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WIAA Girls Volleyball: Burlington rolls into sectionals

WIAA Girls Volleyball: Burlington rolls into sectionals

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The Burlington High School girls volleyball team remained on a roll, dominating Oregon Saturday in a 25-8, 25-16, 25-12 victory in a WIAA Division 1 regional championship match at Burlington.

The Demons advance to a sectional semifinal Thursday at Kenosha Tremper against Fort Atkinson.

Co-head coach Teri Leach said Burlington won the serving and passing game in the first game to set the tone for the match.

“I felt like we put pressure on Oregon and gained an edge that way,” Leach said.

Quinn Spieker led the Demons with 10 kills and 11 digs, with Ali Rueter adding eight kills and 10 assists. Reba Thomsen had 12 assists, Robyn Robers had five aces and Sarra Webb matched Spieker with 11 digs.

UNION GROVE 3, FRANKLIN 1: The Broncos won their fifth straight WIAA Division 1 regional championship, breaking away from a tie match to win 25-21, 21-25, 26-24, 25-9 at Union Grove.

The Broncos will play Muskego in a sectional semifinal Thursday at Muskego.

Savannah Kohlhagen led the offense with 17 kills and Kylie Wilks added 15. Melissa Gramza had 49 assists, Kelley Becker had 28 digs and Frankie Pettit had nine kills and two blocks.

GREENFIELD 3, HORLICK 2: The Rebels lost a heartbreaker for the second straight year, losing the final three games in a 13-25, 24-26, 27-25, 25-14, 15-12 loss in a WIAA Division 1 regional championship match at Greenfield.

Horlick (31-16) led in all but the fourth game.

“We just couldn’t close the door,” Rebels coach Tom Penzkowski said. Maddie Lyon had 14 kills and Mackenzie Jacobs had a overall strong night with 13 kills, six blocks and five digs. Katie Adams had 26 assists and three aces and her younger sister Ellie had 16 assists and three aces.

KENOSHA TREMPER 3, WATERFORD 0: The Wolverines battled in the first game, but lost the game and a WIAA Division 1 regional final 29-27, 25-18, 25-18 at Kenosha.

Waterford led early in the first game, then fell behind by seven points before coming back to extend the game. After the loss, errors kept the Wolverines from getting anything going, coach Ashley Ingish said.

"Mentally, we needed that first game to boost our confidence," Ingish said. "Unfortunately, we came out on the wrong end of a back-and-forth battle."

Mia Grunze capped a strong freshman season with 16 kills, 13 digs and two blocks. Mikaela Grunze and Hannah Michalowski each had 17 digs.

Division 3

KENOSHA CHRISTIAN LIFE 3, ST. CATHERINE’S 0: The Angels had a rough night, committing many unforced errors in a 25-21, 25-19, 25-20 loss in a WIAA Division 3 regional championship match at Kenosha.

“It wasn’t our night,” St. Catherine’s coach Kathy Simanek said.

Ellie LeCount had 18 assists, 13 kills and three aces and Natalia Iruegas had 12 kills to lead the Angels.

Division 4

CATHOLIC CENTRAL 3, MONTICELLO 1: Senior Abby Tweet had 13 kills, six service aces and 16 digs to lead Catholic Central to a 25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21 victory over Monticello in a WIAA Division 4 regional final at Monticello.

The regional championship was the ninth straight for the Lady Toppers, coach Mae-Mae Oberhofer said, and moved Catholic Central over .500 at 16-15 heading into a sectional semifinal showdown with Hustisford at 7 p.m. Thursday at Williams Bay.

“It’s a testament to our tradition,” Oberhofer said of the regional title run.

Olivia Sobbe had 11 kills and eight blocks and Sarah Gould had 25 assists and four service aces for Catholic Central.

Oberhofer said a key to Catholic Central’s success was the right-side play of Tori Kempken and Kailey Kiekhofer.


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