EagleHerald/Brian BellSuring's Stephanie Huth tries to get a ball by Coleman’s Michaela Zeitler (3) and Brooklyn Seals in Crivitz on Thursday.
EagleHerald/Brian Bell
Suring's Stephanie Huth tries to get a ball by Coleman’s Michaela Zeitler (3) and Brooklyn Seals in Crivitz on Thursday.
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CRIVITZ — The Crivitz volleyball team won both of its matches against Suring and Coleman on Thursday en route to locking up a share of the M&O Conference title with Wausaukee. 

“It feels great,” Crivitz coach Molly Meyers said. “Last year we won the conference and our goal was to win again this year. Whether we’re outright champs or co-champs with Wausaukee it feels really great. We reached our season goal and now we move on to tournaments.”

Crivitz opened the day against Suring and the Wolverines had no troubles putting the Eagles away in three sets 25-17, 25-12 and 25-14. 

Next up was Suring and Coleman in the longest match of the night. 

Set 1 went down to the wire with Suring coming out on top 25-23, but the Cougars came back and took the next two sets 25-19 and 25-16. 

With their backs against the wall, the Eagles refused to be put away and forced a deciding Set 5 with a 25-21 win in the fourth set. 

In the fifth set, Suring took an early advantage and it was too much for the Cougars to overcome. The Eagles went on to win 15-11. 

In the night cap, Crivitz faced off against Coleman and the Wolverines didn’t get much resistance from the Cougars in the first two sets, winning 25-15 and 25-13. 

Coleman put up a fight in Set 3, but Crivitz pulled away in the end and went on to win 25-20 to clinch a share of the M&O Conference crown. 

“I thought the girls played really well tonight,” Meyers said. “They came ready and we felt like we were really prepared for it and every single girl gave 100 percent. I appreciate everything that they do for us, I appreciate the girls effort every single day and every night. They really are a great group of girls.”

Saige Nelsen was setting everything up for Crivitz as she finished with 63 assists. Chloe Gruszynski and Morgen Gyger were able to feed off of Nelsen’s passing as the two finished with 25 and 19 kills, respectively. Gyger added 23 digs to lead the Wolverines and Sienna Guns knocked down 15 kills and hadt 14 digs in addition to tying for the lead in blocks with Emalee Johnson with four. 

Wylee VanBellinger led Suring with 20 kills and 20 digs; Grace Fisher had 20 assists; Linzy Runge added 20 digs; and Arianna Sepulveda had a team-high 10 kills. 

For Coleman, Cameron Compe totaled 16 digs; Abby Nowak had 16 assists; and Kyla Manning had five aces and five kills.