Apaches advance to regional semifinal at Pacelli on Thursday
By Paul Lecker
AUBURNDALE — Auburndale earned a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Spencer in a tight WIAA Division 3 girls volleyball regional quarterfinal on Tuesday night at Auburndale High School.
The Apaches won 25-16, 25-14, 26-28, 25-23 to advance to a D-3 regional semifinal Thursday at Stevens Point Pacelli. Pacelli swept Cadott on Tuesday 3-0.
Mackenzie Raab had 22 assists, nine digs, and eight kills; Hannah Bolder had 12 kills; and Rachael Bolder added 11 kills and 23 assists for Auburndale.
Auburndale had a whopping 19 service aces in the four-game match with Teryn Lau serving up seven and Marissa Ponshock adding six.
Chloe Drews had 12 kills, Lexi Baehr had 11 kills and 15 digs, and Sadie Mercier had 29 assists for Spencer.
“We started so slow,” Spencer coach Buff Heller said. “Once we woke up, we were right there. We just made a few too many unforced errors to win the match.”
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)