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Hurley falls in a night of volleyball sweeps


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Hurley’s Makayla Wolfe, right, hits as Washburn’s Grace Armstrong tries to block it during Thursday’s non-conference match at the Hurley K-12 School.

HURLEY — Washburn swept Hurley 25-11, 25-12, 25-9 Thursday night in non-conference volleyball.

Hurley’s Susan Walesewicz finished with two aces. She had nice serves and played well in the back row, Hurley coach Liz Constantini said. Bryce Holmes, Felicia Herlevi and Brittany Czarnecki all had one kill. Julia Nelson had an assist.

“Obviously our offense was not working,” Constantini said. “Washburn served really well, which made it hard to get our offense going. We had a few opportunities, but we didn’t take advantage.”

Hurley (0-2) hosts South Shore Monday in another non-conference match.

Devils ground Cardinals

PORT WING, Wis. — Ironwood swept South Shore 25-11, 25-23, 26-24 in Thursday’s non-conference match.

“We actually played pretty well,” Ironwood coach Lisa Graham said. “It’s the best I’ve seen them play this year. It’s pretty early, but they did play pretty well.”

The Devils controlled South Shore’s Megan Gustafson (6-4).

“She didn’t get the ball that much,” Graham said. “They didn’t get her set up.”

Mariah Beaudette and Sarah Johnson each had six kills and Beaudette had five aces. Emily DiGiorgio had four kills and Lacey Rimkus totaled four aces. Katie Erickson had 20 assists.

Graham said Erickson got the ball to Beaudette, who hit the ball as good as Graham as seen.

“We came out, we were full of energy,” Graham said. “We were fired up to play the game and it showed on the court.”

Ironwood hosts Solon Springs for another non-conference game Monday.

Speedgirls start with sweep at E-TC

Ewen — The Bessemer Speedgirls swept Ewen-Trout Creek 25-6, 25-9, 25-8 in Porcupine Mountain Conference play Thursday.

“We started off with the first-game jitters but stepped up as play progressed,” Bessemer coach Shelly Mettler said. “We showed moments of gelling as a team and need to continue working on putting it together for a full match. We are still learning our roles and positions but it is starting to come together.”

Sarah Trudgeon had five aces, Julie Ahnen had three kills along with a solid overall night, Mettler said. Brenna Bogaczyk totaled three kills and a block, Jenika laukka had 5 aces and Claire Tourville finished with 10 aces and 4 assists.

The Speedgirls won the JV game 2-0.

Bessemer travels to Wakefield on Monday.


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