Tuesday, September 7, 2010

When 1st Place is a footnote?

from today's Waukesha Freeman --

Editorial comment -- Tell that there is not something odd about this article about the Laser Invitational Volleyball Tournament...


WALES – The New Berlin West High School girls volleyball team finished third and Kettle Moraine fourth in the girls division of the Laser Invitational on Saturday. Catholic Memorial was first among the boys.

New Berlin West defeated Kettle Moraine 27-25, 25-13 in the girls third-place match after beating the Lasers 25-14, 19-25, 15-5 in pool play, New Berlin West was led in the tournament by senior Martha Radtke in aces, sophomore Casey Luehrs in kills, junior Becca Gasper and freshman Sarah Franzen in blocks, senior Cayla Golsteyn in assists, and sophomore Kellie Shaw in digs. The Vikings pushed their overall record to 10-1.

Kettle Moraine, 5-8 this season, was led by Alyssa Kurth with 28 kills, 16 digs and five aces, while Mikaela Girard had six blocks and 14 kills, Jessy Stoll had 35 assists, 13 digs and 11 aces and Lisa Collins had 33 digs.

Editorial comment continued... a third place finish gets a write-up, a fourth place team gets a write-up, and a first place team only gets a mention? Go figure.


On the Crusader Girls side...

ALGONQUIN, Ill. – The Catholic Memorial High School girls volleyball team lost its first match of the season, falling to Cary Grove of Illinois 25-15, 15-25, 25-23 in the championship match of the H.D. Jacobs Invitational on Saturday. It was a rematch of last year’s final that Cary Grove also won. Cary Grove is the defending Illinois large school champion, while Memorial is the defending Wisconsin Division 2 champion.

Memorial, which beat each of its first four opponents in the tournament in straight sets, fell behind 15-6 in the third game against Cary Grove. The Crusaders never caught up although they got within 23-22 and 24-23.

Three seniors were Memorial’s kill leaders in the tournament as Aly Kujawa had 28, Kate Acker 27 and Kelli Browning 26. Junior Sara Connell was Memorial’s assists leader with 41, while senior Patti Abshire had a teamhigh 34 digs, Browning had 14 blocks and Acker had eight service aces.

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