By Amber Hayden
MENOMONIE — The Glenwood City Hilltoppers volleyball team struggled during their first matches of the season with losses to Menomonie, Barron and Prescott on August 21.
“The girls played really well against Menomonie, we are working our line up so ran a few different things to see what would work best for us,” explained coach Edin.
Delaney Quinn led the team in kills with nine, backing her up was Alexis Curvello and Madelyn Oehlke tying for two kills a piece on attacks.
Senior players Jatelyn Johnson and Tressa Peskar worked the defense for the Hilltoppers with five digs a piece, Madelyn Oehlke added four more and Alexis Curvello rounded it out with another three.
“We took the first game 25-20, lost the second 20-25 only to fall just short in the third 13-15,” according to Edin.
The second round Glenwood City matched up against the Barron Golden Bears only to lose both sets 8-25.
Hilltoppers players Madelyn Oehlke, Michaela Nyhus and Tressa Peskar put up one kill a piece and Alexis Curvello managed two kills during the August 21 match.
“Our last game was against Prescott and went a little better, even with the losses it was a decent game with some good volleys,” said Edin.
Johnson led the offense with 16 kills and 18 assists during the match up, Oehlke was close behind her with 15 assists and six kills.
The Hilltoppers lost both matches to Prescott with scores of 13-25 and 19-25.
Two days later the team traveled to Chetek-Weyerhaeuser on August 23 with hopes of bouncing back after the losses in Menomonie.
“The teams were pretty well evenly matched, we just fell short on our coverage,” Edin explained.
The Lady Toppers were close in all three matches, but fell short of the win again bringing their record to 1-9 for the 2018 season.
The team is still on the road as they faced Amery on August 27 and will face up against Ellsworth on August 30.