Sprng Valley holds off Plum City, Elmwood tumbles in D-SC playPlum City rallied for second and third set victories Tuesday against Spring Valley, but couldn’t complete the comeback in a 11-25, 25-20, 25-18, 12-25, 11-15 loss to the Cardinals.
SPRING VALLEY - Plum City rallied for second and third set victories Tuesday against Spring Valley, but couldn’t complete the comeback in a 11-25, 25-20, 25-18, 12-25, 11-15 loss to the Cardinals.
SV's quartet of Riley Harrison, Brooke Jacobson, Nevada Schlegel and Sarah Ostertag accounted for a combined 43 kills in the match. Jacobson led the way with 14 from one wing and Harrison had nine from the other. Sarah Ostertag finished with 12 kills in the middle and Schlegel had eight kills in the same spot.
Valley's sophomore setter Tana O' Keefe set this girls up for the points as she recorded 40 assists. Harrison also led the team in digs with 16 while teammate Bailey Bednarek finished with 13.
Serving was also ally for the Redbirds as they had 11 aces. Jacobson led the way with seven.
Blue Devils junior Marah Boyer led Plum City with 19 kills. Junior Heather Van Holtum added eight. Blue Devils senior Morgan Sweeney had 29 assists while Boyer added seven digs and senior Ashley Longsdorf had five.
PC's loss severely damages their chances of winning the D-SC title, especially after Mondovi topped Boyceville Tuesday 3-0. The Buffaloes have now defeated all the regarded contenders for the league championship (Spring Valley, Plum City, Pepin and now Boyceville) except for Elk Mound and are two games ahead of any other team in the standings at 5-0. Plum City, Spring Valley, Elk Mound and Boyceville are all 3-2.
Plum City faces St. Croix Central Thursday in Plum City while Valley will take on another Pierce County rival, Elmwood, at Elmwood. The Raiders took a 3-1 loss at Elk Mound Tuesday. The Raiders fell behind early with 16-25 and 14-25 loss in the first two games. The won the third convincingly 25-15 but lost the fourth 20-25.