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Janesville Parker, Craig fall in volleyball

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Gazette Staff
October 7, 2009

The Big Eight Conference volleyball season has turned into a broken record for Janesville Parker.


The Vikings continue to come close but can’t get back into the win column in the Big Eight Conference.


Tuesday night in the Parker gym, Madison Memorial won a fifth and deciding game, 15-12, to earn a 3-2 conference victory.


Parker (1-7 in the Big Eight) led 2-1 before the Spartans won the final two games.


“We’re getting better and we played pretty well against a decent team, but we just weren’t able to beat them,” Parker coach Dave Lehmann. “Our won/loss record might not show it, but we really are getting better.”


Lehmann praised the play of Katie Godding up front, and the defense of Lindsey Hoff and Erika Whitson.


Parker is at state-ranked and Big Eight leader Middleton on Thursday.


MEMORIAL 3, PARKER 2

Madison Memorial 25 21 23 25 15


Janesville Parker 22 25 25 21 12


Parker (aces, kills, digs, assists)—Denyel Uschan, 1-3-8-27; Amber Benedict, 0-1-8-0; Sarah Krauter, 0-8-1-0; Erika Whitson, 0-9-15-3; Sami Shelton, 0-10-1-0; Lindsey Hoff, 1-0-20-0; Ashley Hartwig, 0-4-0-2; Nicole Popovich, 3-0-5-0; Katie Godding, 0-18-3-1.


Junior varsity—Parker def. Memorial, 3-0.


Freshmen—Parker Gold def. Memorial, 3-0; Parker Green def. Memorial, 3-0.


-- West sweeps Craig—The visiting Cougars played the Regents tough in game one, but lost 25-20 en route to the Big Eight loss.


Kelsey Kennedy had 24 assists to pace the Cougar attack.


Craig will host Verona on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Night. All proceeds from the gate and the concession stand will go toward breast cancer research.


WEST 3, CRAIG 0

Janesville Craig 20 9 19


Madison West 25 25 25


Craig leaders: Aces—Celia Hansen 1. Kills—Michelle Straw 9. Assists—Kelsey Kennedy 24.



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