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The Webster Tigers volleyball team continued their win streak as they won four more games last week. The tigers took on Frederic, Unity, Clayton and Clear Lake.

Their first game took place on Tuesday against Frederic, and this would be a big match for senior Hannah Janssen. Janssen needed only 15 more assists going into the game to hit her 1,000 assist career mark. She led the team with 18 assists, checking the achievement of 1,000 assists before the end of the game. The team held a high number of kills against the Vikings with Ava Washburn having 11, Summer Winkler having 8 and Brooke Hetfeld having 7. Kelsey Kidder led the team with digs, holding 8 while Winkler wasn’t far behind holding 7. Aces were led by Washburn (4), Janssen (4) and Kidder (3) with the final game score of 3-0.

Their second game was against the Unity Eagles and the sets were well-matched and very close games. The sets were back and forth points and often ties until one team created a big play or a single error that would push the other team forward. In the final set, Unity was leading 13-11, but a hitting error brought the serve back to Webster. With a big dig by Janssen and a kill by Winkler, it brought the game to a tie. Torrance Wols ended the game with two great serves, acing the Eagles and ending the set with a final score of 15-13. Kills were led by Winkler (18) and Brooke Hetfeld (15) while digs were led by Lauren Hetfeld (16), Kidder (12) and Wols (12). Lauren Hetfeld had 30 assists on the night while Janssen had 24. Aces were led by Wols (5) and Janssen (3). The final game score of the night was 3-2.

Their third game was against Clayton and was another 3-0 for the Tigers. Senior Emma Zmuda shined in the second set against Clayton, scoring nine points in a row to put the Tigers up 19-7. The final score of that set was 25-8. In the third set, Kidder took the spotlight and started serving with a score of 14-9 and brought the score to 21-9. That set ended with a score of 25-11. Janssen led the team that night in both assists and digs with 12 assists and 11 digs. Brooke Hetfeld, Lauren Hetfeld and Winkler all had three blocks on the night. Winkler led the team with nine kills and Zmuda led the team with aces (4).

The Tigers’ final game of the week was against Clear Lake and ended with a score of 3-0. The Tiger’s serving game was very strong against The Warriors; Winkler, Janssen, Washburn and Lauren Hetfeld all had serving runs which made big differences in the set outcomes. Washburn and Lauren Hetfeld led the team in aces (3). Digs were led by Kidder (10) and Lauren Hetfeld (10). Assists were led by Janssen (13) with Lauren Hetfeld not far behind (12). Kills were led by Winkler (8) with Brooke Hetfeld holding seven, Washburn having seven and Kidder having six.

Coach Janssen said, “One thing we've done well this year is play as a team. The girls all are contributing and it's resulting in success on the court.”

The Tigers played Grantsburg on Tuesday at home and will play Luck in Luck on Thursday.