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Potosi, Belmont remain in first-place tie
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Junior Taylor Kennedy had eight kills and 18 digs in Potosis 32 victory at Shullsburg last Tuesday.

     SHULLSBURG — Potosi survived a major scare from Six Rivers West underling Shullsburg last Tuesday night to remain in a tie for first place atop the league standings.
     Coach Mallory Mau’s Chieftains were pushed to the limit before finally putting away the host Miners (1–7 SRW) 19–25, 25–16, 25–21, 16–25, 15–5 in a five-set marathon.
     Senior middle hitter Liz Reuter had nine kills and five blocks. Fellow senior Paige Brinkman added eight kills and a team-high 21 digs, while junior middle hitter Taylor Kennedy chipped in eight kills and 18 digs.
     Two nights later Potosi was much smoother in a 25–13, 25–17, 26–24 straight sets victory over visiting Cassville.
     Reuter again led the Chieftains with eight kills and four blocks. Fellow senior Haley Flesch passed out 21 assists and served up two aces for the winners.
     Saturday Potosi (14–10, 8–1 SRW) went 1–4 and placed eighth at the eight-team Edgewood Invitational in Madison.
     Tuesday night the Chieftains traveled to Six Rivers West co-leader Belmont. Potosi will next travel to Benton on Oct. 15.

Potosi 3, Shullsburg 2
(from Tuesday, Oct. 1 @ Shullsburg)
Potosi           19    25    25    16    15
Shullsburg    25    16    21    25    5
Potosi stat leaders
Kills: Liz Reuter 9, Taylor Kennedy 8, Paige Brinkman 8. Blocks: Reuter 5, Haley Flesch 2, Kelly Bode 2. Assists: Haley Flesch 20. Aces: Maddie Hawes 4, Brinkman 3. Digs: Paige Brinkman 21, Hawes 18, Kennedy 18.

Potosi 3, Cassville 0
(from Thursday, Oct. 3 @ Potosi)
Cassville       13    17    24
Potosi            25    25    26
Potosi stat leaders
Kills: Liz Reuter 9, Paige Brinkman 6, Taylor Kennedy 4. Blocks: Reuter 4, Kennedy 2. Assists: Haley Flesch 21. Aces: Flesch 2, Maddie Hawes 1. Digs: Brinkman 6, Kennedy 6, Hawes 5, Taryn Stappert 5.

Edgewood  Invitational
(from Saturday, Oct. 5 @ Madison)
Championship: Edgewood def. Waunakee 29–27, 25–18. Third place: La Crosse Central def. Platteville 25–15, 20–25, 15–10. Fifth place: Beaver Dam def. Madison La Follette 25–20, 25–19. Seventh place: Madison Memorial def. Potosi 25–16, 22–25, 15–10. Consolation semifinals: Beaver Dam def. Potosi 25–18, 25–13; Madison La Follette def. Madison Memorial.
Pool A: Waunakee 3–0, Platteville 2–1, Madison La Follette 1–2, Beaver Dam 0–3.
Pool B: Edgewood 3–0, La Crosse Central 2–1, Potosi 1–2, Madison Memorial 0–3.
Potosi pool play match scores
Edgewood def. Potosi 25–8, 25–13
La Crosse Central def. Potosi 25–16, 25–16
Potosi def. Madison Memorial 25–23, 25–22
Potosi stat leaders
Kills: Taylor Kennedy 22, Paige Brinkman 18. Blocks: Reuter 4, Flesch 4. Assists: Haley Flesch 51. Aces: Taryn Stappert 5. Digs: Taryn Stappert 33.

Belmont defeats Cassville, Highland to move to 8–1

     The surging Belmont volleyball team remains in first-place tie with Potosi atop the Six Rivers West standings after winning a fifth straight conference match.
     The Braves, who last dropped a SRW match on Sept. 16 at Potosi, improved to 8–1 in league play with a 3–1 (25–22, 11–25, 25–16, 25–8) victory at third-place Highland last Thursday night.
     The Kamps cousins — Jordyn and Keegan — combined to slam 36 kills, while junior Katelyn Schobert passed out a match-high 49 assists in the win.
     Jordyn Kamps finished with 21 kills and three aces, while Keegan Kamps added 15 kills, 18 digs and two blocks.
     “This was a big win for us,” said Belmont head coach Lauren Drury, who is also the sister of Highland coach Maria Wineski. “We knew how tough Highland would be, having seen them beat Potosi. The girls came out with high intensity and were ready to play.
     “As a team, we are doing a much better job defensively. We are playing at the top of our game right now. I really hope it continues to carry through the end of the season into tournament time.”
     Belmont (13–4–1) hosted Potosi in a first-place showdown Tuesday night. The Braves will next travel to River Ridge on Thursday.

Belmont 3, Cassville 0
(from Tuesday, Oct. 1 @ Belmont)
Cassville           18    18    18
Belmont            25    25    25
Belmont stat leaders
Kills: Jordyn Kamps 18, Keegan Kamps 10. Blocks: Jannie DeHaan 3, Alie Klein 2. Assists: Katelyn Schobert 32. Aces: Audrey Wedig 4, Brianna Riechers 3. Digs: J. Kamps 15, K. Kamps 11.

Belmont 3, Highland 1
(from Thursday, Oct. 3 @ Highland)
Belmont         25    11    25    25
Highland        22    25    16    8
Belmont stat leaders
Kills: Jordyn Kamps 21, Keegan Kamps 15. Blocks: Jannie DeHaan 2, K. Kamps 2. Assists: Katelyn Schobert 49. Aces: J. Kamps 3, Audrey Wedig 1. Digs: K. Kamps 18, Emma Lee 6, Schobert 6.