Palmyra-Eagle, Parkview volleyball sweeps
Palmyra-Eagle High School overcame a second-game loss to down visiting Darlington, 3-1, in a WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal girls volleyball match Tuesday.
Richelle Ranney led the Panthers with 22 kills and three blocks.
The Panthers (17-12) play at second-seeded Cuba City in Friday's semifinal. The Cubans were state runners-up last season.
Friday's winner takes on Deerfield or Orfordville Parkview on Saturday for the berth in the Wisconsin Heights Sectional.
PALMYRA-EAGLE 3, DARLINGTON 1
Darlington 9 25 22 22
Palmyra-Eagle 25 22 25 25
Leaders: Aces—Chambers (D) 2; Amanda Potter (PE) 2. Kills—Carley McDonald (D), 5; Richelle Ranney (PE), 22. Digs—Chayse Hermanson (D), 5; Kristine Watts (PE), 25. Blocks—Laura Steiner (D) 3; Ranney (PE) 3, Sam Moraceck (PE) 3. Assists—Cassidy Chambers (D), 11; DaNae Giese (PE), 29.
-- Parkview 3, Cambridge 0—Orfordville Parkview swept Cambridge to earn a shot at top-seeded Deerfield in Friday's Division 3 regional semifinals.
Samantha Thomson had 19 assists and Morgan Strzok had nine kills for Parkview (18-23).
PARKVIEW 3, CAMBRIDGE 0
Cambridge 14 22 12
Orfordville Parkview 25 25 25
Leaders: Aces—Lauren McIntyre (OP) 4. Kills—Carley Jeffery (C) 7, Morgan Strzok (OP) 9. Digs—Maddie Milsap (C) 10, Kaitlyn Nyman (OP) 14. Blocks—Jeffery (C) 2, Brittany Fitzgerald (OP) 3. Assists—Hannah Geis (C) 12, Samantha Thomson (OP) 19.
Albany survived two close games in defeating visiting Williams Bay, 3-0, in a Division 4 quarterfinal match.
The Comets (21-3) travel to South Wayne Blackhawk for a semifinal match on Friday, which pairs into the Lake Country Lutheran Sectional.
After her team won the first game, 25-19, Kaitlyn Schulz served seven points to lead Albany to a 25-21 second-game victory. The Comets closed the match with a 25-14 win.
Sydney Bump had seven aces and 19 kills for Albany.
ALBANY 3, WILLIAMS BAY 0
Williams Bay 19 21 14
Albany 25 25 25
Albany leaders: Aces—Sydney Bump 7. Kills—Bump 19. Digs—Kaitlyn Schulz 21, Assists—Courtney Pfeuti 31.
-- Monticello 3, Faith Christian 1—Taylor Klitzke led the Ponies to a quarterfinal victory over the Eagles at Williams Bay.
Monticello plays at Burlington Catholic Central in Friday's regional semfinals. The winner plays Albany or South Wayne Black Hawk on Saturday for a spot in the Lake Country Lutheran Sectional.
MONTICELLO 3, FAITH CHRISTIAN 1
Monticello 25 19 25 25
Faith Christian 18 25 19 20
Leaders: Hitters: Taylor Klitzke (M), Julie Gregornik (FC). Assists—Suzanne Knudtson (FC)
Last updated: 3:11 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012