Indians off to 2-0 start
There’s still plenty of volleyball to be played yet this season in the Central Wisconsin 8 Conference.
Weyauwega-Fremont already has a pair of conference wins under its belt, as the Indians took three of four games Sept. 6 from Stevens Point Pacelli and swept Bonduel Sept. 4.
W-F 3, Pacelli 1
The Indians opened the match with a 25-21 win. Pacelli came back with a 25-14 win in the second game, but the Indians took the next two, 25-21, 25-15.
Team leaders for the Indians included Bailey Kapitzke (13 kills, three aces); Mariah Hulbert (26 assists, 13 service points); and Teal Tomaszewski (26 digs, nine service points).
“W-F fans packed the gym to witness an outstanding match by the lady Indians,” coach Rena Tomaszewski said. “The crowd was loud and proud and the team continued their momentum to defeat the Cardinals.”
W-F 3, Bonduel 0
The Indians swept the Bears 25-17, 25-22, 25-3.
Hulbert had 23 assists and six aces; Tomaszewski added 20 digs and 11 service points; and Kapitzke chipped in with 16 kills.
Lauren Akey and Jordan Krause came in off of the bench in the third set to finish off the Bears. Akey had five service points, including a pair of aces, and Krause added a pair of assists to Kapitzke.
The W-F junior varsity and freshmen teams won their matches as well.
Dig Pink match
The Indians will host Waupaca Monday, Sept. 17, for a Dig Pink match that will raise breast cancer awareness. Freshman and JV matches are slated to begin at 6 p.m., with the varsity match set for 7:30 p.m.
The Indians have raised awareness and funds for breast cancer research through the Side-Out Foundation, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for breast cancer research nationally through volleyball tournaments, clinics and rallies.
“Being a breast cancer survivor, my family and I know first-hand what it takes to fight against this disease,” Tomaszewski said. “We also know how important it is for research to continue to find the cure. I am now a nine-year survivor and have been told by my doctors that I have exceeded their expectations. The only way I have made it this far is because of research and people that know what it takes to rally for a cause.”
Gift basket raffles and pregame activities are planned and fans are encouraged to wear pink.