LENA — Continuing its run of success in the M&O Conference, St. Thomas Aquinas Academy defeated Lena in three games by the scores of 25-21, 25-21 and 25-19 on Tuesday.

Lianna Baxter was dominant at the net, lead the Cavalettes with 22 kills to go along with five aces. Halle Beranek dished out 11 assists and had five kills, Livia Benson distributed 10 assists and finished with nine kills and both Katie Jo Knox and Addison Pristelski added four kills a piece.

STAA improves to 9-9 overall, 6-6 in the M&O while Lena falls to 3-14 overall, 0-11 in the M&O.

Coming into the game, Baxter ranked seventh in the state in total kills.

“What I really liked about tonight’s match is that the team matched Lianna’s total number of kills,” STAA co-coach Katie Benson said. “If we get balance from our other hitters, we are a hard team to stop.”

M&O Volleyball


Crivitz 11-0 17-4

Gillett 8-3 11-6

Niagara 7-3 8-7

Wausaukee 7-4 8-8

STAA 6-6 9-9

Coleman 4-7 5-10

Oneida Nation 4-7 6-10

Suring 3-9 3-18

Lena 0-11 3-14

Carney-Nadeau 3, Munising 0

MUNISING — The Carney-Nadeau volleyball team made quick of the Munising Mustangs in a 3-0 (25-16, 25-12, 25-11) victory Tuesday.

The Wolves took a moment to find their feet in the first set but quickly gained momentum after a 25-16 win.

“We played one of our more clean matches,” Wolves’ coach Steve Kedsch said. “Our serving tonight was on. We only missed three serves as a team. I thought we did a really good job controlling the ball, which led to some real nice hits from my big hitters.”

The second set was controlled by Carney’s Sandra Boulton, who had a nine-point service run in a 25-12 win.

“Boulton had a nice run tonight in the second set,” Kedsch said.

The Wolves then limited the Mustangs to just 11 points in the final set.

“Jules Thoune’s serving was really great tonight,” Kedsch said. “She had a shoulder injury. That seems to be better at this point, so that was good.”

Carney, which won the jayvee match 2-1, travels to Escanaba Saturday for the Elks Invitational.