Volleyball Teams See First Full Week of ActionIssue Date: August 29, 2018
Peshtigo Takes Two
At Friendship Tourney
The Peshtigo Bulldog volleyball squad traveled to Wisconsin Dells Saturday to take part in the friendship tourney being held there.
After playing seven games Peshtiog left the tournament with a 2-5 record.
The Bulldogs started with loss to Aquinas 25-8 and 25-20. Game two saw the Bulldogs fall to Royall 25-18 and 25-23. In their third matchup Peshtigo took their third loss to Riverdale who won by way of 25-19 and 25-23 sets.
The Bulldogs nearly got a win against Praire DuChien in game four but fell during the third set 15-12.
The first win of the night for Peshtigo came against Wittenberg who fell to Peshtigo 25-23 and 25-17. The win gave Peshtigo the boost they needed as they added a second win with a 25-10 and 25-19 win over Bruce.
In the final game of the tourney Peshtigo fought hard but eventually fell to Royall in the bronze bracket championship 15-10 over the third set.
Peshtigo's Grace Wickman recorded 23 kills, 19 digs and 10 aces while Lianna Baxter got 20 kills, six blocks, seven digs and four aces. Grace Ostrich added up 35 assists while also getting six digs and eight aces.
Coleman Comes Back
In Win Over Suring
The Coleman Cougars travled to Suring for a regular season volleyball matchup that saw the visiting Cougars take a 2 game lead before dropping the final three for a loss to the home court Eagles of Suring.
Coleman looked as if they were going to drop their hold of the game, exiting the second game behind 2-0. The first game was Suring's 25-23 as well as the second 25-23.
The two close games led into another two close ones as Coleman returned fire for a 25-20 win in game three and a match thing game four 25-19.
Both teams fought hard over game five but it was the comeback Cougars that were victorious with a 15-11 final verdict.
Coleman was led by Kailey Klimek with four kills, three blocks, two digs and three aces. Lauren Osterberg posted three kills, one assist, three digs and an ace while Michaela Heitler got one kill, four assits, two blocks, four digs and two aces.
Suring's Wylee VanBellinger posted a great day with six kills, 17 digs and eight aces. Stephanie Huth tallied six kills, four digs and one block while Jaden Bubolz took two kills, six digs, nine assists and two aces.
in Great 8 Tourney
The Niagara Badger volleyball squad took part in Norway's Great 8 Tournament Saturday afternoon and finished the day 5-9 overall.
"We had some ups and downs today but we definitely came together and played like a team the second half of the day, said Niagara head coach Carol St. Arnauld. "The first half of the day was plagued with communication and confidence issues that definitely hurt us. When we started setting up our front row, we really made a stance. Jasmine Racine and Cassie Gill did a nice job leading this team as well as many other girls. Next week, we will have our full roster back and I'm excited to see what this team can do. I firmly believe that the more this team comes together, the stronger we will become."
On the day Niagara's Alyassa Cretton posted 23 kills, two blocks, 11 digs and nine aces while Jasmine Racine piled up 20 kills, one block, 22 assists, 23 digs and 15 aces. Cassie Gille ended the evening with 14 kills, nine blocks, nine digs and five aces.
STAA Bags Win Over
Lena; Coleman Takes
One From Lena
The St. Thomas Aquinas Cavalier volleyball team took a four set win over the hosting Lena Wildcats, 25-16, 25-18, 256-19 and 25-21.
Lena was led by Lilia Shallow with four kills. Maddy Herald got three kills, three assists, two digs and four aces while McKenzie Portier amassed 10 aces, on file, and one block.
The Wildcats also took on the Coleman Cougars the same day and fell in five 24-26, 25-22, 20-25, 25-16 and 15-4.
During the match with Coleman Lena's Five kills, one block and one ace. Maddy Herald posted three kills, two assists and two aces while Jordyn Dolata added up three kills and five aces.
The Wausaukee Ranger volleyball team bagged a double helping of wins Thursday evening when they defeated visiting Suring 25-15, 25-23 and 25-20 while also defeating Gillett 25-12, 25-18 and 25-19.
Suring out did Gillett in the third game 28-26, 25-18, 10-25, 22-25 and 15-9.
For the Rangers Courtney Messar posted 20 kills, 17 digs and 10 aces while Kylee Smith got 16 kills, 16 digs and six aces. Kalyn Schlies recorded nine kills, five digs, two assists and four aces.
Gillett's Karissa Schaal tallied 14 kills, 12 digs and five aces while Grace Wickman got 11 kills, one block, six digs and five aces. Sophie Horsens bagged seven kills, six assists, nine digs and five aces.
Suring's Wylee VanBellinger got 18 kills, 27 digs, on assist, and four aces while Stephanie Hunt recorded 12 kills, seven blocks, eight digs, one assist and four aces. Arianna Sepulveda got six kills, three blocks, five digs and six aces.
The Oneida Nation Thunderhawks and the Crivitz Wolverine volleyball team both posted win in triangular action Thursday night.
"We started out strong against Onieda and Crivitz," said niagara head coach Carol St. Arnold. "Considering we were missing two starters, it was an impressive start. We experimented in each game, some of it worked, others not so much. My team is young but full of talent. Most of our games we played today we only had two veterans on the court. I need my full roster present to see the true potential of what Niagara Volleyball has to offer. We need to work on confidence, communication, and feeding our hitters. This weekend we will continue to experiment and next week Tuesday, will be the first time I have my full team providing we are without further injuries. I truly see this team continuing to develop and become stronger as the year goes on."
Oneida defeated the Badgers 25-17, 25-12 and 25-16 while the Wolverines also defeated Niagara 25-15, 25-11 and 25-15.
The Badgers' were led by Jasmine Racine with 10 kills, one block, nine assists, nine digs and six aces. Faith Borchardt got six kills, two assists and 10 digs while Jessica Oratch posted five kills, one block and four digs.
Crivitz Win Rivalry
Though the season is still young the Wausaukee Rangers and Crivitz Wolverines have had their first battle, and the winner of this always heated completion was Crivitz, taking the victory by way of 22-25, 25-19, 25-16, 13-25 and 15-12 readouts.
Leading the wayu for the Wolverines was junior standout Chloe Gruszynski who amassed 14 kills, five digs, four assists and one block. Emalee Johnsen got 12 kills, four digs, one assist, three blocks and three aces. Morgan Gyger added up eight kills, five digs, two blocks and two aces.
Wausaukee was led by Kylee Smith with 13 kills, 14 digs and one ace while Kaelyn Schlies recorded 11 kills, four digs and one ace. Courtney Messar got 11 kills, 21 digs, one assist, two blocks and two aces.
The Oneida Nation Thunderhawks defeated the Niagara Badgers in four games 25-18, 25-19, 21-25 and 25-13.
Cassie Gill led the way for the Badgers with 15 kills, five blocks, one dig and three aces. Alyssa Cretton receded six kills, seven digs and two aces while Jasmine Racine got three kills, 10 assists and four digs.
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