Cougars Defeat Chiefs in Non-Conference Match Up

Coleman took three of four sets to defeat Shiocton in volleyball action on Thursday.
The Cougars snuck game one 25-23 but dropped the second set in a tight affair. Shiocton led 12-7 early before the Cougars made a comeback, taking a lead at 20-19.
After a Cameron Zeitler spike, they led 21-19, but Shiocton won the next two points. The two teams were tied at 24 when the Cougars lost the final two points and the set, 26-24.
Coleman got back on track in the third set, winning by a tight 25-22 margin.
The fourth set was dominant, with Coleman winning 25-14.
The Cougars hope to be hitting their stride at the right time, with the M&O Conference season coming to a climax and playoffs around the corner.
“This was an extremely good game. We played against Suring as well recently and we took them to five,” Coleman coach Melanie Markiewicz said. “Except for the fourth game, it was a really good match, and this, I’m super excited about. I’m very proud of what they did.”
Blue Devils Outscore
Peshtigo in Win

Oconto picked up its second Packerland Conference win of the season in dramatic fashion against Peshtigo on Thursday.
The Blue Devils won the first two sets by two points each, 25-23 and 26-24.
In the first set, Oconto held Peshtigo to a .000 hitting percentage.
Peshtigo responded with two strong sets, winning 25-19 in both to force a race to 15 in the fifth set, which Oconto won 15-13.
Kate Bahrke had 30 assists, 14 digs, and six aces for the Blue Devils.
Anna VandenLangenberg had 12 kills, five digs, and three total blocks, Kyanne Wusterbarth had 29 digs and three assists, Lexi Martin posted six kills and nine total blocks, and Rylie Shallow contributed 13 digs with four aces.
For Peshtigo, Akira Smalls had 18 kills and 34 digs. Allison Peters got nine kills and 33 digs, and Maysen Brissette added eight kills and four total blocks.
Jaci Tonn had 15 assists, 17 digs, and four aces. Avery Kehoe added 18 assists.
“Another long match for the team. A match we just struggled to find a rhythm with hitting and serving,” Bulldogs coach Jenny Martin said. “The loss has given us clear points to work on for the remainder of the season.”
Defeats Wausaukee

After a disappointing performance against Florence on Tuesday in which they only gained 24 total points over the course of three sets, the Goodman-Pembine Patriots responded in a big way on Thursday, beating Wausaukee over the course of five hotly contested sets.
Florence beat Goodman-Pembine 25-8, 25-10, and 25-6. It took just one set for the Patriots to best 24 points on Thursday, as they won the first set 25-19.
After Wausaukee won 25-19 in set two, G-P won the third set 25-22. The Rangers forced a tiebreaker set with a 26-24 win in set four, but the Patriots held their nerve, winning 15-13 in the final set.
“My girls made a huge comeback after a rough outing on Tuesday. We regrouped on Wednesday and put together a solid performance,” Patriots coach John Swick said.
Rebekah Strietzel led the way with 9 aces and 4 kills. Minna Yang had 7 aces and 5 kills, Hailey Moore had 7 aces and 3 kills, and Sammi Swick had 6 aces and 6 assists.
Coach Swick credited the Patriots’ home court atmosphere for contributing to his team’s win.
“A big shout out to our student section who carried us through some
critical times,” he said.
For Wausaukee, Nellie Dunlap had 25 assists, nine digs, and four aces. Rachel Schlies had 18 kills and 14 digs, Melody Schaal got 22 digs and eight aces, and Katelyn Luccarini had six aces.
Lydia Schaal chipped in 11 digs and 11 kills.
White Lake
Defeats STAA

White Lake hung around for each of the three sets Thursday night, but Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy won all three to claim victory.
STAA won 25-23 in the first set and 25-21 in each of the next two. Jenna Maxwell, Bryeli Smith, Tayen Schwartz, and Kate Peters each had four kills.
Peters had six digs and Maxwell added 10 assists. Smith’s six aces were a team-high. Maxwell had five and Peters got three.
Oconto Falls Gets
Shutout in Three Sets
by Lux-Casco

Oconto Falls met its match Thursday in the form of the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans.
Lux-Casco won all three sets by scores of 25-13, 25-10, and 25-22.
The Panthers’ leaders were Amber Otto with 12 kills, Morgan Moynihan with three aces, Kyndra Staidl with eight digs, and Hanna Krejcarek with nine assists.
With the loss, the Panthers are 20-14 on the season, including 4-3 in North Eastern Conference play.
They get back to it against Wrightstown (19-15 overall, 1-5 NEC) on Thursday.
Florence Hands
Three Set Loss

Goodman-Pembine fell in three quick sets against Florence on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
The Bobcats won 25-8, 25-10, and 25-6 to make it a quick match against their local rivals.
“We really struggled with our serve receive tonight and
didn't get anything going offensively,” Patriots coach John Swick said.
Menominee Defeats
Gladstone in Four Sets

Aside from a bit of lost concentration in set two, Menominee was the better team in a four-set win over Gladstone on Tuesday.
The Maroons won the first set 25-19, but Menominee coach Sarah Betzinger said she thought her team came out with “big heads” in the second set, eventually losing 25-13.
“They got too big of a lead on us and we couldn’t make it up, as hard as they tried, because they started stringing it together and playing better,” Betzinger said. “We tend to play at the level of the team instead of the level we are capable of. They know it, they have addressed it, and they’re aware of it.”
The Maroons got back to their level in sets three and four, with a 25-18 win in the final set.
“Our hitting is finally starting to come around,” Betzinger said. “We had a couple go deep, but we also had a lot drop in. They’re getting smarter that way too.”
Betzinger gave credit to Faith Herbert for her serving at the beginning of the match and to Piper Monroe and Hanna Drifka for their work at the net.
Marinette Takes Three
Set Loss to Little Chute

Marinette fell in three sets against Little Chute on Tuesday.
Marinette was in all three sets, but the Mustangs had the cutting edge to pick up the win.
In the first set, Marinette trailed 18-13 but scored three straight points to cut it to 18-16 before the Mustangs went on a run to win the set, 25-20.
In set two, Little Chute won 25-20 again before a tight third set.
Little Chute went up 16-10 on back-to-back kills by Maya Wegand, then expanded its lead to 18-10.
Marinette would score six straight points with Ryley Hansen serving up a comeback.
The Marines took their first lead of the set at 21-20, and the two teams were tied at 23 when the Mustangs won two straight points to close out the set and the match.
Wausaukee Battles
Lena Over Five
Sets for Win

Wausaukee held off a resilient Lena team in five sets on Tuesday.
After Wausaukee won the first two sets 25-19 and 25-23, Lena settled in to take sets three and four by scores of 25-20 and 25-22, respectively. The Rangers clipped the Wildcats in set five, however, 25-13, to win the match.
Wausaukee’s Nellie Dunlap provided 35 assists in the match, along with 19 digs and three aces.
Rachel Schlies and Katelyn Luccarini had 12 and 11 kills, respectively. Melody Schaal’s 20 digs led the team. Schlies had 20, along with four blocks.
Wausaukee had 12 aces as a team, with three apiece from Dunlap and Schaal.
Peshtigo Drops
Fifth Set in Loss
to NEW Lutheran/

NEW Lutheran/Providence Academy dominated the fifth set to defeat Peshtigo on Tuesday night.
Peshtigo looked to be the better side after one set, with a 25-14 win to start off the match. NEW/Providence would bounce back with a 25-21 win, but Peshtigo righted the ship with a 25-23 third set win.
The Bulldogs couldn’t end things in four, falling 26-24, and NEW/Providence quickly took care of business in the fifth, 15-8.
For Peshtigo, Akira Smalls and Allison Peters had 11 kills apiece. Smalls had 27 digs and Peters got 36, along with a team-high two solo blocks.
Jaci Tonn provided 19 assists to lead the Bulldogs. Smalls’ four aces were a team-high and Bethany Ahrens had three.


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