The Colfax volleyball team finished with a record of 2-1 at their own quadrangular meet held Aug. 25, then had a busy two days when they played seven games at the Menomonie Sprawl held at UW-Stout Aug. 28-29. The Vikings finished 1-3 on the first day of pool play, then went 1-2 on day two of the tournament.
Colfax defeated Plum City to open the match by scores of 25-19, 25-20 and 16-14. Lakken Meredith came up with seven kills, four ace serves and 20 assists, Marianne Scharlau added seven kills and three aces, Bryana Buchanan added three aces and 13 digs, Megan Schleusner had 14 digs and Serena Secraw collected 10 digs.
The Vikings defeated Unity 25-16, 25-9, 15-13 as Scharlau led in kills with eight, Buchanan slammed five kills with three aces and nine digs, Meredith smacked six aces, came up with nine digs and led in assists with 20 and Erin Nellessen led the Vikings in digs with 13.
In a three set loss to Baldwin-Woodville by scores of 18-25, 13-25 and 4-15, Buchanan led the team in digs with 17, Meredith came up with four kills, seven assists and 10 digs, Scharlau added four kills and two solo blocks and Nellessen dug the ball up nine times.
“Poor serve reception and too many missed serves on our part was a nemesis against Baldwin-Woodville,” coach Pam Meredith said. “They exposed our weaknesses and we struggled.”
Competition was from all four divisions in the area in the two day tournament. Colfax lost to D1 Eau Claire North in three sets, losing the first set 18-25, winning the second one 25-22 then dropped the third 9-15. Scharlau led in kills with seven with two blocked shots, Buchanan added six kills with 12 digs and Meredith finished with 15 digs and 24 assists.
In a three set loss to Luck by scores of 8-25, 25-21 and 11-15. Scharlau and Buchanan both finished with eight kills, Schleusner came up with eight digs, Nellessen scored points on a pair of ace serves and Meredith led in assists with 21.
The Vikings lost two sets to Clayton 13-25 and 16-25 as Scharlau and Buchanan again tied for the kill lead with three each while Scharlau blocked two shots, Secraw added five digs and Meredith assisted her teammates 10 times.
In their only win of the day, Colfax defeated Lakeland 25-12, 25-18 as Meredith finished with six aces and 15 assists while Buchanan had five kills with 11 digs and Scharlau came up with points on five kills.
In Saturday’s matches, the Vikings faced conference rival Mondovi and lost 21-25, 23-25. Scharlau slammed 12 kills, Nellessen led the team in digs with 18 and Meredith set her teammates up 18 times for points.
It took three sets before the Vikings lost to Cadott 15-25, 25-18, 11-15. Schleusner smacked five kills and hit the floor for 12 digs, Makayla Mattson came up with five kills and Scharlau also had five kills. Meredith scored on four ace serves, added 14 digs and 20 assists while Buchanan had four aces and 14 digs.
Colfax defeated Lakeland for the second time 25-23, 25-12 to end the tournament with Mattson scoring on five kills, Schleusner slammed four more, Nellessen and Secraw both had seven digs and Meredith led in assists with 16.
“All in all, we played decent at times but were undisciplined at other times,” coach Meredith said. “When we transitioned well, stayed on our feet defensively, and passed well we were a team to reckon with. Unfortunately, we were unable to sustain that level of play on a consistent basis during an individual set or complete match,” she added.
Colfax will play at Bloomer Sept. 1 then will have a break until Sept. 12 when they travel to Hudson.