara coach Carol St. Arnauld. "Crivitz was strong at the net and we struggled defensively. Overall, it was a night of inconsistencies. We did have moments where we played right with Crivitz and battled. In our last game, we changed things up and the girls played more consistently and stronger at the net. My team did not lack effort tonight, they just have to work on believing in themselves, maintaining focus, and being strong at the net. This team is young but we are over half way through our season and we need to step it up if we are going to be competitive for the rest of the season."
Wolverine Chole Gruszynski led the way for the Wolverines at the net, getting 10 kills and three digs on the night. Emalee Johnsen tacked on seven kills and load of aces with seven. She also had two blocks and two assists. Saige Nelson posted six kills, six digs and one ace.
Wausaukee Takes Two At Coleman Triangular
The Wausaukee Ranger and Niagara Badgers traveled to Coleman Tuesday evening for a triangular with the Cougars that saw the Rangers win two and the Badger one while the Cougars lost out.
In game one of the evening the Cougars took on the Badgers who they went four games with. Niagara eventually took the win 25-22, 23-25, 25-19 and 25-19.
During the match Niagara's Jasmine Racine recorded 14 kills, seven assists, 16 digs and one ace. Cassie Gill posted eight kills, seven digs and four aces. Alyssa Cretton added on eight kills, one assist, six digs and one ace.
During game two the Badgers took on Wausaukee who bagged the win in three 25-22, 25-7 and 25-13.
During that match up the Badgers' Racine got six kills, three assists and seven digs while Cretton posted six kills and six digs
"We started the night playing Coleman strong," said Niagara coach Carol St. Arnauld. Jasmine Racine made some unbelievable saves throughout the match against Coleman. We relaxed in game 2 but in games 3 and 4 came back with strong defense and power at the net. Then we came out strong against Wausaukee only to let mental errors and timid play take over. We need to work on consistency with our serve receive, setting up our hitters, and finishing at the net. It's the basics of volleyball and at times, our mental errors interfered with achieving our goals."
Match Three was Coleman versus Wausaukee and the Win Went to Wausaukee in five sets 25-22, 16-25, 20-25, 25-11 and 15-16.
On the night Wausaukee's Courtney Messar got 17 kills, 23 digs, one assist and six aces. Kaelyn Schlies posted 12 kills, 10 digs, one assist and five aces while Madelyn Schlies got 9 kill, 13 digs, one block and two aces.
Crivitz Wins Out in Marinette Triangular
The Crivitz Wolverines won out in a Triangular with the St. Thomas Aquinas Cavaliers and the Gillett Tigers Tuesday night in Marinette.
Crivitz defeated STAA 25-11, 25-14 and 25-12 before defeating Gillett 25-7, 25-11 and 26-24.
Gillett defeated STAA 25-22, 21-25, 21-25, 25-14 and 15-12.
On the night Gillett's Katrina Schaal posted 18 kills, 20 assists, four aces, one block and 22 digs. Grace Wickman got 11 kills, three assists, one block and two digs while Sophie Horsens posted 10 kills, 20 assists, four aces and 22 digs.
Wolverines' Chloe Gruszynski, Morgan Gyger and Emalee Johnsen all posted 10 kills each. while Gruszynski also got eight digs and six aces. Gyre cchipped in two digs and one ace while Johnsen got six digs, two assists, one block and four aces.
Peshtigo Takes Loss To Southern Door
The Peshtigo Bulldogs took a three set loss to the hosting Southern Door Eagles 25-17, 25-18 and 25-23.
In the loss the Bulldog's were led by Grace Wickman with five kills, nine digs and one ace. Lianna Baxter got three kills and one dig while Brenna Schoenebek added on two kills, two digs and one ace. Mackenzie Morris chipped in 10 assists, four digs and one ace.
Clippers Sweep Bulldogs in Packerland Matchup
Peshtigo fell to Sturgeon Bay in three sets on Thursday.
The Bulldogs lost the first two sets 25-18, then fell 25-23 in the third set.
Koko Hartzel was big for Sturgeon Bay, posting 14 kills. Sturgeon Bay ran a fast offense that kept Peshtigo's defense out of sorts.
"She's an amazing player. She could put the ball anywhere she wanted to, even on serving too, she killed us right away that first game. That's part of their offense. They can get her that ball quick to get it past our blockers before they can get there. Kudos to her. She's a good player," Peshtigo coach Robin Gilligan said. "They have some really strong hitters and they have a really quick offense, so that might have been part of the problem. We just weren't getting there in time because they were so quick, so we found ourselves out of position sometimes."
The Bulldogs are young, so the fact that they're still adjusting to the varsity game is something that even Gilligan has to remind herself of.
"I have to remind myself I have a young team. That's really hard for me to do, but I'm trying to remind myself, they're young. They're doing what they can, they're trying hard for me and they're giving 110 percent," she said.
Despite their youth, the team is right there. Gilligan said the Bulldogs improved offensively, but just struggled with defensive positioning.
"We are right there. It seems like every game, we're right there. We just can't get over that hump to take the set," Gilligan said. "Overall, our hitting was stronger tonight, we made fewer errors than we did the other night, serving was good. It's just our defense that struggled, but give credit to Sturgeon Bay."
Gabby Perry led the team with 10 digs, Grace Oestrich led with 13 assists and Grace Wickman and Mackenzie Morris tied for a team lead with eight spike/tip kills.
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