Wednesday, September 10, 2014

CMH Girls VB ground the Lady Hawks

from today's Waukesha Freeman - 


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Crusaders hold off talented Arrowhead

Memorial’s young team rises to occasion

TOWN OF MERTON — The Catholic Memorial High School girls volleyball team found itself on the ropes Tuesday.

Arrowhead has had an impressive run to start the season, and the Warhawks were in position to knock off the Crusaders, a perennial power in the Classic 8 Conference.

But the Crusaders held off up-and-coming Arrowhead to win 28-26, 25-18, 27-25 in Tuesday’s league match.

“Arrowhead is a nice, nice team, and one of the issues for us is we’re still young,” CMH coach Ted Schulte said. “It’s a matter of can we limit the number of errors we make.

“Arrowhead put us on the ropes.”

Arrowhead had three serves for game point in the first game, leading 24-23, 2524 and 26-25 before CMH Arrowhead was up 24-20 in Game 3 before the Crusaders went on a 7-1 run to close the match.

“It was a great challenge,” Schulte said. “Arrowhead’s a very good team, and they tested us.

“We put ourselves in tough spots, but we were comfortable in those moments and rose to the occasion.”

Sophomores led the charge for the Crusaders (12-3 overall, 2-0 Classic 8). Alex Alden was the team leader with 17 kills, Maddy Rondeau had a team-high 29 assists, Katherine Christian led the team with 28 digs and Ivey Whalen had a team-high three blocks.

“I’m super pleased with how well the team has responded to the challenges they’ve been confronted with already,” Schulte said. “They’re growing up fast. They’re doing some really wonderful things.

“There is a lot of promise and potential on this team.”

Senior Alyssa Kelling and junior Jenna Jubeck kept Arrowhead close throughout. Kelling had a team-high 19 kills, while Jubeck added 11. Jubeck led the team with 13 digs, and Kelling had 12. Kelling also tied junior Niki Economou for the team-high with two blocks.

Junior Lizzy Peplinski had 27 assists for the Warhawks, and senior Makenzie Paszek and junior Mary Bartelson each had two aces.

Arrowhead is 16-2 overall this season and 1-1 in the Classic 8. CMH is 2-0 in the Classic 8.

— Freeman Staff

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