Regional volleyball: Edgerton earns rematch at East Troy
Edgerton’s volleyball team received a bit of a wake-up call Thursday.
The Crimson Tide answered the bell, and in the process earned a rematch with Rock Valley Conference rival East Troy.
After dropping the first set, Edgerton came back to beat McFarland 21-25, 25-15, 25-14, 25-19 rather decisively in a WIAA Division regional semifinal volleyball match. It was a rubber match between the two teams after Edgerton won the regular-season meeting and McFarland won in the RVC Tournament.
The third-seeded Tide will play at second-seeded and second-ranked East Troy in a regional final Saturday.
“We just had a lot of mistakes in the first game. Our serve-receive was bad,” Edgerton coach Sharon Fox said. “And in the second game, of those 15 points (we gave up), probably 10 of them were on our errors. But we responded.”
Edgerton seniors Ashlyn and Bethany Oren propelled Edgerton. Ashlyn had a match-high 17 kills and 27 digs. Bethany added 16 kills and four blocks.
East Troy swept Edgerton 25-18, 26-24, 25-17 during their regular-season conference matchup, the lone meeting between the teams.
“All we’ve wanted is another chance,” Fox said.
EDGERTON 3, MCFARLAND 1
McFarland 25 15 14 19
Lakeside Lutheran 21 25 25 25
Leaders: Kills—Ashley East (M) 12, Ashlyn Oren (E) 17, Bethany Oren (E) 16. Aces—Sophie Quelle (M) 2, Carly Rebman (E) 3. Assists—Gabby Runde (M) 17, Lizzy Fortune (M) 16, Jessica Danks (E) 33. Digs—Quelle 20, A. Oren 27. Blocks—Katie Hildebrandt (M) 6, B. Oren 4.
Lakeside Lutheran 3, Big Foot 1—The ninth-seeded Chiefs took the second set from top-seeded and fourth-ranked Lakeside Lutheran but couldn’t pull off a second road upset of the playoffs.
Big Foot lost the third and fourth sets by just three and two points, respectively.
Abbey Peterson had 25 kills and an ace for the Chiefs, while Kampbell Hehr had 31 assists and a block.
LAKESIDE LUTHERAN 3, BIG FOOT 1
Big Foot 17 25 22 23
Lakeside Lutheran 25 22 25 25
Leaders: Kills—Abbey Peterson (BF) 25, Rowoldt (L) 20. Assists—Westrate (L) 51, Kampbell Hehr (BF) 31. Aces—Copllins, Gehler (L) 2, Peterson 1. Digs—Sophia Foster (BF) 22, Gehler 20. Blocks—Birschbauch 7 (L) 7, Hehr 1.
East Troy 3, Luther Prep 0—The second-seeded Trojans survived a close second set to earn the sweep and the right to host Edgerton in a regional final.
EAST TROY 3, WATERTOWN LUTHER PREP 0
Watertown Luther Prep 12 25 15
East Troy 25 27 25
Leaders: Kills—Brianna Scuric (ET) 18, Kohl (W) 10. Assists—Emily Wendt (ET) 21, St. Germaine (W) 19. Aces—Matison Jakscht (ET) 5. Digs—Goba (W) 18, Jakscht 16. Blocks—Julian Freidrichs (ET) 3.
Darlington 3, Brodhead 2—The fifth-seeded and visiting Redbirds won the second and third games and then held off the fourth-seeded Cardinals 15-13 in the fifth to pull off the road victory.
Darlington will play at top-seeded Cuba City on Saturday.
Abbey Johnson had 27 assists and two aces, while Brooke Bescup had 21 digs and Chandra Clark 18 kills for Brodhead.
DARLINGTON 3, BRODHEAD 2
Brodhead 25 23 18 25 13
Darlington 22 25 25 17 15
Leaders: Kills—Chandra Clark (B) 18, Kennedy Rankin (D) 18. Aces—Chelsie Golackson (D), Johnson 2. Assists—Roxi Reuter (D) 28, Abbey Johnson (B) 27. Digs—Brooke Bescup (B) 21. Blocks—Katie Goecks (B) 4.
Badger 3, Fort Atkinson 2—The 10th-seeded Badgers went on the road and sprung the upset of the Blackhawks.
No statistics were provided.
Badger will play at second-seeded Milton on Saturday.
BADGER 3, FORT ATKINSON 2
Badger 17 25 25 23 15
Fort Atkinson 25 17 23 25 7