Veterans lead Greenfield girls volleyball team
Hawks reach Gold Bracket at Lancer Invitational
A group of talented veterans, including a trio of first-team all-Woodland Conference players, is making the Greenfield girls volleyball team strong this season.
The Hustlin' Hawks boast 11 returning letter-winners, with three all-conference honorees in seniors Jessie Kalous, Lauren Bullock and Luci Krenzke. Kalous was the Woodland West Division player of the year last season.
"The team is led by a very strong senior group," head coach Britany Pfeifer said. "We have a lot of experience this year, and the girls are dedicated and hungry for victory."
Greenfield took part in Saturday's Lancer Invitational at Brookfield, reaching the quarterfinals of the Gold Bracket before falling to defending WIAA Division 1 state champion Burlington in three tough games, 26-24, 22-25, 16-14.
"It was the best match we played this year," Pfeifer said. "We almost had it, but the difference between the two teams is they (the Demons) are experienced in big matches and we are still getting there. We are close; we know what we need to work on to get to the next level."
The Hawks downed Cudahy 25-8, 25-3, 25-10 in a Woodland Conference dual on Sept. 12.
Kalous led with 17 kills, while her sister Lizzy collected 11.
"Lizzy has become quite the offensive threat for us," Pfeifer said. "Her game has come a long way. She is ready to make the big play, and that is huge from a sophomore."
Krenzke totaled 37 assists and four digs, while Bullock had 12 digs and Sam DeLeon seven digs and four service aces.
"Luci has been doing a nice job setting, and her defense has also stepped up tremendously," the coach said.
Earlier this season, the Hawks took second at the Burlington Tournament and finished in the middle of the pack at the Homestead Joust.
"One of our goals this season is to get into the Gold Bracket at each of our tournaments," Pfeifer said.
Greenfield met defending Woodland champion Pius XI earlier this week and will host St. Francis on Sept. 19.
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