Hatchet volleyball gets playoff win over Medford, fall to #1 Mosinee in three
By Jed Buelow
Tomahawk Leader Co-Editor, Sports, Nature Editor
After taking down Medford in the opening round of the WIAA Division 2 playoffs for a second year in a row, the Lady Hatchets volleyball team took on #1 seeded Mosinee on the road Thursday and fell in a hard-fought three-set battle.
Tomahawk made quick work of #8 seed Medford in their opening round Regional game against the Raiders on the road winning in three straight sets 25-12, 25-14 and 25-20. The win marked the second straight year the Hatchets took down the higher-seeded Raiders to bring their season to an end after getting the four-set win against #3 Medford last year when Tomahawk was seeded #6.
Mady Hanse played much of the game above the net getting 17 kills. Meghan Scholz also played big above the net finishing with four blocks and Gianna Line had three to lead the Hatchets. Lexi Buck recorded two aces, Richelle Swan had 35 assists and Morgan Ernst and Natalie Zastrow topped the team in digs with 19 and 17, respectively.
Advancing to take on #1 Mosinee Thursday, Tomahawk gave the Indians a tough battle but fell in three sets by scores 22-25, 22-25 and 19-25 to bring the season to an end for the Lady Hatchets.
“I think our year, even though it was a lot of ups and downs, the team had an overall great season with some very big wins,” stated Hatchet head coach Lauren Pfeiffer. “I’m very proud of the accomplishments that they made this year with wins against teams like SPASH, Merrill and some other big wins as well.”
- Zastrow led the team in kills with 11 in the loss to Mosinee and M. Scholz finished with a pair of blocks. Morgan Ernst had 15 digs and R. Swan finished with 33 assists.
“I would like to thank the girls for making my first year (as head coach) so much fun and I’m looking forward to the years to come,” coach Pfeiffer added in recognizing a great group of seniors who helped lead this year’s team.