Volleyball: Waterloo third, Lakeside seventh at UW-W Open
WHITEWATER — Waterloo took third place and Lakeside Lutheran finished seventh after the conclusion of the two-day University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Open in volleyball action Saturday.
Union Grove, led by tournament MVP Karlee Lois, won the event while Jefferson finished in 17th place. Brooke Mosher of Waterloo and Katie Guld of Lakeside made the all-tournament team.
The Pirates took a 25-12, 22-25, 15-10 win over Oak Creek for third place on Saturday after dropping at 20-25, 25-21, 15-11 semifinal to Union Grove. Waterloo opened Saturday play with a 25-18, 20-25, 15-10 win over Franklin after taking a 25-17, 25-23 victory against New Berlin Eisenhower to cap play on Friday.
Earlier on Friday, the Pirates took wins over Whitewater (25-19, 25-8) and Central Wisconsin Christian (25-18, 28-26) before falling to Kenosha Bradford (25-20, 25-19).
Mosher piled up 88 kills, 62 assists, 38 digs, 20 aces and nine blocks for the tournament. Joslyn Wolff supplied 45 kills, 48 digs and 15 aces while Sydney Schonhoff added 22 kills and 13 blocks.
Michaela Riege posted a team-high 59 digs to go with 15 assists.
Lakeside takes seventh
Lakeside took a 21-25, 28-26, 16-14 battle with Bradford for seventh place to finish Saturday after earlier losses to Franklin (25-21, 15-25, 15-9) and Union Grove (25-16, 25-12). On Friday, the Warriors beat Platteville (25-8, 25-19) after defeating Catholic Central (25-23, 25-14, 25-23) and falling to McFarland (25-18, 25-23, 28-30, 25-18).
“We had a good start to the tournament and were able to make it into the gold bracket on the first night,” Lakeside coach Jenny Krauklis said.
“It shows that we are still able to compete against some of the best teams.
“Against the top teams in the tournament, we struggled with consistency. With so many new, younger players, that is to be expected as we learn to play together.”
Ella Collins led Lakeside with 37 kills while Kaitlyn Shadoski added 35. Grace Westrate put up 62 assists while Kaylee Raymond added 57 to go with 10 aces.
Kylee Gnabasik tallied 70 digs and seven aces while Ally Murray also had seven aces. Sydney Langille and Payton Kuepers both had a dozen blocks for the Warriors.
“Our strength was our blocking and our serving,” Krauklis said. “I am optimistic about the future and the potential for growth this team has.”
Jefferson ends tourney
with 3 straight wins
In the purple bracket, Jefferson closed its Saturday with victories over Tomahawk (25-16, 25-13), Lodi (25-16, 25-17) and Deerfield (25-15, 25-19). The Eagles took a 25-11, 25-10 win over Evansville on Friday after dropping a 15-11 challenge match with Kenosha St. Joseph.
Jefferson topped Beloit Memorial (25-12, 25-15) but lost to Franklin (25-22, 25-16) and Bloomer (25-18, 23-25, 15-11) in pool play earlier on Friday.
Cassidy Spies hit .500 for the tournament and over .500 against Lodi and Beloit Memorial, respectively. Parker Biwer had 21 digs versus Bloomer.
The Eagles served 11 aces against Deerfield. Brooklyn Fritz hit .364 and served four aces against Tomahawk.
Waterloo (5-2) visits Belleville Tuesday while Lakeside (3-3) hosts Poynette Thursday. Jefferson (7-4) returns to action Sept. 8 at the Janesville Parker Invitational.