Prep volleyball roundup: SWC downs SSC in key Red Rock Conference clash
EDGERTON -- In a contest between two teams that were undefeated in Red Rock Conference volleyball action, it was the Southwest Christian Eagles who defeated the Southwest Star Concept Quasars in four games Thursday night.
SWC (10-3, 6-0) jumped out early in Game 1 and went on to a 25-18 victory, and then won a back-and-forth Game 2, 25-21.
However, it was SSC that came out on fire in the third game. With a strong serving attack, the Quasars (7-6, 4-1) had a 14-4 lead early on and cruised to a 25-10 victory in Game 3.
The Eagles then came back and won a tight fourth game, 25-22.
Angie Vermeer had 14 kills and 20 digs for SWC, while Jada Vander Veen had a team-high 16 kills.
Brianna Spronk had 12 total blocks and was 15-for-17 serving with a pair of aces.
Kayla Broekhuis had 21 set assists.
For SSC, Luanna Henkels had 34 sets, and a pair of aces serving, while Maddie Collin added four ace blocks.
Jenna Leopold had 11 kills and 26 digs, and Erika Post added eight kills for the Quasars.
Betsy Voehl had 26 digs for SSC, which will travel to the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton tournament Saturday.
SWC will be at the Unity Christian tournament the same day.
Fulda 3, W-WG 2
WESTBROOK -- Mari Holinka had 12 blocks and 12 kills to lead Fulda to a tight five-game victory Thursday night in a Red Rock Conference volleyball match.
W-WG (9-10-2, 3-3) won the first game 25-22, before Fulda (4-8-1, 3-3) won the next two games, 25-21, 25-17. However, the Chargers regrouped for a 25-21 victory in the fourth game to set up a fifth game.
In a back-and-forth battle, it was the Raiders who came out on top, 17-15.
Sheyenne Wildfeuer had 14 digs and eight kills, while Chrissy Wieskus had 16 digs.
Michelle Goedtke had 18 set assists, while Courtney Hulstein had 11 set assists, and was 21-for-22 serving with two aces.
Brittany Hulstein was 19-for-23 serving with one ace.
For the Chargers, Taylor Elzenga was 22-for-22 serving with three aces. She also had 15 kills and 26 digs.
Audra Schmidt was 16-for-16 serving with five aces, and also had 12 kills and six blocks.
Sara Jarmer had 44 set assists, while Kristie Hoffman had 28 digs, and Kassandra Jarmer added 26 digs.
Fulda will host Pipestone Area Monday, while W-WG will be at SSC Tuesday.
H-BC 3, RL-B 1
HILLS -- Kelsey McGuire had 12 kills and Leah Hup added 10 as Hills-Beaver Creek defeated Round Lake-Brewster in four games Thursday in a Red Rock Conference volleyball match.
Jessie Bos had 27 set assists for the Patriots, who won 25-18, 12-25, 25-10, 25-22.
Natalie Stueven was 16-for-17 serving with six aces, while Brooke Tilstra was 13-for-14 serving and had 23 digs for the Patriots.
For the Raiders, Karen Schmitz had seven kills, while Kim Wiese added five.
April Wallace was 14-for-15 serving with an ace, while Ceilia Schmitz was 9-for-10 serving. Roshay Reimers added 12 set assists for RL-B, which will host ML/B-O Tuesday.
H-BC will travel to Edgerton the same evening.
MCC 3, Ellsworth 1
ELLSWORTH -- Emily Bose smacked 17 kills and came up with a pair of blocks to lead Murray County Central (10-3, 6-0) to a three-game sweep over the Ellsworth Panthers.
Game scores were 25-20, 25-17 and 25-8.
Kate Robinson helped the Rebels stay undefeated in the Red Rock Conference by snapping down six kills, while Sam Kuechenmeister contributed at the net with two blocks.
MCC's Alyssa Schmidt put up 22 set assists and finished with 13 service points, including a pair of aces.
Colleen Everson (eight digs) served for 11 points, including an ace, while Elissa Reinsma (five digs) had seven service points, including two aces.
Leading the Panthers (2-9, 1-5) at the net were Amanda DeBoer and Darian Herman with three kills each, while Molly Kramer and Andrea DeBoer both had five set assists.
Brooke Kix was 12-for-13 serving with six points, including an ace, and Amanda DeBoer was 9-for-10 from the serving line with five points, including a trio of aces.
Courtney Dreesen and Andrea DeBoer each had six digs to lead Ellsworth's defense.
The two teams will play each other again Saturday at the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton tournament.
Adrian 3, ML/B-O 0
MOUNTAIN LAKE -- By scores of 25-17, 25-18 and 25-15, the visiting Adrian Dragons rebounded from back-to-back three-game losses with a sweep of their own, claiming a conference victory over Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin.
While no statistics were available for Adrian, the Wolverines were paced by the net play of Megan Svalland (seven kills), Brittany Wenner (six kills, two solo blocks, three assist blocks) and Brette Pankratz (six solo blocks, three assist blocks).
Kaitlin Feil put up 15 set assists for ML/B-O, and Svalland contributed 10 digs.
The Wolverines travel to Round Lake Tuesday for a conference clash with the Round Lake-Brewster Raiders.
Edgerton 3, RRC 1
EDGERTON -- After splitting the first two games, the host Edgerton Flying Dutchmen utilized a pair of clutch closing rallies to win Games 3 and 4, earning a 3-1 match victory over Red Rock Central.
Game scores were 25-16, 19-25, 25-20 and 25-22.
It was the first conference win for Edgerton (3-9, 1-5), while it was just the second league loss for the Falcons.
Alyson Drooger finished with 15 attack kills, including several in a row at the end of Game 3, helping EHS break away from a 17-all tie.
Katie Hadler, who served for 11 points in the match, finished Game 4 with four points in a row, as the Dutchmen turned a 19-20 deficit into the final three-point win.
Macy Butson played a fine all-around match for Edgerton, putting up 29 set assists and coming up with 13 digs.
Kelsey Wolthuizen and Emily Sluis smacked six and five kills, respectively, for EHS, while Hailey VanKley had a team-high 14 digs and Sluis also served for 11 points.
No statistics were available for RRC.
H-LP 3, TRV 0 H-LP 3, W-CL-T 0
LAKE PARK, Iowa -- It was a good night for the Harris-Lake Park Wolves as they won a pair of Corn Belt Conference matches, sweeping both Twin River Valley (25-13, 25-9, 25-12) and Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka (25-9, 25-5, 25-16).
"It was a nice night for us," summarized H-LP head coach Daryl Meyer. "We played well in both matches and served 92 percent, which helps."
All-around talent Laura Rowe displayed her versatility by hitting 12 kills, serving seven aces, putting up 21 set assists and coming up with five blocks for the Wolves (14-5, 3-1).
Leah Elsbecker finished with 12 kills and served three aces, while Jodi Hibma had 16 set assists.
Jena Peters also contributed big-time for H-LP with nine kills, six service aces and eight blocks.
The Wolves are tied for second in the Corn Belt with Clay Central-Everly, which they host Tuesday.
JCC 3, PA 0
JACKSON -- The Huskies of Jackson County Central won for the 16th time this season, defeating Pipestone Area in Southwest Conference action.
Game scores were 25-17, 25-14 and 25-22.
Stacey Schuller (18) and Jasmine Timko (13) teamed up for 31 set assists, as JCC (16-1, 2-1) hitters Erika Voss (10) Briel Hendrickson (nine), Whitney Burmeister (eight), Brooke Burmeister (six) and Molly McClure (four) combined for 37 kills.
Schuller was 13-for-14 serving with four aces, while Whitney Burmeister (10-for-11, three aces) and Hendricksen (8-for-9) had good nights at the service line.
For the Arrows, Jeena Lentz was 11-for-12 serving and had 15 set assists.
Amber Haupert had 11 set assists and was a perfect 9-for-9 at the line.
Megan VanderPoel (three kills, three ace blocks), Bailey Bouman (four kills) and Brooke Henderson (five digs) were also statistical leaders for PA.