The Kickapoo Panthers came to Seneca territory last week and tried to challenge the Indians in a conference volleyball match.
Seneca started out slow, but won Game 1 25-19. Then, the Indians sat back and made the Panthers look good. Kickapoo took Seneca down 18-25. Finally, in Games 3 and 4, Seneca woke up and started to play volleyball, winning 25-14, and 25-14.
Leading from behind the line was Bri Brockway with two aces 12-12, Lizzy Garfoot was 8-8, Taylor Redman went 24-25, Cacey Ostrander was 19-20 with two aces.
The Indian girls didn’t do much net play with Morgan coming up with 8 kills, Bri Brockway 4 kills, Taylor Redman 4 kills. Setting up was Lizzy Garfoot, Cacey Ostrander 1
The 32nd Annual Seneca Classic was played on Saturday, Sept. 14. Seven teams traveled to Seneca to have a guarantee of 4 matches that day. The day ended with Seneca 4-0, Barneveld, 3-1, DeSoto 2-2, Boscobel 2-2, Brookwood 1-3, Cassville 1-3 and Shullsburg 0-4.
The Seneca Indians came out playing good and stayed talking and having fun all day and it left them undefeated. The day was filled with some solid volleyball action.
The Seneca girls came out and took charge at the net with hit, tip, and block kills. They were indeed strong at the net. Leading was Morgan Payne with 27 kills, Brianna Brockway 19 kills, Nicole Manders 18 kills, Taylor Redman 16 kills, and Lizzy Garfoot 9 kills.
Seneca setters Lizzy Garfoot and Cacey Ostrander came up with 61 assists. There were 11 assists shared by other teammates.
“The Indians came out to defend their court and never looked back all day,” coach Dawn Ray said later. “I’ve kept telling them all year that the team that talks is the team that wins. I was very proud of my girls all day and hope they continue improving each game.”