Saturday, October 2, 2010

Volleyball Tournament: Dairyland JV Champs

Back: Coach Williams, Abby Sydow, Jessica Schaller, Abbie Hein, Brianna Lillo, Coach Falkenberg
Middle: Rachel Schaser, Lydia Albrecht, Sarah Tester, Emily Baker
Front: Erin Markus, Marie Lau

Congratulations to the JV volleyball team for being the Dairyland Conference JV Tournament Champions!

The girls played in a tournament today against Dairyland Conference JV teams at Melrose-Mindoro HS. They won the 1st place seed in their round robin pool and then advanced through single elimination bracket-play in order to win the tournament.

Coach's Comments: "Congratulations to the JV Girls Volleyball team for taking first place in the Dairyland Conference Tournament this weekend. Everyone played really well together and kept fighting all the way to the end! There were two nail-biting matches where we defeated Melrose Mindoro in 3 sets and then Alma in 3 sets to win the tournament. Way to go girls!"

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Volleyball Match 16: Melrose-Mindoro @ Immanuel

At Immanuel:
Immanuel 3; Melrose-Mindoro 2

Game Scores:

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Current Match Record: 8-5-3
Current Conf. Record: 3-2
Current Game Record: 27-17
Dairyland Conf. Standings

From Prep Statistics in the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram:

Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 3, Melrose-Mindoro 2

Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran def. Melrose-Mindoro 25-10, 17-25, 25-18, 17-25, 15-12. Melrose-Mindoro leaders: Lynzi Knudston 35 digs; Lexis Plachecki 14 kills. Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran leaders: Rebecca Kazemba 25 digs, 3 aces; Alyssa Johannes 16 digs, 9 kills; Heidi Lau 29 assists, 12 digs. Records: Melrose-Mindoro 3-2; Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 13-8-3, 3-2.

Mel-Min's take on the match in the Jackson County Chronicle (published Oct. 6):
Mel-Min volleyball still eyes conference runner-up slot
by Cassandra Colson | Reporter

The Melrose-Mindoro volleyball team may have been feeling a bit of deja vu after last week’s matches against Cochrane-Fountain City and Eau Claire Immanuel.

The Lady Mustangs came close — but ultimately came up short — against those two crucial conference foes, just as they did last year at exactly this time.

“If we can carry the momentum that we had at the end of (last) Thursday’s match against Immanuel, I feel good. I think that we finally started to play more like we’re capable of playing,” said head coach Laurie Boone.

“I just have to keep hope that we’ll peak at the end of the season like we did last year.”

Despite the losses, Boone said she believes Mel-Min will still battle for the conference runner-up slot with Immanuel and Eleva-Strum.

Last Thursday, Mel-Min traveled to Immanuel where they took the match to five sets but ultimately lost the contest. The Lady Mustangs started out with a 25-10 loss in the first set, but they battled back in the second set, picking up a 25-17 win.

“We obviously played better there (and) we started playing much better as a team,” Boone said. “(I was) feeling very good because (I was) seeing now (that) my team has found what it takes and finally snapped out of it.”

However, Mel-Min ended up dropping the third set 25-18. They again rebounded in the fourth set, where Boone said they played “extremely well” and won 25-17.

It was then that the Lady Mustangs felt confident going into the fifth set and maintained an early lead. But they lost several points in a row and had to battle their way back into the set and ended up falling 15-12.

“It was so intense — the noise in that gym. It was really kind of cool,” Boone said. “It gave you the goosebumps for a high school game to be that loud.

“Our girls just fought so hard. I told (them) I was certainly not disappointed in the way they finished that match because they finished strong.”
Varsity Pics:

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Volleyball Match 15: Immanuel @ Gilmanton

At Gilmanton:
Immanuel 3; Gilmanton 0

Game Scores:

Current Match Record: 7-5-3
Current Conf. Record: 2-2
Current Game Record: 24-15
Dairyland Conf. Standings

From Prep Roundup in the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram:

Heidi Lau had 30 assists, passing a milestone in the process, as the Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran girls volleyball team swept Gilmanton, 27-25, 25-11, 25-14, on Tuesday night in Gilmanton.

Lau surpassed the 1,000-assist mark in her high school career. She’s believed to be the first to accomplish the feat at Immanuel Lutheran.

From Prep Statistics in the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram:

Eau Claire immanuel Lutheran 3, Gilmanton 0

Immanuel Lutheran def. Gilmanton 27-25, 25-11, 25-14. Immanuel Lutheran leaders: Chrissy Kazemba 10 kills; Katie Oster 9 kills; Heidi Lau 30 assists. Gilmanton leaders: Paige Cooke 11 assists; Abby Plank 12 kills, 6 digs; Ashley Weiss 6 assists. Records: Gilmanton 16-24, 1-2.

Volleyball Rankings - September 28, 2010

WI Volleyball Coaches Assoc. (WVCA) has ranked Immanuel as honorable mention (also listed on the WSN Site):

Rankings 2010 - September 28, 2010

Division 4



Previous Weeks Rank
1 Highland 1
2 McDonnell Central 3
3 Catholic Central 2
4 Southwestern 8
5 Hillsboro 9
6 Turtle Lake 4
7 Royall 5
8 Cambia-Friesland HM
9 Green Bay NEW Lutheran 6
10 Tigerton HM
10 Valley Christian 10

Honorable Mention


Central Wisconsin Christian


Eau Claire Imm Lutheran


Port Edwards

Rib Lake

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Volleyball Tournament: Immanuel Invitational Overview

From Immanuel Invitational

Immanuel Invitational Champs!
Back: Coach Joe Lau, Abby Sydow, Christina Hein, Katie Oster, Hannah Tiefel, Christine Kazemba, Coach April Sydow
Front: Heidi, Lau, Lauren Lisak, Rebecca Kazemba, Mikel Marzofka, Alyssa Johannes

Immanuel were champions of their own invitational yesterday. Great job girls!

From Prep Roundup in the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram:

Immanuel Lutheran Quadrangular: Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran used a
2-0 victory over Plum City in the final match to claim the quadrangular with a
5-1 set record.

From Prep Statistics in the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram:

Immanuel Lutheran Quad

Final Standings

1, Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran 5-1; 2, Independence 4-2; 3, Plum City 3-3; 4, Blair-Taylor 0-6.

Match Results

Eau Claire Immanuel def. Blair-Taylor 25-11, 25-11; Independence def. Blair-Taylor 25-15, 25-15; Plum City def. Blair-Taylor 25-9, 25-11; Eau Claire Immanuel tied Independence 25-13, 22-25; Independence tied Plum City 25-20, 9-25; Eau Claire Immanuel def. Plum City 26-24, 25-12.

Immanuel Lutheran leaders

Heidi Lau 34 assists, 6 aces; Katie Oster 16 kills; Rebecca Kazemba 32 digs, Lauren Lisak 3 aces; Alyssa Johannes 14 kills. Record: Immanuel Lutheran 1-2 in Dairyland.

Pictures from the Immanuel Invitational: