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Spikers nearing conference title

While the Glencoe-Silver Lake volleyball team’s string of clean sweeps came to an end at seven matches on Monday, Oct. 5 at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop, it only took one more game for the Panthers to defeat the Thunderbirds and improve their winning streak to eight matches.

GSL looked well on its way to a clean sweep at GFW, posting a 10-0 game in the first game before the hosts rallied for a 25-22 victory.

However, losing the opener only served to anger the Panthers, who roared to the match triumph with three consecutive game wins, 25-14, 25-5, 25-19, and improve to 19-4 overall in the non-conference matchup.

Outside hitter Taylor Novak and inside hitter Erika Novak shared the team lead in kills with 12 each. Setter Layne Herrmann was tops in set assists with 33; libero Emily Muetzel topped the squad with 24 digs.

“Emily continues to be disciplined and plays solid defense and does her job consistently well,” coach Lori Schwirtz said.


For more on this story, see the Oct. 7 issue of the Chronicle.