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Vikings spike their way to championship in Chetek

CHETEK – Four players on the Colfax volleyball team combined for 86 kills as the Vikings won all four matches in the five-team tournament held in Chetek Saturday, September 8.

Three sets were played against each team even though the Vikings won the first two sets in each match.

The Lady Vikings beat Siren 25-23, 25-14, 25-15, Cornell 25-20, 25-15, 25-15, Chetek 25-22, 25-22 and lost the third 25-21, then defeated New Auburn 25-6, 25-17, 25-15.

Kori Buchanan led the team in kills with 24, Chey Olson added 23, Taylor Shipman slammed 20 and Ryleigh Prochnow banged out 19. Dannielle Dachel set her teammates up 36 times and Buchanan added 35 assists. Alexis Rudi was all over the floor collecting 23 digs to save points for the team.

“We were successful throughout the tournament while we experimented with different lineups as we enter conference play,” coach Pam Meredith said.

“It is very exciting to have such a versatile and open minded group of athletes who genuinely appreciate and encourage everyone who steps on the floor. No matter what lineup we put on the floor, the girls embrace the opportunity to make it successful. If we continue to decrease our unforced errors and increase our ability to terminate the ball on a more consistent basis this will be an exciting season for us,” she added.

Colfax begins conference play with a pair of road games, Sept. 11 at Spring Valley and Sept. 13 at Elk Mound.