Janesville Parker volleyball falls short
Janesville Parker’s girls volleyball team made Tuesday night’s Big Eight Conference match with Verona interesting but could not overtake the Wildcats.
Verona won the last two games en route to a 3-1 victory.
Parker (1-3), despite a lopsided 25-6 loss in Game 1, battled back to win the second game, 26-24.
“We had a lousy start, but we played pretty well after the first game,” Parker coach Dave Lehmann said. “It’s one of those things where we just couldn’t get over the hump.
“Verona has a quite a few club players and is a real nice team, and we were able to hang with them for most of the match.”
Lehmann praised the defensive play of Jackie Ludois and Nicole Popovich, who had 19 digs between them.
Parker competes in the Delavan-Darien Invitational on Saturday.
PARKER 3, VERONA 1
Verona 25 24 25 25
Janesville Parker 6 26 19 22
Parker (aces, kills, digs, assists)—Paige Demos, 0-11-0-0; Jackie Ludois, 2-0-10-0; Danyel Uschan, 0-0-4-21; Amber Benedict, 0-1-0-0; Sarah Krauter, 0-3-2-0; Erika Whitson, 0-4-4-1; Sami Shelton, 0-7-0-0; Lindsey Hoff, 1-1-10-0; Ashley Hartwig, 0-4-0-2; Nicole Popovich, 0-0-9-0; Katie Godding, 1-7-1-0.
Junior varsity—Verona 2, Parker 1.
Freshmen—Parker Green def. Verona Orange, 3-0; Parker Gold def. Verona Black, 2-1.
n Memorial 3, Craig 1—Janesville Craig battled back to within one game but came up short in Game 4 in trying to force a decisive Game 5 in a Big Eight match at Madison Memorial.
“After the first game, it was great volleyball played by both teams,” said Craig coach Blake said Budrow, whose team fell to 1-3 in the conference. “We just made a few more errors at unfortunate times, and that cost us the match.
“I really thought Ashley Kamholz did a great job for us in games three and four, and Amber Bovenmyer did a nice job serving the entire match.”
Craig will be at the Edgerton tournament on Saturday.
MEMORIAL 3, CRAIG 1
Janesville Craig 16 26 25 27
Madison Memorial 25 28 22 29
Craig (aces, kills, digs, assists)—Cassie Marsh, 0-11-1; Kelsey Kennedy, 0-1-31; Erica Mortensen, 0-1-0; Chelsey Sheedy, 2-0-0; Amber Bovenmyer, 5-13-0; Michelle Straw, 0-4-2; Ashley Kamholz, 1-6-0; Emily Hinman, 0-1-0.