WHS Volleyball Finishes Runner-Up In Wisner-Pilger Classic

WHS Volleyball Finishes Runner-Up In Wisner-Pilger Classic
WHS finishes runner-up in the Wisner-Pilger September Classic. Courtesy of Wayne volleyball.

WISNER – After securing three straight home victories during the week, the Wayne High volleyball team took part in a weekend classic.

From Wisner-Pilger Public Schools in Wisner, Wayne High joined seven other teams during the Wisner-Pilger September Classic on Saturday.

WHS opened the morning with Laurel-Concord-Coleridge and swept the Bears (25-12, 25-11) before winning in three sets over Humphrey St. Francis (22-25, 25-19, 26-24) to earn a spot in the finals. In the finals, Pierce won a close opening set before sweeping the Blue Devils (25-23, 25-12).

Wayne High earned a runner-up finish in the Wisner-Pilger September Classic with their 2-1 finish and are now 10-8 on the season.

In the victory against LCC, Rubie Klausen recorded a double-double with 10 kills and 14 digs, followed by Madi Sievers with six kills and eight digs as Kate Hill tacked on five kills and 10 digs. Reagan Backer posted a team-high 21 digs, Sydney Redden had 12 digs, Courtney Brink added four kills and a dig, Kiara Krusemark finished with 23 set assists, six digs and one kill as Anna Kaup had a kill and a dig. Faith Powicki had two digs.

Four service aces came from Klausen with two as Backer and Hill each had an ace. Hill also posted a solo block.


From the win over Humphrey St. Francis, Klausen posted another double-double with 18 kills and 17 digs, Hill followed with 10 kills and 10 digs for a double-double as Krusemark added 35 set assists to go along with seven kills and 14 digs for her double-double. Backer paced the team in digs with 20, Sievers (six digs) and Brink (three digs) both finished with three kills, Kaup had one kill and two digs as Redden recorded 19 digs and one kill. Powicki also had a dig.

Backer, Sievers and Klausen all had a service ace. Hill tallied two blocks (one solo) and Sievers added a block.


During the finals match with Pierce, Hill paced the team with seven kills to go along with six digs followed by Klausen with six kills and 12 digs. Krusemark tallied 13 set assists, two kills and eight digs. Redden led the team in digs with 19 while Powicki (two digs), Brink (four digs), Kaup (two digs) and Sievers (one dig) all added a kill.  Backer finished with five digs.

Krusemark totaled two service aces and a block as Hill tallied a block.


Wayne High will next visit West Point-Beemer on Tuesday, September 28.