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Spikers end season at semifinal

The Wildcat volleyball team made the long trip to Rhinelander for a WIAA regional semifinal the night of Oct. 18, only to have its season come to an end with a 3-1 loss.

The 12th-seeded Cats pushed No. 5 Rhinelander to four games before losing by scores of 21-25, 10-25, 25-22, 14-25.

Rhinelander went on to lose to fourth-seeded Eau Claire North, 3-2, in Saturday's sectional final.

Amanda Rohl led the Wildcats that night with 20 kills in 44 attacks while adding one solo block and three block assists.

Joellen Turner contributed six kills on the night while Megan Pechacek had five kills, two service aces, and passed at a 2.05 clip.

Izzy Shafer dished out 31 assists and had eight digs while Halle Barnabo led the defense with 19 digs while adding one service ace.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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