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Hudson first at Zozel Invitational; host Tigers finish fourth

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Hudson defeated Luck 2-0 in the championship match of the 33rd annual Heidi Zosel Volleyball Invitational Saturday at Northwestern High School in Maple.

The host Tigers lost to Cumberland 2-0 (25-15, 27-25) in the third-place match.

During pool play, Northwestern lost to Luck and defeated Solon Springs and Washburn.

Hudson went 2-1 through pool play, losing to Amery and defeating Drummond and Cumberland.

Luck went undefeated in pool play with wins over Northwestern, Washburn and Solon Springs, but came up short against Hudson, losing 2-0 (25-13, 25-18).

Statistically for the Tigers, Sydney Anderson had 14 kills; Jayda Klobucher, 11 kills; Meggan Lind, 38 assists; Sydney Bodendorfer, 25 digs; and Hope Rankila, 18 digs.

In earlier action, the Tigers lost to Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 21-25, 25-20) Thursday night at Chetek.

The Tigers got 11 kills from Anderson; 10 digs from Lind; 20 digs from Bodendorfer; and 14 digs from Ogren.

“We started out pretty slow as we only had three kills in the first set,” NHS coach Charlie Hessel said. “CW did a nice job digging us up, but at the same time we weren’t aggressive with the speed or location of our swings. We picked up the intensity and averaged nine kills a set the rest of the night.

“CW is much improved over last year and will prove to be a dangerous program moving forward. We found some consistency tonight and, despite losing, if we can hold on to the consistency, we can elevate our game significantly down the stretch.”

Northwestern (9-17 overall, 1-4 in the Heart O’ North Conference) hosts Barron at 7 p.m. Thursday.


33rd Heidi Zosel Invitational

Pool Play

Luck def. Northwestern 25-9, 25-11

Luck def. Washburn 25-21, 25-9

Luck def. Solon Springs 25-6, 25-13

Northwestern def. Solon Springs 25-5, 25-21

Northwestern def. Washburn 25-22, 22-25, 15-11

Washburn def. Solon Springs 25-6, 25-8

Amery def. Hudson 19-25, 25-20, 15-12

Hudson def. Drummond 25-12, 25-12

Hudson def. Cumberland 25-12, 25-12

Cumberland def. Drummond 25-21, 25-23

Cumberland def. Amery 25-18, 25-19

Amery def. Drummond 25-13, 25-23

First Place Match

Hudson def. Luck 25-13, 25-18

Third Place Match

Cumberland def. Northwestern 25-15, 27-25

Fifth Place Match

Amery def. Washburn 25-14, 20-25, 15-12

Seventh Place Match

Drummond def. Solon Springs 25-11, 25-11