New London volleyball team defeats four schools
By Scott Bellile
The New London varsity volleyball team defeated four area schools on its home court to win the Bulldog Invitational on Aug. 25.
“We have set our goals pretty high for this season [and] the first was becoming back-to-back Bulldog Invitational Champions, which we have now achieved,” coach Kirbianne Dunlavy said.
Now that that goal is crossed off on their to-do list, the girls aspire to achieve a few more: Finish in the top three in the Bay Conference, advance past the regional-semifinal playoff and improve their serving percentage.
“The girls are full of energy and each player is a coach’s dream,” Dunlavy said. “They’re competitive and willing to put in the work necessary to be successful.
“We’re all excited for the season ahead and hoping for a fun, successful start to the school year.”
New London invitational
Tuesday, Aug. 25
Vs. Manawa (win): 25-16, 25-15.
Vs. Green Bay East (win): 25-16, 25-21.
Vs. Weyauwega-Fremont (win): 25-21, 25-20.
Vs. Waupaca (win): 24-26, 25-21, 15-10.
Green Bay East invitational
Saturday, Aug. 29
Vs. Sheboygan Christian (loss): 18-25, 25-16, 13-15.
Vs. Menasha (win): 25-17, 25-19.
Vs. Auburndale (loss): 25-17, 25-27, 10-15
Vs. Southern Door (win): 25-27, 25-20, 15-13.
Vs. Green Bay East (win): 25-17, 25-18.
Vs. NEW Lutheran (loss): 20-25, 18-25.
Monday, Aug. 31
Vs. Winneconne (loss): 17-25, 22-25.
Vs. Freedom (win): 21-25, 25-23, 15-13.
Vs. Shiocton (loss): 12-25, 25-27.
Aces: Molly O’Connell, 6.
Digs: McCoy Mix, 43; Abby Elsholtz, 22; Molly O’Connell, Megan Kronser and Kasey Pinch, 18.
Assists: Megan Kronser, 27; Molly O’Connell, 23.
Attack Kills: Melissa Kronser, 20; Molly O’Connell, 10; Abby Elsholtz, 9.
Blocks: Olivia Steingraber, 4.