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Parker rolls in Big Eight volleyball; Craig falls

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Gazette Staff
September 2, 2008

Janesville Parker High School girls volleyball team downed Beloit Memorial, 3-1, to get its Big Eight Conference season off to a good start Tuesday.


“We did a lot of things well,” Parker coach Dave Lehmann said of the visiting Vikings’ 25-18, 25-13, 23-25, 25-18 triumph. “We corrected some things we did not do well Saturday (in the Wisconsin Rapids Invitational).”


Cassie Niles posted 33 kills and Shelby Demos added 16 kills to lead the Vikings.


Parker plays at Madison East at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday.


PARKER 3, BELOIT 1


Beloit Memorial 18 13 25 18


Janesville Parker 25 25 23 25


Parker (aces, kills, assists)—Shelby Demos, 0-16-1. Cassie Niles, 0-33-3; Paige Demos, 0-7-1; Adrienne McDonald, 3-10-2; Lindsey Hoff, 1-0-0; Kaynesha Zinn, 0-4-0; Allison Waldsmith, 2-0-0; Sami Schelton. 2-7-1.


Sun Prairie 3, Craig 0—Defending champion Sun Prairie swept past Janesville Craig in a Big Eight Conference opener.


The visiting Cardinals posted 25-14, 25-14, 25-17 victories.


“They played great defense, as usual,” Craig coach Blake Budrow said.


Jessica Simps, a first-team all-conference selection last season, led the Cardinals with 13 kills. Kelsey Kennedy had 13 assists.


“Kelsey Kennedy set well and Jilynn Mortensen played well in the back row,” Budrow said. “We need with a couple of consistent hitters.’’


Craig hosts Beloit Memorial at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday.



SUN PRAIRIE 3, CRAIG 0


Sun Prairie 25 25 25


Janesville Craig 14 14 17


Sun Prairie leaders: Aces—McCourt, Krueger, 2. Kills—Simps 13, Assists—McCourt 27.


Janesville Craig (aces, kills, assists)—Jilynn Mortensen, 0-1-1; Ashley Kamholz, 1-3-0; Chelsea Sheedy, 0-1-0; Kesley Kennedy, 1-1-13; Michelle Straw, 0-4-0; Amanda Klobucar, 0-4-0; Ally Zimmerman, 0-3-0; Ina Pruzinskis, 0-3-0; Erica Mortensen, 0-0-4; Emma Becher, 0-3-2.



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