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Lady Toppers finish fourth at Spring Valley tournament

By Kelsie Hoitomt

SPRING VALLEY – The Glenwood City volleyball team played in a tournament last Saturday at the Spring Valley High School against Plum City, Cumberland and Clear Lake.

It was a true conference showdown between the Toppers and the Plum City Blue Devils with the match going into three sets with both teams wanting to dominate the floor.

The final scores were 25-21 with the Toppers taking the first game. Then they fell short 25-20 and in the final tie breaker, the Blue Devils ran the court with a crushing victory of 15-1.

The Toppers posted 11 kills in the three sets with Becca Moll, Megan Samens and Hannah Ludtke each leading with three. Mikaela Voeltz and Leslie Ludtke each had one.

Hannah also had three service aces and her sister Leslie had two.

Outside of the conference, the Toppers finished on top against the Cumberland Beavers with final scores of 25-22 and 25-20.

They were incredibly active at the net in this match with a total of 20 kills landed including eight from Samens. She also had two aces.

McKenzie Kuehl followed with four kills, Moll and Voeltz each had three and Jenesa Klinger and Hannah each had one.

Carlee Strong led the team in aces with four and Leslie Ludtke, Nikki Gabbert and Klinger each had one.

The Toppers finished fourth in the tournament after losing to the Clear Lake Warriors in two sets of 25-23 and 25-18.

The girls had a total of nine kills with Voeltz, Samens and Klinger each getting two down and Moll, Gabbert and Strong each had one.

They finished with a total of seven aces in that game as well with four from Leslie, two from Hannah and one from Samens.

All in all, the Toppers tossed up 132 serves with 21 aces and 40 kills on offense with a total of 43 digs on defense.

“The ladies are really working well together as a team and are finding ways they can dominate,” shared coach Christa Blaser. “I am really looking forward to seeing how the season progresses.”

The Toppers will continue their play with a triangular in Boyceville this Thursday, September 11 with matches against Amery and Boyceville starting at 6:00 p.m.

They will then turn around and be back in Boyceville for a conference contest next Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m.