from today's Waukesha Freeman -
CMH wins regional title
Top-ranked East Troy next for Crusaders
WAUKESHA – Now that Catholic Memorial has disposed of New Berlin Eisenhower, the Crusaders can focus on Easy Troy.
Memorial beat Eisenhower 25-23, 25-20, 25-22 in a high school girls volleyball regional championship match Saturday.
That set up Thursday’s match against top-seeded and undefeated East Troy, 7 p.m. Thursday at East Troy in a Division 2 sectional semifinal match.
The winner will play Saturday against the winner of Thursday’s other semifinal match pitting Kettle Moraine Lutheran against Sheboygan Falls.
Junior outside hitter Lexi Calloway had team-highs of 15 kills and three service aces for Memorial on Saturday, while freshman outside hitter Alexis Alden had 10 kills, freshman setter Maddy Rondeau had 26 assists and senior outside hitter Lauren Alberti had 17 digs.
Lauren Nevinski had eight kills for Eisenhower, while Rachael Dejno had 13 assists, Sarah Lesniewski 15 digs and Natalie Olson four blocks.
East Troy beat Memorial early in the season when Memorial was working some new players into the lineup while East Troy was playing with an experienced group.
“Whether we have closed the gap is to be determined,” Memorial coach Ted Schulte said. “East Troy has been gradually getting better over the years and this year’s team has played together on the same club team year-round.”
Schulte calls East Troy senior Brittney Jakscht “a wonderful setter,” and says of sophomore outside hitter M.E. Dodge, “She’s something special.”
Schulte also is impressed by East Troy libero Mikelyn Olsen and said middle hitter Bryzena Santos “is an effective blocker and hitter.”
“They have lots of pieces and are very well coached,” said Schulte, whose team will take a 26-19 record into the sectional.
– Freeman Staff