Newman Volleyball Defeats Athens, Abbotsford and Chequamegon

The Lady Cards had a triumphant day at the Abbotsford Crossover Saturday. Beating Athens in 2 sets was pivotal for us. We adjusted to their block well and had to play consistent defense to battle their outside attacks.
More adjusting was made taking on Abbotsford. Abby ran a quick offense in every position, and while we have solid blocking skills, we struggled to respond to quick sets at every turn. We were able to find some weaknesses in their serve receive and as a team, totaled 10 aces and a 3-set win.
The last match of the day against Chequamegon gave the Cards another opportunity to serve aggressively. Six players contributed to a team total of 17 aces. Newman took the match in 2 swift sets.
Thanks to Newman assistant coach Ashley Lange for match summaries and stats 
Set Scores
v. Athens 25-12, 25-20
v. Abby 23-25, 28-26, 15-10
v. Chequamegon 25-7, 25-13
Stat Leaders
v. Athens
Kills- Annika Svennes 8, Paige Reeves 7, Paige Guld 6
Aces- Lily Shields 2
Assists- LIly Shields 11, Paige Guld 8
Digs- Grace Carlson 14, Lily Shields 12
v. Abby
Kills- Lily Shields 11
Aces- Lily Shields 3, Paige Reeves Grace Carlson and Paige Guld 2
Assists- Paige Guld 24
Blocks- Annika Svennes and Camille Sobolewski 3
Digs- Grace Carlson 21
v. Chequamegon
Kills- Camille Sobolewski and Ashley Jankowski 4
Aces- Grace Carlson and Paige Guld 5
Assists- Paige Guld 11
Digs- Paige Reeves and Lily Shields 4


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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]