Ellsworth defeat Mercer in the championship match of 35th Annual Heidi Zosel Invitational, hosted by the Northwestern High School volleyball team, Saturday, Sept. 28, in Maple.

The host Tigers finished in eighth place and Northwood of Minong defeated Solon Springs in the 11th-place match.

The Tigers were led by Brynn Erickson, 25 kills, 40 digs; Brooke Ogren, 18 kills, 33 digs; Allison Luoma, 15 kills, 31 digs; Brynn Hessel, 12 kills, 26 digs; Jaydon Goette, 12 kills; Sasha Johansen, 12 digs; and Tayva Plasch, 64 assists, 22 digs.

Northwestern is at Cumberland on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and hosts Chetek on Thursday, Oct. 3. Both matches begin at 7 p.m.

35th Annual Zosel Invitational

Championship — Ellsworth def. Mercer, 25-20, 25-16
3rd Place — Amery def. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, 25-12, 25-23
5th Place — Luck def. Washburn, 25-9, 25-18
7th Place — Spooner def. Northwestern, 25-19, 19-25, 15-6
9th Place — Drummond def. South Shore, 25-15, 25-16
11th Place — Northwood def. Solon Springs, 25-12, 25-17

Semifinals

Gold Division

Mercer def. Amery, 17-25, 25-23, 16-14
Ellsworth def. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, 25-19, 25-13

Silver Division

Luck def Northwestern, 26-28, 26-24, 15-8
Washburn def. Spooner, 22-25, 27-25, 15-7

Bronze Division

Drummond def. Northwood, 25-18, 25-22
South Shore def. Solon Springs, 22-25, 25-14, 15-3

Pool Play

Northwestern def. Drummond, 25-21, 25-10
Amery def. Northwestern, 25-11, 25-21
Amery def. Drummond, 25-21, 21-25, 15-13
Luck def. Northwood, 25-22, 25-14
Mercer def. Northwood, 25-8, 25-7
Mercer def. Luck, 25-23, 23-25, 15-10
Spooner def. South Shore, 25-13, 25-12
Ellsworth def. South Shore, 25-14, 25-19
Ellsworth def. Spooner, 25-13, 25-23
Washburn def. Solon Springs, 25-13, 25-14
Chetek-Weyerhaeuser def. Solon Springs, 25-11, 25-16
Chetek-Weyerhaeuser def. Washburn, 25-16, 25-21