Elk Mound improved their conference record on the volleyball court to 6-2 with a couple of wins last week. They started with a four set win over Plum City Oct. 8 then traveled to Hammond two days later and showed no mercy as they swept St. Croix Central in three games.
After taking the first set 25-17, the Mounders found themselves knotted up in sets when the Blue Devils took the second one 25-21. The Mounders got the wake up call to win the third 25-14 but barely hung on for the match win with a 25-23 win in the final game.
Morgan Polden and Anna Sessions both had 16 kills to lead Elk Mound in that department while Katie Benson added five. Katie Johnson collected 36 of the Mounders’ 38 assists and Rachel Caron and Polden each finished with two service aces. Polden and Johnson led the defense with eight digs each while Caron added seven and Mattie Pitts five.
St. Croix Central
The first set was the only close one of the evening with the Mounders winning 25-16 but from then on it was all Elk Mound as they took the next two 25-5 and 25-9. Sessions led the team with nine kills in the short match while Polden slammed five. Johnson picked up 19 assists and four serve aces to lead the Mounders in both of those departments while Polden and Dayna Kotecki both added three aces. Sessions collected 10 digs, Johnson had seven and Kyra Anderson added six. Elly Friberg, back from an injury, had a team leading three solo blocks.