Messer Spike

Tigers’ Winter Messer goes for the spike against the Siren Dragons Saturday morning.

After beating an undefeated Grantsburg team last Tuesday night, tying up their records, the Webster Tigers volleyball team traveled to play the Luck Cardinals and the Siren Dragons. After winning both match-ups, the Tigers and the Grantsburg Pirates both finished the season with an 8-1 record, finishing as co-conference champions.

The Tigers first traveled to Luck last Thursday night. The first set against the Cardinals started out strong with senior Kelsey Kidder serving 14 in a row, setting the Tigers up with an early lead. Luck had a hard time catching up after that, with the final score of the set ending at 25-7. The second set of the match-up showed more of Webster’s skill set on serving. Hannah Janssen started the set serving seven in a row and a few rotations later Brooke Hetfeld was able to serve six in a row putting the Tigers at a good lead of 18-4. Again, the Cardinals had a hard time putting any points on the board after that and the set ended with a score of 25-10.

The third set was a closer match-up, with back-to-back points and Luck taking the lead in the beginning with a score of 10-9. However, there was a four point run by Kidder and a six point run by Janssen which helped bring the Tigers to the final set win with a score of 25-18.

Assists on the night were led by Janssen (17) with Lauren Hetfeld right behind at 16 assists. Kills were high and led by Summer Winkler (13), Ava Washburn (11) and Brooke Hetfeld (8). Both Torrance Wols and Lauren Hetfeld tied for digs, holding 14.

The girls’ next game was Saturday night against the Siren Dragons, in Siren. They were able to leave Siren that night with another 3-0 win. The second set of the match-up showed the Tiger’s starting off strong. Janssen, Emma Zmuda and Washburn showed off some strong serving skills and gave the Tigers a nice 17-2 lead. The Dragons were able to score eight more points, but the ending set score was 25-10. The last set started with Kidder showing off her serving skills, serving 11 straight, giving the Tigers another strong lead. The set score ended at 25-10.

Digs on the night were led by Kidder (11), Zmuda (8) and Brooke Hetfeld (6). Lauren Hetfeld led the team on assists with 18, while Janssen had 12. Kills were led by Winkler (12), Washburn (10) and Brooke Hetfeld (8). Both Kidder and Zmuda held a lot of aces, with Kidder having six and Zmuda having five.

The Tigers’ regional semi-finals game is against Shell Lake Thursday night.