WAUSAUKEE, Wis. - Florence, bringing back memories of 2010, downed Wausaukee 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 27-25) to capture a WIAA Division 4 volleyball regional championship Saturday.
The Bobcats beat the Rangers on their home court in 2010 to take regional honors.
"The Lady Cats played wonderful volleyball from start to finish," Florence Coach Trudy Rochon said. "Taking home the regional trophy was a dream come true for all of us."
Florence defeated Wausaukee to capture a WIAA Division 4 volleyball regional championship. The Bobcats, front, from left: Emma Baumgart, Shannon Drexler and Erin Walker. Back row, from left: Lauren Joerns, Keaghan Doda, Sarah Walstrom, Kelsey Rogers, Kristen Schroeder, Rhianon Franklin, Aly Young, Coach Trudy Rochon, Heather Marin and Morgan Walker.
Florence (20-15-5) and Wabeno (32-2) will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lena in a sectional semifinal. Newman Catholic and Greenwood will meet in the other half of the bracket, with the sectional final Saturday at Marion.
"Our play at the net was amazing and we forced a lot of free balls," Rochon said. "We served real well and our back row kept the ball in play.
"Everyone stepped up their game."
Aly Young's 19 kills and 12 assists paced the Bobcats. Lauren Joerns provided eight kills and eight assists. Shannon Drexler, one of five Bobcats serving 100 percent, fired six aces. Sara Wickman's 10 kills and Kaylor Delaet's 19 assists led the Rangers.
Florence summary follows:
Emma Baumgart - 7 kills; Keaghan Doda - 1 ace, 100 percent serving; Morgan Walker - 3 kills, 2 aces, 100 percent serving; Sarah Walstrom - 1 ace, 100 percent serving; Heather Marin - 5 kills, 1 dig; Aly Young - 19 kills, 12 assists, 100 percent serving; Lauren Joerns - 8 kills, 8 assists, 2 digs; Shannon Drexler - 5 kills, 1 dig, 6 aces, 100 percent serving.