The New London volleyball team honored its seniors on Thursday, Oct. 9, before taking on the Oconto Falls Panthers.
Seniors Alanna Beyer, Caleigh Shaw, and Payton Mix heard special comments from their teammates before taking the court in game one.
New London looked poised to earn an easy victory in game one, but Oconto Falls battled back to force several game points. The Bulldogs refused to break, evening the score each time before eventually pulling ahead for a 27-25 win.
Game two saw the Panthers come out strong, earning a 25-18 win.
Game three was a close battle to the end, but the Panthers eked out a 25-23 victory.
Oconto Falls kept the momentum going into the fourth game, winning 25-16.
Beyer and Shaw both had 16 digs, while Megan Kronser added 20 assists. Shaw also added seven kills, and Kronser hammered three aces. McCoy Mix contributed seven kills and Payton Mix added 15 blocks.
West De Pere 3, New London 0
A slow start doomed the Bulldog varsity volleyball team in a 3-0 loss at the hands of the West De Pere Phantoms on Tuesday, Oct. 3.
The Phantoms cruised to a 25-9 win in game one and maintained the momentum to win game two by a score of 25-19. The Bulldogs battled hard in the third set but came up short in a 25-23 defeat.
Beyer had 11 digs while McCoy Mix added 11 digs and two aces. Kronser tallied 16 assists, while Shaw earned five blocks and two aces. Payton Mix had six kills and five blocks.