Kaukauna 3, Fond du Lac 1: The Cardinals couldn’t overcome a sluggish start as they fell in their FVA opener to the Ghosts.
Kaukauna won the first two sets 25-14, 25-12, before Fondy came back and took the third 25-22. The Cardinals had chances to extend the match to a fifth set but lost 30-28 as Kaukauna won the match.
“All of a sudden we woke up in that third game,” head coach Royal Smit said. “The team I thought we were was there in the third and fourth game. We just weren’t ready at the start and I take responsibility for that.”
Aaron Wendels finished with 25 kills and Adam Baltz added 22 to lead the way for Fond du Lac. Matt Dilling finished with 36 assists.
Kaukauna def. Fond du Lac, 25-14, 25-12, 22-25, 30-28
Stat leaders: FDL — Aaron Wendels 25 kills; Adam Baltz 22 kills, 2 aces; Matt Dilling 36 assists; Aaron Brost 3 blocks; Mitch Cleveland 3 blocks; Drew Balken 8 digs.