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Tiger Roundup: Girls golf wins pair, volleyball team has busy weekend

Superior Telegram The Northwestern girls golf team went 2-0 in its final home meet of the season Tuesday at Botten's Green Acres in Lake Nebagamon. The Tigers finished with a score of 200, beating out Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, 215; and Barron, 221. No...

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The Northwestern girls golf team went 2-0 in its final home meet of the season Tuesday at Botten’s Green Acres in Lake Nebagamon.

The Tigers finished with a score of 200, beating out Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, 215; and Barron, 221.

Northwestern’s Kendra Maki and Kamry Gary shared medalist honors with scores of 49.

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Also for the Tigers, Jennifer Thul scored a 50; Sarah Wahlquist was close behind with a 52; and Kristine Britton carded a 65.

Northwestern also finished in third place in its Tiger Invitational last week at Hidden Greens in Solon Springs. Hayward won the team title and Spooner was second.

Maki led the Tigers with a fifth-place finish.

The Tigers are back in action at 4 p.m. Thursday at Spooner. Luck-Unity will also be in action. Northwestern will then golf at Cumberland at 4 p.m. Monday

 

Volleyball

The Tiger volleyball team improved to 2-2 with a 3-1 win over the Bloomer Blackhawks Thursday night in Bloomer. The Tigers then went 1-3 in the Osceola tournament on Saturday.

The Tigers lost the opening game Thursday 28-26 before rattling off wins of 26-24, 25-16 and 27-25 to win the Heart O’ North Conference match over the Blackhawks.

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“It was a very fun match that featured a lot of momentum swings,” Northwestern coach Charlie Hessel said. “We trailed in the first game and the fourth game by as many as eight points, but our girls did not get rattled.

“We did not have a ton of kills, but they were big kills at timely moments.”

The Tigers kept pressure on Bloomer by serving at 97 percent.

“They have a powerful attack, but our front row got their hands on a lot of their hits and our back court did a great job of digging it up,” Hessel said. “This was a big win for us.”

For the Tigers, Cheyenne Johnson had eight kills; Lexi Janigo had six kills and 15 digs; Sara Lahti added five kills; Daisy Mack dished out 26 assists; and Alyssa Frick had 26 digs.

On Saturday, the Tigers defeated Rice Lake 2-1, then lost to Clayton, St. Croix Falls and Osceola.

Clayton went undefeated to finish in first place. Osceola was second with a 3-1 record, and Rice Lake, St. Croix Falls and Northwestern all went 1-3.

The Tigers were led on Saturday by Johnson, 20 kills; Janigo 20 kills and 32 digs; Frick, 44 digs; Taya McClure, 20 digs; and Mack, 49 assists.

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Northwestern (3-5) hosts Hayward Tuesday and plays at Spooner Thursday. Both matches begin at 7 p.m.

Hayward is coached by former Tiger player and volunteer assistant coach Anna Morgan.

 

Osceola Tournament

Northwestern def. Rice Lake, 15-25, 25-16, 15-12

Clayton def. Northwestern, 25-11, 25-16

St. Croix Falls def. Northwestern, 24-16. 25-20, 15-10

Osceola def. Northwestern, 25-18, 25-18

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