The Hortonville Polar Bears rolled to a 3-0 victory over the Green Bay Southwest Trojans during a WIAA Division 2 Regional volleyball matchup Thursday, Oct. 23.
The sixth-seeded Polar Bears fell behind early in game one, as the eleventh-seeded Trojans scored the first four points of the game. Despite trailing early, the Polar Bears kept their composure and stormed back to win game one by a score of 25-14.
Game two was a tight contest, as Hortonville held a narrow 19-17 lead late in the match. Strong play by the Polar Bears helped them outscore the Trojans 6-2 the rest of the way to earn a 25-19 win in game two.
Looking to close out the match, the Polar Bears kept playing hard to earn a 25-17 in game three.
Reba Hauser had 19 assists, eight digs and one ace for Hortonville, while Madi Walter added 12 kills, two blocks, nine digs, and two aces. Kenzie Thiel scored seven kills, while Emily Lautenschlager tallied 20 digs and two assists. Rachel Switchtenberg notched seven digs and three aces, while Brittany Sager contributed 15 assists, seven digs, two kills and two aces. Kori Leist added eight kills, four blocks, two digs and one ace for the Lady Polar Bears.
Hortonville will face the third-seeded Appleton North Lightning at Appleton North at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. The winner of that match will play either seventh-seeded Green Bay Preble or second-seeded Appleton East at Green Bay East at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.