A slow start doomed the Truckers volleyball team in their four-game loss to the Winneconne Wolves on Thursday, Sept. 19.
The Wolves won the first game, 25-14, but the Lady Truckers came back to win the second by a score of 25-18.
The third game saw Winneconne snatch a 25-20 win. In the decisive fourth set, Clintonville needed a win to keep the match going. The girls put forth a great effort, but came up on the short end of a 26-24 score as Winneconne earned a 3-1 victory in the match.
Lynnea Johnson had 22 assists for Clintonville, while Chrissy Betz notched 10 kills. Autumn Voigt had three kills and three blocks.
“After going down in set one the girls came roaring back for a convincing set two win,” said Coach Lance Bagstad. “Sets three and four were back and forth with very intense volleyball being played by both sides. Both the Wolves and the Truckers played high energy volleyball.”
In JV action, Winneconne beat Clintonville 25-23, 25-13 and 25-10.
The Trucker freshmen lost 25-5, 25-9 and 25-20.
Clintonville hosted the 19th Annual Trucker Volleyball Invite on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Lady Truckers placed sixth out of eight teams, which included Shawano, Valders, Abbotsford, Marion, Gladstone, Ripon, and Owen-Withee.
The Truckers lost their first match to Abbotsford by scores of 20-25 and 16-25.
Clintonville rebounded with a win over Shawano by scores of 22-25, 25-23, and 15-11.
Valders topped Clintonville in the Truckers’ third match by scores of 25-20, 22-25, and 9-15.
In the playoff bracket, Clintonville beat Marion 25-15, 25-18. The Truckers then lost to Valders by scores of 25-8, 18-25, and 15-11.
The Lady Truckers will host Berlin at 6:30 p.m. for their Homecoming match on Thursday, Oct. 3.