Amanda Simmons of Menominee blocks a spike for a point against Peshtigo in Tuesday’s triangular match in Peshtigo.<br>EagleHerald/Billy Betts
Amanda Simmons of Menominee blocks a spike for a point against Peshtigo in Tuesday’s triangular match in Peshtigo.
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PESHTIGO - The Menominee volleyball team spiked its record to 8-1 with a pair of victories at the Peshtigo triangular Tuesday night.
The Maroons and Peshtigo hooked up in a hard-fought, four-game match with Menominee outlasting the Bulldogs for a 22-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-12 win.
Menominee also had to meet the challenge of Marinette in a 25-13, 27-25, 25-17 win.
"The girls played well overall," coach Sarah Betzinger said. "We had a few weaknesses in our rotations that we will be ironing out in practice before we go against Escanaba in our first GNC match (Thursday)."
Brooke Janquart turned in another strong all-around effort with 23 points, including five aces, and two digs, while Sam Krah had three aces among her 18 points and six digs.
Amanda Pedersen was strong at the middle hitter position with nine kills, seven blocks, while collecting seven points and four digs.
Maddy Anderla continued the balanced Maroon attack with 15 points, with five aces, and she added four kills and two digs, and Amanda Simmons worked the front line for a team-high 14 kills and she added two blocks.
Allia Stewart used her quickness to collect 16 points, including three aces, three kills and a dig and sophomore Paige Barrette contributed 14 points, three aces, 11 kills and a dig. Iris Parrish had two points.
The Bulldogs regrouped well in their match against Marinette and won in three games 25-5, 25-9 and 25-16.
According to Peshtigo coach Lynn Kostreva, the Bulldogs looked like a different squad against the Marines.
"We looked like the way we could play against Marinette," Kostreva said. "I thought we matched up well against Menominee, but they outhustled us. When we faced the Marines, we were a totally different team out there."
Nicole Motkowski led Peshtigo with 24 digs, 17 assists, 14 kills and five aces.
Teja Tonn ha 27 digs and 13 kills, Maizie Reif had a team-highs in digs with 42 and aces with seven, Amy Courtois had 30 digs and Carly Dietrich added 21 digs and six kills.
Olivia Alloy led the Marines with 12 kills and six blocks. Stephanie Corry had 12 kills. Taylor Ewaldt contributed 10 assists and Erin Judkins had three aces.
"Overall we played well," Marinette coach John Swick said. "In spots we had difficulty handling the ball. Next thing you know we'd lose five or six points."
Corry had a strong game at the net, according to Swick. Service errors proved to be costly to Marinette.
Swick was impressed with the way the Maroons and Bulldogs made digs to keep rallies going.
"They were able to get to everything," he said. "They were able to extend a lot of points, which was very impressive. In both of our matches we weren't able to extend a lot of points. That really hurt us."
The Peshtigo junior varsity defeated Menominee 25-22, 25-21 and the Marinette junior varsity downed Menominee 25-19, 25-5.