Written by DEBBIE HAMM
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 18:33
It was not much of a contest when the Ozaukee girlsâ volleyball team opened its Central Lakeshore Conference season against visiting Stockbridge on Sept. 3.
After nearly shutting out the Indians in the first game, 25-2, Ozaukee capped a three-game sweep with 25-15 and 25-11 wins.
The Warriors got strong serving from Melissa Wilcox, who was 25-for-25 with six aces, and Erin Hartnett, who had 13 aces in a 20-for-20 effort.
Hartnett also had 11 kills on offense, and Wilcox finished with 23 assists.
Kaitlyn Thill led Ozaukeeâs defense with eight digs.
The Warriorsâ Hillary Johnson continued her early-season prowess at the net with three solo blocks and three assisted blocks.
The sweep improved Ozaukeeâs season record to 4-2 in match play and 12-6 in games, including a close loss to Grafton on Sept. 1 (see related story).
This week, the Warriors faced New Holstein in a nonconference match Tuesday and will travel to Random Lake on Thursday for a CLC meet.
All conference matches have been moved up 30 minutes from the original schedule. Freshman and junior varsity games now begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the varsity match at 7 p.m.
CG-Belgium 3, Elkhart Lake 0
The Rockets powered their way to an easy road win in their Central Lakeshore opener Sept. 3, scoring a 25-8, 25-9, 25-12 sweep.
Cedar Grove-Belgium was led by senior Rachel Slotman, who had five kills and two blocks.
Steph Ruppel contributed 13 assists, and Ashley Turnquist had a 10-for-12 serving efforts that included seven aces.
âThey played very well,â Rockets coach Tabitha Weavers said of her players. âThey hustled and kept the intensity up.â
This week, Cedar Grove-Belgium will host Howards Grove in a 7 p.m. meet Thursday and play in the Sheboygan County Classic at 9 a.m. Saturday.