The New Berlin United boys volleyball won the 16-team Kaukauna Invitational for the first time in their history on Saturday.
The United team defeated Kaukauna in the Championship match (26-24, 21-16).
United finished their four-team pool play with a record of 5-1 after defeating Nicolet (2-0), Madison Memorial (2-0) and splitting with Kaukauna (1-1).
Moving on to the quarterfinals that saw them face a tough Kettle Moraine squad, the United won in three sets (21-8, 19-21, 15-11).
A tough semifinal match against Middleton was next with the United squad coming out on top in a hard-played three-set match (23-22, 20-22, 15-10). That victory set up the rematch against Kaukauna, which had defeated Marquette in their semifinal match.
The United team was led by senior setter Mickey Sugar, who dished out 135 sets for the day, including 28 in the final match.
Balanced hitting was led by sophomores Adam Campbell and Matt Zeske, who each tallied 32 kills for the day, and sophomore libero Stephen Kraninger, who anchored the defense with 49 digs for the day.
New Berlin defeated Brookfield Central in a non-conference match on Sept. 23 at Eisenhower High School to begin the week.
United won the match 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-17), sweeping the Lancers.
Team leaders were senior setter Sugar with 40 assists and three service aces, junior opposite John Collins with 10 kills and senior middle Trent Farrell with four blocks.
New Berlin will compete in the Shorewood Invitational on Saturday.
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