It looks like the Weyauwega-Fremont volleyball team is peaking at just the right time.
The Indians cruised through the first round of Central Wisconsin 8 Conference pool play Oct. 6 by sweeping Manawa, Shiocton and Bonduel and hosted Wittenberg-Birnamwood Oct. 9 for the conference championship.
W-F opened pool play at home by handing Manawa 25-17, 25-10 and 25-12 defeats. The Indians followed that up with a 25-9, 25-9, 25-17 win over Shiocton and a 25-13, 25-17, 25-12 victory over Bonduel.
Teal Tomaszewski had a big day for the Indians with 53 digs and six aces.
“Teal accomplished her 2,000th career dig in the match against Shiocton,” said her mother, coach Rena Tomaszewski. “W-F volleyball is very proud of Teal and what she has brought to the team this season. She is an exceptional back row specialist and brings great ball control to the team, which allows us to run a smooth offensive system.”
Tomaszewski plans on competing at the collegiate level while completing her education and has verbally committed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Other leaders for the Indians were Bailey Kapitzke (41 kills), Mariah Hulbert (46 assists) and Danielle Austreng (36 service points).
Tuesday’s rematch with the Chargers is the second time the two teams played in a week. The Indians headed to Wittenberg Oct. 2 and returned home with a 3-1 win to finish the CWC-8 dual season undefeated. W-B took the first game 25-23, but the Indians bounced back with 25-21, 25-15, 15-17 wins.
“The team wants to give a huge thank you to the fans that came all the way to Wittenberg to cheer them on,” coach Tomaszewski said. “Wega fans really made us feel like we were at home. The girls had a fantastic match, tallying up some amazing stats in the process.”
Team leaders included Tomaszewski (30 digs, nine service points, 50 service receptions); Morgan Wilson (three solo and four assisted block kills, 11 service points); Maggie Knecht (two solo and four assisted block kills); Megan Young (five assisted block kills); Jordan Krause (three assisted block kills); Hulbert (23 assists); Kelsey Akey (21 assists, 11 service points, three aces); Kapitzke (23 kills); and Austreng (17 kills).
“Our blockers had an amazing night on the net,” Tomaszewski said. “The unbreakable wall put up 27 total block kills.”
State tournament play gets under way Tuesday, Oct. 16. The Indians will host a Division 3 subregional at 7 p.m. and if they win, W-F will advance to a regional semifinal at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18.
Updated tournament information will be posted at www.waupacanow.com.