MADISON – The Colman-Egan volleyball team knocked off the undefeated #2 seed Bridgewater-Emery Huskies in a hard fought five sets in Region 4B action last Friday.
Bridgewater-Emery took the first two sets 25-21 and 25-23. C-E then won the next two sets, 25-22 and 25-19, to force a winner-take-all fifth set. The Hawks prevailed with a 15-12 win and advanced to their second-straight SoDak 16.
“We are all extremely excited and relieved that we made it past that game and are hoping we can play with the same intensity and energy on Tuesday night,” said Head Coach Abby Dockter.
“We had a lot of girls who made incredible hustle plays to do everything possible to win. They were all very determined to win and weren’t going to end the night without a fight. After losing the first two sets, some may have thought it was over, but the girls never gave up hope or determination and came out with an even bigger fight in the last 3 sets to take away Bridgewater-Emery’s undefeated season,” she added.
Mackenzie Hemmer led the way for the Hawks with 22 digs, 16 kills and six blocks. Hailey Larson had 20 kills and Daniela Lee had 19 digs and four blocks. Ava Mousel had 25 assists and Lanie Mousel had 18.
Julia Weber had 26 kills and 19 digs for the Huskies. Taylor Schallenkamp had 24 kills and two blocks. Cara Meyer had 40 digs and 31 assists. Kaitlynn Roskens had 27 assists.
“We’re extremely proud of the girls and are so happy that we get to continue our season,” concluded Dockter.
Colman-Egan, 24-7, was awarded the No. 5 seed in the SoDak 16 and plays Miller on Tuesday, 7 p.m. in Madison.
Bridgewater-Emery came into the match with a 28-0 season record, but still was the number two seed behind Chester Area.
The Huskies had cruised through the season without a losing a set to any opponent before they met up with the Hawks in regular season play on October 12. CE took two from them, but BE won the night, 3 sets to 2. The only other set they lost on the year was to Gayville-Volin.