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Viking netters win in five sets over Plum City, finish 2-3 at Cameron Invite

It wasn’t a pretty win but still a win as the Colfax and Plum City volleyball teams went to five sets before the Vikings pulled out a win Sept. 24 in Plum City to remain unbeaten in conference play. Colfax won a close first set 25-23, lost the second one 24-26 then appeared to take control by winning the third set quite handily 25-14. But the Blue Devils came back to take the fourth, again needing extra points, at 26-24 and the final set was a true nail biter as Colfax won 15-13.

“Luckily, Plum City played not to lose in the final set and were very tight,” Colfax coach Pam Meredith said. “Our team is struggling with confidence right now and haven’t been playing as aggressive as they should be.”

As a team, the Vikings slammed 54 kills and dug the ball up 97 times. Marianne Scharlau led the team at the net with 22 kills and three blocks and also scored on three ace serves. Lakken Meredith led in assists with 50 and added 19 digs and five kills, Serena Secraw came up with eight kills and 15 digs, Bryana Buchanan finished with 31 digs and four aces, Savannah Henricks scored on eight kills to go with five kills from Makayla Mattson, Erin Nellessen added nine digs and Megan Schleusner served up a trio of aces with 18 digs.


Colfax defeated Boyceville 25-21, 25-18 and Cameron (the team that knocked them out of the sectional tournament a year ago) 25-10, 25-22, but dropped matches to Prairie Farm 20-25, 14-25,  Fall Creek 22-25, 25-19, 7-15, and to Rice Lake 22-25, 18-25.

Meredith totaled 96 assists with eight ace serves, Scharlau led the Vikings in kills with 43 and 19 blocked shots and Buchanan did her libero job from the back row collecting 79 digs for the five matches.

Up next for Colfax is a home game against new conference rival Durand Sept. 29 and a match at Boyceville Oct. 1.