By Amber Hayden
GLENWOOD CITY — The Lady Toppers took it to Durand and Boyceville September 25 and 27 as each of their matches went to five sets.
After losing to Durand in the 2017 season the Topper Ladies brought home the win and on their own court after taking the match to the max sets and walking away 3-2.
Walking into the Boyceville gym, the Hilltoppers rallied together to try for their second win in a week. But with several girls not feeling well it showed for the Toppers as they left with a loss 2-3.
The Hilltoppers faced a tough Colfax Vikings team on October 2, October 4 they will make the drive to Elk Mound and finally round out their week back home against the Elmwood Raiders on October 9.
Glenwood City vs. Durand
September 25 match against Durand was a fun one explained head coach Christa Edin. “Last year we were at Durand and had to go five matches as well and fell short, but not this year,” Edin stated.
Glenwood won the match up with the Panthers in five sets with scores of 10-25, 18-25, 25-21, 25-13 and 15-13.
The Lady Toppers swung at the net 168 times and put down 43 kills against the Panthers. Delaney Quinn had 12 of the Topper kills, Tressa Peskar contributed nine more and Alexis Curvello added in eight more.
“Each game got better and better, for this team to come from behind was huge for them,” Edin explained, the ladies are working hard and improving every game.”
Jatelyn Johnson led the assists for Glenwood City with 18 and Madelyn Oehlke added in 17 more for the Hilltoppers.
Serving up four aces for Glenwood City was player Alexis Curvello with Oehlke and Quinn each getting two aces a piece.
Delaney Quinn also led the defense with 22 digs against the Panthers, Tressa Peskar dug deep for 16 and Curvello and Oehlke contributed 13 a piece.
Glenwood City vs. Boyceville
The Hilltoppers made the trip down the road to Boyceville on September 27 to take on the Bulldogs and scrap for five sets before walking away with a loss with scores of 25-17, 28-26, 19-25, 23-25 and 4-15.
“Tough night for the Toppers Ladies. They fought hard but just couldn’t pull off the win,” commented coach Edin.
Leading Glenwood City on offense was senior Tressa Peskar with nine kills and Delaney Quinn and Madelyn Oehlke both put up seven kills to add to their careers.
The Lady Toppers put up 34 assists against the Bulldogs on Thursday night with setter Jatelyn Johnson leading the way with 19 and Oehlke contributed 11 more.
“We had two out sick the day before and two more not feeling well at the time of the competition,” explained Edin, “it was tough with some of our key players not feeling well, it was a game we should have not lost.”
Alexis Curvello led Glenwood City with five service aces, Oehlke contributed three more and Delaney Quinn and Tressa Peskar both had two a piece.
The Toppers defense had 84 digs against Boyceville with Peskar digging deep for 20, Quinn tacked on another 16 and Jatelyn Johnson put down 11 digs.
“After taking the first two games from them (Boyceville), they were able to take the third game, shows some mental toughness for the Bulldogs,” said coach Edin.