HIGHLAND — With a 3-0 sweep of host Highland last Tuesday night, the River Ridge varsity volleyball team kept pace with Benton, who share the top spot in the Six Rivers West conference standings.
Following last Tuesday’s volleyball action, both teams were 7-1 in league action, while the Timberwolves improved to 15-1 overall.
On the following Thursday night when River Ridge had the night off, Benton was upset by visiting Potosi, leaving the Zephyrs with a 7-2 league mark and a half game behind the T-Wolves.
Against the host Cardinals last Tuesday night, coach Dianne Langmeier’s squad won by scores of 25-19, 25-13 and 25-17.
Senior sensation Bridgette Myers led the Timberwolves with 29 total kills to go along with 15 digs and 15 assists.
Freshman Taylor Langmeier dished out a team-high 21 assists to go along with 15 kills and two blocks.
Senior Sydney Bloom had 21 total digs on the night, while senior Amber Patterson had two service aces and two blocks.
“I was really proud of our team’s hustle,” said coach Langmeier. “We had some great plays of digging up the ball and keeping it into play.”
“The girls also had a great night serving, missing only three the whole night,” Langmeier added. “That is something we have been stressing all along, and we finally improved for the night in that area.”
Following this past Tuesday night’s road match at Shullsburg, the Timberwolves will next travel to Potosi on Thursday night.
River Ridge 3, Highland 0
(from Tuesday, Sept. 29)
River Ridge 25 25 25
Highland 19 13 17
River Ridge leaders
Kills - Bridgette Myers 29, Taylor Langmeier 15. Digs - Sydney Bloom 21, Myers 15. Aces - Amber Patterson 2. Assists - Langmeier 21, Myers 15. Blocks - Langmeier 2, Patterson 2.