Cougar-Viking Classic volleyball tournament wraps up Saturday
Green Bay Notre Dame won the Gold Pool title in the Cougar-Viking Classic girls volleyball tournament by going 5-0 on Saturday.
Big Foot High was second in the eight-team top pool, while Janesville Craig was sixth.
Craig coach Blake Budrow said the entire top pool was evenly matched.
“It was not just our matches,” Budrow said. “It was the whole Gold Pool. There were a lot of close games and a lot of three-game sets.”
Two of the five matches Craig played Saturday went to three games.
“It was a lot of good competition,” Budrow said. “That's good for us.
“Gabby Loveland led us in serving again today,” Budrow said. “She had 13 aces. Ali Calkins led us in kills for the second day in a row. She did a nice job in the middle.”
The Cougars open Big Eight play Tuesday when they travel to Madison East.
Results Saturday (At Janesville Craig)
Green Bay Notre Dame; Big Foot; Cuba City; Lodi, Baraboo, Craig; Tomah; Portage.
Cuba City def. Craig, 25-23, 25-22
Green Bay Notre Dame def. Craig, 25-18, 25-20
Baraboo def. Craig, 23-25, 26-24, 15-13
Craig def. Tomah, 27-25, 17-25, 15-9
Baraboo def. Craig, 25-16, 25-16
Craig statistics (aces-kills-assists)—Melanie Tinker, 5-0-1; Haleigh Salemi, 4-0-1; Kayley Hackett, 1-5-84; Kortney Kell, 0-14-0; Gabrielle Gellar, 0-0-1; Ali Calkins, 0-32-4; Gabby Loveland, 13-2-1; Hailey Updike, 3-7-0; Amanda Trapp, 5-1-2; Aly Raymond, 5-24-0; McKenzie Bertagnoli, 0-22-3; Jenna Brandt, 0-2-0.
Parker fourth in Silver Pool—The Vikings defeated Cambridge and Edgerton en route to a fourth-place finish in the Silver Pool as part of the two-day Cougar-Viking Classic.
Claire Fox had 53 assists on the day, while Kathryn Dubanowich led the Vikings with 22 kills.
“I think our confidence as a team really grew from Friday to Saturday,” Parker first-year coach Kathy Bullis said. “We tried a lot of different combinations to see what worked best and that allowed everybody to contribute.”
Parker hosts Madison La Follette in the Big Eight Conference opener Tuesday night.
1. Brodhead; 2. Lancaster; 3. Sauk Prairie; 4. Janesville Parker; 5. Orfordville Parkview; 6. Madison Memorial; 7. Edgerton; 8. Cambridge.
Parker def. Cambridge, 25-17, 25-15
Parker def. Edgerton, 26-24, 26-28, 15-6
Lancaster def. Parker, 25-23, 25-17
Sauk Prairie def. Parker, 25-19, 25-23
Brodhead def. Parker, 25-21, 25-14
Parker leaders: Aces—Claire Fox, 3, Danielle Kettle, 7. Kills—Kathryn Dubanowich, 22; Kristin Dallman, 14. Assists—Fox, 53.