WolfPack volleyball unbeaten in conference play


Madison College volleyball players Patyon Klein (2) and Mikayla Nigl (11) block a Harper College player’s shot on Oct. 17.

Joe Ballard, Staff Writer

Another banner will need to be raised in Redsten Gym as the WolfPack women’s volleyball team won the top spot in the N4C conference by defeating the Harper College Hawks 25-14 25-20 25-18 on Oct. 17.

The bleachers were packed with young volleyball players as Youth Night was held for the final conference game of the season. Many young potential WolfPack players watched the team battle it out in a tough contest with the Harper College Hawks.

Head coach Toby Parker said the Conference Crown was deserved and earned.

“Undefeated in this conference, with three or four teams in the top ten in the country, says an awful lot about this group and the direction this team is going. It feels great,” Parker said.

The Hawks matched the WolfPack’s intensity all night as both teams aggressively sent kill attempts towards each other. Vanessa Clarson finished the game with 23 digs and held tough for the WolfPack defense. Both teams were diving to the floor for saves thanks to the powerful finishes. Elizabeth Mahsem led the WolfPack with 23 kills. Teriessa Bierd had 18 kills and 18 digs. Hannah Gahn had 33 assists and set up the powerful WolfPack attack.

“I think we worked hard for it. It’s nice to have the title,” Mahsem said

The WolfPack definitely earned their win over a strong Harper College Hawks team and have accomplished one of every team’s goal in going undefeated in conference play. They now set their sights on loftier titles.

“We have some very competitive matches coming up. Those are intentional for us,” Parker said.

The WolfPack has two non-conference games against Whitewater and a match against the University of Dubuque as the team looks to raise its level of play heading in to the post season.

Immediately following the game there was an autograph table set up and all the young kids in attendance came out and got autographed photos of the team. The young kid’s smiles were almost as big as the WolfPack players’ when they left the gym.