Janesville Craig volleyball overcomes slow start
Janesville Craig’s volleyball team picked up a Big Eight Conference win Tuesday night by sweeping past Beloit Memorial.
The Cougars hung on to win the first game, 28-26, before cruising in Games 2 and 3 for a 3-0 victory.
“We started out flat in game one, falling behind 15-6, but then we started playing much better after that,” Craig coach Blake Budrow said.
“Michelle Straw did a nice job hitting, while Chelsea Sheedy was solid defensively.
“It was a good way to start the week.”
The Cougars (1-1) will host Madison La Follette on Thursday night
CRAIG 3, BELOIT 0
Janesville Craig 28 25 25
Beloit Memorial 26 21 19
Craig (aces-kills-assists)—Cassie Marsh, 0-10-0; Celia Hansen, 3-0-0; Kelsey Swales, 0-0-1; Megan Sitorius, 0-5-0; Kelsey Kennedy, 4-3-29; Erica Mortensen, 1-1-0; Chelsea Sheedy, 1-0-0; Amber Bovenmyer, 0-7-0; Michelle Straw, 0-10-1; Sheviah Volbright, 1-1-0; Daisy Cedio, 0-1-0; Ashley Kamholz, 1-2-2; Emma Becher, 2-4-2; Emily Hinman, 0-4-0; Taylor Sitorius, 1-0-0.
n East 3, Parker 1—Janesville Parker couldn’t recover from a tough third game in suffering a Big Eight Conference loss.
After winning Game 2 to tie the match at 1-1, the Vikings lost 25-11 in Game 3.
“This is a match we probably shouldn’t have lost, but we just didn’t make the plays when we had to,” Parker coach Dave Lehmann said.
“The difference at the end was the fact that we had a chance to take it to a fifth game, but we came up short in Game 4. With the game (four) tied at 23-23, East made two back-to-back great plays to win 25-23.”
Lehmann praised the play of senior hitter Paige Demos and the serving of Nicole Popovich.
The Vikings play at Madison West on Thursday night.
EAST 3, PARKER 1
Madison East 25 17 25 25
Janesville Parker 19 25 11 23
Parker (aces-kills-digs-assists)—Paige Demos, 0-12-0-0; Jackie Ludois, 1-0-4-0; Danielle Uschan, 3-1-0-21; Amber Benedict, 3-0-3-0; Sarah Krauter, 0-6-1-0; Erika Whitson, 1-2-5-0; Sam Shelton, 0-5-5-0; Lyndsey Hoff, 0-0-16-0; Anna Dubanowich, 0-1-2-0; Ashley Hartwig, 0-4-0-0; Nicole Popovich, 4-0-11-0; Cary Krauter, 0-0-1-0; Katie Godding, 0-9-3-0; Ashley Ross, 0-0-0-3.
Junior varsity—Parker wins 3-0.
Freshmen— Parker Green def. East Purple,
3-0; Parker Gold def. East Gold, 3-0.