GREEN BAY, Wis. (WIAA) They are celebrating in the community of Clayton (32-2) following the Bears’ win in the championship game in Division 4 Saturday morning at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis.
They defeated Lourdes Academy 25-15, 25-20, 25-27, 25-22 to win the program’s third championship after placing runner-up a year ago.
Alison Leslie and Selena Levendoski were the leading attackers for the Bears. They knocked down 22 and 21 kills, respectively. Marissa Gilbertson set the Division 4 State Tournament record for assists in a four-set match with 54 after setting the record for a five-game match Friday. She also shattered the Division 4 mark for the most assists in the tournament with 111. On the defensive of the net, Levendowski led four Bears in double figures with 19 digs.
The Knights were held to a .159 attack percentage in the match. Rachel Aasby led the team with 21 kills, and Claire Chier and Raechel Russo each added 13. Morgan Thiel headed the defensive effort with a game-high 24 digs.
Lourdes Academy (36-10) advanced to the title match for the first time in Knights’ three State Tournament appearances. The Bears’ have now appeared in nine State Tournaments with the other two State championships coming in 1990 and 1996.