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Ponies get big win vs. Pec, Comets sweep Panthers,
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MONTICELLO - The Monticello Ponies are picking up some momentum at the just right time, just before next week's seeding meetings. Monticello topped the Pecatonica Vikings on Tuesday in five games, 15-25, 25-16, 15-25, 25-23, 15-9.

"It was back and forth for both teams, but the balls bounced our way in the fourth game," Monticello coach Scott Smice said. That led to the pivotal game five in which the Ponies took an early lead that they never relinquished.

Smice was pleased with his team's performance in a win over Argyle last week and Tuesday's win over Pecatonica.

"They can win after playing from behind and with the lead. They didn't quit and got it done again. That helps going into the final two matches," Smice said.

Monticello was led by junior Taylor Klitzke with six kills and three blocks, senior Haley Blum with five kills and three blocks, and junior Taylor Pfeuti with five kills and three blocks.

Senior Sadi Hilliard added 13 digs and two kills for the Ponies. Pecatonica's Kimee Chandler led the Vikings with seven kills and five blocks.

Senior Elizabeth Ihm had three kills and junior Ellie Gifford dished out nine assists. Senior Cassie Swenson had a huge night for Vikings with nine digs, and three aces, plus she went 17 for 17 on serves.

With the win, Monticello improves to 4-6 in the Six Rivers East and will travel to Barneveld Thursday before closing out the regular season at home Tuesday against conference leader Black Hawk.

The Vikings' next match is Tuesday at Juda.

Albany 3, Juda 0

ALBANY - Junior Sydney Bump delivered a big night offensively and defensively for the Comets in a three game sweep, 25-18, 25-8, 25-12, over the Juda Panthers in Six Rivers conference action, Tuesday.

Bump had 11 kills and four blocks to go along with junior Kaitlyn Schulz's nine kills and junior Courtney Pfeuti's 20 assists. Senior Clare Koopmans added 23 digs and four aces for the Comets.

Albany (8-1 in the Six Rivers East and 10-2 overall) will visit conference leader Black Hawk on Thursday.

Argyle 3,

Barneveld 0

BARNEVELD - Seniors Jackie Dammen and Kim Fischer combined for 15 kills to power the Orioles past the Eagles in three games, 25-21, 25-22, 25-23.

Dammen had nine kills and Fischer had six to go along with two aces for Argyle. The Orioles also got contributions from senior Stephanie Cuevas (22 assists), senior Lindsay Flanagan (six digs), and sophomore Abby Flanagan (two blocks).

Argyle improved to 3-6 in the Six Rivers East while Barneveld slipped to 1-7.

The Orioles will host Juda, Thursday.

Wis. Heights 3,

New Glarus 0

MAZOMANIE - The defending Division 3 state champion Vangards rolled over the visiting Glarner Knights 25-14, 25-13, 25-6, in Capitol South Conference action Tuesday.

New Glarus was led by senior Calsea Garbe with four kills and sophomore Jenna Romich with six blocks. Junior Lauren Narveson had four assists and junior Alexa Secord added 21 digs and an ace for the Glarner Knights, who fell to 1-6.

New Glarus will participate in the Darlington Invitational Saturday, then will host Belleville on Tuesday, Oct. 13.