MARATHON – Stratford won the championship match and Spencer finished 0-5 at the Marathon Early Bird Volleyball Tournament on Saturday at Marathon High School.
In a sectional semifinal rematch from last season, Stratford defeated Fall Creek 2-1 in the championship match. Stratford’s other match results and statistics were not provided.
Spencer was swept in each of its five matches, losing to Phillips 25-9, 25-10; Northland Lutheran 25-12, 25-17; Stratford 25-19, 25-19; Thorp 25-23, 25-20; and Northland Lutheran again, 25-11, 25-12.
Elexa Post had 18 digs and six service aces, Heavyn Kind had 15 kills and 23 digs, Mallori Barth had 14 kills, and Zalexis Mannigel had 33 assists for Spencer.
Spencer has a nonconference match at Rib Lake on Tuesday, while Stratford has the week off before opening Marawood Conference play at home against Edgar on Sept. 10.