Hitting fuels win streak for volleyball

Christina Gordon, Sports Editor

The WolfPack volleyball teams win streak has hit six matches thanks to the team’s strong hitting. In all of the wins, the WolfPack had 30 or more kills per match. 

In the last 18 sets the WolfPack had 10 sets where they had 10 or more kills per set.  

The WolfPack win streak started when they played against Bryant & Stratton College on Sept. 10 in Madison, winning in three sets, 27-25, 25-16, 25-13.  The WolfPack showed that they could also win on the road two days later when they traveled to Milwaukee and swept the Milwaukee Area Tecnical College Stormers in three sets, 25-16, 25-21, 25-14.  

Against the Stormers the WolfPack got off to a fast start winning set one 25-16.  In set one the WolfPack had 13 kills with only two errors on 30 attacks. The WolfPack had 31 kills on the match and were led by freshman Sidni Walgurski with eight kills, while sophomore Cathleen Flannery was close behind with seven. 

The WolfPack had two players in the back court with 10 or more digs apiece, freshman Amelia Walton had 14 while Flannery had 11. Freshman Lena LaFleur lead the WolfPack in assists with 11.  

The WolfPack continued their road trip on Sept. 17, when they traveled to Joliet, Ill.  The WolfPack got to fast start against the Wolves, and ended up sweeping the match, 25-20, 25-17, 25-21. Walgurski once again lead the WolfPack in kills with eight, freshman Skyler Salter lead the team in assists with 14. Walton added 20, while Sophomore Olivia Marron chipped in 10 digs.

The WolfPack had a total of 37 kills compared to the 24 kills for the Wolves.  In all three sets the WolfPack registered ten or more kills with 13 in the first set and 12 in the second and third sets. 

The WolfPack were back at home on Sept. 19 to face Rock Valley College Golden Eagles.  The WolfPack were able to come out with a close win in the first and third sets while blowing out the Golden Eagles in the second set, winning, 25-20, 25-12, 25-22.  

The WolfPack middle blockers had a total of 19 kills, with Walgurski having 10 and freshman Calla Borchert was close behind with nine.  The WolfPack setters combined for a total of 26 assists with LaFleur leading the way with 14 and freshman Kaleia Lawrence close behind with 12. Madison College had three players with 10 or more digs with Walton having 26, while Marron and Flannery both having 12 digs apiece.   

The WolfPack when they faced the Lakeland University JV on Sept. 23.  After a close first set the WolfPack were able to settle down and pull away in the second and third sets, sweeping Lakeland University JV in three sets, 25-20, 25-13, 25-11.  Flannery had herself a night in the front court and behind the service line, with 13 kills and four service aces. Walton lead the team in the back court, tracking down 10 digs.

A short day later the Madison College faced a struggling Triton College team.  The WolfPack won in three sets, 25-12, 25-16, 25-19.  Once again Flannery lead the team in kills with nine, while Borchert was close behind with eight.  Salters lead the team in aces with three.  Walton had a team-high 14 digs. 

The WolfPack are on the road to finish off the Month of September when they face Bryant & Stratton College on Sept. 26, and then will travel to Palatine, Ill., to face rival Harper College on Oct. 1 before coming back to Madison to face the College of DuPage, in one of the WolfPack’s few home games left.