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ELK MOUND – Following an opening week split against rival Colfax, the Elk Mound volleyball team, playing at home and away this past week, secured a pair of victories over Mondovi to improve to 3-1 this season.
Playing on their home court last Tuesday, September 22, the Lady Mounders roped in a three-sets-to-one conference win against the Mondovi Buffaloes. Elk Mound’s effort and results were even more impressive two nights later when they tamed the Buffaloes in three straight sets to earn the sweep on September 24.
Elk Mound will have an unexpected break this week as both its matches versus Elmwood/Plum City have been cancelled. Apparently, the Wolves have had some positive tests for the Coronavirus. The Mounders next match will be against unbeaten Glenwood City at home on Tuesday, October 6. The team will then travel to Glenwood City on Thursday, October 8.
Elk Mound 3, Mondovi 1
First-year head coach Ryan Grimm’s group played well in their opening match against Mondovi last Tuesday picking up a three to one win.
The Mounders vaulted to a commanding two sets-to-none lead with wins of 25-22 and 25-13. The Buffaloes, however, stampeded for a 25-23 victory in the third set. But Elk Mound found its winning ways once again in the fourth set putting down the Buffaloes for a 25-16 match win.
In the contest, Susan Marquardt and McKenna Diermeier each scored nine aces to lead the team, which tallied 29 in all, while Tessah Tyman and Chloe Simpson registered five and four respectively. Morgan Kinblom tallied a whopping 24 of the Mounders’ 25 assists and had three aces. Brooke Emery notched 17 digs with Emma Brenden getting eight and Diermeier nine to go with four aces. Gracie Carlton and Tyman each finished with four blocks while Marquardt, Kinblom and Simpson each had a pair.
Elk Mound 3, Mondovi 0
Elk Mound picked up the home-and-home series sweep over Mondovi as it dominated the Buffaloes on their home court last Thursday, September 24, winning in three sets – 25-13, 25-20 and 25-18.
Elk Mound upped its kills to 36 in the match with McKenna Diermeier topping the list with 15 followed by Susan Marquardt with eight and Tessah Tyman scoring seven.
Again, Morgan Kimblom dominated in assists, recording all 31 of that Mounders’ statistic in the win.
The squad also equaled the number of digs it had in Tuesday’s match at 50. Diermeier came up with 18, Brooke Emery tallied ten and Susan Marquardt was credited with nine.
Tyman, Marquardt and Chloe Simpson each finished the match with a block.