Coleman, Niagara Earn Sweeps
Cougars Cruise Past Peshtigo And Wausaukee
M-O volleyball teams should probably go ahead and consider themselves on notice: the new boss of the loop looks a lot like the old boss.
Makenzie Sadowski, Lindsey Kerr, Abby Bieber and Sammy Schaal, the core of last year's M-O champion Cougar unit, are back for another run at conference perfection. The talented Coleman netters didn't waste any time Thursday night as they took down two of the conference's better teams in the host Rangers and the Peshtigo Bulldogs.
The Cougars topped the Bulldogs 25-17, 28-26 and 25-9 and then defeated Wausaukee 25-23, 23-25 and 25-10.
Sadowski was among the top offensive predators for Coleman, notching eight blocks, seven digs and 15 kills. Kerr tallied 57 assists and a trio of aces while the always-active Abby Bieber had 21 kills, two blocks, three aces and nine digs.
The Bulldogs put together a hard-fought win over the Rangers with a five game, 25-23, 23-25, 28-26, 15-25, 13-15 victory.
Good thing we can play five games, said Peshtigo head coach Lynn Tonn Kostreva. It takes us at least a game to get warmed up! We got pretty tired playing Coleman after the five-game match with Wausaukee.
Peshtigo got 56 kills, three aces and five kills from Maize Reif, Nicole Motkowski turned in 12 kills, four aces, three blocks, 40 digs and 30 assists on a very busy night; Teja Tonn had two aces, 11 kills, two blocks and 30 digs; Taylor Sodini had three kills, seven aces, 18 assists and 18 digs while Carly Dietrich turned in 11 kills and 41 digs.
Wausaukee's top players on the night were paced by Kaylor DeLaet, who had five aces and 38 assists; Lauren Edlbeck had four aces and 29 kills; Ana Bacca went for 14 kills and an assist while Crysta Clark chipped in four aces, three spikes and four assists.
Niagara Gets Wins Over Suring, Gillett
The Niagara Badgers clawed their way through a grinding, five-game victory over the host team Eagles 19-25, 25-13, 22-25, 25-23 and 15-13 and then took care of the Tigers 25-7, 25-11 and 25-17 to come out on top of the early season triangular held.
In a battle of Oconto County rivals, the host Suring Eagles gave the fans in attendance reason to cheer as they got past Gillett 25-6, 25-13 and 25-20.
Niagara was led by Brooklyn Wolosyn's 18 kills, four scores on tip shots, two blocks, four aces and seven digs. Abbey Bagnieschi tallied 52 assists; Shelby Borchardt had six kills, 40 digs and a pair of assists; MacKenzie Gregg added two blocks, two aces and 11 kills while Shanna Nordell turned in 14 kills, two tip scores, eight digs and a block.
Suring's Kelsey School finished the night with 16 assists, 15 digs, three aces and three kills. Rachel Sleeter had eight aces and six kills to go along with a pair of blocks; Calley Van Bellinger had nine kills, 26 digs and two aces while Brooke Gauthier notched three aces, two kills, 19 digs and a block.
Gillett got seven aces, three blocks and five kills from Brianna Lemirande.
Crivitz , STAA, Lena Claim One Win Each
Everybody went 1-1 in Crivitz Thursday as the Cavalettes, Wildcats and Wolverines beat up on each other in M-O triangular action.
Crivitz got a victory for the home crowd in its match against STAA, defeating the Cavalettes 25-19, 25-17, 25-19. In that match, Jen Kempka tallied 19 assists, three aces and four digs. Payton Kaldenberg turned in two aces, three assists and six kills while Vikki Neumann had 10 kills and five digs in the win.
Lena defeated Crivitz for its win 25-23, 25-17, 22-25, 25-16. In the loss, Crivitz was paced by nine kills and 13 digs from Neumann; Kempka had 15 assists, seven aces, nine digs and two kills while Samara Olson went for an ace, three kills, two blocks and two digs.
Lena's loss came against STAA in a hard-fought, five game affair that went to the Cavalettes 18-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-23, 15-10. Overall on the night, Kayla VanLanen led the way with 12 aces, seven kills while teammate Melissa Bushmaker had 20 kills and three aces. Rounding out Lena's top performers on the night were Hailey Salter, who had three kills to go along with 26 assists and Niki Saldana with 11 assists and six aces.
STAA got 12 assists, two aces, nine digs, a block and nine kills from Alyssa Hornick; Riley Schultz had 11 kills, a block, 14 digs and two assists while Katie Wagner notched seven digs and two aces.
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