Amber Rowoldt scored 38 kills, including a number of key ones in the decisive fifth set, as the Lakeside Lutheran girls volleyball team rallied for a 31-29, 19-25, 23-25, 34-32, 15-13 win over East Troy in a WIAA Division 2 sectional semifinal on Thursday night in Evansville.

Ellie Westrate totaled 62 assists to surpass 2,000 for her career, and Kaitlyn Gehler added 30 digs for the Warriors (30-3).

Fourth-ranked Lakeside Lutheran is now one victory shy of reaching state for the second consecutive year and the third time in program history.

The Capitol North Conference champion Warriors will meet Badger North champion Mount Horeb (33-5, ranked 10th) in a sectional final at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The game is currently set to be played at Adams-Friendship High School, although the WIAA might decide to assign a new location today.

Briana Scuric had 24 kills and two blocks and Isabelle Martino tallied 37 assists to lead the second-ranked Trojans (21-8).

Mount Horeb 3, Reedsburg 0

At Lodi, Elise Goetzinger recorded 14 kills and six aces to power the Vikings (33-5) past the Beavers (13-11) in straight sets, 25-12, 25-9, 25-18.

Ally Gesteland added 14 assists and two aces for Reedsburg.

Division 1

Burlington 3, Janesville Craig 0

At Stoughton, Abby Koenen notched 10 kills and seven digs as the ninth-ranked Demons (27-10) cruised to a 25-16, 25-9, 25-9 victory over the Cougars.

Amanda Carlson had six kills and Taylor Salmon added 17 assists to lead Janesville Craig.

Westosha Central 3, Milton 0

Sierra Lee had 14 kills and Kennedy Muff totaled 33 assists as the Falcons (24-20) rolled to a 25-21, 26-24, 25-18 win over the Red Hawks (32-10).

Chloe Buescher tallied eight kills and Ashley Didelot had 16 digs for Milton.

Division 3

Waterloo 3, Cuba City 1

At Mineral Point, Brooke Mosher scored 22 kills and 23 assists as the eighth-ranked Pirates (20-8) overcame an early deficit to take a 23-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-17 victory over the third-ranked Cubans (21-5).

Claire Mosher tallied 20 kills, 28 assists and 11 digs for Waterloo.


Wisconsin State Journal prep sports editor Art Kabelowsky has traversed the state to cover sports while working for daily papers in Fort Atkinson, Racine, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Baraboo.