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Mount Horeb's Elise Goetzinger boosts Kentucky's bid at NCAA volleyball tournament

Mount Horeb's Elise Goetzinger boosts Kentucky's bid at NCAA volleyball tournament

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WIAA girls volleyball photo: Mount Horeb's Elise Goetzinger

Mount Horeb's Elise Goetzinger celebrates a point during an Oct. 2 Badger North Conference match against visiting Waunakee.

Former Mount Horeb athlete Elise Goetzinger had a match-high six blocks for second-seeded University of Kentucky, which defeated Western Kentucky 25-20, 25-16, 25-10 during the NCAA Division I women’s volleyball tournament Sunday night in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Goetzinger, a 6-foot-4 freshman middle blocker, also had two kills in the match, which was in the round of 16.

Goetzinger then led Kentucky with four blocks as the Wildcats swept Purdue 25-23, 25-20, 25-16 in a quarterfinal Monday night.

Former Sun Prairie athlete Claire Chaussee, a junior outside hitter, totaled 13 kills and four blocks for 11th-seeded Louisville, which dropped a five-set match to sixth-seeded Washington on Sunday.

The University of Wisconsin earned the top seed in the tournament and was scheduled to play eighth-seeded Florida on Monday night. 

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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.

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