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Seneca volleyball team tangles with the Benton Zephyrs

Seneca volleyball team tangles with the Benton Zephyrs

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POSTED September 13, 2017 1:44 p.m.

SENECA - The Seneca girls hosted 36th Annual  Seneca Classic, where eight teams travel for a full day  of volleyball.

After pool play in Pool A Seneca was 3-0, Brookwood 2-1, Shullsburg 1-2 Edger 0-3.  In Pool B it was Benton 3-0, Boscobel 2-1, Cassville 1-2, DeSoto 0-3.

Taking the second place teams to play off for third place, Boscobel took on Brookwood with Boscobel coming out on top  25-18, 25-23.

Then came a rematch of last year's Seneca Classic and a rematch of sectional semifinals with Benton taking on Seneca. The play was some great volleyball for early on in the season.

Game one went to Benton 25-21 with some very good volleyball being played.   

Game two was at one point Seneca 22-6 over Benton. The Seneca girls were powerhouse hitting and blocking and controlling the net, while the Indian defense was shutting out any hits Benton was trying to put down.  Game 2 ended up with Seneca winning 25-13. 

In game three there was a cap at 17. It  was a back-and-forth battle defensively by both teams. In the end, Benton was able to come out on top 17-16.  

“Credit should go to both teams for wanting the win and playing their hearts out,” Seneca coach Dawn Ray said wheh it was over. 

Complete statistics for Seneca were not available, but coach Ray noted Liv Swanson came up with 51 kills for the day, while Emily Garfoot had 18 kills, and Haley Wall and Erin Sime each had 16 kills for the day.  Garfoot also came up with 94 assists. 

Behind the line Haley Wall led the team with 46 serves and 12 aces, Alivia Salinas had 49 serves and 10 aces, Makenna Greene had 28 serves, Garfoot had 32 serves 9 aces. 

“This was a well-fought game by both teams and an exciting championship for the 36th Annual Seneca Classic,” Ray said.

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