Niagara Defeats St. Thomas Aquinas; Crivitz Holds Firm Grasp of M&O ConferenceIssue Date: October 17, 2019
Crivitz at Coleman
COLEMAN - The Coleman Cougars varsity volleyball team lost Thursday's home conference match against the Crivitz Wolverines. You wouldn't guess that the Wolverines are missing a team member, as they were able to control the match from the get go. Crivitz jumped out strong in the first game, controlling gameplay and took a 25-9 win. After having a slow start, the Cougars were able to compete with the M&O Conference leaders, but in the end a more seasoned team, the Wolverines were able to win the second game 25-15, and the third game 25-16.
Aces: Champagne 1, Krischer 2, Styczynski 1. Digs: Hoida 3, Osterberg 5, Campe 3, Zeitler 5, Huberty 6, Champagne 1, Zeimer 1, Pashek 1, Kritischer 3, Weidner 1, Styczynski 3. Kills: Osterberg 1, Campe 1, Zeitler 3, Huberty 1, Champagne 2, Zeimer 1, Kriescher 1. Assists: Hoida 2, Osterberg 6, Kriescher 1. Blocks: Zeitler 1, Huberty 2.
Aces: Caine 1, Gruszynski 1, Boesen 1, Gyger 3, Nelsen 3, Guns 3. Kills: Mueller 2, Gruszynski 5, Boesen 2, Gyger 13, Nelsen 1, McFadden 1, Guns 8. Digs: Mueller 2, Caine 1, Gruszynski 10, Gyger 6, Nelsen 7, Guns 10. Assists: Gruszynski 2, Nelsen 23. Blocks: Guns 2.
Niagara at STAA
MENOMINEE - Both St. Thomas Aquinas Academy and Niagara came to play last Thursday night. In a match filled with long volleys, the Cavaliers were not going to go down without putting up a fight against an older Badger team. Niagara had a lot to prove to themselves after a disappointing loss to Wausaukee the Tuesday before, and they did just that. "The girls came out tonight like they wanted it!" Carol St. Arnauld said after their 3-0 sweep against STAA.
In the first game, the Cavaliers came out swinging and got a bit of a jump at the start with a 2-1 lead over the Badgers. Every time Niagara would take a lead, Menominee would come back, able to hang on for quite a bit. In the end of the first game, the Badgers pulled away and won it 25-19. "STAA is a good hustling team, but we met their play with our own hustling efforts. There was some great volleys that we were able to capitalize on", Badgers Head Coach Carol St. Arnauld said. In the second game, the Badgers took the momentum from the first game and earned a 25-15 win.
The third game seemed to start off real rough for STAA who got down big with Niagara taking a big lead.
Co-Head Coach Jamie Benson of STAA said, "Niagara makes you earn every point. What I am excited about is that in the third game, we did not quit, we got down big and we came back and we played strong. Niagara subbed a few people in, and guess what, they had to sub those people out because we came roaring back!" In the end though, veteran players came through for the Badgers as they won the last game 25-20. "It was quite a show for the crowd, I am so proud of my team", Cavalier Co-Head Coach Katie Benson said after the match.
"Overall, I'm proud of how this team accepted the necessary changes and played to their potential. The challenge will be to stay confident, consistent, and continue to finish our season playing up to our capability." Quote from Head Coach Carol St. Arnauld
Aces: Cretton 2, Payette 3, M. Borchardt 1, F. Borchardt 1. Kills: Racine 10, Cretton 10, Oratch 8, Maki 1, Pearson 1, F. Borchardt 1, Gill 4. Blocks: Oratch 3, M. Borchardt 1, Gill 1. Assists: Racine 1, Brown 1, M. Borchardt 28, Pearson 1.
Digs: Racine 18, Cretton 8, Oratch 1, McCarthy 1, Brown 10, Payette 3, M. Borchardt 7, F. Borchardt 12, Brasure 2. St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Stats: Aces: Benson 2, Beranek 1, Tebo 1. Kills: Pristelski 3, Knox 3, Baxter 16, Benson 2, Beranek 2. Assists: Baxter 9, Beranek 3.
Gillett at Wausaukee
The Wausaukee Rangers beat the Gillett Tigers in a M&O conference match Thursday night. Wausaukee beat Gillett 25-14, 18-25, 25-13 and 25-21. Amber Caylor had 39 assists, while Kaelyn Schlies gave Wausaukee 16 kills and 22 digs. On the other side of the net, Sophie Horsens had 12 assists, and Karissa Schaal had 9 kills and 11 digs for Gillett.
Aces: Umentum 1, Wickman 1, Schaal 1, Anker 2, S. Horsens 4. Digs: Kohls 8, A. DeBauch 2, Umentum 1, Schaal 11, Huebner 3, Anker 9, S. Horsens 7. Assists: Umentum 6, Huber 3, S. Horsens 12. Blocks: A. DeBauch 2, Wickman 1, S. Horsens 2. Kills: Peterson 1, A. DeBauch 3, E. Horsens 1, Wickman 5, Schaal 9, Huebner 1, S. Horsens 4.
Aces: Caylor 4, Versaskas 2, Grutza 1. Kills: Edlebeck 5, Schlies 16, Smith 14, Caylor 4, Grutza 1, Murray 6. Digs: Truesdell 2, Schlies 22, Smith 77, Caylor 2, Versaskas 5, Grutza 3, Murray 2. Assists: Caylor 39, Murray 1. Blocks: Schlies 1, Smith 4, Caylor 1, Grutza 1, Murray 6.
Peshtigo at NEW Lutheran
GREEN BAY - The Peshtigo Bulldogs traveled to Green Bay to take on the N.E.W. Lutheran Blazers in a conference match. Game one of the match finally went to the Bulldogs with a score of 25-23. In game two of the match, the Blazers were able to pull away from Peshtigo towards the end of the game and won it 19-25. N.E.W. Lutheran took the momentum of the second game and used it to finally overcome the Bulldogs winning the third game of the match 23-25. Towards the end of the fourth game, Peshtigo was able to pull away from the Blazers and won it 25-18. In the end, the Bulldogs just ran out of steam during their comeback, losing the fifth and final game 8-15.
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Peshtigo Stats: Aces: Schoenebeck 3, Wickman 1, Sharkus 1, Oestreich 2, Jandt 2. Kills: Schoenebeck 7, Wickman 9, Sharkus 3, Kodric 6, Dudka 4, Oestreich 1, Peters 2, Cahill 1. Blocks: Kodric 2, Dudka 2, Cahill 1. Assists: Sharkus 19, Oestreich 12. Digs: Schoenebeck 16, Wickman 32, Sharkus 9, Kodric 4, Dudka 4, Oestreich 4, Evencheck 6, Peters 5, Jandt 14, Cahill 1.
Oconto at Bonduel
BONDUEL - The Oconto Lady Blue Devils domineered the Bonduel Bears 25-12, 25-7, and 25-7 in an away non-conference match and improved to an overall record of 26-4. Oconto Individual Highlights Hannah Moe 7 kills, 7 blocks Cora Behnke 8 kills, 14 digs, 3 blocks Aubree Bucheger 16 digs, 2 aces, 15 points Kate Bahrke 20 assists, 2 blocks, 9 points Hailie McDonell 4 kills, 2 blocks McKenna Seidl and Emma Walkowiak combined with 20 digs Jenna Hornblad and Leah Allan combined with 9 kills.
Peshtigo at Oconto Falls Invite
OCONTO FALLS - The Peshtigo Bulldogs varsity volleyball team took 5th place out of eight total teams at the Oconto Falls Invitational on Saturday. In a highly competitive match, Peshtigo took their first match of the invite beating Chilton in both games 25-19, giving the Dogs a 2-0 sweep.
In the Bulldogs second match of the invite, Peshtigo played Denmark who proved to be more of a challenge. The Vikings grabbed the first game relatively quickly 25-16. In the second set, Denmark's momentum ran out late in the set, and the Bulldogs were able to eek out a 25-23 win over the Vikings. In their third game of the match, couldn't hold on losing the third game 15-7.
River Valley really took it to Peshtigo, sweeping the Bulldogs 2-0, winning the games 22-25 and 19-25.
Finally facing a familiar foe, Peshtigo was able to rule over Kewaunee 25-17 and 25-15.
Against Freedom, the Bulldogs came back from losing the second game and won the match. Game scores: 25-23, 23-25, and 15-8. Peshtigo had 3 wins and 2 losses for the day. The Bulldogs took 5th place out of the 8 teams.
Peshtigo Total Stats:
Aces: Schoenebeck 5, Wickman 6, Sharkus 3, Dudka 4, Oestreich 3, Jandt 3. Kills: Schoenebeck 15, Wickman 35, Sharkus 1, Kodric 16, Dudka 28, Peters 12, Cahill 5. Blocks: Schoenebeck 1, Wickman 1, Kodric 1, Dudka 6, Peters 1, Cahill 1. Assists: Wickman 2, Sharkus 63, Oestreich 31, Peters 4, Jandt 3, Cahill 2. Digs: Schoenebeck 14, Wickman 52, Sharkus 13, Kodric 2, Dudka 14, Oestreich 16, Peters 12, Jandt 63, Cahill 1.
Wausaukee at Crivitz
The Wausaukee Rangers traveled to their cross town rival the Crivitz Wolverines and were handed a 3-1 loss by the tough undefeated, conference leading Wolverines.
Wausaukee had a hard time breaking the 20 point mark as the Wolverines secured a first set win 25-19 and a second set 25-18. Wausaukee broke that dry spell with a 25-23 win but a tough Wolverines squad fought back for the 25-15 fourth set win to take the match.
Crivitz was led by Morgan Gyger who amassed an exemplary 26 kills, She also had 13 digs and one assist. Chloe Gruszynski had a great day on the court as well, getting 16 kills, nine digs and four aces.
Brooke McFadden posted 47 assists along with five digs and two aces.
Wausaukee was led by Kaelyn Schlies with 10 kills and 15 digs along with three blocks. Stephanie Murray posted nine kills, one dig and one block while Kylee Smith got seven kills, two digs and three blocks.
Kewuanee at Peshtigo
The Kewaunee Storm fell by way of a 3 set match to the home court Peshtigo Bulldogs Tuesday night.
Peshtigo won set one 25-19 while securing set two with a score of 25-13. the dominant performance continued into the third set which was taken by Peshtigo 25-19.
The Bulldogs saw their Brenna Schoenebeck led the way with four aces, five kills and an assist. Allison Dudka got 13 kills, an ace a block and three digs. Grace Wickman tallied up 24 digs, 12 kills and an ace while Blake Sharks added up 26 assists.
STAA at Gillett
GILLETT - The Gillett Tigers were able to fend off the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy Cavaliers 3-1 in a M&O conference match on Tuesday. In a highly competitive first of 4 games, the Cavaliers came out taming the Tigers 22-25. After losing the first game, the Tigers roared back and won the last three games 25-19, 25-17, and 25-10.
Kills: Baxter 21, Knox 5, Beranek 3. Assists: Benson 16, Beranek 4. Aces: Beranek 3.
Aces: Kohls 3, A. DeBauch 1, Umentum 3, Schaal 2, Anker 2, S. Horsens 3. Digs: Peterso 2, Kohls 9, B. DeBauch 5, Umentum 3, E. Horsens 1, Wickman 2, Schaal 5, Huebner 2, Anker 9, S. Horsens 4. Assists: Umentum 17, Huebner 5, S. Horsens 11. Blocks: A. DeBauch 1, Wickman 2. Kills: Peterson 2, A.DeBauch 5, B. DeBauch 2, Umentum 1, E. Horsens 2, Wickman 11, Schaal 3, Huebner 1, S. Horsens 10.
NEW Lutheran at Oconto
OCONTO - The Oconto Blue Devils defeated what turned out to be a trying N.E.W. Lutheran Blazers team. This match was a precursor for how regional play may look like for the Blue Devils next week. It took 4 games for the Blue Devils for claim the match against the Blazers. Oconto took the first game 25-20, and lost the second game by a nose with a score of 24-26, but turned the last two games around with a 25-18 win in the third, and a 25-23 win in the fourth game. Oconto overall record moved to 27-4
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Oconto individual highlights: Kate Barhke: 38 assists, 13 digs, 10 service points. Cora Behnke: 26 kills, 31 digs, 8 points Jenna Hornblad: 13 kills, 3 blocks Hannah Moe: 7 kills, 3 blocks, 9 digs Aubry Bucheger: 30 digs, 7 assists
Oneida Nation at Niagara
NIAGARA " The Niagara girls volleyball team held its senior night before the game and and went onto win, sweeping Oneida 3-0 Tuesday.
"Our seniors came to play tonight," Niagara head coach Carol St. Arnauld said. "Oneida showed great hustle but we were ready. We had some great defensive plays that helped set up our offense. We hit well and our coverage was great."
Game one was a struggle of a match before the Badgers were able to go on a late run to secure the 25-19 win.
Niagara dominated Oneida in game two, taking the lead in the early goings and never looked back in a commanding 25-8 victory.
Oneida would not go quietly in the third game and gave it thier all to aviod the sweep. Each team traded blows before the Badgers were able to put Oneida away with a 26-24 tiebreaking win.
Racine had two aces, nine kills, an assist and 10 digs while Oratch notched two kills and a block. Maki contributed three kills, and assist and two digs, Payette tallied two aces and a dig, and Wells had an assist and two digs. Dunkes poured in a kill, an assist and a block while Brasure notched an assist and four digs and Gill had seven kills along with four digs and two blocks.
"This was a great win," St. Arnauld said. "We need to continue to elevate our play. This team has the ability to do great things."
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