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Tiger volleyball team stays undefeated
Streak includes two conference victories at Cashton quadrangular
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April Thornsen unleashes a cheer after blocking Cashtons Olivia Pieper during the final game of the Scenic Bluffs Conference Quad at Cashton Thursday. - photo by Nate Beier photo/

NECEDAH — The Hillsboro Tigers won three conference matches last week to remain one of two unbeaten teams in Scenic Bluffs play.

Behind 16 kills, six digs and four blocks from junior Tasha Mitchell the Tigers overcame a game one loss to defeat Necedah 22–25, 25–9, 25–14, 25–17.

Junior Mackenzie Sullivan added 10 kills, 11 assists, seven digs, six aces and three blocks to the victory.

Thursday night Hillsboro (7–9, 4–0 SBC) picked up a pair of SBC victories at the Cashton SBC quadrangular.

The Tigers swept Brookwood 25–18, 25–22, 25–20, then defeated the host Eagles in four sets 25–19, 21–25, 25–21, 25–14.

Royall (8–3, 4–0) also remains unbeaten in SBC play.

Junior Brittany Borchardt made 23 digs in a great defensive effort against Brookwood. Fellow junior April Thornsen added seven kills and four aces.

Against Cashton Mitchell posted a team-high 13 kills, 10 digs and two blocks. Sullivan added a triple-double of 11 kills, 15 digs, and 10 assists.

“We played pretty well at the Cashton Quad,” said Hillsboro head coach Mark Sullivan. “We had a lot less errors. Those were good wins for us. I’m proud of the team’s effort and progress in conference games.”

Saturday Hillsboro went 1–4 at the Holmen Invitational and placed eighth as a team.

The Tigers dropped three-set matches to Cochrane–Fountain City (25–13, 19–25, 10–15) and Westby (25–19, 18–25, 10–15) after winning the opening set in both matches.

Hillsboro then swept Bangor 25–19, 25–9 before finishing the day with losses to Richland Center 24–26, 17–25 and Eau Claire Regis in a one-set match 10–25.

“At Holmen I took the opportunity to tweak the lineup and try some new things, but still saw a lot of inconsistency in our performance,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan finished the tournament with 27 kills, 20 digs, 26 assists and 12 aces.

Mitchell added 26 kills, 20 digs and six blocks.

Hillsboro returned to the court Tuesday at Brookwood and will next travel to Wonewoc–Center tonight. The Tigers will then host Bangor on Tuesday.