Neenah, Kimberly, Hortonville win girls' volleyball regional finals

Neenah, Kimberly, Hortonville win girls' volleyball regional finals

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Neenah, Kimberly, Hortonville win girls' volleyball regional finals

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Regional finals

Neenah 3, Oshkosh North 0

At Neenah, the Rockets rolled to victory 25-15, 25-13, 25-16, but coach Bruce Moriarty felt they could do even better.

“A bit of a lackluster effort today,” Moriarty reported. “We’ll need to be more mentally prepared and sharper to continue to advance. Oshkosh North was very scrappy today and made us earn everything. Luke Herriges does a nice job with that team.”

Amy Rutten led the way for Neenah with 22 assists, and Danice Schreck and Haley Barnes each had six kills.

Neenah leaders: Danice Schreck 6 kills, 2 aces, 4 blocks; Haley Barnes 6 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs; Alli Hovie 5 kills, 3 digs, 4 blocks; Amy Rutten 22 assists, 3 aces; Carley Ramich 4 kills;

Kauri Jensen 4 kills; Jenny Johnson 3 kills.

Kimberly 3, Appleton East 0

At Kimberly, the Papermakers defeated the Patriots 25-16, 25-23, 25-19 in a very intense match.

“The girls had to get through some adversity and they did it by looking to each other,” Kimberly coach Bethany Barber said. “Physically, they never gave up. They just kept getting after it.”

Kimberly leaders: Mikayla Truax 9 kills, 22 digs, 1 ace, 1 block; Lydia Hietpas 7 kills, 1 block; Jessica Fischer 8 kills, 3 aces, 15 digs; Maddie Schmitz 18 digs; Erin Lang 4 blocks, 1 ace, 2 kills; Madison Lindauer 8 assists, 9 digs; 1 ace; Madi Surprise 17 assists, 10 digs, 5 aces, 1 blocks.

Appleton East leaders: MacKenzie Wockenfus 20 assists, 12 digs; Nicole Coenen 6 kills, 17 digs; Makenzie Morgen 8 kills, 19 digs; Molly Krause 25 digs; Mallory Lamers 4 kills, 3 blocks; Tori Sweeney 2 blocks.

De Pere 3, Kaukauna 1

At De Pere, the Redbirds eliminated the Ghosts 25-21, 23-25, 25-13, 25-18 despite 14 kills and 17 digs from Jordan Haen.

“They’re a very senior-laden class,” Kaukauna coach Guy DeShaney said of De Pere. “They played very well.”

Kaukauna leaders: Jordan Haen 14 kills, 17 digs; Makenna Erdman 10 kills, 14 digs; Taylor Ball 20 assists, 12 digs, 4 kills; Nicole Van Zeeland 5 kills; Jordan VandeYacht 14 digs; Kristin Reque 17 assists; Kayla Coonen 4 kills.

Hortonville 3, Appleton North 1

At Hortonville, the Polar Bears turned things around in the second set and went on to defeat the Lightning 20-25, 25-8, 25-21, 25-20.

Hortonville leaders: Lexi Thiel 1 ace, 10 kills, 20 assists, 14 digs; Madi Walter 1 ace, 17 kills, 25 digs; Emily Inglese 15 digs; Kayla Maedke 9 kills; Mikayla Lettau 6 blocks; Carley Sommers 7 kills; Erika Engen 17 assists, 6 digs.

Appleton North leaders: Bailey Hert 10 kills, 3 blocks; Mackenzie Greisch 9 kills, 7 digs; Maddie Boyd 6 kills; Katie Trucco 6 kills, 4 blocks; Kiera Miller 5 kills, 16 digs; Halle Giaimo 5 kills, 3 blocks; Lexy Felton 13 assists, 10 digs; Emaley Phillips 15 assists, 8 digs; Kennedy Taylor 12 digs, 3 aces.

— The Post-Crescent

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