Area volleyball teams get conference appetizer with inaugural Badger West-North Division quad | Volleyball

Area volleyball teams get conference appetizer with inaugural Badger West-North Division quad | Volleyball

The Eagles came out the big winner as they swept the trio of matches to earn 1½ points. Sauk Prairie came away with convincing sweeps over Baraboo (25-6, 25-19) and Portage (25-9, 25-11) before grinding out the host Beavers in straight sets, 25-23, 25-13.

Behind the Eagles, Reedsburg finished second after topping the T-Birds (25-13, 25-18) and Warriors (25-9, 25-9), while Baraboo won the de facto third-place match over the Warriors, 25-11, 25-23.

Maass saw the minimal let up in the action, which kept the teams on their toes, as a major benefit. And the experience overall was a positive one.

“We took a lot of things away; I saw a lot really good things and I saw some things we can work on, so overall, being able to come in and see what everybody is putting out on the table was nice,” she said. “And then allowing the girls to let them know they have the ability to compete in their conference.”

“We know we can play with the best, it’s just that we need to do that the entire set and not experience these highs and lows we have right now,” Updike added of the T-Birds.

Green echoed the pair’s sentiments

“It’s a great thing and it’s the first round thing, but we’ll adjust to it and we saw some good competition tonight. We’ve got some things to work on, obviously, but overall it was a good night,” she said.