Natalie Waldenberger

Viroqua High School senior Natalie Waldenberger plays in a home match against Arcadia, Sept. 12.

For the fifth time in six Coulee Conference matches this season, the Viroqua volleyball team found themselves as road warriors, losing a long and hard-fought battle to G-E-T, Tuesday, Sept. 19, on the Red-Hawks’ home court. The Blackhawks pushed the match to four sets before losing 23-25, 21-25, 25-21 and 23-25.

Statistically the Blackhawks had good balance, with Jenna Harless leading the kill category with eight, Natalie Waldenberger and Madysen Zitzner were next with six each, Claire Anderson was the assist leader with 21 and Ivy Shonka did the hard work coming up with 16 digs.

“This game was a heart-breaker for our girls,” coach Katie Schwartz said. “Five of our first six conference games were all on the road and I feel like you always need to play a few points better on the road to bring home a win and a few points is all we needed in all these games, but we just couldn’t get over the hump to finish the games. We are looking forward to the second half of the season and playing some better volleyball. It will be nice to be at home with our home crowd behind us.”

The Blackhawks 1-6 in the Coulee and 7-10 overall, hosted Westby Sept. 28 and will welcome Black River Falls to the VHS gymnasium Oct. 3.


Angie Cina is editor of the Vernon County Broadcaster. Contact her at 608-637-5616.

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