Volleyball: Florence sweeps Marion

Florence's Shayla McLain (3) hits the ball at Marion's Kendra Barrow (11) in Tuesday's WIAA Division 4 volleyball regional opener. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News)

FLORENCE, WIS. — Top-seeded Florence swept Marion to open the WIAA Division 4 volleyball regional tournament Tuesday.

Coach Joan Canfield’s Ladycats dominated the Mustangs 25-14, 25-20, 25-9.

Florence’s Shayla McLain tallied seven kills and two blocks while Alicia Gehlhoff added six hits and two blocks from her front-row position.

Karmen Anderson 20 assists with 100 percent serving

Jenna Springer had seven ace serves. Cassie Larson and Taylor Schuls served at 100 percent.

Florence (21-5-10) will host No. 9 Bowler in a second-round regioal match Thursday.

Wausaukee 3, Goodman-Pembine 0

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — Sirina Tyler fired seven ace serves as the Rangers defeated the Patriots 25-13, 25-14, 25-13 in a WIAA Division 4 volleyball regional opener Tuesday.

“It was more of the same for us tonight,” said GP head coach John Swick. “We were able to extend some points and then unforced errors kept us from getting anything going.

“Wausaukee did a great job of bringing some well placed balls back and just played a more efficient match.”

Courtney Messar and Kaelyn Schlies led the Rangers with nine kills apiece. Callie Orlando had 27 assists.

Rachel Braaten paced the Patriots with six kills and seven blocks. Katelyn Nelson had eight kills and Kirstyn Gardner added seven.

“Rachel finished her outstanding high school career with another solid performance,” Swick said. “Katelyn Nelson had a great freshman campaign. Kirstyn also finished a stand out high school career.”

Wausaukee will travel to Elcho on Thursday. The Patriots close out the season with a 9-19 record.

“I couldn’t be more proud of an outstanding group of young ladies that gave their all in every match and never gave

up,” Swick said. “They have set a great example for the girls that will follow.”