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Heights girls spikers win two league matches


September 20, 2018

Wisconsin Heights’ girls volleyball team notched a pair of big Capitol Conference wins last week.

The Vanguards also went 1-2 at the star-studded Middleton Invite.

Heights opened the week with a 25-14, 25-23, 25-16 win over Belleville last Tuesday.

“It was a great win over Belleville,” Heights coach Amy Schlimgen said.

Jada Wood and Ashlee Adler went on five-point point serving runs in the first set which helped the Vanguards prevail.

In the second set, Heights trailed, 23-21, when Raegan Doherty went back to serve. Doherty proceeded to ring up four straight points as the Vanguards rallied to win the second game.

In the third game, Doherty served seven straight points and Kelsi Handel had four straight service points as Heights rolled.

Wood finished the match with 24 assists, three kills, 11 digs and 14 good serves, while Adler had 13 kills, two aces and nine digs. Tayler Kraemer had eight kills and 23 digs and Handel added three kills, great serving and 14 digs.

Kylee Doherty added five kills, Raegan Doherty had four kills and three aces, Rylin Hodson had eight digs and Destiny Brown added two digs.

Heights then toppled Marshall, 25-22, 25-22, 25-14.

“Great win at home,” Schlimgen said. “They are tough with senior outside hitter and Illinois State recruit Bailey Neuberger, but we handled them.”

Kraemer had another big night with seven kills and 14 digs.

“And she was the hero in the third set with seven good serves in a row, which included three aces,” Schlimgen said.

Wood had 32 assists, three kills, two aces and eight digs, while Adler had 11 kills and 11 digs. Handel had seven kills, six digs, two blocks and 11 good serves, while Raegan Doherty added four kills, two aces, nine digs and three blocks.

Kylee Doherty contributed six kills and 10 digs, Hodson had nine digs and Brown added four digs.

The Vanguards then went to the Middleton Invite where they defeated Stoughton, but fell to Oregon and Holmen — the two teams that reached the championship match.

“Kind of a disappointing day at the Middleton tournament, mostly because we only played three matches,” Schlimgen said. “The best thing to take away from that day was that the two teams we lost to and played right with ended up in the championship.”

Heights opened with a 25-18, 21-25, 15-4 win over Stoughton.

Raegan Doherty started the third set by serving eight points in a row and also added two kills and eight digs. Handel also had five straight service points in the third set and added 12 digs for the match.

Adler contributed 11 kills, eight digs and three aces, Wood had 19 assists, two kills and two saves and Kraemer had four kills and nine digs. Kylee Doherty had three kills, Brown added eight digs and Hodson had 10 digs and two saves.

Holmen then defeated Heights, 25-10, 26-24.

Kylee Doherty had five kills and two blocks, while Kraemer added four kills and six digs. Wood had 10 assists, Handel had two kills, six digs and three blocks.

Hodson had nine digs and nine good serves, which included two aces and no errors, and Adler had two kills and two digs. 

Oregon then defeated Heights, 25-18, 18-25, 15-11.

“It wasn’t our most consistent playing but we played right with them,” Schlimgen said.

Adler finished with eight kills, six digs and served eight straight points — including four aces — to close out the second set.

Wood had 18 assists, and four digs, while Raegan Doherty had five kills and two aces. Kylee Doherty had three kills, Hodson added five digs and two aces, Handel had three kills and five digs, Kraemer had three kills and four digs, and Brown added four digs.

• On deck: Heights’ only match this week was at New Glarus Tuesday.


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