Oconto Falls volleyball team wins home tourney

NEW Media Staff

Oconto Falls had another big Saturday of volleyball, winning their home invitational.

“We went 5-0 to improve our record to 29-9,” coach Rochell Otto said.

The Panthers beat New London 25-8, 25-13, Weyauwega-Fremont 25-20, 25-16 and Green Bay NEW Lutheran 25-18, 25-20 in the morning pool play.

In the afternoon Gold Bracket, Oconto Falls beat Chilton 25-14, 25-10.

Oconto Falls went on to beat Freedom in the championship game.

Freedom came out strong in the first set and won 25-14. Oconto Falls did not let that first set loss affect them. They battled in the second game and won 27-25. Oconto Falls jumped out to a 5-1 lead in set 3 and finished winning the set and tournament 15-10.

In the championship game, Amber Otto had 14 kills and 10 digs, Lucy Ripley added eight kills, Izzy Otto had 14 assists, Morgan Moynihan added 10 assists and Kyndra Staidl led in digs with 16.

For the tournament, Amber Otto had 45 kills and 22 digs and five aces; Ripley added 31 kills; Izzy Otto had 49 assists and 31 digs; Moynihan added 47 assists and 29 digs; and Staidl led in digs with 43.

Bowler vs. Northland Lutheran

The Bowler volleyball team swept Northland Lutheran in three sets during the school’s match on Oct. 3. Natalie Rickert led the Panthers with 10 kills, two blocks, three digs and two service aces. Ava Paiser totaled 29 assists throughout the three matches, adding three aces. Anna Dassie added another five aces and 11 digs.

Gillett vs. Suring

Gillett and Suring played in a tight volleyball match on Oct. 3, with Suring coming out on top in five sets (25-27, 25-23, 25-18, 19-25, 16-14). For Suring, MaShya Seefeldt recorded 24 assists and three aces. Chloe Schroeder added another 13 assists and one ace. Bailey Stuart totalled 17 kills, seven digs and five aces, while Emma Kristof added another 10 digs and five aces.

Lena vs. Wausaukee

After dropping the first set, Lena defeated Wausaukee in four sets on Oct. 3 (21-25, 25-20, 25-26, 25-14). Kenzie Vorpahl recorded 20 assists and one ace, while Whitney Potter totaled nine spike kills and four block kills. Sydney Hayward did a little bit of everything, recording two aces, one spike kill, one block kill and two digs.

Gresham vs. Faith Christian Academy

Gresham took down Faith Christian Academy in three sets in the schools’ matchup on Oct. 3 (25-13, 25-25 and 25-18). Lexi Baddmoccosin-Barnes finished with 11 assists, Tia Terrio finished with seven kills and 10 service points and Maddie Haffner recorded 11 service points.

Gresham vs. Tri-County

On Oct. 5, Gresham dropped its volleyball match to Tri-County in four sets, losing 18-25, 20-25, 25-22, 25-27. Lexi Baddmoccosin-Barnes led the way with 23 assists and 11 service points, while Jessa Jensen recorded 14 kills. Janay Pecore-Kirkland scored 11 kills, Rylie Kakwitch scored 19 digs and Maddie Haffner recorded 17 digs and nine service points.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood vs. Amherst

The Wittenberg-Birnamwood volleyball team traveled to Amherst on Oct. 3 for a conference duel. The Chargers dropped the match in three sets, losing 18-25, 23-25, 24-26. Lily Metropulos finished the match with 12 assists, 12 digs and one ace, while London Metropulos finished with eight kills, two aces and three blocks. Melania Granquist added another eight kills.

Tigerton vs. Port Edwards

Tigerton dropped its Oct. 5 match against Port Edwards in three sets, losing 22-25, 16-25, 11-25. Angel Welch finished the match with three aces and one kill, while McKenzie Hoffman recorded seven digs and seven assists and Lillian Welch totaled five kills.

Gillett vs. Niagara

Gillett dropped its match against Niagara in four sets on Oct. 5, losing 25-22, 10-25, 17-25, 18-25.

In other games, Bonduel defeated Manawa 3-0 on Oct. 3 and topped Rosholt 3-0 on Oct. 5.

Marion fell 3-0 to Port Edwards on Oct. 2 and lost 3-0 to Almond-Bancroft on Oct. 5.

Menominee Indian lost 3-0 to Weyauwega-Fremont on Oct. 3.

Following a 3-2 setback against Fox Valley Lutheran to close out September, Oconto Falls got back on the winning track with a 3-1 victory over Freedom on Oct. 3 at home. The Panthers took the first game 25-16, but Freedom had the second by a 25-13 score. Oconto Falls won the next two by scores of 25-15 and 25-13.

Lucy Ripley had 13 kills for Oconto Falls, while Amber Otto had 12. Otto led the team with five aces.

With an overall record of 23-8, the Panthers were scheduled to host Clintonville on Oct. 12 in the regular season finale.

Pulaski split its contests last week. The Red Raiders lost 3-0 to Manitowoc Lutheran on Oct. 3 and then defeated Sheboygan South 3-1 on Oct. 5. Both contests were at home.

Shawano improved its mark to 24-2 with a pair of wins last week. First came a 3-0 win over West De Pere at home Oct. 3. Next was a 3-1 victory over Seymour on the road. The Hawks have not lost since Sept. 16. Their final regular season game was set for Oct. 10 at home against Xavier.

Suring topped St. Thomas Aquinas 3-0 on Oct. 5 in Suring.

Wittenberg-Birnamwood lost 3-2 when it hosted Tomahawk on Oct. 3.