PESHTIGO—The Peshtigo volleyball team closed out the week with a clean sweep of Kewaunee in Packerland Conference play on Thursday before taking second place at the Oconto Falls Invitational on Saturday.
Against Kewaunee, The Bulldogs got the better of the Storm 3-0 in straight sets, winning game one 25-15, game two 25-18 and game three 25-11.
Tori Jandt led Peshtigo in digs with 26 and tied Jaci Tonn for the team-lead in aces with three. Tonn led Peshtigo in assists with 12 while Allison Peters paced the team in kills with five. Peters, Maysen Brissette and Sam Kodric each tallied a block.
At the Oconto Falls Invitational, Peshtigo lost its first match to Freedom 25-19 and 25-23, but regrouped to win its next three games.
The Bulldogs dispatched of Chilton 25-17 in the first set but fell 25-23 in the second set. Peshtigo responded with a 15-11 victory in the third set to win the match.
Peshtigo swept Menasha 2-0, winning game one 25-10 and game two 25-22, and defeated Denmark 2-0, taking game one 25-10 and game two 25-21.
Oconto Falls dispatched of Peshtigo 2-0 in the championship round, taking the first set 25-14 before sealing the sweep with a 25-22 victory in game two.
Jandt and Kodric each recorded a team-high 10 total aces while Peters tallied a total of 26 kills and and 67 digs, both of which were tops for Peshtigo. Emma Gillilgan led the team in assists with 39.
Peshtigo travels to Fish Creek to take on Gibraltar tonight at 7 p.m.
Marinette and Oconto Conference
Niagara 3, Crivitz 1
CRIVITZ—The Lady Badgers of Niagara got the better of Crivitz in Marinette and Oconto Conference competition on Thursday.
Crivitz edged Niagara 25-22 in the opening game but the Lady Badgers reeled off three consecutive victories to secure the victory.
The Lady Badgers won the second set 25-18, took game three 25-15 and blew out the Wolverines 25-11 in the fourth set.
“Tonight was a big conference match for us. We started the night off slow but after the first set, my girls showed up and took control, taking Crivitz out of its comfort zone,” Niagara coach Carol St. Arnauld said. “We finished the match dominating at the net and hustling after every ball. This team continues to grow with every game, both in confidence and play. I couldn’t be prouder of the resilience of this team.”
Abby Wells led Niagara in digs with 14, Erin Lukowicz tallied a team-high six aces, Bailey Pearson led the Lady Badgers in both kills (12) and blocks (four), and Morgan Borchardt paced the team in assists with 20.
Hailee Gyger led Crivitz in assists with 12 while Kylie Chilcote had two blocks. McKenna Sellen had a team-high eight kills, Lilli Watson had 10 digs and Reagan Nelsen notched a pair of aces.
Both teams are back on the court tonight, with Niagara hosting Lena and Crivitz traveling to Gillett. Both games begin at 7 p.m.