October 15, 2019
By Scott Williams
WAUSAU – Lauren Shields and Linnea Svennes each collected 11 kills and Newman Catholic grabbed a sweep over Phillips in a Marawood Conference volleyball crossover dual meet Tuesday night.
Stevie Samuels helped the Cardinals cause with 25 assists in a 25-14, 25-20, 25-23 victory over the Loggers.
Shields and Angela Rougeot-Donath paced the Newman Catholic defensive effort with 15 and 12 digs, respectively. Svennes also contributed seven blocks.
SPASH 3, Wausau West 0
WAUSAU – Grace Michalske handed out 31 assists and Robyn Kirch sent down a team-high 19 kills, but their efforts weren’t enough to prevent suffering a sweep at the hands of the Panthers.
Anna Cunningham chipped in with seven kills and Kiley Deaton had six in the 25-23, 25-18, 25-22 loss for West on its home court.
The Warriors finished with three players with double-digit digs. Jenna Rusch led the way with 17 digs, followed by Michalske with 16 and Deaton had 13.
Merrill 3, D.C. Everest 0
WESTON – The Evergreens were swept by the Bluejays 25-15, 28-26, 25-20 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference dual meet on Tuesday.
Merrill improves to 9-2 to keep pace with the SPASH Panthers, while Everest falls to 2-9 in conference play.
Everest will move on to play Wausau East on Thursday, October 17.
Wisconsin Rapids 8, D.C. Everest 2
WESTON – Gabe Carter recorded a goal and an assist, however, the Raiders scored the final seven goals to hand the Evergreens a Wisconsin Valley Conference setback.
DCE couldn’t have asked for a much better start. Tamirat Knutson continued his torrid scoring pace when he beat Rapids’ keeper Athan Wilhorn just 4 minutes in off an assist from Carter..
The first of three goals for Isaias Escalera got the Raiders back to even less than 8 minutes later. Carter then found the back of the goal to put the Evergreens up 2-1 at 15:02.
DCE was unable to break through against Wilhorn, who was credited with four saves, again.
The Raiders would close out the opening half with goals from Kaden Kizewski, Joey Ter Maat and the second of the night from Escalera to grab a 4-2 lead.
The second half belonged to Wisconsin Rapids. All four goals scored after the break belonged to the Raiders, including another from Escalera to complete his hat trick.
DCE keeper Matt Schafer stopped five shots.
Wisconsin Rapids 4 4 – 8
D.C. Everest 2 0 – 2
First half: 1. DCE, Tamirat Knutson (Gabe Carter), 4:00; 2. WR, Isaias Escalera, 11:59; 3. DCE, Gabe Carter, 15:02; 4. WR, Kaden Kizewski (Abias Wilhorn), 17:30; 5. WR, Joey Ter Maat (penalty kick), 18:56; 6. WR, Escalera, 26:13.
Second half: 7. WR, Josh Fleck, 57:49; 8. WR, Escalera, 70:00; 9. WR, Zilfi Aliu, 86:03; 10. WR, Caleb Lemieux, 89:00.
Saves: Wisconsin Rapids (Ethan Wilhorn) 4; D.C. Everest (Matt Schafer) 5.
Wausau West 3, Marshfield 2
Marshfield jumped out to an early lead against the Warriors, but Wausau West came roaring back with three goals in the second half to claim an important 3-2 victory over the Tigers.
The win clinched the Wisconsin Valley Conference title for Wausau West, their first conference title since 2005.
Luis Cortes, Kyle Durr and Nicholas Raasch netted goals for West.
The win is the 10th in conference play for the Warriors, who sit in first place with a 10-1 record in the Valley.
Up next for West is a tilt against SPASH on October 17.