Janesville schools fall in WIAA volleyball; Milton advances
Janesville Craig High School’s girls volleyball team got a second crack at Verona in the last week but again came up short.
After falling to the Wildcats at the Big Eight Conference tournament last Saturday, the Cougars lost 3-0 on Thursday in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal match.
“We came out pretty flat and didn’t pass the ball very well, and obviously, you can’t do that against a team like Verona,” Craig coach Blake Budrow said.
“After playing them pretty close last Saturday in the tournament, we just didn’t play as well tonight.”
Michelle Straw had six kills for Craig in only nine attempts.
Verona plays at Kenosha Tremper in Saturday’s regional finals.
VERONA 3, CRAIG 0
Janesville Craig 5 15 20
Verona 25 25 25
Craig (aces-kills-assists)—Cassie Marsh, 0-4-0; Ina Pruzinskis, 1-3-0; Kelsey Kennedy, 2-0-17; Ally Zimmerman, 0-3-2; Daisy Cedillo, 0-0-0; Jillynn Mortensen, 0-0-0; Ashley Kamholz, 0-1-0; Michelle Straw, 0-6-0; Amanda Klobucar, 0-1-0; Erica Mortensen, 1-2-0; Tessa McCulloch, 0-1-0; Chelsea Sheedy, 0-0-0; Audrey Wiskie, 0-0-0; Emma Becher, 0-0-0.
Verona leaders—Aces: Melissa LaFond, 7. Kills: Jillian Bauer, 13. Assists: Ashley Quinn, 32. Blocks: Ali Tackett, 4.
n Oregon 3, Parker 0—A disappointing season came to an end for Janesville Parker, which lost to the Panthers in the Division 1 regional semifinals and finished with a 6-27 record.
“We played fairly well. Oregon was just better,” Parker coach Dave Lehmann said. “They played exceptional and were very impressive.
“We did a lot of good things tonight but not enough.”
Shelby Demos had six kills for Parker and Cassie Niles finished with 13 assists.
Oregon hosts Elkhorn at 7 p.m. Saturday in a regional final match.
OREGON 3, PARKER 0
Janesville Parker 12 17 14
Oregon 25 25 25
Parker (aces, kils, assists)—Shelby Demos, 1-6-0; Cassie Niles, 1-2-13; Paige Demos, 0-1-0; Andrienne McDonald, 0-4-0; Allison Waldsmith, 2-1-0; Sami Shelton, 0-4-0.
Oregon leaders—Aces: Bryn Anderson (O) 3, Amy Schick (O) 3. Kills: Emily Franklin (O) 21. Assists: Brianna Wethal (O) 16. Digs: Franklin (O) 5. Blocks: Stephanie Arnold 2.
n Milton 3, Badger 0—The Red Hawks dominated after a tight start to the first game to advance to the regional finals at No. 1-seeded Burlington on Saturday night.
Sophomore Emilee Walters led strong front-line play with 15 kills and seven blocks as the Red Hawks swept visiting Badger, 25-19, 25-16, 25-15.
Milton coach Dave Soddy said his team had 10 ace serves and overcame some unforced errors early in the first game.
MILTON 3, BADGER 0
Lake Geneva Badger 19 16 15
Milton 25 25 25
Leaders—Aces: Megan Schullo (M) 3. Kills: Emilee Walters (M) 15. Digs: Erin Stalker (M) 16. Blocks: Walters (M) 7. Assists: Sloane Hecimovich (M) 9.
n Elkhorn 3, Wilmot 0—The host Elks advanced to the Division 1 regional finals by holding off the Panthers.
Elkhorn will play at Oregon at 7 p.m. Saturday.
ELKHORN 3, WILMOT 0
Wilmot 20 12 23
Elkhorn 25 25 25
Leaders—Aces: Rachel Christiensen (E) 3. Kills: Christiensen (E) 9, McKenzie May (E) 9. Digs: Megan Barnes (E) 10. Blocks: Ashland Anderson (E) 6.Assists: Carly Larsen (E) 28.
n Stoughton 3, Bradford 0—The Vikings survived two close games, then romped in the third to put away visiting Kenosha Bradford in a Division 2 regional final match.
Stoughton plays at Westosha Central in Saturday’s regional finals.
STOUGHTON 3, BRADFORD 0
Kenosha Bradford 23 23 12
Stoughton 25 25 25
Leaders—Aces: Rachel Ott (S) 4. Kills—Ali Wahlin (S) 10. Assists—Mereta Monsen (S) 18.