JCC wins own tournament with close victory against Windom
JACKSON -- For Windom's volleyball team, it was like a bad case of déj? vu.
Jackson County Central defeated the Eagles Saturday for the second time in three days, earning a 2-0 (25-21, 30-28) sweep in the championship match of the JCC tournament.
"It was kind of like déj? vu again from Thursday night," Windom coach Ron Wendorff said, referring to the Eagles' 3-2 loss to JCC on Thursday. "It was two hard-fought games, and they ended up coming out on top."
Windom held a 23-21 lead in the second game and served for the win three times but couldn't end it.
"Our kids played well and hard, but it was just a matter of (JCC) winning a couple of crucial points down the stretch," Wendorff said. "We just have to tip our hats; they made some great plays.
"It's disappointing for the kids, but I'm not dissatisfied about the way they played."
Megan Ysker had 48 assists, 46 kills, 14 serving aces and nine solo blocks to lead Windom in the tournament. Courtney Ysker added 44 digs and 36 kills, and MaKenzie Lovell had 25 kills and eight solo blocks.
Morgan Borsgard added 62 assists for the Eagles, who swept Pipestone Area (25-14, 25-11), St. James 25-17, 25-19), Mankato East (25-7, 25-12) and Westbrook-Walnut Grove (25-6, 25-12) and defeated Rochester Mayo in three games (25-20, 19-25, 15-5).
Briel Hendrickson had 42 kills, and Brooke Burmeister had 33 kills, 10 ace serves and nine digs to lead JCC. Stacey Schuller had 54 assists, and Jasmine Timko added 42.
Hilary Geesman had 16 kills, and Erika Voss had 20 blocks and 15 kills for the Huskies, who swept Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin (25-21, 25-6), Sleepy Eye St. Mary's (25-4, 25-21), and Rochester Mayo (25-19, 25-20), split with Martin County West (25-9, 22-25) and defeated Pipestone Area 2-1 (25-19, 28-30, 15-9).
Audra Schmidt had 29 kills and 11 blocks, and Sara Jarmer had 48 assists and 34 digs to lead W-WG to a second-place finish in the Silver Division.
The Chargers were swept by PA (25-18, 25-21) and Windom but bounced back to split with St. James (25-17, 17-25) and defeat Sleepy Eye St Mary's (25-21, 17-25, 15-13), before losing to Mankato East 25-10, 25-17 in the Silver Division title game.
Taylor Elzenga had 30 digs, 22 kills and three aces, and Kristie Hoffman added 54 digs for W-WG.
Rachel Tinklenberg had 17 kills, and Jeena Lentz went 56-for-58 serving with an ace to lead PA, which swept W-WG, St. James (25-14, 25-7) and Mankato East (25-16, 25-19) but lost to Windom and JCC.
Megan VanderPoel had 15 kills, and Bailey Bouman added 13 to lead the Arrows.
Spirit Lake tournament
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Everything is clicking for Sibley-Ocheyedan's volleyball team.
The Generals dropped just one game and won all five matches en route to claiming the Spirit Lake tournament title and extending their winning streak to seven matches.
"It was just dogged determination; the girls really wanted it," S-O coach Lisa Feldkamp said. "We played fluid all day, and the communication and execution were great. We played to our ability, and we still have room for improvement, but we're where we want to be right now.
"Everything is clicking."
Kally Iedema had 47 digs and 24 kills, and Jessica Ackerman had 20 kills and six blocks for the Generals (8-4), who swept Spirit Lake (21-18, 21-19), Harris-Lake Park (21-17, 21-7), Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn (21-6, 21-13) and North Sentral Kossuth (21-13, 21-6).
S-O lost its first game to Estherville-Lincoln Central 15-21 but bounced back to win 21-11 and 17-15.
Danelle Miedema had 36 digs for S-O, which will host a tournament today.