Wauwatosa East squares off with Kettle Moraine in WIAA boys state volleyball quarterfinals

Nov. 6, 2012

Wauwatosa East (30-6) will square off against the Kettle Moraine Lasers at 7:45 p.m. Friday in the Red Raiders' first match in the WIAA boys state volleyball championships at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

The Lasers finished second in the Classic 8 Conference with a 5-2 record, but they finished fourth in the conference tournament.

Their overall mark is 19-9 including the playoffs, as they swept both sectional opponents, Beloit Memorial and Middleton. The Lasers are at state for the third time and for the first time since the second of back-to-back appearances in 2008-09.

Stat facts

The Lasers are led in kills by 6-foot-7 inch senior Adam Martell, who has 119 kills, 33 blocks and 24 digs. Senior Sean Leahy, also 6-7, has 42 blocks and 58 kills.

Michael Orgas leads the team with 224 assists and senior Ben Mayer's 35 digs led the team.

Semifinal matchup

If the third-seeded Red Raiders win, they face the winner of the Burlington (23-3)/Catholic Memorial (27-9) matchup at noon Saturday.

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