By Cara L. Dempski
BOYCEVILLE — The Boyceville volleyball team walked away from its August 25 quadrangular with a 3-0 record.
It’s the third consecutive year that the Lady Bulldogs have achieved the feat.
Cornell was the first team to face the Bulldogs, and fell in two sets, fighting to a 25-17 lead in the first set and then dropping the second set 25-9 to the hosts. Bulldogs’ libero Jaida Peterson provided service for six points in the first set, earning one ace, and 11 points in the second, earning a second ace.
Other playmakers for Boyceville in the opening game were seniors Morgan Kuhn and Madysn Riek, both of whom had strong second sets. Kuhn scored an ace, while Riek registered a pair of aces.
In the team’s second contest, Boyceville met the Lumberjills of Ladysmith and again felled them over two sets. Senior Brooklyn Hellmann rained down five aces on the Lumberjills in the two-set victory. She was joined by fellow senior Cassie Malean, who picked up an ace in the second set.
Ladysmith proved tougher to knock off than Cornell, going 25-23 in the first set and 25-19 in the second. Malean was credited with match point for both sets. Libero Peterson served for four points against Ladysmith.
The quad’s final match of the night was a battle of unbeatens as the Bulldogs faced off against the Flambeau Falcons. Like Boyceville, Flambeau had beaten both Cornell and Ladysmith.
Riek picked up the lone Boyceville ace in the first set against Flambeau. Peterson served for match point after Hellmann provided her with eight points prior to a side out for the Falcons as the Bulldogs scored a quick 25-10 win in the first set.
Boyceville made a clean sweep by taking the second set 25-11. Peterson picked up a pair of aces over seven serves and Riek scored the set- and game-winning point to cap the evening’s action.
The annual quad also marked the first-ever “Volley for a Cure” – a fundraiser that benefited the American Caner Society.
Boyceville hosted another quad yesterday (August 30) and will travel to Fall Creek tomorrow, September 1, for a third straight quad before breaking for the Labor Day holiday.