Lady Mounders pound Pepin, Plum City
The Elk Mound volleyball team continued to roll through the conference with a four set win over Pepin at home Sept. 30, then went on the road two days later and made easy work of it with a three set win at Plum City.
Starting the evening with a 4-0 conference record, the Mounders had yet to lose a set in any of their conference matches. That changed quickly as they dropped the first set to the Lakers 25-18 before coming back to take the next three 25-17-25-15, 25-9.
Morgan Polden was a force at the net and from the back row, slamming 15 kills and assisting on a block while serving up a pair of aces and collecting 11 digs. Elizabeth Schreiber and Hannah Flatnes both came up with eight kills each and Moriah Mauer and Elly Friberg had five apiece. Dayna Kotecki and Leia Kufahle combined for 34 of the Mounder’s 39 assists with Kotecki leading the way with 18 and Kufahl 16. Serena Wieser was perfect from the service line with a 20 for 20 performance and a pair of aces, Friberg had a team leading four solo blocks and Rachel Caron was solid on the defensive side with 11 digs.
The Elk Mound defense held Plum City’s big slammer Cheyanne Catura to just seven kills in the 25-13, 25-14, 25-11 win. Meanwhile Schreiber put down 11 kills herself while Polden added 10 and Wieser six. Kufahl and Kotecki both set their teammates up 16 times, Kotecki added three service aces and eight digs, and Friberg, Caron and Polden played stellar defense as they collected 11 digs each. As a team, they missed only two of 73 attempts from the service line.
The Mounders are now 6-0 in conference play with three matches left.