High School Volleyball – Saturday – 10/8/22

Watertown finished first at Badger East Conference tournament beating Waunakee in championship but finished in 2nd place in overall conference standing- 1 point behind Waunakee.

Pool play scores:

 Win vs Beaver Dam: 19-25, 25-11, 15-8

Win vs Monona Grove: 25-13, 25-23

Win vs Stoughton: 25-15, 25-18

Bracket Play:

Win vs DeForest: 25-15, 25-22

Win vs Waunakee: 25-23, 16-25, 15-9

Watertown Stats on the tournament:

Digs: Kallie Feder- 51, Cassidy Peplinski- 41, Payton Roets-39, Olivia Gwidt- 32, Amara Denault- 29

Kills: Kylei Braatz- 34, Abby Walsh- 26, Amara Denault- 16

Aces: Lucy Spende- 14

Assists: Payton Roets- 100

Blocks: Abby Walsh-15, Anna Hesse- 7, Kylei Braatz-7

“Each kid on the team brings a unique strength and when they all come together, they sure are tough to beat! Super proud of their drive today. We’ve had a challenging week and to see them come together and watch different kids step up for each other in different matches was something really special. It was fun to have a rematch from Thursday with Waunakee for the Championship. Abby Walsh’s blocking was unstoppable, and Kylei Braatz was a huge offensive threat for us. Lucy Spende’s serving really put us over the edge giving us 8 aces over the course of the 3 sets. Our defense was also so consistent, led by Kallie Feder picking up so much for us today.  Super proud of their drive and to see their hard work pay off! We are playing some of our best volleyball right when it matters!” – Gosling Coach Erin Steuerwald

Beaver Dam went 0-4 at the Badger East Conference Tournament, finishing 8th
Golden Beaver Results

Watertown 1-2 (25-19, 11-25, 8-15)
Stoughton 0-2 (12-25, 23-25)
Monona Grove 0-2 (6-25, 20-25)
Milton 0-2 (21-25, 18-25)

-Randolph wins the Gold Division of the Trailways Conference Tournament with straight set wins throughout the day. It’s Randolph’s 2nd consecutive gold conference tournament championship. 

Randolph  25  25  

CWC         19  15

Randolph  25  25

Horicon     16  16

Gold Division Championship Game

Randolph  25  25

Horicon     12  19

Kills: Rylea Alvin- 18, Carizma Muth- 17, Josie Spors- 16, Macy Kohlbeck- 12

Assists: Jorey Buwalda- 62

Aces: Carizma Muth- 7, Macy Kohlbeck- 6, Rylea Alvin & Jorey Buwalda- 3

Digs: Brandi Fuller- 28, Carizma Muth- 17, Jorey Buwalda- 16

Blocks: Rylea Alvin- 7

“We played really well all day long today. It was nice to have strong competition from some of the top teams in the Trailways Conference. Horicon is a fun team to play against because of how scrappy they are, and their setter is amazing. It was a good team for us to play to help us get better. The girls play hard, stayed focused and had a lot of fun. Jorey did a really good job of getting all 5 hitters involved and our back row defense was outstanding all day long. Winning a conference championship and conference tournament championship were the first 2 goals for this team. Next weekend we host a really tough tournament which will help get us ready for the playoffs.” – Rockets Coach Jeff Kohlbeck 

Central Wisconsin Christian went 1-2 in the conference tournament today.   CWC started the day with a win against Williams Bay.  In their second match they lost to Randolph.  In the 3rd match they lost to Markesan.     Elise Ritzema led CWC with 18 kills on the day, followed with Ada Smies with 16.  KK Vander Werff had 39 assists.   Erin Ruis led the team 45 digs.  Their record is now 21-7.

Rio Volleyball @ Palmyra-Eagle

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Rio Stat Leaders:

Kills: Emily Loging 25, Anna Benisch 19, Miranda Renz 11

Aces: Anna Benisch 8

Assists: Anna Benisch 35, Lexi Marble 27

Blocks: Emma Sampson 8

Digs: Elise Meyer 28, Anna Benisch 26, Lexi Marble 20

We did some good things today and made progress in some areas.  I thought we started involving our middles a bit more and it opened up our pin options as well.  Defensively we are starting to move well as a unit and our digs increased. Elise is reading the ball better and giving us more opportunities.  The one thing holding us back a bit is we error at a high rate and it starts shortening the game a bit and we need to understand the situation and recycle the ball or know our options a bit more. It’s been a good learning time for us as we approach playoffs. “ – Rio Coach JC Madorin

Record: 15-18

Conference Record: 4-3

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