Sparta volleyball outlasts La Crosse Central to snap nine-match conference losing skid

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Before their match against La Crosse Central this past Tuesday, the Sparta girls volleyball team was on a nine-match conference losing streak.

The team had hopes of ending the skid when they traveled to La Crosse.

A 27-25 first set win for the Lady Spartans would be the catalyst for them to end their lengthy losing ways, as they’d go on to win the match 3-1 (27-25, 25-16, 17-25, 25-23).

Central were the 3-1 winners in the last match these teams played last month. Sparta forced Central to have 23 attacking errors in Tuesday's match. The team also was able to force Central into 2 blocking errors.

Overall, it was a great match for the Sparta girls volleyball team and a much-needed win after nine straight losses to conference opponents.

The team improves to 12-16 overall and 2-9 in conference play. Their last match of the regular season is Thursday, October 14 against the Aquinas Blugolds.

Onalaska 3 Sparta 2

Onalaska handed Sparta another loss in a 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-19) shutout on October 7.

There were some bright spots in the tough loss for the Spartans.

Junior Abby Schell stacked the stat sheet with 4 aces, 3 kills, 21 assists, 2 blocks and 7 digs. Junior Josie Edwards finished with 9 kills and 7 digs. Freshman Ellie Falkner had a nice game, finishing with 7 kills, 2 assists and 2 digs.

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