The Laconia High School volleyball team opened the season with a 25-17, 25-19, 25-19 sweep of Randolph in a nonconference home win on Tuesday.
Laconia sophomore setter Haley Smith kept feeding senior hitter Morgan Gunnink, who finished with a match high 16 kills. Nikki Guell had seven kills, and Smith finished with 23 aces. Emily Ostrom had three aces.
“I would say we passed pretty well,” Laconia coach Troy Pluim said. “Our hitting was pretty sporadic but all in all we passed well. My libero Cassie Isaac played really well.”
New Holstein 3, Springs 0
The visiting Huskies won the nonconference match 25-15, 25-18, 25-21.
“We started a little shaky but kept improving through the match,” Springs coach Mark Harsha said. “We have some things to work out and the team needs to gel.”
North Fondy Quad
The Orioles won all three, beating Cedar Grove-Belgium, 25-14, 25-13; Oakfield 25-20, 25-13 and Lomira 25-14, 25-18.
Nicole Seidl had 26 kills to lead the Orioles. Breanna Kelley had 15 digs, and Seidl and Kelley had five aces apiece.
“I’m proud of the girls for starting the season on a high note and setting a high standard for the rest of the season,” said North Fondy coach Ashley Kreiter. “The girls are able to get out their beginning of the season jitters out and work out things on the court.”
Waupun went 1-4, sweeping Kaukauna in two sets.
Arrowhead beat the Warriors in a close three: 15-25, 29-27, 15-13. Watertown won in two, 25-18, 25-12. Westosha won 25-19, 25-18 and East Troy down Waupn 25-9, 25-20.
Emilee Wiersma had 42 kills to lead Waupun (1-4), and Blake Buchholz added 16. Shyler Harmsen served seven aces.
“We’ve got a long way to go before we can compete with good programs,” said Waupun coach Keith Milkowski.
Roncalli 3, WLA 0
WLA suffered a 25-20, 25-13, 25-17 nonconference loss at Manitowoc Roncalli.
Sammi Kraus led the team in assists with 12, Shelby Zuelke’s three kills led the team and Abby Hilbert had a team high in aces and tied Lizzy Pruss in blocks with three apiece.
“There’s some things we still need to work on, it was only the first match,” WLA first-year coach Rachel Meyer said. “But I thought we had some positives.”