Seneca played at the Wisconsin Heights tournament October 1.
The eight-team tournament offered an opportunity to meet some very tough teams in Wisconsin Heights, Southwestern, Platteville and Madison West.
Round one saw Seneca fall 25-9 to a team that played strongly and never got excited if they happened to be down-they just kept working hard.
Next up was Wisconsin Heights, an impressive team who ultimately won the tourney’s gold division medal. They handed Seneca losses of 25-12 and 25-10.
The last game in Seneca’s pool was against Iowa-Grant. The Indians came to life and took Iowa-Grant in two games at 25-19 and 25-21. This made the Indians third in their pool.
Playing Ithaca, the fourth place team in the other pool, Seneca won in two games, 25-12 and 25-16.
The Indians faced a rematch with Iowa-Grant for the first place slot in the silver division after Iowa-Grant won their fourth match against Monroe. The Seneca girls were able to hold their own against the Panthers and came away with a 25-19 and 25-22 win, taking the silver medal for winning their division.
“All in all, we started out slow, but we were out of our league with the top four teams. It was a good experience for the girls,” coach Dawn Ray said later. “Leading at the net again was Kalli Boland with 37 kills and was 25-26 from behind the line. Logan Lessard had eight kills and Sawyer Roberts had 10 kills. We still need other girls to get more agressive at the net.”
Seneca heads to Kickapoo for an invitational tournament on Saturday, Oct. 8.