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Toppers still searching for first volleyball win

Despite good effort and hard work, wins remained elusive for the Glenwood City girls’ volleyball team.

The Lady Hilltoppers came up empty-handed in a pair of tournaments last week.

Glenwood City finished 0-3 at the Cumberland Quadrangular last Tuesday, September 8. The squad then lost a pair of matches at the Chippewa Falls McDonell Central Invitational on Saturday, September 12 to fall to 0-9 on the young season.

In Cumberland last Tuesday, Glenwood City fell to Winter, Mercer and Cumberland, each in two sets.

Winter was the first to take down Glenwood City as it won 14-25 and 16-25. Becca Moll and Megan Speiser led with two kills each in the match. Speiser also had a high three aces while Mariah Voeltz had five digs.

Mercer, the quad champion, gave the Toppers a tough time, winning 14-25 and 9-25. Jenesa Klinger had a solid match leading Glenwood City in kills (3), aces (3), digs and total serves (9 each). Moll had deuces in aces, block kills and digs. Megan Speiser had 12 serves.

Glenwood City played well against the host Beavers in the final round but still came up short, dropping both sets 21-25 and 17-25. In that match, Klinger had triples in kills, aces and digs. Voeltz finished with five digs and a kill.

“The girls started off a little rough,” noted Christa Blaser, Glenwood City head coach. “By the end of the night we were able to get things together a little better.”

In Chippewa Falls on Saturday, the Hilltoppers lost two-set matches to both Elk Mound and the host McDonell Macks. No scores or statistics had been made available as of Tuesday morning’s (Sept. 15) press time.

Glenwood City opened Dunn-St. Croix Conference action last evening in Colfax. The Toppers will finally host a match tomorrow (Thursday, September 17) when Elk Mound comes to Glenwood City for a homecoming showdown. The Vikings and Mounders finished one-two in last season’s conference standings. GC will then be back on the road next Tuesday, September 22 for a match in Elmwood.