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Volleyball seniors leave home court on winning note

It’s been a case of so far, so good for Weyauwega-Fremont in the WIAA state volleyball tournament.

After opening the tournament by sweeping Crivitz and Peshtigo, the Indians advanced to sectional play Oct. 20 by taking three of four games from Menasha St. Mary to win a Division 3 regional. W-F came into the match as a No. 2 seed, while the Zephyrs were seeded third.

The Indians will now face top-seeded Oconto at 7 tonight (Thursday, Oct. 25) in Gillett. The winner will face No. 4 Spencer or No. 6 Stevens Point Pacelli at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in a sectional final in Marathon, with the sectional champion moving on to state.

W-F 3, SMC 1

The Indians took the first two games 25-17, 25-20, but the Zephyrs scored 12 of the final 15 points to get a 25-23 win in the third game. However, W-F never gave the Zephyrs a shot at a decisive fifth game by winning the fourth, 25-19.

Team leaders included Teal Tomaszewski (24 digs, 32 service receptions); Bailey Kapitzke (17 digs, 19 kills); Kelsey Akey (18 assists, 17 service points); Mariah Hulbert (17 assists); and Maggie Knecht (three block kills).

“Great crowd, great volleyball,” coach Rena Tomaszewski said. “It’s a fantastic way for the seniors to finish on their home court.”

Scores 25-17, 25-20, 23-25, 25-19

W-F 3, Peshtigo 0

W-F swept the Bulldogs 25-10, 25-9, 25-15 Oct. 18 in a regional semifinal.

Tomaszewski finished with a team-high 23 digs, while Knecht and Morgan Wilson added a solo block; Knecht and Sydney DeSantis had an assisted block; Kapitzke and Dani Austreng had nine kills; Austreng added 19 service points, including four aces; and Hulbert finished with 15 assists.

W-F 3, Crivitz 0

The Indians opened tournament play Oct. 16 with a 25-5, 25-22, 25-11 win over the Wolverines.

Tomaszewski, Hulbert and Austreng led the Indians with 14 service points, 16 assists and 10 kills, respectively.

“It was a great opportunity to get all the girls in to play and get the playoff jitters out of their system,” Tomaszewski said.

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