Burlington High School

Demon girls wrap up SLC regular-season volleyball title

By Jennifer Eisenbart

Sports editor

With a chance to secure its third consecutive Southern Lakes Conference regular season title, the Burlington High School girls volleyball team left nothing to chance Tuesday night – especially with rival Westosha Central in town.

The Demons routed Westosha in the first two games and hung on in the third for a 25-12, 25-13, 25-23.

With the win, Burlington improved to 6-0 in the SLC and will have the top seed in the SLC tournament, which is set for Oct. 15 at 8:30 a.m. at Delavan-Darien High School.

Among the highlights for Burlington against Westosha:

• The Demons served at 96.25 percent accuracy rate, with eight aces.

• Burlington hit .252 for the night, about average, but kill leader Ciara Capezio – who had 19 kills – hit .304, while Cassidy Robers hit .375, Katie Drohner .538 and Kaysie Shebeneck .400.

In addition to Capezio’s kills,  Drohner added seven, Emma Ketterhagen six, Shebeneck five and Robers four.

Cat Zimmermann, a back-row specialist, led the Demons with 15 digs, while libero Morganne Longoria added 13. Ketterhagen finished with a team-high three blocks.

Westosha was led by Jenna Jehlicka’s nine kills and 21 digs by Danielle Rampart.

Next up for Burlington is the Westosha Central Smash tournament Saturday at 9 a.m. The tournament features some of the top teams in the state, including Divine Savior Holy Angels and Catholic Memorial – No. 3 in WIAA Division 1 and No. 1 in Division 2, respectively – and Catholic Central High School, top of the Division 4 rankings.

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