The Elk Mound volleyball team remained at the top of the conference as they won at home over Glenwood City in three sets Sept. 25, and came back from Mondovi two days later with a four set win. The Mounders are the only undefeated team in the conference at 6-0 and after a home match against Pepin Tuesday, they travel to play the 5-1 Plum City team Thursday, Oct. 4.
The Mounder team totaled 37 kills in the three sets as they won 25-10, 25-13 and 25-14. Anna Sessions led the team with 10 kills while Kaysi Meindel and Amanda Ward both slammed nine. Meindel was 17 for 18 in the serving department and picked up four digs, Maddy Polden was 11 for 11 from the service line with two aces along with five digs and Katie Bergh went 10 for 11 serving. Katie Johnson set her teammates up 13 times, went 10 for 11 serving with two aces and also dug the ball up four times while Becca Kopp picked up 12 assists and two service aces.
Coming off a loss to Colfax, the Buffaloes gave the Mounders a good fight as the first set went into extra points before Elk Mound won 31-29. Things unraveled for the Mounders in set two with Mondovi winning 25-13, but the pep talk between sets from coach Donna Weix must have done the trick as they took control with a 25-10 win. They put the match away with a 25-19 win in the fourth set.
“We knew Mondovi would be bringing it after their loss to Colfax,” Weix said. “And we knew we had to play at a high level and leave everything on the court if we wanted to win. We did just that. We are taking each match one at a time and we have to focus on Pepin. We can’t look past them because anything can happen. The Plum City match will be tough no matter what,” she added.
Meindel scored points with 18 kills against the Buffaloes and was 18 for 18 serving. Ward smacked 14 kills, served up a pair of aces and added 14 digs while Polden put down nine kills, went 25 for 26 at the service line and also had 14 digs. The all important job of setting up teammates came mostly from Kopp who had 24 assists as she also went 14 of 15 serving with two aces and Johnson picked up 12 assists.