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Tornado warning doesn’t slow down Glenwood City volleyball

GLENWOOD CITY senior Maggie Wallin dove to the floor for an attempted save during the Hilltoppers’ volleyball match in Plum City last Thursday. Glenwood City won its first conference match of the season in a three-set sweep. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

By Amber Hayden

PLUM CITY — The Hilltoppers’ volleyball team made the trek to Plum City on September 20 and after the weather delay, walked away with their first Dunn St. Croix victory of the season, beating the Blue Devils in three with scores of 25-16, 25-19 and 25-10.

It was Glenwood City’s only match of the week.

The first two games Glenwood City attempted a few new things against the Blue Devils before returning to the methods the Hilltoppers knew would help them win explained coach Christa Edin.

“It was a good opportunity to see what the changes would look like and if it was something the girls could execute,” stated Edin.

Glenwood City had 31 kills against the Plum City Blue Devils, with Delaney Quinn walking away with 12 of them. Alexis Curvello added on seven more and Madelyn Oehlke contributed five more.

HIT FOR A POINT — Toppers’ senior Alexys Curvello smash this hit past a Blue Devil defender for a point in last Thursday’s Dunn-St. Croix volleyball match in Plum City. Glenwood City went on to win its first conference match in three sets. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

SENDING THE BALL over the net in the Toppers’ volleyball match in Plum City was senior Ashlee Peterson (#21). Glenwood City won the September 20 match. —photo by Shawn DeWitt

Jatelyn Johnson led the team in assists with 11, Oehlke tacked on eight more and Tressa Peskar and Michaela Nyhus each had two a piece.

“The second game we had an interruption due to the tornado warning, but the girls were able to utilize the break and keep the momentum going,” coach Edin explained.

Trailing by four point when play resumed in the middle set, Delaney Quinn served Glenwood City to ten straight points and the lead.

The Toppers went on to win that second set and dominated in the third for the match victory.

Quinn also led the defense with nine digs and two assisted blocks, Curvello and Oehlke added another 14 digs together and Jatelyn Johnson contributed six more digs.

Serving up three aces for the team was Alexis Curvello, Madelyn Oehlke and Jatelyn Johnson each served up two a piece and Tressa Peskar contributed a single ace of her own.

“The ladies are going to have to keep pushing and working hard,” explained coach Edin.

The Hilltoppers faced off against an incoming Durand Panthers team last evening (September 25) and will head to Boyceville  on Thursday, September 27 to face the rival Bulldogs before returning home to host defending D-SC champ Colfax next Tuesday. 

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