Grafton wins net battle

Ozaukee triumphs in two matches last week

GRAFTON’S ABBY PROEFROCK (6) went up for a ball against Sydney Hoeft last week in a volleyball match between the rivals. The Black Hawks swept the Pirates. Photo by Sam Arendt
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MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

Grafton High School’s volleyball team swept Port Washington on Sept. 25, but coach Lindsay Schauer said the Black Hawks didn’t exactly peak.

“We struggled on serve receive and had too many hitting errors. We played back-to-back days and it hurt us, but we got the win, which is obviously important,” she said.

The Hawks won, 25-8, 25-20, 26-24.

Abby Proefrock led the Hawks with 10 kills. Julia Sandoval had nine and Lauren Malchow had eight.

Josephine Gust had 28 assists.

Sandoval served three aces. Sara Paschke had 14 digs. Proefrock had nine.

Paschke had four errors on 18 serve receptions. Proefrock had no errors in 10 receives.

Stats weren’t available for Port Washington.

A day earlier, the Hawks won at Hartford, 20-25, 29-27, 25-12, 25-21.

Proefrock had 11 kills and Malchow had six.

Gust had 22 assists. Paschke had 21 digs. Proefrock had 12, Lexi Cabell had 11 and Gust had 10. Cabell had four aces.

The Hawks are running a 5-1 offense but hope to work on a 6-2, Schauer said.

Gust, the Hawks’ senior setter, has been a team leader.

“Josie plays a little bit under the radar but constantly makes athletic plays that allow our offense to be successful,” Schauer said.

Proefrock leads the offense as an outside hitter as a sophomore.

“She sees the court really well and uses so many different shots. She is also a hustler and one of our biggest competitors,” Schauer said.

At libero, Paschke, a junior, “does a great job touching everything on defense” and is “spot on for serve receive,” Schauer said.

Sandoval is a junior and a force in the middle “but even more importantly she brings an intensity to the court that spreads to the rest of the team,” Schauer said.

The Hawks, 4-2 in the North Shore Conference, played at Martin Luther on Tuesday and play at Slinger (6-0) on Thursday.

Port (0-6) got swept by Cedarburg, 25-12, 25-19, 25-17, on Sept. 24 It hosts Homestead (0-5) Thursday and Brookfield Academy on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Ozaukee picked up two Big East Conference wins last week.

Last Thursday, the Warriors won at Sheboygan Christian, 25-13, 25-27, 25-20, 25-15.

Sydnie Stadler had 16 kills, 18 digs and 10 serve receives. She served eight aces.

Izzy Clark had 42 assists and 12 digs. Rachel Liermann had 23 serve receives.

Emma Poeschl had 13 kills, 11 digs and 16 serve receives. Alyssa Laabs served four aces.

On Sept. 24, Ozaukee pulled out a 3-2 win over Mishicot, 18-25, 25-14, 25-19, 23-25, 15-11.

Stadler had 18, kills, 21 digs and 21 serve receives.

Clark had 44 assists. Poeschl had 12 kills, 20 digs and 22 serve receives. Naiomi Smith had 11 kills. Liermann had 16 kills and 30 serve receives.

Ozaukee, 4-1 in the Big East Conference Blue Division, played at Howards Grove (5-0) Tuesday. It hosts Reedsville on Thursday and plays in an invite at Rio on Saturday. It plays at Manitowoc Lutheran on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Cedar Grove-Belgium beat Mishicot on the road, 3-1, last Thursday and was swept by Howards Grove on Tuesday.

The Rockets went 1-3 in a Waukesha North tournament on Saturday, beating Kohler.

The Rockets, 2-3 in the Big East, played at Oostburg on Tuesday, host an invite on Saturday and play at St. Mary Central on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

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