Whitewater defeated Beloit Turner in three straight set by the scores of 25-14, 25-20, 25-20.
Whitewater Stat Leaders were as follows:
Aces: Maddie Brown with 5 7 Kilya Kopecky with 4
Kills: Anna Riemer with 7, Kacie Carollo & Maddie Brown with 5, Catherine Yang with 4, Cora Linos & Emme Bullis with 3 and Kiyla Kopecky with 1
Blocks: Anna Riemer with 2
Digs: Catherine Yang with 12, Emme Bullis and Cora Linos with 8 & Anna Riemer with 6.
From Coach Bullis:
The Whitewater Whippets opened conference play with a huge win against Jefferson. The Whippets fell behind 2 games to none but rebounded and took the next three sets. Senior Maddie Brown sparked Whitewater with great serving and led the team with 11 aces. Other statistical leaders were: Senior Anna Riemer with 12 kills, Sophomore Cora Linos with 19 assists and Sophomore Emme Bullis with 9 digs. Set scores for Whitewater were: 20-25, 18-25, 26-24, 25-15 & 15-10.
The players and coaches would like to thank all who attended, especially the youth who played before the start of the varsity match. The loud home crowd was really electrifying!
Thursday night the Whippets travel to Beloit Turner to face their second conference opponent of the season
Photos by Bob Mischka
From Coach Nelson:
The schedule led to Whitewater facing Edgerton in back to back matches. After playing Edgerton in the last match of the day this past Saturday at the Edgerton Quad, Edgerton visited Whitewater for a conference match Tuesday night.
After a 7-0 victory on Saturday, the Whippets came out a little flat to start Tuesday’s match. For the most part, Whitewater picked up their game as the evening went along and they turned in another 7-0 win.
Whitewater finishes the conference dual portion of their season, this Thursday at home against McFarland.
1S Sydney Treder beat Kelsey Lien, 6-2,6-2
2S Hannah Delaney beat Johanna Rusch, 6-4,6-0
3S Cassidy Laue beat Kylee Houfe, 6-3,7-6(4)
4S Katelyn Partoll beat Lily Gaylor, 6-0,6-0
1D Odessa Sonn/Sophie Olson beat Cameron Gould/Maddie Laskowski, 6-1,6-2
2D Melanie Reyes/Mariana Cano beat Elizabeth Oetzel/Jordan Bauer, 6-2,6-0
3D Marissa Mueller/Tessa Papcke beat Isabella Gilmour/Karlye Smrecek, 6-3,6-1
Picture (l-r): Gio Anello, Trenten Zahn, Nicole Tomomitsu, Aidan Coburn
From Coach Carstens:
On Tuesday the Whippet Harriers took to the grass at McCarthy Park near Cottage Grove in a 12 team invitational. Both programs took a nice step forward after a solid training block away from racing. Leading the way for both teams were Trenten Zahn and Nicole Tomomitsu. Both earned medals with Trenten in 4th (16:56) overall and Nicole in 9th (20:39). Both looked really strong in their pursuit to the finish. Aidan Coburn and Gio Anello battled their way to finish with Aidan getting Gio by a few tenths and took home the 12th place medal and Gio with the 13th. They covered the 5000m course in 17:51 and 17:52. Dan Trost also had a big race finishing with a lifetime personal best of 19:19. The boys’ varsity finished in 4th overall and the JV squad was 6th. On the girls’ side, the varsity finished 7th and the JV finished in 5th place.
The coaching staff was pleased to see great improvement and the runners showing more grit as the fifth week of the season is now underway. The next race will be the Angel Invitational hosted by Racine St. Catherine’s at UW-Parkside on Saturday. This will be the program’s 40th year participating in this meet.