Volleyball: Southwest sweeps Adrian
EDGERTON — After a slow start, the Southwest Christian E-Gals began to get their rhythm against Adrian en route to a 3-0 victory in high school volleyball.
Southwest won on scores of 25-23, 25-15 and 25-20 to improve to 3-0 overall on the 2013 season. Serving kept the E-Gals in the game during the opening set, then when their passing improved, they were on their way.
Jasmin Kruisselbrink put 11 of 13 serves in play and had four aces for Southwest. Tianna Top had 10 kills and two blocks. Ann Pater had 10 kills and 12 digs. Brooke Mouw had 16 digs and Sydney Esselink 24 set assists.
RRC 3, H-BC 0
HILLS — Moving to 3-1 on the season, Red Rock Central took care of host Hills-Beaver Creek in three games, 25-9, 25-10 and 25-15.
Cassandra Erickson, Melanie Kedl and Olivia Bittner all had six kills to lead the RRC offense. Ketl also had three blocks. Mikaela Smith added two blocks with seven aces on 18-for-19 serving. Brooke Rasmussen was 16-for-16 serving with three aces.
Rasmussen also had 19 digs. Smith had 20 set assists.
For Hills-Beaver Creek, Tori Bork had 10 digs and Madison Fick had five. Kelli Esselink recorded five kills and four blocks. Megan Westrum had six set assists.
H-BC is now 0-2 on the season.
Marshall 3, Luverne 0
MARSHALL —In a Southwest Conference match, Marshall — the top-ranked team in Minnesota Class AA —bested Luverne 25-9, 25-10 and 25-4.
Paige Baker led Luverne in attacks with four kills and teammate Lexi Rust added two. Amanda Barnhart was 6-for-6 serving with one ace and Ashley Olson had seven set assists.
Ross had nine digs, with Baker and Ellen Dahl each getting six.
Barnhart had two solo blocks.
T-M-B 3, Lincoln HI 0
TRACY — Host Tracy-Milroy-Balaton rolled past Lincoln HI on scores of 25-8, 25-11 and 25-4 to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Kasssidy Przymus was 22-for-22 serving with 10 aces and also led the winners with eight kills and six digs. Gabbie Gervais helped out with 16-fot-17 serving with nine aces and 22 set assists. Sara Stoneberg was 15-for-15 serving with four aces.
For Lincoln HI, Morgan Citterman had three kills. Jordan Bucholz was 6-for-6 serving and Alyssa Otto had eight set assists.
SWU 3, Edgerton 0
EDGERTON —The Southwestern United Wildcats took three straight games on the road in Edgerton en route to a 3-0 sweep Thursday night.
The Flying Dutchmen were led serving by Jordan Smit, who was 7 of 7 at the service line, with one ace. Following Smit was Kjersten Sankey, who finished 4-for-4, also with one ace.
Doing the hitting for Edgerton were juniors Jessica Jasper and Tanner Gunnink, and sophomore Mia Wassink, all with two kills apiece.
Winning all three sets with scores of 25-6, 25-11, 25-12, the Wildcats won with their serving, with Autumn Hinkeldey and Rachel Mathias. Hinkeldey finished the match 17-17 with one ace, and Mathias was 18-for-19 from the line with six aces.
Courtney Place and Mathias led the Wildcats with eight kills and six kills, respectively, and Mathias was also credited with four blocks. Sophomore Haley Schumacher totaled five digs in the contest, and also had 23 set assists on the evening.
Southwestern United is now 2-1, and they are participants in the Southwest Minnesota Challenge tournament tonight and Saturday evening. Edgerton plays next in the Luverne invitational Saturday.
Windom 3, PA 1
WINDOM —In both teams’ first conference contest, the Windom Eagles took four games to one to beat Pipestone 4-1, in Windom.
Set scores were 25-15, 25-18, 23-25, 25-15.
Serving was nothing short of outstanding for the Eagles. Down 10-16 in the middle of the second set, junior Alyssa Fast was next in Windom’s serving rotation. Fast didn’t leave anytime soon. She served 11 straight more times, taking the Eagles to 17-16, who eventually went on the win the second set 25-18. Fast finished the game 21-21 serving, with five aces.
Jasmine Carlson also had a tremendous game serving, going 21-21 with 6 aces. Carlson also led the Eagles with 16 digs. Leading the Eagles with 12 kills was Kelsey Hanefeld, who also accumulated eight digs. Miki Bolin finished the game with 20 set assists.
For the Arrows, Taylor Kruisselbrink finished with 19 kills and four blocks, and senior Meg Remund finished the match with eight kills.
Freshman Kiaya Alderson was 18 of 18 from the service line for the Arrows. She also totaled seven kills. Brittany Evans led Pipestone with 15 digs.
Windom moves to 3-0 overall, and 1-0 in the conference. Pipestone falls to 1-3 overall, and now stands at 0-1 in the conference.
JCC 3, Redwood Valley 0
JACKSON —Taking three games to none, the Jackson County Central Huskies routed the Redwood Valley Cardinals 25-14, 25-15 and 25-13.
JCC was led by Kathryn Nasby. She was 20 of 20 serving, and she also finished the match with seven ace serves. Also serving well for the Huskies was Kaylee Burmeister, who was 17-for-19 serving with three aces, and Rachel Johnson, who was 8-8 from behind the line, with one ace serve.
The Huskies had 34 kills on the night, led by Burmeister, who totaled 15, Sarah Brandt, with 6, and Sydney Nyborg, who finished with four. Burmeister totaled 14 digs on the evening, and Nasby finished with 12.
Johnson led Huskies with 19 set assists, followed by Shelby Benson, with 10.
JCC moves to 1-0 in the conference, and 3-0 overall.
Ellsworth 3, Fulda 1
ELLSWORTH— Ellsworth took game one and Fulda escaped with game two. After that, however, the Panthers shut the door with two straight set wins to beat the Raiders 3-1.
Set scores were 25-12, 20-25, 25-22 and 25-22.
Ellsworth’s Brenna Kramer was 20-23 serving on the night, with four aces, and teammate Alexa Huisman finished 18-for-22 from the line, with eight aces.
Senior Heidi Nolte had 11 set assists against the Raiders, and Danielle DeBeer and Huisman were credited with five kills apiece.
For Fulda, senior Myah Holinka led the Raiders with five kills, followed closely by Alli Vanden Bosch, who totaled four. Junior Courtney Tiesler had four aces. Senior Dani Hermeling had 21 digs, and Randi Tiesler finished with 9 set assists.
Ellsworth is now 2-0 overall, and Fulda drops to 0-2. Ellsworth plays in Lamberton against RRC Thursday.
MCC 3, W-WG 1
SLAYTON — The Westbrook Walnut-Grove Chargers, battling injuries and sickness, fought valiantly, but lost 3-1 to Murray County Central.
Set scores were 23-25, 25-19, 25-15 and 26-24.
Leading the Rebels with 21 kills was Kristi Bose. Bose also totaled 29 digs in the match. Lindsey Barritt had 12 kills on the evening, and was second in set assists with 22, following Paris Thomas with 27.
The Charger’s Dana Thomas was all over the court Thursday, leading in serving, kills and digs. She was 15-16 from behind the line, had 18 kills and 26 digs.
Sophomore Abby Herding finished 14-15 with four aces on the night. Herding also totaled 32 set assists.
W-WG is now 0-1 in the conference, and 1-2 overall. JCC is 1-0 in the Southwest Conference, and 3-0 overall.
Sleepy Eye 3, MLA 2
SLEEPY EYE — Senior Mikayla Falk was 27-for-27 serving, with 3 aces and 20 points, as the Mountain Lake Area girls volleyball team loses 3-2 to Sleepy Eye Saint Mary’s.
Jordan Syverson had seven kills for the Wolverines, followed closely by Maggie Wahdan, who finished with 5. Carmen Syverson was credited with four blocks on the evening, and Rachel Dukes was 48-49 setting with 10 assists, 10 kills and five blocks.
Mountain Lake falls to 1-2 overall. After this weekend’s tournament in Sleepy Eye, they play next Thursday in Mountain Lake against MCC.