Volleyball: Lakeside takes silver at KML; Eagles finish 4-2 at Parker
JACKSON — Lakeside Lutheran went 3-2 in volleyball matches to claim fifth place while taking the silver bracket at Saturday’s Kettle Moraine Lutheran Invitational.
The Warriors, ranked 10th in Division 2 by the WVCA, opened the day with a loss to the third-ranked hosts (25-12, 25-14) before beating Wisconsin Heights (25-20, 25-17), a Division 3 honorable mention pick. After a loss to sixth-ranked Xavier (25-12, 25-21), Lakeside finished the day with wins over Germantown (25-23, 25-19) and Edgewood (26-24, 25-18).
“The highlight of our day was beating Germantown, who took first in the tournament we participated in last weekend,” Lakeside coach Jenny Krauklis said.
“That win showed us how much we are improving as a team as the season progresses.
“We do struggle in our first matches of the day in tournaments and will be looking to improve on that as well. We again had several key contributors in each match and as we continue to improve, I see that versatility as a real asset.”
Ella Collins led Lakeside with 31 kills while Payton Kuepers added 19 kills and five blocks.
Grace Westrate dished out 47 assists and Kaylee Raymond added 41 while Kylee Gnabasik had 51 digs and six aces.
Ally Murray served for seven aces for the Warriors (11-8), who entertain Columbus Tuesday.
Eagles 4-2 at Parker Invite
JANESVILLE — Cassidy Spies put down 44 kills to go with 40 assists as Jefferson went 4-2 in volleyball matches at Saturday’s Janesville Parker Invitational.
The Eagles started with wins over Rockford Christian (Illinois, 25-11, 25-11), Whitewater (25-22, 25-20) and Shoreland Lutheran (21-25, 25-23, 15-10). After setbacks to the hosts (26-24, 26-24) and Milton (25-20, 25-19) Jefferson ended the day with a 25-14, 25-23 win over Stoughton.
Brooklyn Fritz had 28 kills and eight aces while Alison Hauser added 22 kills and 14 blocks. Mariah Hall put up 45 assists and eight aces while Parker Biwer added 36 digs.
“I’m very happy with how we played this weekend,” Jefferson coach Kaley Jacobson said.
“We beat the teams we should’ve and now we need to come out on top against the teams we can beat in those close matches. The girls know they can compete with anyone.”
Jefferson (11-6) visits Whitewater Tuesday.
at host triangular
JOHNSON CREEK — Johnson Creek’s volleyball team split two matches at its host triangular on Saturday.
The Bluejays defeated Wayland Academy 25-8, 25-12, 25-6 in the first match. Kenadie LaSage had 17 assists. Kaitlyn Kuhl had six kills. Maiya Benner had seven digs.
Johnson Creek took the first two sets against Cambria-Friesland before losing 25-21, 25-18, 15-25, 24-26, 14-16.
LaSage had 35 assists in that match to go with two solo blocks and one assisted block. Kuhl had 14 kills. Bella Herman had 20 digs. Brooke Joseph served seven aces.
Johnson Creek hosts Heritage Christian tonight.
HORICON — Hustisford’s volleyball team defeated Horicon 22-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-10 in a Trailways East match on Thursday.
Alisha Peplinski had 13 kills, 14 digs and four blocks while Cassidy Ewert added six kills and 27 digs for the Falcons. Allison Noll put up 22 assists and added 17 digs. Kelsey Ewert added 20 digs.
Hustisford (8-4, 2-0 in conference) hosts Williams Bay on Tuesday.