Volleyball: Fondy girls 4th at Waupun, boys 3rd in Appleton; Springs 3-1; Campbellsport wins FVL Invite, New Holstein 2-2

Volleyball: Fondy girls 4th at Waupun, boys 3rd in Appleton; Springs 3-1; Campbellsport wins FVL Invite, New Holstein 2-2

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Volleyball: Fondy girls 4th at Waupun, boys 3rd in Appleton; Springs 3-1; Campbellsport wins FVL Invite, New Holstein 2-2

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The Fond du Lac girls volleyball team went 2-3 at the Waupun Invite on Saturday to take fourth place.

The Cardinals beat Oakfield and Eau Claire Regis, and lost to Sun Prairie, Waupun and Greendale. The Regis and Waupun matches went the full three sets.

The junior pairing of Jenna Rosenthal and Brianna Wagner led the Fondy attack. Rosenthal led the team with 34 kills and Wagner had 28.

Allison Duley and Jenny Smit split setting duties with Duley recording 42 assists and Smit finishing with 36.

Kyra Gravelle served six aces and had 27 digs, three behind Callen Farina’s team high of 30.

“Overall a good day,” Fondy coach Kevin Santry said. “We played some teams today that we played earlier in the season, and we matched up better the second time around.”

Fondy boys

At Appleton North, the Fondy boys team beat Appleton West and Kaukauna in pool play, but couldn’t handle state-ranked Appleton North or Kimberly as the Cardinals took third place.

“I thought we were able to compete,” Fondy coach Royal Smit said about the latter matches. “The difference is we have to learn how to play with energy for the whole game. We can’t turn it on for spurts and then not have it.”

Aaron Wendels and Collin Pickart both had 16 kills to lead the attack. Logan Wendt did the setting with 44 assists. Defensively, Charlie Andrew had 14 digs and Wendels blocked eight shots. Wendels, Wendt and Pickart each had four aces on the day.

Roncalli Invite

Springs beat Two Rivers, Mishicot and host Manitowoc Roncalli on Saturday with a loss to Southern Door.

Eleanore Mueller rolled up the points with 28 kills and nine service aces, both team highs. Anna Huck and Julia Moul both had eight aces, and Kelli Schrauth finished with 17 kills and five blocks. Molly Krueger had the most digs with 19.

“We had a much improved day serving the ball as a team,” Springs coach Mark Harasha said. “We had 53 aces to 19 errors.”

FVL Invite

Campbellsport swept its way to the Fox Valley Lutheran Invite championship.

The Cougars didn’t drop a set in beating Columbus, New London, New Holstein and the host Foxes in the championship.

Paige Birschbach handed out 67 assists, with Haley Feucht and Kaity Murphy both doing offensive damage. Feucht totaled 32 kills, and Murphy had 28. Ellysa Schill had six aces to lead the Cougars, and Theresa Flood finished with 31 digs.

Also in Appleton, New Holstein beat Kewaunee and WLA, while losing to Campbellsport and Fox Valley Lutheran. The FVL match was a three setter.

Tara Zipperer led the Huskies with 26 kills. Hailee Olson finished with 59 assists.

Tori Zipperer led the defensive effort with 40 digs and Allieson Mirsberger had 34. Tristen Guelig served up 11 aces.

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