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The Waupun High School girls volleyball team beat Campbellsport on Saturday for its 19th regional championship and a spot in Thursday’s sectional semifinal against Kettle Moraine Lutheran.

Waupun beat the Cougars, 25-19, 29-27 and 25-13.

Emilee Wiersma and Blake Buchholz had 13 kills apiece to lead the Warriors, who go to 38-13 overall.

Kelsey Thompson led the Waupun defense with five digs, and she also tied Wiersma and Kyra Verheyen with three blocks. Vanessa Jaeger had three aces.

“We had a nice comeback in game two after being down 20-16 and 24-20 wo win that game,” said Waupun coach Keith Milkowski. “That was a huge momentum breaker for Campbellsport.”

Kettle Moraine Lutheran beat Kewaskum in three sets on Saturday to advance to Thursday’s sectional vs. Waupun at Campbellsport.

Lourdes 3, Laconia 1

Laconia had to battle back from a two game deficit and couldn’t complete the comeback losing to Lourdes 25-16, 25-15, 23-25, 25-21 in a Division 3 regional final.

Morgan Gunnink had 12 kills, Haley Smith had 30 assists and Nikki Guell finished with 20 digs.

Laconia coach Troy Pluim said his team’s serve receive struggled.

“Their serves hurt us. We didn’t pass real well,” he said. “Their serving put us on our heels and we never really recovered.”

After winning game three, Laconia (22-11 overall record) was tied at 19 in the fourth game before Lourdes took control for good.

“I’m glad we played hard to the end,” Pluim said. “We could have folded the tent and went home, but we played hard the last two sets.”

Howards Grove 3, New Holstein 1

New Holstein lost to Howards Grove 25-21, 25-15, 12-25, 27-25.

Tori Zipperer led the team with six kills and Hailee Olson assisted on 14 points. Defensively, Tori Zipperer led the team with seven digs while Tara Zipperer was one back with six. Kelly Schmitz and Tristen Guelig contributed 2 blocks each, and Olson served two aces.

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