NEW LISBON – After having its win streak ended, the Royall volleyball team returned to the win column at New Lisbon on Thursday.
The Panthers had a three-match win streak and an unblemished record in the Scenic Bluffs Conference ended with a 3-1 loss to Bangor on Sept. 26, though they recovered to add a 3-0 conference win over the Rockets.
Royall earned wins over Eisenhower, Necedah and Hillsboro leading to its match at home against Bangor. The opening set required extra play and ended with a 27-25 win for the Cardinals but the Panthers responded with a 25-20 win in the second.
Bangor then ended the match with 25-19 wins in the final two sets. McKenzie Baeseman led the Panthers with 24 kills and 16 assists; Emma Gruen had 15 assists and 9 kills and Savanah DeWitt had 11 digs.
In Thursday’s match against New Lisbon, the Panthers earned their eighth conference win of the season in three sets (25-17, 28-26, 25-19).
Baeseman had 28 kills and seven assists; Gruen had 26 assists and DeWitt had seven digs.
Royall improved to 16-12 overall and 8-1 in the conference.
Mauston 3, Westfield 0
The Golden Eagles swept a three-set match on their senior night on Thursday.
Though the Pioneers gradually made the set scores closer, Mauston finished with the 25-10, 25-15 and 25-19 win at home.
Brooke Walling had 12 digs and 11 kills for the Golden Eagles; Emma Incaprero had 10 assists and Sam Thrasher served six aces.
Mauston improved to 8-17 overall on the season.
Wautoma 3, Mauston 1
After snapping a two-match skid with its win over Adams-Friendship on Sept. 21, Mauston was denied consecutive wins in a home loss to Wautoma on Sept. 26.
The Hornets won the first two sets (25-23, 25-18) before the Golden Eagles forced at least a fourth set with a 25-17 win in the third. However, the match was concluded with Wautoma’s 25-20 win in the fourth set.
Brooke Walling had 18 digs, six aces and six kills; Rachel Davies had 16 assists and Skyylar Brescia had six kills for Mauston.
Necedah 3, Cashton 1
After splitting the first two sets with Cashton, the Cardinals claimed the final two and earned a 3-1 win at home on Sept. 26.
Necedah won the opening set 25-18 and the Eagles tied the match with a 25-23 win in the second set. But the Cardinals returned to an overall winning record on the season by winning the final two sets – 25-19 and 25-21.
Jenna Bistodeau had 12 kills for Necedah; Miah Hansen had 17 assists; Lindsey Murphy also had 17 assists and added seven digs. The Cardinals improved to 9-8 overall on the season.
New Lisbon 3, Hillsboro 1
The Rockets reached a season-best four-match win streak with a home win on Sept. 26.
The teams played to a pair of close sets to begin the match, with New Lisbon winning both by 26-24 scores. Hillsboro avoided the three-set sweep by winning the third, 25-20, though the Rockets secured another win with a 25-17 decision in the fourth.
Callie Bever had 15 kills for New Lisbon; Morgan Brooner had four blocks; Taylor Bever had 15 digs and Kayla Steele had 24 assists.
Two days after the Tigers dropped a 3-1 decision to New Lisbon, they changed their role and won a 3-1 decision over the Wolves.
Wonewoc-Center opened with a 26-24 win in the opening set and could have been on its way to a first victory on the season. However, the Tigers won the following three sets (25-15, 25-19 and 25-19) to keep the Wolves winless.
Abby Field and Lexi Wohlrab had 10 kills each for the Wolves; Field added five aces and Tessa Gehri had 20 digs while Riley Nielsen had 17 assists. The team dropped to 0-13 overall on the season.