Bearcats serve up sweep of Rockford

North Butler’s Sydney Eiklenborg hits between Rockford blockers Jamie Schuster and Abby Murray on Monday, Oct. 22. (Kristi Nixon photo)

ROCKFORD — North Butler coach Laura Schwickerath knows there are no guarantees in the post-season.

Even though her Bearcat volleyball team defeated Rockford a little less than three weeks ago in a sweep, she knew her team couldn’t take the Lady Warriors for granted.

They did not take them for granted, serving well on the way to the 25-18, 25-13, 25-18 sweep while on the road on Monday, Oct. 22.

“We knew that if we came out and ran an effective offense that we could kind of take control,” Schwickerath said, “but we also knew that anybody could show up on any given night.  You don’t want to overlook any team because they can play some scrappy defense and they have a couple of hitters who can put the ball down, so we always have to be prepared..."

...The Bearcats earned a spot in today’s (Thursday, Oct. 25) Class 1A Region 4 semifinal at Janesville against the top-ranked and four-time defending state champion Wildcats, who improved to 41-5 with a 25-10, 25-7, 25-9 sweep of AGWSR.

The full story appears in the Oct. 25 print edition of the Butler County Tribune-Journal.