The Fond du Lac boys volleyball team stayed unbeaten on Thursday, beating Appleton East in three games.
Fondy won 25-13, 25-17 and 25-17 to go to 2-0.
Mackenzie Nick led Fondy with 13 kills, Aaron Wendels added 10.
Colllin Pickart served four aces for the Cardinals and Logan Wendt had 33 assists.
“They say it all starts with the passing and the more weere going along that’s defintely the case,” said Fondy coach Royal Smit. “The passing of the guys in the back row is really firing the team.”
“Mitch Burbach, Drew Balken, Jack Kiefer and Charlie Andrew are doing an amzing job so far this year.”
The Fond du Lac girls volleyball team got in the FVA win column with a 25-18, 25-16, 25-21 victory at Oshkosh North on Thursday.
“It felt good,” said Fondy coach Kevin Santry, who coached North last year. “We talked to the girls about expectations and we had to raise the bar and improve our fundamentals.”
Jenna Rosenthal led the team with 12 kills and 4.5 blocks. Allison Duley had 15 assists and Kyra Gravelle had 11 digs to lead the defensive effort. Brianna Wagner also added 2.5 blocks.
Santry said he got good production from his bench, and better play from his starters.
Winnebago Lutheran 3, Omro 0
The Vikings won at home, 29-27, 25-19 and 25-17.
Cassie Krueger led WLA in kills with 14. Abby HIlbert and Shelby Zuelke had six blocks each, and Danielle Hall had four aces.
“I was proud of them for sticking with it in game 1,” said WLA coach Rachel Meyer. “We still have lots of work ahead of us, but it is nice to grab a win at home. We read their hitters a little better tonight, and I was pleased with our teamwork.”
Laconia 3, Mayville 0
Laconia trailed 21-13 in the third set before Emily Ostram started serving. The Spartans then rattled off the next 12 points Ostram served to finish a 25-14, 25-23, 25-21 win at Mayville.
“She’s one of my better servers,” Laconia coach Troy Pluim said. “We told who to serve to and she could do it. She did a good job of hitting the spots.”
Alex Wegner had eight kills and three blocks, Haley Smith had 20 assists Cassie Isaac had six digs and Ostram had three aces.
Springs 3, North Fondy 2
The Ledgers won at home, 25-15, 23-25, 14-25, 25-19 and 15-10.
Elanore Mueller led the Ledgers with 16 kills, and Kelly Schrauth added 15.
Molly Krueger had five aces, and also led the team with 11 digs.
“It was a great way to start conference play,” said Springs coach Mark Harasha. “I am very proud of the girls we started strong then struggled is sets two and three fought back in in four and five.”
KML 3, Lomira 0
Despite losing to Flyway powerhouse KML 25-9, 25-11, 25-14 Lomira coach John Muentner said it was a good match for his team to improve.
“I was proud of the kids. They played lights out and they played as hard as they could,” he said. “With a team as good as KML you know they’re really going to test you.”
C’port 3, Falls 0
Campbellsport swept Sheboygan Falls 25-18, 25-15, 25-14.
Haley Feucht and Kaity Murphy both had nine kills and Paige Birschbach finished with 21 assists.
The Cougars played tough defense with three players in double digits for digs. Birschbach had 17, Theresa Flood had 11 as did Micaela Ward.
New Holstein 3, Two Rivers 0
The visiting Huskies cruised to a 25-7, 25-9, 26-24 EWC win.
Tara Zipperer had nine kills, and Hailee Olson had 17 assists for New Holstein, which got three aces from Alix Cash.
Allieson Mirsberger finished with a team-high nine digs.
Markesan 3, Oakfield 0
Markesan swept Oakfield 25-16, 25-18, 25-20.
Markesan’s McKenna Symons had nine kills and Erin Krueger had seven. Brianna Koopman provided 25 assists, and Karina Elford led the defense with 14 digs.
For the Oaks, Charlotte Pegram had 11 kills, Dana Swanson had 12 assists and Katie Schmitz had three digs.
Randolph 3, CWC 1
CWC lost two extended sets in the Trailways match falling at Randolph 26-24, 25-18, 22-25, 30-28.
Kristen Kok had 13 kills and 15 digs to lead the visiting Crusaders. Keesha Herpel had seven aces.