The Elk Mound volleyball team played plenty of games in a five day span to help them prepare for the upcoming conference season as they went 4-4 at the Menomonie Sprawl during Labor Day weekend, then won a pair of matches Sept. 2 at Cadott.
In a tournament played over two days at UW-Stout, the Mounders won in three sets over Division 1 Oshkosh West 25-19, 15-25, 16-14. Elly Friberg and Hannah Flatness both had seven kills, Leia Kufahl collected 23 sets and Elizabeth Schreiber 14 digs. The Mounders also beat Wausau West 2 sets to none.
Elk Mound defeated Mosinee 18-25, 25-10, 15-8 as Morgan Polden slammed seven kills, Kufahl had seven assists and Friberg 12 digs.
Their fourth win was over Cadott, 25-19, 19-25, 15-12. Elizabeth Schreiber and Polden both came up with eight kills, Kufahl nine sets and Polden 14 digs.
The Mounders lost to Division 1 Hudson 22-25, 13-25. Flatness led the team in kills with seven, Kufahl had all 19 of the team sets and Friberg dug the ball up nine times.
They lost in two sets to Turtle Lake 20-25, 19-25 with Schreiber and Flatness both smacking four kills, Kufahl and Dayna Kotecki came up with five assists each and Friberg dug the ball off the floor 13 times.
Playing another D1 school, the Mounders lost two close games to DC Everest 24-26, 18-25. Flatness came up with five kills, Kufahl and Kotecki combined for 17 assists and Kotecki added eight digs.
Playing conference rival Colfax, Elk Mound lost 11-25, 25-17 and blew a big lead in the third set, falling 12-15. Polden led the offensive attack with five kills, Kotecki finished with six sets and Serena Wieser came up with 14 digs while Rachel Caron and Kotecki both finished with 11 digs each.
Elk Mound won both matches, defeating Gilman 25-15, 25-12 and also won over Cadott 25-18, 25-17. Friberg led in kills against Gilman with seven, Kufahl had 12 assists and Lexi Peterson three digs. Against Cadott, Flatness slammed six kills, Kufahl and Kotecki again combined to lead in assits with 18 and Moriah Mauer pretty much controlled the backcourt with 25 digs.