Raiders cruise in net sweep of G-E-T

            Arcadia’s Tatum Drazkowski spiked the ball during their match against Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau last Thursday.               (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Laela Schmitt of Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau attempted to tip the ball over the net during their match against Arcadia on Thursday.                     (Times photograph by Andrew Dannehy)

Little went wrong for Arcadia or right for Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau as the Raiders swept last Thursday’s match, winning by an average of 12 points. 

The teams were tied at six early in the first set before the Raiders went on a run to take control, eventually winning, 25-14. The Raiders controlled the second set from the start, scoring the first 11 points behind the serving of Samantha Berg. G-E-T cut the lead down to eight, but the Raiders responded and the outcome was never in question as Arcadia won 25-9. The third set was closer, but it was another Arcadia win as the Raiders finished a sweep, 25-16.

It was an all-around effort for the Raiders as Kaitlyn Bremer led the team with 13 kills while Tatum Drazkowski added 11 and Justine Sonsalla finished with 10. Adella Anderson had 28 set assists for the Raiders. Drazkowski added a team-high seven blocks, while Casidi Pehler finished with five. 

Drazkowski also led the team with 17 digs, one more than Sonsall and Berg finished with 15. 

Berg and Sonsalla both had three aces; Faith Bennett had two aces for G-E-T.

Tatum Johnson and Cadence Simmons both had three kills for the Red Hawks. Amanda Pierson led the team with seven assists. Kaylee Haug had a team-high seven digs. 

The loss dropped G-E-T to 2-2 in Coulee Conference play and 7-14 overall.

Arcadia moved to 3-2 in conference play and 8-5 overall. 


Westby sweeps Arcadia

By Benjamin Pierce

Times Staff

After the first two games were won by five points or less, Westby closed out a Coulee Conference volleyball win over Arcadia on the road last Tuesday.

The Raiders were in each of the games, but the visiting Norse found a way to earn the sweep. Arcadia fell to 2-2 in the Coulee Conference before beating G-E-T on Thursday (See story elsewhere in sports).

Westby took game one 25-21 before stealing the second game by another tight score of 25-20. They closed the match with a wider spread in game three, winning 25-15.

Adella Anderson was passing often on Tuesday, leading Arcadia with 31 assists and 13 digs. Anderson also paced the Raiders with three aces.

Arcadia also got 11 kills from Kaitlyn Bremer and nine more from Casidi Pehler, while Tatum Drazkowski led the way for the Raiders in blocks (six).

This week will see Arcadia (7-7 overall, 3-2 Coulee) host Black River Falls on Tuesday before visiting another conference opponent in West Salem on Thursday.

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