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VB Team is Regional Champion

Lancer Volleyball Team is Regional Champs; Advance to Play #1 ranked Howards Grove on Thursday

The Lady Lancers varsity volleyball team advanced through three levels of WIAA post-season play this last week, winning a Regional Championship Saturday night in the process. Our #2 seeded Lancers defeated #3 seed Oostburg Saturday night in the Lancer gym in three sets, 25-16, 25-22, and 25-19, taking the Regional trophy. We now advance to play #1 seed and #1 state-ranked Howards Grove Thursday in the Tigers’ gym in a sectional semi-final game.

Sam Siehr reaches for one of her many digs in the WIAA regional game against Algoma Thursday. Ready for action in the background are (L to R): Emma Miller, Emily Marohn, MonRaye Ermis, and Aubry Schleis. Photo: Mrs. Kathy Kock

Last week to advance to the game against Oostburg, the Lancers first defeated #15 seed Roncalli, 25-16, 25-16, 25-20 on Tuesday in the first round of the playoffs, and then played #10 seed Algoma Thursday night, defeating them 25-21, 25-20, 25-19 to advance to the Regional championship game.

Leading the Lancers in the match against Roncalli was senior Aubry Schleis, with a 95% serving percentage, including 5 ace serves, along with 4 kills, 10 assists, and 7 digs. Senior Jenna Gries had successful kills on all 4 of her kill attempts, and junior Sam Siehr had a 100% serving percentage, 4 kills, 11 passes, and 9 digs.

The Lancers had 31 kills in the game against Algoma, the most kills of the week. Siehr had 8, senior Emily Marohn had 7, senior MonRaye Ermis and Schleis each had 5, senior Emma Miller had 4 and sophomore Madison Luebke had 2. The Lancers were also on top of their serving game that night, with junior Jenna Lischka, along with Miller and Gries, having perfect serving percentages. Junior libero Mallory Mehlhorn had 6 ace serves, plus 16 passes, 3 assists and 9 digs. Siehr had 14 digs and a 90% serving percentage to go along with her kills. Schleis had 12 assists and 11 digs, and Lischka had 11 assists and 9 digs.

Against Oostburg Saturday night, the Lancers served successfully again, attaining an overall 91.9% serving percentage, and the blocking duo of Ermis and Luebke combined for 7 blocks to lead the way defensively. Ermis also led with 9 kills, while Marohn had 7. Libero Mehlhorn was strong defensively as well, with 15 digs and 23 passes, and she had 3 ace serves. Schleis led in assists with 12, and had 4 kills and 5 aces. Siehr had 2 solo blocks and 1 block assist, along with 11 digs.