Wausaukee/Crivitz Share M&O Volleyball CrownIssue Date: October 18, 2018
Crivitz Gets Regional Playoff Win
The Crivitz Wolverine volleyball team began their 2018 post season run this past Tuesday, getting in on the WIAA playoff action with a solid three set win over the visiting Coleman Cougars, 25-13, 25-19 and 25-11.
The Winning effort by the Wolverines was keyed by some great performances by the Wolverines front line. Chloe Gruszynski got 12 kills, four digs and one ace while Morgan Gyger posted eight kills, 16 digs and an amazing nine aces. Emalee Johnsen got seven kills, two digs, two assists and four aces while Saige Nelsen tallied up 27 assists and eight digs.
Coleman's Cameron Compe posted two aces, four kills and two digs while Abigail Nowak got five kills.
Wausaukee Advances in WIAA Regionals
The Wausaukee Rangers took a quick three set win over the White Lake volleyball squad, 25-3, 25-12 and 25-7.
The Ranger rout was led by Courtney Messar with 10 kills, six digs, two blocks and four aces. Kyle Smith got seven kills, one dig and three aces. Callie Orlando posted 22 assists and four digs.
St. Thomas Falls to Second Seed Gresham
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy was knocked out of the WIAA regionals by second seed Gresham in straight sets on Tuesday 11-25, 16-25 and 17-25.
STAA saw their season come to the end, fighting to the end with only 5 players for most of the night after illness took a key player.
"It took a little time to get accustomed to covering the extra holes in the court, but after we got through that first game, we played them very well," Coach Jamie Benson said.
STAA stayed close with leads in both the second and third games. Game two was tied 13 to 13. Second seeded Gresham began to pull away before the Cavvies went on a run to close within 3 at 16 to 19. In game 3 the score went back and forth and was 15 to 17 before Gresham pulled away.
STAA was led by Kianna Bulin with five kills. Livia Benson topped the Cavalettes with seven assists and 11 dogs. Alexis Pristelski was tops with three blocks.
Bulldogs Season Ends at Sturgeon Bay
The Peshtigo bulldogs took Sturgeon Bay to the limit but fell to the Clippers two sets to three. The Bulldogs came out strong in the first round of WIAA tourney play on the road taking the first set 25-21. Sturgeon Bay rebounded in set two 25-20. Peshtigo fought back to take set three 25-18 before dropping the last two sets 14-25 and 9-15.
The Bulldogs were led by Brenna Schoenebeck with 10 kills. Grace Oestreich and Mackenzie Morris topped the Bulldogs with 14 and 13 assists respectively. Gabby Perry finished with 22 digs.
Niagara Advances With Win Over Elcho
The Niagara Badgers advanced in WIAA regional play after defeating Elcho in straight sets on Tuesday night. The Badgers will face number one seed Florence on Thursday night. "My team came out tonight ready to set a new standard. We have talked a lot about our journey and controlling the end of our season," said coach Maryellen Wagener.
In set one the Badgers did just that, winning 25-12. In set two Niagara recovered from some sloppy play early, coming back from an eight point deficit to win 25-22. The Badgers cruised to victory in set three 25-13. "Tonight was a team effort and although it may not have been our best volleyball, our teamwork was outstanding," said Wagener. "This team understands the challenge ahead of them. We know Florence will be ready to play and we are prepared to accept the challenge. We need to continue to play up to our potential and the sky's the limit."
The Badgers were led by Jasmine Racine with 10 kills and 10 digs. Julia Brown led Niagara with 13 assists and five service aces.
Niagara Takes One Drops One In Triangular
The Niagara Badgers hosted a triangular last Saturday and came away from the contest 1-1.
Niagara started with a win over Lena 25-27, 25-22, 25-11, 25-20. But then fell to Gillett 25-23, 25-17, 24-26, 22-25 and 15-17.
Gillett defeated Niagara 23-25, 17-25, 26-24, 25-22 and 17-15.
Jasmine Racine posted 25 kills, one block, 10 assists and 28 digs for the Badgers. Jessica Oratch got 12 kills, four blocks and one asisst.
Gillett's Grace Wickman added up 15 kills, two assists, four blocks and two digs while Karissa Schaal posted 21 kills, eight aces and 17 digs.
For the Wildcats Alyana Peterson posted seven kills, two aces, and nine digs. Maddy Hearld chipped in five kills, two aces, eight assists and 10 digs.
Wausaukee Takes Wins in Triangular
The Wausaukee Ranger Volleyball team took a couple win in a triangular with St. Thomas Aquinas and Oneida Nation last Thursday.
Wausaukee took down Oneida Nation 25-18, 25-13 and 25-19. Wausaukee went on to beat STAA 20-25, 25-12, 25-16 and 25-15.
STAA was lead by its seniors and fought hard throughout each match. The Cavvies dug and drove the ball with grit to beat the M&O conference leaders in the first game 25-20. Despite a strong start and hard fought volleys, the next 3 games went to the Rangers 12-25, 17-25, 15-25.
"Wausaukee has numerous front row weapons," said STAA coach Katie Benson. "Courtney Messars well placed jump serves really tested our first ball contacts in the second and third game. But I was so pleased with the numerous defensive digs our team was able to rob from Wausaukee "s powerful hitting line"coach Katie Benson. This is just the level of intense volleyball that I believe will serve us well in Regional play next week."
Cavalettes lost in 3 to Oneida 17-25, 9-25, 18-25.
Crivitz Wins Big in Triangular
The Crivitz Wolverines bagged two wins in a Triangular with Coleman and Suring last Thursday as the Wolverines defeated Suring 25-17, 25-12 and 25-14 while defeating Coleman 25-15, 25-13 and 25-20. During came away with a win over Coleman 23-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-15 and 15-11.
The Wolverines were led by Chloe Gruszynski with 25 kills, 13 digs and one block. Morgan Gyger posted 19 kills, 23 digs and three aces while Saige Nelsen posted 63 assists, three digs and three kills.
Suring's Wylee VanBellinger got 20 kills, 20 digs, three blocks and six aces. Stephanie Huth got 10 kills, six blocks, six digs and two assists.
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