W-WG, Luverne sweep
Ashley Olson had a solid night for the Luverne volleyball program, leading the team in two key parts of a winning volleyball game: serving and setting. She finished the game successfully completing 38 of 40 sets with 14 set assists, and to top it all off she completed the game with a perfect 20 of 20 from the serving line.
With the 3-0 sweep of Hills-Beaver Creek, Luverne improves their record to 1-1.
Amanda Barnhardt was also a perfect 18-of-18 from the service line. Leading the Cardinals in kills was Lexi Rust with nine. Erica DeBoer lead the team with 14 digs, and Jada Hoven and Paige Baker tied for the team lead with two solo blocks apiece. Luverne’s next game is against Southwest Minnesota Christian on Thursday.
WWG 3 , Lincoln HI 0
Outscoring Lincoln by scores of 25-16, 25-15 and 25-4, WWG took the reins early and never let go. Abby Herding dominated from the service line Tuesday night, as she lead Westbrook-Walnut Grove volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep of Lincoln HI. Herding finished the game with 19 of 19 serving, with five aces. Dayna Comnick also had a great serving night, finishing the game 20 of 22, with one ace.
Herding also lead the team in set assists, totaling 27 in the match. Shiney Her lead WWG with 15 digs. Comnick also finished the night with nine kills, Cassidy Mischke and Mariah Olson finished the night with seven and six kills, respectively.
RTR 3, Pipestone 2
Russel-Tyler-Ruthton opened their volleyball season with a hard fought 3-2 win over the Pipestone Arrows. In a very back and forth game, Pipestone took the first set 25-18, only to lose two straight sets by scores of 25-18 and 25-1. The Arrows then took another tough-won set by a score of 21-25, only to lose the final set 15-8. Leading the Arrows was Taylor Kruiffelbrink, with 20 kills and five digs. Meg Raymond finished the game with a total of 10 ace serves, and leading with set assists was Kelly Nettick, who finished with 35.
Pipestone’s next contest is against Southwest Christian on Tuesday.
RRC 3, Wabasso 1
A solid night of serving led the Red Rock Central Falcons to a 3-1 win over Wabasso Tuesday night. They took the first set 25-10, and second 26-24 before taking their first loss 25-22 in the third set. The Falcons took game four 25-23 to get the win.
Leading RRC in serving was Makayla Smith, who finished the game 23 of 24 from behind service line, also adding 3 aces.
Leading the team in kills was Olivia Bittner with 13, followed closely behind by Cassy Erickson with nine, and Mel Kedel with seven. Smith also added 26 set assists to her game, along with three blocks.
The team leader in digs was Brooke Rassmussen with 19.
Blocking leaders for RRC were Kedel with three and Erickson with two.
RRC’s next matchup is against Springfield on Thursday.
Ellsworth 3, Edgerton 1
Edgerton took game one from the Ellsworth Panthers 25-16, but after that Ellsworth took the next three sets with identical scores of 25-21 to take a 3-1 decision over the Flying Dutchman.
Leading Ellsworth in with 8 aces was Alexa Huisman, followed by Alexa Kramer, who was 12-for-15 from behind the service line, and finished the contest with three aces.
Edgerton was led serving by Kameron Kroh, who totaled seven aces throughout the match, and was also 17 for 20 from behind the serving line. With six apiece, Jessica Jasper and Mia Wassink lead the Panthers in kills.
Ellsworth was lead in blocks by Megan Popkes, and lead in digs by Heidei Nolte.
Edgerton’s next matchup is against Southwest Star Concept on Sept. 5, while Ellsworth’s next game is against the Fulda Raiders on the same evening.
Minneota 3, MCC 1
Murray County Central dropped their first game of the season to Minneota High School Tuesday night. With 12 kills, 12 digs and two aces, Kristi Bose was MCC’s shining light in their 3-1 loss.
MCC picked up a 18-25 first set win, but fell 25-10, 25-21 and 25-18 in the last three to finish the game.
MCC’s downfall was their lack of sets for points. They totaled the match with a total of 135 set attempts, but weren’t able to capitalize on any of them. Hanna Schmidt lead the Rebels with 16 digs in the contest, and Bose came up with the only block for MCC.
ML/GHEC 3, Adrian 2
ADRIAN — In a tight match all the way, Adrian lost Monday night to Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain on scores of 25-21, 14-15, 25-22, 19-25 and 14-16.
Corie Rechamp, Bailey Grussing and Nicole Knips led the hitting attack for Adrian, with Elizabeth Their, Amy Bents and Shelly Loosbrock also performing well at the net.
Thier led with aces. Sydnie Weiss was credited with outstanding play at setter.