Wolverines win WEM Invitational

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 23, 2002

WATERVILLE &045; It wasn’t a good day for the Glenville-Emmons volleyball team.

It was very good.

The Wolverines won five consecutive matches to bring home the championship in Saturday’s Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Invitational.

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&uot;I’m very proud of the girls,&uot; said coach Craig Rayman. &uot;It was a very good day for us. Everyone contributed. It was a real good team effort.&uot;

The Wolverines split with Jordan in the opening round of pool play, 15-4 and 12-15, but they got the win because they outscored Jordan in the two games. The Wolverines went on to sweep Maple River 15-5, 15-7 and Madelia/Truman 15-9, 15-8 to finish first in their pool.

In the semifinals, the Wolverines defeated Cleveland 15-7, 15-4 to reach the championship round against the host team. There, they beat WEM 15-13, 15-11.

The Wolverines’ statistical leaders for the tournament: Jenna Brackey 38-for-43 serving, three aces, 26 set assists, one kill, six tip kills; Katie Brackey 42-for-46, four aces, 31 assists, one kill, eight tips, two blocks; Kelly Yost 50-for-51, four aces, 23 kills, one tip, one block; Alisa Rayman 36-for-42, 10 aces, 30 kills, 15 tips, two blocks; Amy Sola 12 kills, four blocks; Heidi Hansen 38-for-39, four aces, one kill, one tip; Megan Bjorklund 20-for-22, three aces, four kills, one tip, two blocks; Emily Wolff 17-for-18; Becky Ericksen 11-for-12, one kill; Lauren Bremer one kill.

&uot;The girls showed real good support of each other, with the girls on the bench encouraging those that were on the court,&uot; said Coach Rayman. &uot;It’s our best finish there ever in the 12, 14 years we’ve been going up there.

The Wolverines improved their overall record to 9-4. They’re 3-4 in the Southeast Conference, coming off a tough 3-2 loss at Lanesboro Thursday, and they return to conference play tonight at Grand Meadow.