STEVENS POINT – There is dominating and then there is what the Pacelli girls tennis team did against Assumption on Tuesday.
Pacelli didn’t drop a set in a 7-0 shutout over the Royals at Goerke Park, but that didn’t tell the entire story for the Cardinals who were downright unstoppable in doubles.
Tia Krzykowski and Nicole Schroeder showed the way with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 doubles and the Cardinals wound up losing just one game in the three doubles matches contested.
Pacelli’s Katherine Mueller and Sophie Schroeder also picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 doubles.
“Everyone played solid tennis today,” Pacelli coach Joyce Krusa said.
McKenna Tiernan turned in the best showing for Assumption, falling to Julia Grygleski 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles.
Singles: No. 1 – Julia Grygleski (P) def. McKenna Tiernan, 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 – Alliey Krusa (P) def. Jade Hunn, 6-2, 6-0; No. 3 – Breana Ramczyk (P) def. Ashley Rustad, 6-3, 6-0; No. 4 – Stephanie Vaughan (P) def. Grace Hartley, 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles: No. 1 – Nicole Schroeder/Tia Krzykowski (P) def. Erin Hepp/Bethany Dempze, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 – Anna Koehl/Jenelle Higgins (P) def. Megan Pawelski/Becca Kaminski, 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 – Katherine Mueller/Sophie Schroeder (P) def. Macy Mancl/Becca Fawley, 6-0, 6-0.
Neillsville 3, Assumption 1
NEILLSVILLE – Gena Grundhoffer finished with eight kills, three solo blocks and three assisted blocks, but the Warriors prevailed over the Royals in a nonconference dual meet, 25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 25-18.
Chrysten Linzmeier chipped in with 16 assists, while Macy Zurfluh had seven kills.
“It was tough tonight down being down one setter, but Chrysten (Linzmeier) handled herself well,” Assumption coach April Hoffman said. “I was proud of the girls for not rolling over and winning the third game.”
Auburndale 3, Pittsville 0
PITTSVILLE – Miranda Ortner and Sierra Steder both had two kills as the Panthers dropped their Marawood Conference South Division opener
Scores were 25-19, 25-12, 25-11.
Sara Miner led the Panthers with six assists.
No individual statistics for Auburndale were available.
Newman Cath. 3, Marathon 0
MARATHON – The Newman Catholic volleyball team opened defense of its Marawood Conference South Division title with a sweep of Marathon Tuesday.
The scores were 25-12, 25-12, 25-14.
Mariah Whalen had 17 kills to lead the Cardinals, while Abbey Fox added five.
Fox and Riley Vaughn both had 10 digs for Newman Catholic and Fox had a team-high 17 assists.
Olivia Meurette had seven kills to lead the Raiders, while Courtney Ford had a team-high seven digs.
D.C. Everest 5, Wis. Rapids 1
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Jack Mittelsteadt scored four goals as the Evergreens rolled to a win in the Wisconsin Valley Conference opener for both programs.
Mittelsteadt scored in the 8th, 42nd, 50th and 51st minute for the Evergreens.
Seth Jaglinski added a goal for the Evergreens.
Austin Schulze scored for the Raiders.
First half: 1. DCE, Jack Mittelsteadt (Gunnar Yonker), 8th minute. 2. DCE, Mittelsteadt, 42nd minute.
Second half: 3. DCE, Mittelsteadt, 50th minute. 4. DCE, Mittelsteadt (Dusty Sperl), 51st minute. 5. WR, Sustin Schulze, 58th minute 6. DCE, Seth Jaglinski, .88th minute.
Saves: DCE, Alex Pagel 5; WR, Jordan Thames 10.
SPASH 2, Wausau East 0
STEVENS POINT – Noah Hintz and Trev Anderson scored as the Panthers blanked the defending Wisconsin Valley Conference champions.
Wausau West 5, Marshfield 2
MARSHFIELD – Steven Lewandowski scored twice as the Warriors won the conference opener.
Alec Hinson and Gabe Ronan scored for the Tigers.
IOLA – Axel Treinen finished third overall, and teammates Charlie Brimacombe and Alex Miller were ninth and 10th, respectively, as the Wausau East boys won the team title.
The Lumberjacks’ Bryan Lemmer was 12th and Jordan Straub was 15th.
Freedom’s Travois Reiter won the boys race as he completed the 5,000-meter course in 17 minutes, 32.97 seconds.
Pacelli’s Thomas Basala was sixth overall.
Marion;s Delyane Green-Gretz won the girls 5K in 19:58.46, and Iola-Scandinavia’s Erika Kisting and Leighten Fischer were second and sixth, respectively.
Amherst’s Alissa Niggemann was fourth and Wausau East’s Lena Brearley was eighth.
Freedom won the girls title and Wittenberg-Birnamwood was third. Alexis Balliett finished 14th overall to lead the Chargers.
Team standings: 1. Wausau East 46; 2. Freedom 94; 3. Seymour 105; 4. Waupaca 119; 5. Winneconne 137; 6. Amherst 141; 7. St. Mary Central 175; 8. Bonduel 235; 9. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 248; 10. Oconto 271; 11. Menominee 308; 12. Clintonville 317; 13. Wabeno/Laona 340; 14. Lomira 365; 15. Weyauwega-Fremont 394; 16. Manawa 428.
Top individuals: 1. Travis Reiter, jr., Freedom, 17:32.97; 2. Mitchell Rotta, sr., Waupaca, 17:44.05. 3. Axel Treinen, jr., Wausau East, 17:53.94. 4. Grant Gomeyosh, sr., Menominee Indian, 17:57.71.
Team standings: 1. Freedom 70; 2. Clintonville 93; 3. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 121; 4. Wausau East 123; 5. Amherst 157; 6. Lomira 179; 7. Winneconne 184; 8. Iola-Scandinavia 197; 9. Waupaca 233; 10. Seymour 248; 11. Weyauwega-Fremont 261; 12. Marion 273; 13. Bonduel 303; 14. St. Mary Central 314; 15. Oconto 467.
Top indviduals: 1. Delayne Green-Gretz, jr., Marion, 19:58.46;. 2. Erika Kisting, so., I-S, 20:26.13; 3. Kara Pyatskowit, sr., Clintonville, 20:34.10; 4. Alissa Niggemann, sr., Amherst, 20:55.89; 5. Jaci Hinz, so., Freedom, 21:21.36.
St. Thomas 5, UWSP 0
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Tommies spoiled the Pointers coaching debut of Dawn Crow.
Brielle Bierman recorded a pair of goals and an assist and St. Thomas blanked UWSP in the season opener for both teams at South Field.
Bierman, the top returning scorer for the Tommies, opened the scoring late in the first half and capped the scoring with less than three minutes left in regulation.
St. Thomas outshot the Pointers by a whopping 23-4 margin.
Paige Wilberding doubled the Tommies’ advantage less than five minutes into the second half, with Hayley Engel picking up her second assist. Sydney Presley and Mallory DeBroom also scored.
Kristen Churkey, a D.C. Everest graduate, made four saves in each half for the Pointers, while Tarynn Theilig had one save for St. Thomas.
UWSP opens its home season under Crow against Concordia-Chicago at 4 p.m. Friday at the Pointers Soccer Bowl.