Girls spikers win two of three

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Rob Reischel
Eliana Ross and Middleton’s girls volleyball team shined last week./Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Middleton’s girls volleyball team won two of three matches last week.

DeForest toppled the Cardinals, 25-18, 25-21, 25-21, on March 24. Middleton rebounded, though, with wins over Janesville Craig on March 25 and Racine Park on March 27.

The Cardinals defeated Craig, 25-12, 25-20, 18-25, 25-20. Middleton then toppled Case last Saturday in a match its varsity reserve team played.

DeForest is one of the top teams in the area and got the better of Middleton. Sierra Pertzborn led the Cardinals with six kills and three blocks, Evin Jordee had seven assists and two aces, and Olivia Underwood added seven assists.

“We had a tough matchup against DeForest,” Middleton coach Maddie Vogel said. “We struggled to get into a rhythm in the back row, which made it difficult to fully execute on offense. DeForest's defense was solid all around as well, making it tough for us to put a ball down.”

The Cardinals played much better the following night at Janesville Craig and toppled the host Cougars.

Jordan LaScala led Middleton with 17 kills, 17 serve receptions and three aces, while Jordee had 22 assists. Jordan Dettmann had three blocks and Underwood added 16 assists.

After posting just 19 kills in its loss to DeForest, Middleton had 41 kills against Craig.

“We were able to make some crucial adjustments that had held us back (against DeForest),” Vogel said. “Our passers were communicating much more effectively, so we were able to get into a groove on serve receive and defense. We were also much more aggressive on offense.”

“Overall, there was major improvement from previous matches in terms of serve receive and defense, that allowed them to snag a win,” Vogel said.

• On deck: Middleton was at Edgerton Monday and at Janesville Parker Tuesday. The Cardinals then host Sun Prairie Thursday at 7 p.m.



March 24


DeForest ………….. 25 25 25

Middleton ………… 18 21 21

MIDDLETON (leaders) — Kills: Pertzborn 6. Assists: Underwood 7, Jordee 7. Blocks: Pertzborn 3. Aces: Jordee 2.


March 25


Middleton …………. 25 25 18 25

Janesville Craig ………. 12 20 25 20

MIDDLETON (leaders) — Kills: LaScala 17. Assists: Jordee 22; Underwood 16. Blocks: Dettmann 3. Aces: LaScala 3.

JANESVILLE CRAIG — Kills: Bertagnoli 12. Assists: Donelson 15; Masterson 14. Blocks: Bertagnoli 2; Justman 2. Aces: Justman 5. Digs: Trapp 10.


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