Indees drop last two DC matches

            Independence’s Amiah Ives dove for the ball during their match against Cochrane-Fountain City on Thursday.   (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

The Independence volleyball team finished Dairyland Conference and regular season play, but at the start of this week they weren’t quite done playing Dairyland Conference teams.

The Indees lost two matches in conference play last week, struggling to stick with Alma/Pepin on the road on Tuesday and a close home match against Cochrane-Fountain City on Thursday. Those losses put Independence’s final regular season record at 5-14 and 2-7 in conference play.

Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association tournament play began on Tuesday of this week with the Indees playing at Eleva-Strum. The Indees are the sixth seed, while E-S was seeded third. The Cardinals swept the Indees, 3-0, on Oct. 4 as they went 5-13 in the regular season. 

The winner of that match will play again on Thursday, likely at (2) Alma Center Lincoln with the regional final set for Saturday. 

IHS  10 17 21

A/P   25 25 25

The Eagles controlled the match from the start as they went on to sweep the Indees.

The home team picked up a 15-point win in the first set, while the Indees were closer in the next two, they weren’t able to get a win.

Rhianna Theisen led Independence with seven kills and 23 digs. Maggie Woychik added five kills, Amiah Ives had four and Kassidi Dejno finished with one. Adison Pronschinske had a team-high 15 set assists to go with 12 digs and three services aces. Makiyah Scow had two aces.

Dejno added seven digs, Ives, six; Scow, four; Avery Halama, two; Woychik, one.

C-FC   25 25 26

IHS      21 22 24

The Indees were close in all three sets, but weren’t able to pull out a win.

Independence stuck close to a traditional conference powerhouse, but couldn’t quite overcome them, losing all three sets by a total of nine points. 

Theisen had 10 kills and 14 digs to lead the team in both categories. Ives also had 10 kills, while Woychik had five, Dejno, two and Scow, one. Pronschinske had 22 assists to go along with eight digs and one ace.

Arabelle Kniseley, Halama and Woychik all had seven digs, Dejno had five; Ives, four and Scow, two. Scow had the team’s only block in the match and tied for a team-best in aces with two. Woychik also had two aces while Dejno, Theisen, Ives and Pronschinske all had one. 

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