Defending state champs top Big Foot

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Gazette Staff
October 25, 2007
— The defending WIAA Division 2 state champion ended Walworth Big Foot’s girls volleyball season Thursday night.

Waukesha Catholic Memorial defeated the Chiefs, 25-10, 25-17, 25-17, in a sectional semifinal at New Berlin West.

“They were tough,” Big Foot coach Jen Stelling said of Catholic Memorial. “They serve tough. We struggled on the serve receive.”

Stelling said the Catholic Memorial experience was a major factor.

“In the third game, we finally caught up to their speed,” Stelling said. “Kasey Keller had three block kills in the third game, but it was too late.”

Big Foot, which won the Rock Valley Conference title the past two seasons, finished 27-9 overall.

“We far exceeded my expectations,” Stelling said. “We had eight seniors on the team that didn’t like to lose. They’re true competitors.

“The girls were excited, and I think nerves worked against them in games one and two,” Stelling said. “We had some nice plays. It was a terrific season.”

Memorial plays Kettle Moraine Lutheran in Saturday’s sectional title match at Milwaukee Lutheran. The winner advances to the Nov. 2 state semifinals at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon.

At New Berlin West


Walworth Big Foot 10 17 17

Waukesha Memorial 25 25 25

Leaders—Aces: Kim Dowden (WBF) 3, Kate Acker (WM) 5. Kills: Kate Chappell (WBF) 6, Kasey Keeler (WBF) 6, Melissa Hastings (WM) 14. Assists: Kirsten Halma (WBF) 13, Sam Derynda (WM) 27. Digs: Kaylee Kolnik (WBF) 8, Amanda Miller (WCM) 11. Blocks—Keeler (BF) 4.

At Grafton



Kettle Moraine Lutheran 25 25 25

Wisconsin Lutheran 22 19 13

Edgewood 3, Jefferson 0—Madison Edgewood put up familiar results in a Division 2 sectional semifinal rematch with Southern Lakes champion Jefferson.

The Crusaders eliminated the Eagles for the third straight year with a 25-12, 25-13, 25-17 sweep at Evansville.

Edgewood gets another familiar opponent, Waupun, in Saturday’s sectional title match at Portage. The winner advances to the Nov. 2 state semifinal at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon.

Waupun, which knocked out Edgewood in last year’s sectional finals, earned a rematch with the Crusaders by sweeping Richland Center, 25-18, 25-16, 25-19, at Sauk Prairie.

Emma Wolfe had a match-high 21 kills to lead Edgewood past Jefferson. The Crusaders jumped to 12-5 and 21-10 leads in the first game to take command for good.

Erin Moldenhauer had seven kills to lead Jefferson, which struggled on offense all night.

At Evansville


Madison Edgewood 25 25 25

Jefferson 12 13 17

At Sauk Prairie


Waupun 25 25 25

Richland Center 18 16 19

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