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Prep volleyball: Windom Area hands Worthington second loss

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WINDOM — The Windom Area Eagles took control early in a high school volleyball matchup, as they took the first game by a score of 25-11. They cruised in the second game, winning that one 25-8. Worthington rallied and won a hard-fought third set, 26-24. Windom responded and polished off their victory by winning the fourth set, 25-14.

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Porsha Porath propelled the Eagles with 13 kills, while going 9-for-11 serving with seven aces. Jasmine Carlson added six aces and 10 digs. Lauren Huset contributed 18 assists.

The Trojans received a good night from Betsy Thompson. The senior was 14-of-16 serving with three aces and 17 set assists. Maddison Woll had 12 digs and Allison Kremer added 11 digs. Emily Shaffer led in kills with eight.

“The kids came out focused. We have had a lot of practices and were ready to play a match,” said Windom coach Ron Wendroff. “In the first two sets, we really took control. Worthington played a lot better in the third set and snuck that one out on us. I thought our kids responded well to having to come back and play that fourth match. All in all, it was a nice match.”

Windom Area, now 1-0, will host RRC on Tuesday. Worthington (0-2) will look to rebound, as it plays host to Heron Lake-Okabena, also on Tuesday.

Pipestone 3, Fulda 0

FULDA —  The Pipestone Area Arrows were in command throughout, as they defeated the Fulda Raiders, 3-0.

 The Arrows took the first and second games fairly comfortably by scores of 25-16 and 25-15, respectively. Fulda made it a little more difficult in the third set, but ultimately fell 25-20.

Britteny Reinert served three aces for the Arrows and set up her teammates with 17 assists. Lexi Carstensen added 11 assists. Bianca Claussen led PA in digs with 11 and Kaiya Alderson had seven blocks.

Randi Tiesler had eight assists for Fulda, while Courtney Tiesler compiled three kills and 14 digs.

SWC 3, Luverne 1

EDGERTON —  Sydney Esselink had a huge night for Southwest Minnesota Christian as her 34 assists helped the Eagles bounce back after dropping the first game, 27-25. The Eagles then took the next three sets: 25-18, 25-13, and 25-22.

Ann Pater was 18-for-20 serving with one ace, 10 digs and 11 kills. Tianna Top led in kills with 13. Savannah Tinklenberg added 10 kills and two blocks.

Lexi Rust had a nice night for the Cardinals as she went 18-of-19 serving with four aces and 11 digs. Alexis Ferrell went 14-for-17 serving with an ace. Morgan Haugen added 10 digs in Luverne’s effort and Ariel DeBeer had 15 assists.

Adrian 3, Hendricks 0

HENDRICKS — The Adrian Dragons rolled to their second victory in as many games as they took down Hendricks in three games.

The Dragons took the first game with ease by a score of 25-9. Then, they stayed in control taking the second game 25-12, and finished it off with a 25-16 victory in the third game.

Elizabeth Thier had three aces, seven kills, and nine digs for Adrian. Kassie Tweet had two kills, 11 assists, and four digs. Libby Ahlers added 15 digs and was dynamite from behind the service line with nine aces. Madisyn Dingmann had three aces and nine assists as well.

RRC 3, Springfield 0

LAMBERTON — Red Rock Central was able to take a very close first game by a score of 25-23, and rode that momentum to take the next two games (25-21 and 25-12) to defeat Springfield in three games.

Olivia Bittner went 16-of-17 serving with four aces. Bittner also recorded nine kills. Mikaela Smith and Taylor Price each went 14-for-14 behind the service line with two aces. Smith also had a big night in the assist department, as she racked up 32 set assists. Price and Ramsey Piotter each piled in 18 digs. Rachel Kedl led in kills with 11.

RRC (2-0) will travel to Windom on Tuesday.

MCC 3, R-T-R 1

TYLER — The Murray County Central Rebels came out on top in a very close and hard fought match.

MCC held off the Knights of Russell-Tyler-Ruthton to take the first game 25-22. R-T-R responded and flipped the score of the first set, taking the second game 25-22. MCC then found itself winning yet another very closely contested third set by a score of 25-23. The Rebels then took the fourth set by the same score.

Sierra Van Iperen had a productive night with 11 kills and 13 digs. Mallory Loosbrock added 10 kills and 13 digs. Jade Giese had a big night with 23 assists and 12 digs. Rachel Schmitz led in digs with 21.   

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