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Plum City lone county team still left in regional tourney

Jenessa VandenBerge (9) and Allison Pax (6) block C-FC's Kate Willadsen.

Plum City High School's volleyball team was all that survived the first round of the WIAA regional tournaments which took place Tuesday evening.

The No. 3 seeded Blue Devils swept No. 6 Independence at home in three games 25-21, 25-10 and 25-14. PC will next face Cochrane-Fountain City in Friday's Division 4 regional tournament semifinals at C-FC with the match beginning at 7 p.m. The Pirates, the No. 2 seed, dispatched No. 7 Elmwood quickly in three games 25-6, 25-12 and 25-10..

Also in the same bracket, Pepin defeated Gilmanton 3-0 and will play at No. 1 seed Alma Friday.

Ellsworth proved it is difficult to beat a team three times in one season. Despite being the No. 3 seed in their regional, the Panthers fell to No. 6 Durand in three games 25-22, 25-17 and 25-22. Durand plays at No. 2 Somerset Friday

Pierce County's two Division 3 teams both lost in the first round as well. No. 5 seed Prescott was swept 3-0 at No. 4 Clear Lake 25-20, 25-21 and 25-22 while No. 4 seeded Spring Valley was beaten 3-2 by No. 3 Unity in a close match 25-12, 19-25, 23-25, 26-24 and 15-12.