Crivitz/Wausaukee Share M&O Top SpotIssue Date: October 4, 2018
Three Set Win
The Crivitz Wolverines took a home court three set win over the visiting Lena Wildcats Tuesday night.
The Three game win came by way of 25-14, 25-17 and 25-13 readouts.
At the net the Wolverines were led by Chloe Gruszynski who amassed 11 kills, one dig and one ace. Emalee Johnsen posted seven kills, three digs and two aces while Sianna Guns got five kills, six digs and two assists. Paige Nelsen finished the evening with 28 assists, two digs and three kills.
Lena's Maddy Herald posted two kills, one assist and one dig while Jordan Dolata added two kills.
Gillett Close Contest
The Niagara Badger volleyball team posted a three set win over the Gillett Tigers Tuesday evening 25-22, 25-22 and 25-23.
"It was a battle tonight," said Niagara head coach carol St. Arnauld. "Gillett gave us everything they had. We started off the night playing timid especially in the back row. We picked up on our passes mid way through the first game and played strong defensively. We need to continue to work on communication and moving our feet. It is clear this team wants to win, they just need to commit to every ball coming over the net. We have some things to work on but it was a good win for us."
Leading the Badgers was Jasmine Racine with seven kills, three assists, seven digs and an ace. Alyssa Cretton bagged seven kills, eight digs and one ace while Cassie Gill got six kills, one block, two digs and three aces. Jayden Brown got 16 assists and five digs.
Gillett's Sophie Horsens posted seven kills, one block, 11 digs and 11 assists. Kris Schaal got seven kills, six digs and five aces while Emelie Horsens chipped in seven kills, four digs and an ace.
in Wrightstown Invite
The Wausaukee ranger volleyball team went to Wrightstown Saturday afternoon for an invite
The Rangers began the day in a couple close games against Div. 2 Winneconne and Plymouth. Wausaukee closed the game with Plymouth with a close 23-25 loss. While falling to Winneconne 20-25 and 19-25. The Rangers went on to take a loss to Weyauwega-Fremont 19-25 and 16-25 before winning over Omro, 25-15 and 25-16 to close out the days action.
On the day Kyle Smith amassed 20 kills, 18 digs, three blocks, two aces and one assist. Courtney Messar got 18 kills, 26 digs, two blocks, five aces and two assists while Kaelyn Schlies tacked on 17 kills, 12 digs, three blocks and eight aces.
Peshtigo Takes Down
The Peshtigo Bulldogs defeated Sevastopol in three sets on Thursday, Sept. 27, but it wasn't that easy.
The Bulldogs battled to set wins of 25-20, 25-21 and 25-22.
At one point, the Bulldogs trailed 20-15 in the final set and the Bulldogs found themselves in a similar position. Coach Robin Gilligan called a timeout, and the team turned things around.
"'Girls, we've been here before. Pretty much every match this season we've been here before. We know how to deal with this, so go out there, just play relaxed, have fun, play your game and keep the intensity up,'" Gilligan said she told the team. "They did that. Someone stepped up and made a play, we got another point and another point and then it all just jelled together and worked as a team. We needed that. We needed to get into a rhythm and I think we got to that point in the last game finally."
The Bulldogs' hitting improved from matches past.
"We've been working on [hitting] all week. I've been telling them we've got to hit the ball harder, we've got to crush it more. I don't care if it goes out of bounds once in a while or in the net," Gilligan said. "We've just got to swing more effectively, because what we were doing before that was too easy for the other team to play, so I think that really came around for all my hitters tonight."
Grace Wickman led the team with nine kills, Lianna Baxter had seven and Allison Dudka finished with five.
Gilligan said that Baxter, a freshman, had "the game of her varsity career." Baxter had two aces and three digs as well.
The improved hitting also came from improved passing from the team's setters.
"All around, the setters got the middles the ball more and that was because of our passing. Our passing was on tonight. The last few matches, it's been up and down, all over the place," Gilligan said. "That is key to using our middle offense. If we don't have a nice pass, we can't use it, we have to push it outside, so I think that was key to the game tonight. We got to use our middle hitters."
Mackenzie Morris led the team with 17 assists and Grace Oestrich had 11.
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