WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — The Wausaukee Rangers (6-2, 5-1 M&O) took a hard fought 3-0 win from Niagara (3-4, 2-5 M&O) on Tuesday.

Niagara coach Maryellen Wagener was pleased with her team despite the result, “We may have lost, but it was not without a fight. My team played one heck of a game tonight. We had moments of greatness, and my team played closer to their potential than they ever have.”

The Badgers served notice that nothing would come easy falling by a narrow score of 25-22 in the first set. After Wausaukee took the second set 25-17, the Rangers built a 17-10 lead in the final frame only to see Niagara storm back and push the Badgers to a 26-24 score in the clincher.

Jasmine Racine (seven kills, 15 digs) and Alyssa Cretton (seven kills, nine digs) nearly posted double-doubles for Niagara. Julia Brown finished with 12 assists, and Faith Borchardt just missed a 20-dig night, finishing with 18.

Niagara squares off with Coleman on Thursday, while Wausaukee travels to Lena.