Madison College volleyball team victorious in home opening match

WolfPack reign victorious in opening home match


Andres Sanchez Chirinos / Clarion

The Madison College volleyball team hosted Morton College on Aug. 24 for its first home match of the season. The WolfPack won, 3-1.

Clarion Staff Report

The Madison College volleyball team has faced some tough competition in the early part of its season under new coach Mallory Stone, playing five consecutive matches against Division II teams. 

Still, the squad has managed to post a 3-2 record during that time period. 

Most recently, Madison College upended Morton College, 3-1, on Aug. 24 during its home opener at Redsten Gymnasium. 

Strong back-row play led the way for the WolfPack as the team posted a season-high 73 digs, with four players posting double-digit digs.  

Libero Katie Wagner had 16 digs, while Kendall Weisensel had 13, Daryn Schaefer had 12, and Aubrie Kappes had 10. Schaefer also added 24 assists to lead the team. 

Mackenzie Plunket led the team in kills with 14, while Tyra Anderson had 12. Gabby Hack led the WolfPack in blocks with four. 

Madison College will host a triangular on Sept. 3, playing matches against Dakota County Technical College and Bay College. Matches begin at noon. 

Owens Community College 3,
Madison College 0 

Madison College was swept, 3-0, by Owens Community College on Aug. 20 in its final match in the Opening Weekend Tournament hosted by McHenry County Community College. After a close 25-22 first game, the WolfPack lost the next two, 25-15, 25-12. 

Weisensel led the Madison College attack with eight kills and two aces. Schaefer had 16 assists, while Anderson led the team with eight digs. 

Madison College 3, 

Bryant & Stratton (VA) 1 

Strong serving helped Madison College earn its second win of the season, beating Bryant & Stratton College of Virginia, 3-1. The team had 16 aces in the match, led by Anderson with nine. Anderson also had 10 kills and 10 digs in the match. 

Schaefer and Mariah Best finished with 18 and 14 digs respectively. Wagner had 19 digs to lead the team, followed by Weisensel with 17. 

Madison College 3,
St. Louis Community College 2 

It took five games, but Madison College was able to rally for a 3-2 victory over St. Louis Community College in its second match of the Opening Weekend Tournament.  

Madison College lost the first set, 25-23, won the second set, 25-16, lost the third set, 25-23, before winning the last two sets, 25-6, and 15-9. 

Freshman Gabby Hack had 16 kills and five blocks to lead the WolfPack. Weisensel had a team-high 20 digs, six kills and five aces, while Schaefer added 29 assists and 10 digs. 

North Iowa Community College 3, Madison College 2 

North Iowa Community College rallied from a big first-set loss to defeat Madison College, 3-2, in the WolfPack’s season-opening match. Madison College dominated the first set, 25-13, but was unable to maintain that momentum. 

North Iowa won the second set, 25-19, and third set, 25-21. Madison College took the fourth set, 25-18, but fell in the final set, 15-9. Anderson led the way for Madison College with 17 kills, while Weisensel had 11 kills and 15 digs.