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Green Bay Notre Dame wins city volleyball invite

By Tom Miller
August 29, 2015

The Green Bay Notre Dame girls volleyball team defeated Edgerton, 2 games to 1, to win the Gold Division of the Janesville Craig/Janesville Parker Invitational on Saturday.

Craig defeated Madison Memorial 2-0 in the fifth-place match at Craig High.

Brodhead defeated Big Foot in the seventh-place match.

In the Silver Division competition at Parker, the Vikings defeated Tomah, 20-25, 25-16, 16-7 in the first-place match.

The top eight teams from Friday's first day of competition competed in the Gold Division. The other eight teams competed in the Silver Division.

Craig lost to both Green Bay Notre Dame and Edgerton in pool play in the morning session.

“We played great this afternoon,” Craig coach Blake Budrow said. “We played sound defensively and passed the ball crisper and faster.”

Setter Mel Tinker finished with 82 assists. Her sets to middle blockers Amanda Carlson and Emma Knutson resulted in 22 and 21 kills, respectively.

“We're 7-3 early in the season, so I'm pretty pleased with that,” Budrow said.

The Cougars open Big Eight Conference play at Beloit Memorial on Tuesday night.

Parker coach Andy Kimball said his squad is improved over last season.

“I think last year we were 1-11 in the tournament,” Kimball said. “We can grow. We played well in areas I was not sure of.”

Senior Andrea Lawrence led the Vikings with 21 aces, 22 kills and 53 assists.

“She's an all-purpose player,” Kimball said. “She's going to play in the back row, but she's also very aggressive in the front row.”

The Vikings also begin Big Eight Conference play Tuesday night at home against Middleton.



First place

Green Bay Notre Dame def. Edgerton, 2-1.

Third place

Cuba City def. Lodi, 2-0.

Fifth place

Craig def. Madison Memorial, 2-0.

Seventh place

Brodhead def. Big Foot.

Craig statistics (aces-kills-assists)—Amy Schumacher, 6-2-0; Mel Tinker, 12-1-82; Daelyne Reichenbach, 0-0-0; Maddie Hodge, 2-0-0; Kennedy Cox, 1-0-0; Sara Malmanger, 0-0-2; Jenna Brandt, 6-14-0; Kaity Peloquin, 0-5-0; Amanda Carlson, 0-22-1; Harley Nielsen, 0-10-0; Taylor Salmon, 5-0-0; Emma Knutson, 0-21-0; Nikki Foster, 0-10-0.



Parker def. Tomah, 20-25, 25-16, 16-7.

Third place

Baraboo def. Cambridge, 25-20, 25-18.

Fifth place

Sauk Prairie def. Portage, 25-18, 25-19.

Seventh place

Parkview def. Lancaster, 25-17, 20-25, 16-3.

Parker leaders: Aces—Andrea Lawrence, 21. Kills—Allie Matzke, 26, Caylor Holcomb, 22, Andrea Lawrence, 22. Assists—Andrea Lawrence, 53.