“Oostburg is just as good as they were last year.”
Consider that Stew Krahn’s glowing endorsement of the defending WIAA Division 3 Girls Volleyball champions after the Flying Dutchmen rolled his Sheboygan Lutheran squad in sets of 25-16, 25-15, 25-7.
Jo-Leigh VerVelde had 20 assists and 13 kills, Jocelyn Stemper added eight kills and four blocks and Maranda Huibregtse had 18 digs for Oostburg.
Jen Johanson had 12 digs and Emily Hammann had five kills and four blocks for Lutheran.
Manitowoc 3, Sheb. South 0
The Ships remained perfect in the FRCC, moving to 2-0 on the young season with the 25-19, 25-17, 25-10 win at South.
The Redwings (1-1) were led by Kara Selk’s 10 digs and six kills. Erika Trumm had 12 assists and Kimberlee Weimann added 10 kills and seven digs.
South travels to Green Bay West next Thursday.
Bay Port 3, Sheb. North 0
The Golden Raiders kept it close, but never closed in on the Pirates.
Bay Port took the shut out in three close sets: 25-21, 25-21 and 25-22.
Plymouth 3, Campbellsport 0
The Cougars threatened to make a game of it in the second set, but the Panthers proved too strong in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference shutout.
Rachael Cecka led Plymouth’s charge with 15 kills and nine digs; teammate Val Liebmann complemented with 17 assists, and Nikki Reil had two solo blocks and four assists.
Plymouth took the first set 25-15, but faltered before winning the second set 27-25. The Panthers won the third set 25-19.
“I was really happy to see the composure that they maintained through that,” Plymouth coach Peggy Huhn said of how her players handled the tight second set. “… We obviously would have wanted to win in a more controlled manner.”
Sheb. Falls 3, Two Rivers 0
The Falcons breezed in sets of 25-8, 25-3 and 25-17 for the EWC shutout.
Nicole Fenner led Falls with 10 digs; Jessy Liebelt had five aces; Jessy Liebelt had four kills; and Lauren Klemme had 10 assists.
Howards Grove 3, Elkhart Lake 0
The Tigers swept the shutout in three easy sets, winning 25- 9, 25-8, 25-13.
Howards Grove’s Hayley Rickmeier had 12 kills, three blocks and three aces; Bailey Schaller had 14 digs and five aces; Nicole Mugan had 17 digs; Ali Schueler had five kills; Autumn Risch had 23 assists and three kills; and Lydndsay Peterson had seven digs.
Sheb. Christian 3, Ozaukee 1
The Warriors scored a 26-24 win in the first set, but the Eagles stole the show the rest of the way for the comeback Central Lakeshore Conference win at home.
Christian took the final three sets, 25-12, 25-17, 25-16, to win the team’s season-opener.
“They started off the first set strong, and then ended by falling apart,” first-year Eagles coach Erica Warmus said of the first set. “Bu theypulled it together for the last three sets, and started strong and stayed strong.”
Katie Flipse had 10 kills, and she and Jessica Lemmenes added five aces apiece.
Kohler 3, Cedar Grove 1
The Blue Bombers earned a hard-fought CLC win in four games, 28-26, 23-25, 25-19, 26-24.
Alexis Rodriguez had 13 kills, 18 digs and four aces, Abi Patterson had seven kills and seven aces, Aryn Cutler had 11 assists, Kari Heins added three blocks and Molly Misfeldt had 18 digs and 14 assists for Kohler.
Cedar Grove’s Morgan Bohachek had an impressive 50 digs, Brittney Henry had five kills, four aces and nine digs, Deanna Fredrick had 14 assists and Sabrina Depies added five blocks, eight kills and three aces.