Erika Mills hits the ball over the net in Ripon’s match against Green Bay East Monday.
Erika Mills hits the ball over the net in Ripon’s match against Green Bay East Monday.

   The Ripon High School volleyball team was a little flat Monday during its home quadrangular.

    It dropped two of three matches and needed three games just to come away with the one win.

   “We were a little sluggish tonight and I actually think it kind of was all the way around with all the teams,” Ripon head coach Tracy Landerman said. “It just didn’t seem like there was a ton of energy going on in the gym. And it might have just been Monday ... A lot of volleyball teams play on the weekend, so a Monday tournament sometimes is tough. It’s interesting. We really have not done that ever before, but it was a great opportunity to get in the gym and play. I wish we would have a little bit more spark to start out.”

   The Tigers dropped their first game of the night to Cambria-Friesland 22-25 before bouncing back to win the next two games 25-17 and 15-10 to take the match.

   It was a team Landerman said she believes Ripon should have controlled, so she was happy it did that in the second and third games.

   In fact, she noted all four schools — Ripon, Cambria-Friesland, Green Bay East and Horicon — were fairly evenly matched.

Read the full story, which includes information on the Monona Grove Invitational and a conference match with Plymouth, in the Sept. 12, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.