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Janesville Parker, Craig volleyball tumble

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Gazette Staff
September 24, 2010

So close, but so far away.


That was the story for the Janesville Parker High volleyball team that lost to visiting Sun Prairie, 25-16, 25-20, 25-21, 23-25 in a Big Eight Conference match Thursday night.


“Sun Prairie’s defense kept us from scoring,” Parker coach Dave Lehman said. “We just could not get over the hump. It was frustrating.”


Parker fell to 2-4 in the Big Eight and 11-12 overall.


“We played great defense today, but we just kept coming up short,” Lehmann said.


Samatha Shelton led the Viking offense with 15 kills. Natalie McDonald led the Parker defense with a kill and five digs.


“She kept a lot of balls alive that were testy,” Lehman said of McDonald.


The Vikings travel to Craig on Tuesday night.


SUN PRAIRIE 3, PARKER 1

Sun Prairie 25 25 25 23


Parker 16 20 21 25


Sun Prairie leaders: Aces—Anna Brereton, 4. Kills—Hanna Running, 10. Digs—Brereton, 20. Assists—Kristen Hoppman, 28.


Parker (aces-kills-digs-assists)—Paige Demos, 0-11-0-1; Jackie Ludois, 1-0-0-0; Kari Krauter, 0-3-0-0; Sarah Krauter, 0-2-0-0; Natalie McDonald, 0-1-5-0; Rachael Hearn, 0-0-0-3; Erika Whitson, 1-0-5-0; Samantha Shelton, 0-15-0-0; Kayla Brennan, 0-1-1-5; Lindsey Hoff, 1-0-6-0; Anna Dubanowich, 0-1-1-0; Ashley Hartwig, 0-9-2-1; Nicole Popovich, 2-1-3-0; Katie Godding, 1-1-0-0; Ashley Ross, 0-1-0-19.


Junior varsity—Sun Prairie def. Parker, 25-19, 25-19, 18-25.


Freshmen—Parker Green def. Sun Prairie Red, 23-25, 25-17, 25-19; Sun Prairie White def. Parker Gold, 25-14, 16-25, 25-19.


-- Middleton 3, Craig 0—A slow start derailed Janesville Craig in a Big Eight Conference match against the defending champion Cardinals at Middleton.


“We started slow and didn’t pass well in the first game,” Craig coach Blake Budrow said. “That carried over a little bit to Game 2.


“I was pleased with how we finished, though. We were right there in game three, but they made a little run at the end.”


Katie Villa had five assists, three kills and an ace to lead the Cougars.


Craig (3-3) will host crosstown rival Janesville Parker at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


MIDDLETON 3, CRAIG 0

Janesville Craig 11 17 19


Middleton 25 25 25


Craig (aces-kills-assists)—Haley Bayreuther, 1-0-0; Ina Pruzinskis, 0-4-0; Regan Sitorius, 0-3-0; Erica Mortensen, 0-1-1; Amber Bovenmyer, 1-3-0; Michelle Straw, 0-2-0; Ellisa Ziemer, 0-1-0; Emma Becher, 0-1-5; Emily Hinman, 0-2-0; Katie Villa, 1-3-5; Kaylyn Funk, 2-0-0.



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