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Lady Toppers lose in three-sets to Pepin and Plum City

By Kelsie Hoitomt

The past week the Lady Toppers played two of their final three conference games with Tuesday night at home against Pepin and Thursday was away in Plum City.

Both matches ended in a three-set loss for Glenwood City.

The Toppers started off quite strong against the Lakers with a 6-0 lead in the first set and then it was 10-3 with the help of a kill by Jenesa Klinger.

The Lakers were clearly thrown off guard and two time outs were called in order to come up some sort of new strategy.

The set fell apart at the seams following the break and soon the score was tied at 14’s, then at 20 before Hannah Ludtke landed a tip.

Pass errors on the serve receive resulted in a loss of points and the game ended 25-23 in favor of the Lakers.

The Toppers’ offense was lackluster in the second set with very few attacks and too many passes, which resulted in a quick finish of 25-11.

The Lakers needed to win one more set in order to take the victory for the evening and they did so with a final score of 25-18.

The Toppers finished with a total of 12 kills, five service aces out of 53 serves and 29 digs on defense.

Becca Moll led the team in kills with four, Hannah followed with three, Klinger had two and Leslie Ludtke, Mikaela Voeltz and Carlee Strong each had one.

Strong also took the majority of the digs with ten and she had one ace. Klinger and Voeltz had the other four aces with two a piece.

The Toppers final match of the week was Thursday against Plum City. They finished the night with a three-set loss of 25-20, 25-15 and 25-13.

They had a total of 13 kills, three aces in 49 total serves and 39 digs on defense.

Moll again was the lead at the net with five kills for the Toppers. Klinger and Voeltz followed with three each and Leslie and Hannah each had one.

Klinger also had two aces for the team and Leslie landed one. Klinger was also the pass receiver on the defense with 17 total digs.

The Toppers wrapped up their regular season on Tuesday night with a game at home against St. Croix Central. They will have their first round of Regionals next Tuesday, October 24.