By Cara L. Dempski
BOYCEVILLE — The Boyceville girls volleyball team continued recording wins last week as it swept both Chetek-Weyerhaeuser and Amery in non-conference contests.
Bulldogs vs. Bulldogs
Boyceville traveled to Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Tuesday, September 6 in a Bulldog battle that saw Boyceville take the match in three straight sets.
Coach Corrie Roemhild said, “The girls played really hard and with confidence. They came out swinging and didn’t back down.”
Erica Sempf led Boyceville on defense, with four blocks for the night. Madysn Riek followed her with three and Hannah Guy with two. Cassie Malean and Morgan Kuhn chalked up one block apiece.
Cassie Malean provided the team with 14 digs, while Hannah Guy foiled nearly as many attacks with 10 digs of her own. Madysn Riek added nine more digs, Jaida Peterson put up six, and Brooklyn Hellmann recorded five. Erica Sempf contributed three more digs, and Mariah Drury and Morgan Kuhn took two more each.
Riek and Hellmann led the team with aces, landing two each. Peterson and Kuhn weren’t far behind with two aces per player, and Malean finished the ace count with one.
Riek also put down 12 kills in the game, doubling the number put up by her nearest follower, Sempf. Guy trailed Sempf’s six by one, nailing five kills on the night. Malean, Kuhn and Peterson each took home two kills, and Hellmann recorded one.
“Overall, our passes were great, which led to some excellent sets and hits,” Roemhild finished.
The win over Chetek-Weyerhaeuser takes Boyceville’s record to 9-1.
Bulldogs vs. Warriors
The Bulldogs stayed on the road when it traveled to Amery to take on the Warriors on September 8. Boyceville prevailed for the second time that week, beating Amery 3-1 by scores of 25-19, 25-21, 17-25 and 25-20.
Roemhild said the girls started the first game a little flat, dropping quite a few points.
“The girls did a great job of fighting back, taking the lead, and winning the first two games,” she said.
Boyceville put up some nice numbers on the night, bringing 43 kills, seven aces, and 75 digs.
Libero Jaida Peterson accounted for 22 of the team’s digs. She also picked up two kills. Brooklyn Hellmann and Madysn Riek split another 26 digs, taking 13 apiece for the match. Hellmann also landed two kills and five aces, while Riek recorded 17 kills and one ace.
Riek and Hellmann also provided blocking for the team, with each player taking credit for one solo block and Riek assisting on five more.
Cassie Malean took 11 digs and six kills. Malean also provided the team with a solo block and three more block assists. Hannah Guy chalked up nine digs, 12 kills, and two assists in the match.
Morgan Kuhn completed two solo blocks and two assists, turned back six attacks, and landed both an ace and a kill. Erica Sempf provided a dig, three kills, a solo block, and three block assists.
Roemhild said, “Although we lost the third game, the girls continued to play with confidence. I was very proud of them.”
The Bulldog volleyball team travels to Plum City on September 15 to open conference action and will return home to host Durand on Tuesday, September 20.