PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: W-WG knocks off SSC
WESTBROOK -- Westbrook-Walnut Grove was on the verge of earning a sweep against Southwest Star Concept in Thursday's volleyball match, but the Red Rock Conference leading Quasars weren't about to go down that easily.
SSC earned a narrow victory in Game 3 and extended the match to five games, but the Chargers rebounded for a 25-22, 25-15, 26-28, 18-25, 15-9 victory to hand the Quasars their first conference loss of the season.
Paige Erickson was a perfect 24-for-24 from the service line with three aces and had a team-high 19 kills for W-WG. She also had one and a half ace blocks.
Dayna Comnick had a strong all-around effort for the Chargers with 11 kills, 20 digs and a 22-for-24 serving performance with four aces. Anna Woelber was 16-for-17 serving with one ace and also had 32 set assists, Hailey Osland notched four kills and 14 digs, Abby Herding had five set assists and Karley Deprez recorded four ace blocks.
Maddie Rasche had team highs in digs (20) and serve receptions (40) for SSC. She also was 21-for-22 serving for 10 points.
Courtney Place (29 kills, 19 digs, 18 serve receptions, 20-for-21 serving for 10 points) and Autumn Hinkeldey (nine digs, eight kills, two solo blocks) also had fine all-around performances for the Quasars. Mandy Henkels had a team-high 38 set assists and was 12-for-15 serving for seven points and Alyssa Hendrickson had 13 kills, three solo blocks and eight block assists.
W-WG (12-7, 6-2) will play at the Subway Classic in Marshall today and Saturday and SSC (16-9, 7-1) will host Murray County Central on Tuesday.
MCC 3, Fulda 1
SLAYTON -- Makenzie Giese had 12 kills to go with 17 points scored and three aces from the service line, leading Murray County Central to a 25-19, 17-25, 29-27, 25-22 victory against Fulda.
Ashley Woldt also had 12 kills, while Kristi Bose added eight. Brooklyn Schmitz led MCC with 24 set assists and nine digs. Macy Halbur added five digs and five kills for the Rebels (8-4, 6-2).
Silvia Zanini had a team-high 11 kills for Fulda (7-9, 4-4), while Rachel Cheadle (eight) and Courtney Hulstein (six) each contributed on the night.
Hulstein had 21 set assists, while Cheadle added five blocks.
Zanini was 18-for-19 serving with two aces and 10 points while Brittney Hermeling and Brooke Wenzel were each 17-for-17 serving with 10 points scored.
Hulstein (19) and Zanini (18) led the Raiders in digs.
Both teams will be at the Subway Classic this weekend.
SWC 3, Ellsworth 0
ELLSWORTH -- Deidra Vander Woude had a match-high nine kills as Southwest Christian swept Ellsworth in a Red Rock Conference match.
Game scores were 25-16, 25-12 and 25-10.
The Eagles improve to 15-3-1 overall and 7-1 in the conference. They are tied atop the RRC with Southwest Star Concept.
Michaela Zeinstra was 20-for-22 serving with two aces, two blocks and nine set assists, while Hanna Bosma had seven kills and three blocks.
Hannah Van Dyke added 11 digs for the Eagles, who will travel to the Pipestone Area tournament on Saturday.
Abby Drenth had a solid all-around night for the Panthers (7-10, 3-5). She had five kills, was 6-for-7 serving with an ace, two blocks and 14 digs.
Bridget Kramer had seven set assists, while Alexa Huisman was 6-for-8 serving with three points and an ace.
Ellsworth will be at the Harris-Lake Park tournament on Saturday.
Adrian 3, H-BC 0
ADRIAN -- After dropping a 12-point decision in the opener, the visiting Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots played the host Adrian Dragons to a pair of close sets in Games 2 and 3 Wednesday night.
But, the Dragons -- paced by the serving and hitting of Courtney Vaske and Sydne Springman -- prevailed in a Red Rock Conference sweep.
Game scores were 25-13, 25-21 and 25-23.
Vaske (16-of-16 serving, 12 points), Nina Weidert (11 points) and Springman (13-of-15, nine points) were Adrian's leading servers, while Rachel Kontz (18 assists) and Nichole Loosbrock (eight) handled the setting for the Dragons (7-8, 3-5).
At the net, Springman hammered 14 kills and came up with 10 blocks, while Vaske delivered seven kills and had six blocks.
Loosbrock's seven digs led Adrian's defense.
H-BC was led in serving by the trio of Haley Van Wyhe (13-of-15), Paige Leuthold (11-of-12) and Katlyn Sandbulte (nine-of-nine).
Paige Leuthold also contributed 15 set assists and five digs for the Patriots, while Hattie Van Wyhe had a team-leading six digs.
Natalie Leuthold and Meghan Leuthold had five and three kills, respectively, to lead H-BC in attacks.
Both the Dragons and the Patriots open play this evening in the Subway Tournament in Marshall.
Edgerton 3, ML/B-O 2
MOUNTAIN LAKE -- Edgerton and Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin played a close contest throughout, but the Flying Dutchmen prevailed for a 25-22, 23-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-13 victory.
Ciara Ererett had 19 digs, 10 service points and eight kills to lead Edgerton. Lindsey VanDyke had 11 digs, Sarah Post notched 20 service points, Jessica Menning had 26 set assists, Lindsey Drooger had seven kills and Tara DeKam had six blocks.
Laura Romsdahl had a strong service performance for the Wolverines (26-for-28 serving for 19 points and five aces) and also contributed eight kills and 11 digs. McKenzie Hopwood had 10 kills and nine digs, Janessa Peters had a team-high 15 kills, Rachel Dukes had 32 set assists and Lounee Soutthivong contributed seven digs.
Edgerton (8-11) will play in the Pipestone Invitational on Saturday and ML/B-O (6-10-1) will play in a tournament in Saint Clair on Saturday.
Minneota 3, Windom 2
WINDOM -- Heading into the fifth game of Thursday night's non-conference volleyball match, both Windom and Minneota had scored exactly the same number of points.
But in the match-deciding fifth game, the Vikings outscored the Eagles by two to win the non-conference match.
Game scores were 25-22, 22-25, 25-19, 19-25 and 15-13.
Hali Tasler filled the stat sheet for the Eagles in the match. She was 27-for-28 serving with 18 points and three aces to go with 17 kills, 16 digs and 24 serve receives.
Abby Hayenga was a perfect 17-for-17 serving with 11 points and one ace to go with 12 kills, three blocks and 24 set assists.
Shelby Mattson had five blocks, five kills, 13 set assists and was 15-for-18 serving with 10 points.
Holly Larson played well in the middle for Windom. She had nine blocks and seven kills.
Kelsey Hanefeld added 10 kills and 19 digs, while Jasmine Carlson was 18-for-18 serving with nine points to go with 14 digs. She also had 37 serve receives without an error.
The Eagles will be at the Subway Classic in Marshall today where they will face Wabasso.
RV 3, Luverne 2
LUVERNE -- Luverne fought to earn a fifth game against Redwood Valley, but narrowly lost the battle of the Cardinals by game scores of 25-17, 18-25, 25-22, 16-25 and 15-13.
Ellen Dahl (16-for-17 serving with two aces, 12 kills, 15 digs) and Taylor Stratton (15-for-16 serving with one ace, 14 kills, two solo blocks and eight block assists) anchored LHS in the contest.
Chelsea Curtis notched 11 kills for Luverne, Jessica Vande Hoef had 19 digs and Cheyenne Hemme had 15 digs and was 94-for-98 setting with 27 set assists.
LHS will play in the Pipestone Invitational on Saturday.
Marshall 3, PA 0
MARSHALL -- The top-ranked Marshall Tigers earned a Southwest Conference sweep against Pipestone Area.
Game scores were 25-6, 25-18 and 25-12.
Taylor Kruisselbrink had four kills to lead PA, which hosts a tournament this weekend.
RRC 3, RL-B 0
ROUND LAKE -- Red Rock Central earned a solid sweep of Round Lake-Brewster by game score of 25-13, 25-10 and 25-4.
Brooke Rasmussen was a perfect 14-for-14 serving for the Falcons and had two service aces and seven digs. Mariah Determan (10-for-10 serving with three aces) and Alison Kircher (13-for-14 serving with one ace) also had strong serving performances.
Kircher also had a team-high 29 set assists for RRC. Klarissa Larsen had 13 kills and two solo blocks, Kendra Hagert had six kills, Cassandra Erickson had five kills and Chloe Arfsten had five kills and eight digs.
Kailey Wendland (four kills, two blocks, six digs) and Sarah Baumgard (three kills, seven digs, 10-for-10 serving, one block) led the way for the Raiders. Sonja Peters and Jenessa Ling each had three kills and seven digs and Zoe Baerenwald recorded eight set assists.
R-LB (2-13, 0-8) will play in the Harris-Lake Park tournament on Saturday and the Falcons (10-6, 6-2) will play in the Subway Classic in Marshall today and Saturday.