Appleton East 3, Fond du Lac 1: The Cardinals won a close first set but couldn’t knock off the Patriots in a Fox Valley Association match.
Mitch Cleveland turned in an all-around game for Fond du Lac with 10 kills, four blocks and three digs.
Aaron Wendels added 16 kills and Matt Dilling totaled 40 assists for the Cardinals.
On Wednesday, Fond du Lac won a 25-21, 25-19, 25-17 match against Shorewood in a non-conference tussle.
Appleton East def. Fond du Lac, 23-25, 26-24, 25-20, 25-21
Stat leaders: FDL — Aaron Wendels 16 kills, 4 digs, 2 blocks; Adam Baltz 12 kills, 4 digs; Mitch Cleveland 10 kills, 3 digs, 4 blocks; Matt Dilling 3 digs, 40 assists.