The Fond du Lac High School boys volleyball team broke new ground with a victory over visiting Kaukauna on Thursday at Fond du Lac High School.
The Cardinals won their opener 3-1 with set scores of 24-26, 25-20, 25-16, 25-21.
“It was a great program night, a great program win whenever you can have your program beat another program it has never beaten before that has made the state tournament for so many years,” said Fondy coach Royal Smit, adding that the junior varsity also won. “It’s a huge step for Fond du Lac boys volleyball.”
Fondy’s next game is at home Sept. 6 against Appleton East.
Kaukauna 3, Fondy 1
The Fond du Lac girls volleyball team had some momentum after the third game, but host Kaukauna turned up the heat and won the FVA match 25-22, 25-19, 21-25, 25-11.
“We altered the line-up in set three and that worked,” Fondy coach Kevin Santry said. “We just hit a mental block in set four and Kaukauna was able to run away with the lead.
“When we were playing from behind, the girls weren’t in the right state of mind.”
Jenna Rosenthal led Fondy with nine kills and Brianna Wagner had six, while Allison Duley started the attack with 16 assists. Defensively, Kyra Gravelle dug 23 shots, and Rosenthal had three blocks and Kelsey Emerich had 2.5 blocks.
Fondy fell to 0-2 in the FVA, and plays at Oshkosh North next Thursday.
Wautoma 3, Lomira 1
The visiting Hornets won 21-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-23.
Kiersten Zangl led the Lions’ offense with seven kills.
Gabi Marrese had 12 assists, and Emily Burns led with five digs for Lomira. Rachel Ries and Abby Weinke had three blocks each.
“It was a close match,” said Lomira coach John Muenter. “We’re doing a lot of good things. We have to clean up a couple of things and that will be the tipping point.”
Springs lost to Gibraltar 15-25, 25-22, 15-7 and Shiocton 25-8, 21-25, 15-9.
Eleanore Mueller had 14 kills and Julia Moul had 37 assists for the Ledgers.
“We continue to work on gelling together as a young team we are still figuring things out,” Springs coach Mark Harasha
Waupun 3, New Holstein 0
The host Warriors beat New Holstein 26-24, 25-20, 25-11. Emilee Wiersma had 20 kills and three blocks, Kyra Verheyen had 38 assists and Brooke Kavonius led the defensive effort with seven digs.
Waupun coach Keith Milkowski said Kavonius played some good defense and that Kelsey Thompson, who had seven kills and four digs, played a good all-around match.
Tara Zipperer lead New Holstein with 10 kills and 16 digs. Hailee Olson lead the Huskies with 21 assists.
Allieson Mirsberger added 13 digs for New Hosltein, which went to 6-3 on the season.
CWC 3, Montello 0
At Montello, CWC won 25-13, 25-20, 25-23.
“We need to be more consistent, but we are making progress in a lot of areas,” CWC coach Dan Ten Napel said. “We are moving the ball around to lots of places, which will make us difficult to defend.”
Keesha Herpel had seven kills for the Crusaders and Katrina Regnerus served eight aces — two other players had three service aces. Ellie Miller had 10 assists.
Defensively, Herpel had four digs and four blocks to lead CWC in both categories.
Randolph 3, Oakfield 2
The Rockets won 25-10, 18-25, 23-25, 25-18 and 15-12 in Randolph.
Dana Swanson led the Oaks in kills with 11, in assists with 14, and in digs with eight. Charlotte Pegram added six kills and seven digs. Maddy Ryan had four blocks and Morgan Schaefer served five aces.
Markesan 3, Princeton 1
The Hornets won 25-19, 27-29, 25-16 and 25-12.
Breanna Laper had 17 kills for the Hornets. McKenna Symons had 11 and Erin Krueger and Brandi Bender each had six.
Erin Krueger had five blocks, Brianna Koopman led with 33 assists.
Koopman had 14 digs and Karina Elford added 11. Erin Krueger had 3 aces.