PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Westbrook-Walnut Grove beats Southwestern United
OKABENA -- Westbrook-Walnut Grove claimed a key victory over Southwestern United Thursday night, winning in four sets to stay in second place in the Red Rock Conference high school volleyball standings.
W-WG (17-3, 6-1) won on game scores of 25-23, 18-25, 25-16 and 25-15.
SWU (16-6, 5-2) was led by Courtney Place with 15 kills and 26 digs. Rachel Mathias had 10 kills, and Sarah Baumgard collected 17 digs.
Mandy Henkels (31 set assists) was 16-for-18 serving with an ace, while Alyssa Hendrickson was 17-for-18 serving three aces. Andrea Hinkeldey charted six blocks for the Wildcats.
Hailey Osland had three aces, seven kills and 14 digs for the Chargers, while Dayna Comnick picked up another three aces, nine kills and eight digs.
Abby Herding had a team high 32 set assists, eight digs and two aces to go along with Paige Erickson's 18 kills and 11 digs. Madison Takle rounded out the scoring with five kills and one block.
SWU hosts Red Rock Central Tuesday.
Edgerton 3, H-BC 2
EDGERTON -- Sarah Post finished with 10 kills, 14 digs and five ace serves on a 21-for-25 effort from the line Thursday night, helping the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen prevail in a five-game thriller over the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots in a Red Rock Conference high school volleyball match.
Game scores were 25-23, 25-21, 20-25, 23-25 and 20-18, as Edgerton (2-17, 1-9) claimed its first conference victory.
Jessica Menning (18-for-19 serving, four aces) and Amanda Schaap (17-for-19 serving, seven aces) also had big nights from the line for Edgerton.
Schaap added 14 set assists, while Lindsey VanDyke, Ciara Everett (nine kills) and Tara DeKam (six kills) each had 10 digs for the Flying Dutchmen.
Paige Leuthold put up 18 set assists and was 22-for-22 serving with 12 points for H-BC. Taylor Wingert went 14-for-15 serving with 11 points.
Haley Van Wyhe smacked seven kills, and both Hattie Van Wyhe and Meghan Leuthold had four kills for the Patriots. Jessica Sandbulte came up with 12 digs.
Edgerton plays at Luverne Monday, while H-BC (3-11, 3-7) hosts Fulda Monday.
RV 3, Luverne 1
REDWOOD FALLS -- Erica DeBoer went nine for nine on the serve with two aces and 28 digs in Luverne's four set loss to Redwood Valley Thursday.
The game scores were 21-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-22 in favor of Redwood Valley.
Taylor Stratton led the Cardinals in blocks with five and added five kills, while Lexi Rust (13 for 13 serving) ahd 19 digs, five kills and an ace. Ashley Olson picked up 21 set assists on the night with Paige Baker throwing in 19 digs. Ellen Dahl rounded out the offense for the Cardinals with six kills.
Luverne hosts Edgerton Monday.
MCC 3, Ellsworth 0
ELLSWORTH -- Kristi Bose led the Murray County Central Rebels with 13 kills on their way to a sweep of the Ellsworth Panthers Thursday.
MCC won 25-7, 29-27, 25-14.
Taylor Schreier had two aces and 12 digs for the Rebels, while Lindsey Barrit added four blocks and Hannah Schmidt picked up 21 digs.
Bridget Kramer had 11 set assists and five digs for the Panthers and Danielle DeBeer added five kills. Alexa Huisman picked up four kills and two blocks, while Kadie Werner had 10 digs. Hannah Mulder led the team in blocks with three and picked up an ace as well.
Ellsworth plays in the Harris-Lake Park tournament Saturday, while MCC hosts Hills-Beaver Creek.
Adrian 3, Fulda 1
FULDA -- Courtney Vaske racked up 27 digs to go along with nine kills, seven blocks, and three aces for Adrian in a four game win for the Dragons over the Fulda Raiders Thursday.
Adrian lost the first game 25-19, but rallied to win the next three 26-24, 26-24 and 27-24.
Rachel Kontz came up with 29 set assists and 10 digs for the Dragons, while Kayla Lonneman picked up nine kills and nine ace blocks. Carly Wolf had seven kills and four ace blocks and Brook Wenzel added 14 digs and two aces.
Dani Hermeling led the Raiders in set assists with 22 and Rachel Cheadle had 13 kills and four blocks. Brittney Hermeling had eight kills, 11 digs and three aces, while Amanda Schumacher had 13 digs and Randi Tiesler had 13 digs.
Fulda plays Hills-Beaver Creek Monday, while Adrian hosts Ellsworth Tuesday.
RRC 3, CM/C 1
MORGAN -- Chloe Arfsten had a monster game for the Red Rock Central Falcons, picking up five aces, 10 kills, 19 digs and two blocks in the teams win over Cedar Mountain/Comfrey Thursday.
RRC took the first game 25-21, but lost the second 25-15 before coming back and winning the last two games 25-22, 25-14 to close out the match.
Brooke Rasmussen had 18 digs and one ace, while Katie Larsen added 11 kills and an ace for the Falcons. Mikaela Smith picked up 11 digs and 18 set assists with Tegan Derickson adding 18 set assists and six kills as well. Fern Engen rounded out the scoring for RRC with six kills and two blocks.
The Falcons play at Southwestern United Tuesday.