Netters struggle vs. top teams

By 
MITCH MAERSCH
Ozaukee Press staff

Grafton High School’s volleyball team lost its only North Shore Conference match last week, sandwiched between a nonconference win and two tournament game losses.

The Black Hawks lost to Catholic Central, 2-0, and Sheboygan Falls, 2-1, at Saturday’s Oostburg tournament.

At conference-leading Slinger (7-0) last Thursday, the Hawks lost, 25-12, 22-25, 25-21, 25-20.

Abby Proefrock had 13 kills. Julia Sandoval had eight and Lauren Malchow had seven.

Josephine Gust had 36 assists. Proefrock and Sara Paschke each had 18 digs. Natalie McDaniel had 17. Sandoval served five aces. Paschke had 30 serve receives with three errors.

On Oct. 1, the Hawks beat Martin Luther at home, 18-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-19.

Proefrock had 19 kills. Sandoval had 14 and Malchow had 10. Gust had 45 assists. Paschke had 22 digs. Proefrock had 16 and Malchow had 11.

Paschke had 20 serve receives with three errors. McDaniel had 15 with one error, and Proefrock had 14 with one error.

The Hawks, 4-3 in the NSC, host Nicolet (1-5) on Thursday and are at West Bend West (7-1) on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Port Washington lost to Homestead at home last Thursday, 24-26, 28-26, 25-22, 25-12.

Kyra Baumann had 10 kills and served three aces. Sophia Poole had five block assists, and freshman Sydney Hoeft had three.

The Pirates lost two matches at the Oostburg tournament last Saturday to Sheboygan Falls, 2-1, and Catholic Central, 2-0.

Port, 0-8 in the NSC, was to host Brookfield Academy on Tuesday, play at Whitefish Bay (4-3) on Thursday and host Hartford (5-2) on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Ozaukee ran into one of the best teams in the state Oct. 1 in Howards Grove.

The Tigers, 33-4 overall and 6-0 in the Big East Conference, swept the Warriors, 25-9, 25-16, 25-10.

Naiomi Smith led the serving attack for the Warriors with a 10-1 effort. Nicole Liermann had 10 digs and 19 serve receives. Sydnie Stadler had nine digs and Izzy Clark dished out 10 assists.

Last Thursday, the Warriors lost at home to Big East foe Reedsville, 25-15, 26-24, 21-25, 21-25, 15-9.

Stadler had 26 kills and had 27 digs. Liermann had 33 serve receives, 20 digs and went 19-1 at the service line. Clark tallied 45 assists and Emma Poeschl had 21 serve receives.

Last Saturday, the Warriors went 0-4 in the Rio Invitational.

They lost to Montell, 25-17, 25-23; New Glarus, 23-25, 25-21, 15-6; Williams Bay, 16-25, 25-23, 15-12; and Palmyra Eagle, 25-23, 25-12.

Stadler had 24 kills, 49 serve receives and 22 digs.

Clark had 65 assists, went 36-1 at the service line and had 26 digs. Liermann went 28-4 at the line, had 34 serve receives and 19 digs. Madison Karmison had 23 serve receives in two matches.

The Warriors hosted Manitowoc Lutheran Tuesday.

Cedar Grove-Belgium lost at rival Oostburg, 35-23, 27-25, 25-19, on Oct. 1. They played at St. Mary Central on Tuesday.

The Big East Conference Tournament is Oct. 12.

Correspondent Deb Hamm contributed to this story.

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