Colfax netters compete in Altoona tournament

ALTOONA —With just one conference game left on their schedule which happens to be for the conference title, the Colfax volleyball team faced strong competition in a Saturday tournament held at Altoona Oct. 11, finishing with a record of 1-4 for the day.

Colfax lost 22-25, 15-25 to Big Rivers Conference team River Falls with Chey Olson scoring a team leading seven kills to go with six by Kori Buchanan. Lakken Meredith had three of the four ace serves for the Vikings and 18 of the team’s 20 assists while Buchanan collect nine digs to lead the defense.

In a three set win over Immanual Lutheran by scores of 25-15, 19-25, 18-16, Buchanan slammed 15 kills and Olson added 11. Bryana Buchanan dug the ball off the floor 12 times and Olson came up with 11 digs and Meredith again led the Vikings in assists with 29.

Colfax kept it close in both games against Osceola but lost 24-26, 22-25. Kori Buchanan smacked 11 of the Vikings’ 24 kills while Olson added six and Marianne Scharlau five. Bryana Buchanan served up three aces in the match, Scharlau blocked a pair of shots and Kori Buchanan, Bryana Buchanan and Meredith combined for 25 digs.

Colfax had only 15 kills in a 19-25, 15-25 loss to another Big Rivers Conference team, Chippewa Falls as Olson picked up six of the kills. Courtney Ottinger had the only ace serve of the match and Olson led in digs with nine while Kori Buchanan had eight. Bryana Buchanan moved into the setter position and came up with 11 assists.

Facing a third BRC team, Colfax lost 22-25, 14-25 to Eau Claire Memorial with Kori Buchanan smacking seven kills and Scharlau and Olson picking up six each. Makayla Mattson and Bryana Buchanan served up a couple of aces, Kori Buchanan finished with 10 digs and Meredith collected seven.

NOTE: Colfax setter Lakken Meredith was named the Wisconsin Player of the Week for Sept. 29-Oct. 5 by MaxPreps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association. In six games, Meredith had 75 assists for an average of 12.5 a game, collected 12 digs, six service aces and two blocked shots.