By Kelsie Hoitomt
The Glenwood City volleyball team had a pair of matches this past week with conference play against Elmwood last Tuesday and then again in Spring Valley on Thursday night.
The Hilltoppers came into the Elmwood game with a positive attitude after beating them the weekend prior, but the Raiders were in retaliation mode, which resulted in them winning three sets of 25-19, 25-23 and 25-22.
Scoring against the Raiders were Kayla Bloss with six kills, Megan Samens had four and one service ace, Kelly Perkins had three kills and Hannah Ludtke had two kills. Kenzie Kruse also had three aces, Kristie Knops had two and Nikki Gabbert had one.
It was a rough night against the Cardinals, who are currently tied for first place in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference with a 5-1 record after beating the Hilltoppers in three sets of 25-12, 25-10 and 25-18.
On the offense against the Cardinals, it was Samens with three kills, Bloss and Mikaela Voeltz each had two kills and Perkins and Gabbert each had one. Gabbert also had two service aces and Bloss and Samens each had one.
Perkins had a busy night at the net with ten block assists and two block solos. She was aided by Katelynn Meyer, Samens and Ludtke who each had four assists.
On the schedule, the Hilltoppers played Monday night (Oct. 7) in Pepin, which was rescheduled from the previous date of Thursday, October 10. They were then at home on Tuesday (Oct. 8) for a match against Mondovi.
Their next and final game of the regular season will be Tuesday, October 15 at home against Plum City starting at 7:00 p.m.