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Rob Reischel

Middleton’s boys volleyball team began its season with 25-12, 25-15, 25-19 win over Madison La Follette last Thursday.

Senior outside hitter Kevin McMahon led the Cardinals with nine kills, while senior setter Matt Caamal had 18 assists. Senior outside hitter Jacob Ross had four aces, senior Kyle Bradley-Bartleson had four digs and the trio of Blake Sprecher, Cole Spitler and Caamal all had two blocks.

“The gym was pretty hot and we got sluggish as the night rolled on,” Middleton coach Ben White said. “But we took care of business.”

Middleton raced to leads of 8-0 and 10-1 in the first game and rolled to an easy win. Sprecher was terrific serving, while Spitler and McMahon had big games, as well.

“We started out fast in Games 1 and 2 and got a lot of players playing time,” White said.  

Middleton fell behind in Game 2, 3-0. The Cardinals then rolled off eight straight points and cruised to an easy win.

McMahon led the Cardinals with all nine of his kills on just 13 attempts in the first two games.

“I can not say enough about the start of the season by Kevin McMahon,” White said. “He will be a force on the outside.  We just know we need someone to complement him.”

In Game 3, juniors Nick Zeineman and Louis Hinshaw had big efforts as the Cardinals rolled.

“Both took good advantage of the opportunities they received,” White said.

• On deck: Middleton is at the 30-team Racine Invite Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m.

“It was a little disappointing that most of the top-10 teams in state got into a different tournament that we were left out of, so it will be up to us to take care of business,” White said. “We set a goal to get rolling by the end of September, so plenty of people will still get an opportunity to prove themselves on the court. Hoping for a long day.”


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