By PATRICK SLACK
Royalton used a balanced effort to outlast host West Central Area 25-21, 20-25, 18-25, 25-17, 15-9 and earn its first win of the season, Thursday.
Junior Emily Fussy was the top hitter for the Royals, slamming 14 kills.
Senior Kalee Petron added nine kills and junior Katelyn Kasella and sophomore Hayley Gottwalt each contributed eight.
Sophomore Haley Olson notched a team-high 30 set assists and sophomore Jenna Skajewski led the Royals’ defense with 24 digs.