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Seneca volleyball team crushing their opponents
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Hannah Whiteaker passes the ball to the outside for an attempt at a kill during the game with Belleville at the Iowa-Grant Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 16.

SENECA - The Seneca Indians hosted Waukegan-Steuben Hornets in a non-conference volleyball match on Tuesday, Sept 12 and won handily. 

The Indians were able to control the match taking down the Hornets in three games, 25-9, 25-11, 25-14. 

Liv Swanson led at the net with 16 kills and Erin Sime came up with eight kills. Emily Garfoot and Michelle Clark each had five kills, while Haley Wall had three. 

From behind the line, Garfoot was 14-14 with five aces, while Alivia Salinas was 21-23.

Seneca traveled to Iowa-Grant for an eight-team tournament on Saturday, Sept. 16. The Indians played well and had a very good day ultimately coming away with the championship over Iowa-Grant. 

First up for the Indians was Mineral Point. Seneca won 25-9 and 25-7.

Next up in pool play for the Indians was Dodgeville. Seneca took them down 25-11 and 27-26.

Then came New Glarus in last round of pool play, the Indians took them down 24-12 and 25-12. 

Taking the top four teams from both gyms sent the Indians to the other gym to take on the second place team from that gym which was Belleville. While Iowa-Grant faced off with Mineral Point. 

The Indians took down Belleville 25-15, and 25-10. 

Next up was the championship game against the tournament host, Iowa-Grant.  Seneca rolled past the Panthers 25-18 and 25-10. 

“The girls took the Iowa-Grant Tournament for the first time in a long time, with some very good teamwork,” Seneca coach Dawn Ray said later. 

Leading for the Indians in the tournament for kills was Liv Swanson with 56, Haley Wall had 20, Erin Sime had 17 and Emily Garfoot came with up 12. 

Alivia Salinas came up with 32 digs for the day, Haley Wall had 19 digs, Hannah Whiteaker dug up 11 and Makenna Greene brought up 10. 

Behind the line was good for the Indians with Garfoot 53-54 with eight aces, Greene 45-46 with eight aces Salinas 41-43 with 11 aces, Wall 40-45 with nine aces and Whiteaker 26-28. 

“It was a good day all around for my girls,” coach Ray said. “We played together as a team all day and had fun. Then we hopped on the bus and headed to watch UW-Madison girls play some volleyball.  A full day of volleyball what could be better.”