Prep roundup: Auburndale beats top seed; SPASH loses five-setter

Prep roundup: Auburndale beats top seed; SPASH loses five-setter

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Prep roundup: Auburndale beats top seed; SPASH loses five-setter

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ATHENS – Auburndale scored the final point in the fifth set Saturday, and with it came a trip to the WIAA Divisiion 3 sectional semifinal round.

Auburndale, seeded fifth, beat No. 1 Athens 25-9, 17-25, 20-25, 25-21, 16-14 and will play Stanley-Boyd at 7 p.m. Thursday. The match will be at Abbotsford.

Eau Claire North 3, SPASH 2

STEVENS POINT – No. 3 Stevens Point Area Senior High pushed the WIAA Division 1 regional final against No. 6 Eau Claire North to a fifth set but lost 25-16, 23-25, 17-25, 25-17, 15-13.

North will play Thursday against Wausau East.

Merrill 3, Marshfield 1

MARSHFIELD – Host Marshfield won the first set but let Merrill win the next three in a 21-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-21 loss.

For Marshfield, Stephanie Rhodes and Natalie Zuelke each had 11 kills, Darian Molter had 28 digs and Sara Dasler had 18 assists.

Greenwood 3, Pittsville 1

GREENWOOD – No. 2 Greenwood survived a long second set and advanced to the WIAA Division 4 sectional semifinal round. Set scores were 25-12, 29-27, 19-25, 25-15.

Greenwood will play top-seeded Newman Catholic at 7 p.m. Thursday, at Marion.

Newman 3, Owen-Withee 0

WAUSAU – No. 1 Newman continued its attempt to return to the state tournament by beating Owen-Withee 25-20, 25-6, 25-14.

Newman was a state runner-up last year.

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