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UWMC volleyball completes undefeated season, wins WJCAA state title

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Lisa Blume had a team-leading 13 digs Lisa Blume had a team-leading 13 digs

(PRESS RELEASE) - UW Marathon County brought home both the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC) Western Division and Wisconsin Junior College Athletic Association (WJCAA) State Championship trophies this weekend while finishing the season 20-0-1.  

The Huskies took first in pool play going 3-0-1.  In the semi-finals match UWMC faced off against UW Washington, the team that beat UWMC in last year's final and reigning Conference Champions.  Having not faced each other since last year's championship match, it was all UWMC this time around, as the Huskies won handedly, 25-13, 25-14.  

The championship match proved to be a good one as UWMC faced off against UW Richland for the third time in less than a week with each of the previous matches being well fought.  In each of the previous match-ups the teams had split the first two games, and this time it was no different as UWMC won the first by a score of 25-18 while falling short in the second, 21-25.  With the third game going to 15, the score was knotted up at 8-8 before a UWMC timeout helped fuel a final push leading to an exciting 15-11 win.  

Starting Right side/Setter Klare Kalepp (Abbotsford) and Libero Jenn Timm (Tomahawk) were named to the All-Tournament team.  All-State and All-Conference awards will be announced at a later date.

Co-Captain Jenn Timm: "Our team played with heart this whole tournament and season.  I'm so proud of everyone and couldn't have asked for more!  Love you girls!"

Start setter Katie Archambo: This was the best experience I've ever had.  I couldn't have asked for anything else.

Coach Matt Greenberg:  I'm happy for the team and what they've accomplished.  The players set goals for the season and it's a real credit to them for seeing them through.  It's a fast, yet demanding season as many players have had to miss classes, work and time with family and friends.  I hope that they feel that their time was well spent and that they've grown as people through their experience.

                *The team was featured (again) on the volleyball site Cheese and Volleyball -

            http://cheeseandvolleyball.blogspot.com/2009/10/last-two-standing.html

State Tournament Results:

Round 1               UWMC vs UW Fox Valley                              25-9,      25-9

Round 2               UWMC vs UW Baraboo                                  25-8,      25-16

Round 3               UWMC vs UW Richland                                  25-16,    24-26

Round 4               UWMC vs UW Barron                                      25-12,    25-12

Round 5               UWMC vs UW Fond du Lac                           25-10,    25-20

Round 6               UWMC vs UW Marinette                               25-16,    25-17

Semi-finals         UWMC vs UW Washington                           25-13,    25-14

Finals                    UWMC vs UW Richland                                  25-18,    21-25,    15-11

Championship Team leaders:

Kills:                                                    High School:

Kayla Powers               7                      Tomahawk

Klare Kalepp                7                      Abbotsford

Paige Wirkus               6                      Marathon

Lisa Blume                  5                      Marathon

Sidney Peterson          3                      Tomahawk

Assists:

Katie Archambo           17                    Abbotsford

Klare Kalepp                10                    Abbotsford

Aces:

Lisa Blume                  2                      Marathon

Digs:          

Lisa Blume                  13                    Marathon

Jenn Timm                   11                    Tomahawk

Paige Wirkus               9                      Marathon              

Blocks: 

Sidney Peterson          4                      Tomahawk

Kayla Powers               3                      Tomahawk

Take a look at our Website: http://www.uwmc.uwc.edu/athletics/wmn_vball/vbdefault.asp

Matt Greenberg

Student Activities Coordinator and Academic Advisor

Head Coach, Women's Volleyball

University of Wisconsin - Marathon County

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