PREP VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Windom wins key conference clash against MarshallWINDOM — In a matchup of two elite volleyball programs in the state, Windom head coach Ron Wendorff could only describe Thursday night’s match in one phrase: “It was a war.”
WINDOM — In a matchup of two elite volleyball programs in the state, Windom head coach Ron Wendorff could only describe Thursday night’s match in one phrase:
“It was a war.”
Windom won a thrilling five-set contest, defeating perennial power Marshall 23-25, 25-16, 22-25, 26-24 and 15-9.
“The kids really played well,” Wendorff said. “It was a very good high school volleyball match. It’s always good to beat Marshall because they have been such a dominant team in our conference for a long time.”
Courtney Ysker had a dominating night at the net for the Eagles (9-1, 2-0).
She had a team-best 38 kills, often times coming up big at key times.
Amber Eigenberg and Abby Hayenga each had seven kills, while Holly Larson had six kills and a team-high five blocks.
Hayenga added 29 set assists, while Kaitlin Markl had 20.
Amber Sebring led the Windom defense with 12 digs, while Ysker and Hali Tasler each had eight digs. Hayenga added seven digs.
Sebring was a perfect 16-for-16 serving with three aces, while Markl was 25-for-28 with one ace.
Windom will travel to the Jackson County Central tournament on Saturday.
RV 3, PA 1
PIPESTONE — Redwood Valley won the final three games of a Southwest Conference match against Pipestone Area, claiming a four-set victory on the road Thursday night.
Game scores were 23-25, 25-19, 25-16 and 25-23.
Mikayla Enger (18-for-18, two aces) and Amanda Haupert (12-for-12) led the Arrows at the service line. Haupert also had 22 digs.
Bree Woelber recorded 15 kills and five solo blocks, while Emily Darveaux produced 10 kills for PA. Maggie Perkins and Kelly Nettik dished out 19 and 10 set assists, respectively.
The Arrows (4-9, 0-1) play at Luverne Thursday.
MCC 3, Ellsworth 0
ELLSWORTH — A stand-out game from freshman Kristi Bose spurred Murray County Central to a three set victory over Ellsworth on Tuesday.
Game scores were 25-18, 25-23 and 25-15.
Bose led the way for the Rebels with a 24-for-27 effort with five aces, responsible for 22 points. She also led the team with 10 blocks.
Makenzie Giese and Ashley Woldt contributed seven and six kills respectively for the Rebels. Brooklyn Schmitz led the team with 20 set assists and Elissa Reinsma led with 31 digs.
Becca Sieff led the way for the Panthers, going 20-for-20 hitting with six kills and two blocks.
Emily Timmer went 11-for-12 with an ace and eight points, and she also contributed two blocks and 14 digs. Abby Drenth went 12-for-16 hitting with four kills, and also went 8-for-9 serving with 2 aces and four points.
Andrea DeBoer led the way with five set assists.
Ellsworth drops to 2-5 on the season, 0-2 in conference play, and will play Tuesday at home against Edgerton.
MCC is now 4-1 on the season, 2-0 on conference play, and plays tonight at the Class A Showcase at Bethel University in Saint Paul.
RRC 3, Edgerton 0
EDGERTON — Red Rock Central rebounded from Monday’s loss to Worthington with a convincing road victory over Edgerton on Thursday.
Game scores were 25-8, 25-16 and 25-9.
Cierra Nickel led the way for the Falcons with 29 set assists and Alyssa Fredrickson led the team with 12 kills.
Chloe Arfsten added eight digs and six kills of her own, and Brooke Rasmussen led the Falcon’s in serving, going 27-for-27 with six aces.
Racheal Steffl led the way for the Flying Dutchmen with five kills and an ace block, and Ciara Everett and Jessica Menning each contributed three digs.
Kayla VanGrootheest had four sets as the team’s leading setter.
Edgerton falls to 0-7-1 on the season, 0-2 in conference play, and will play next Monday at Luverne.
RRC improves to 6-4 on the season, 1-1 in conference play, and will play in the JCC Invitational on Saturday.
SSC 3, ML/B-O 1
MOUNTAIN LAKE — Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin pulled off a win in the first set of its match against Southwest Star Concept, but SSC prevailed over the last three sets to pull off a victory.
Game scores were 15-25, 25-15, 25-21 and 25-16.
Kaitlin Feil led the Wolverines with 18 set assists and 19 digs, and Jennie Romsdahl, Brianna Welp and Laura Romsdahl all had six kills in the losing effort.
Lounee Soutthivong led the team with 14 digs.
Maddie Rasche led the way for the Quasars, compiling 15 digs, nine service points and 39 serve receptions in the game.
Courtney Place led the team with 12 kills, 11 service points and eight blocks, and Kelli Schmitz led the team with 12 set assists.
ML/B-O is now 0-2 in conference play and plays Murray County Central next Tuesday.
SSC plays Tuesday against Fulda.
T-M-B 3, KMS 2
TRACY — Tracy-Milroy-Balaton took a close contest against Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Thursday, taking the full five sets to pull off a victory.
Game scores were 18-25, 26-24, 25-18, 26-28 and 15-6.
Tiffani Karbo went 12-for-13 serving with an ace, and led the Panthers with 32 set assists, 15 blocks and 15 digs.
Ashley Daniels and Kate Johnston shared the lead for the team with 13 kills each, and Johnston also went 19-for-21 serving with an ace.
Brittany Hanson was a perfect 16-for-16 serving and Kelli Soupir went 19-21 serving with an ace and seven kills.
T-M-B is now 5-5 on the season and will play at the JCC Invitational on Saturday.
W-WG 3, Fulda 0
WESTBROOK — Westbrook-Walnut Grove won at home against Fulda on Thursday to continue what so far has been a successful season.
Game scores were 25-17, 25-22 and 25-22.
Chanel Madson led the Chargers in serving, going 18-for-21 with seven aces. She also contributed eight digs.
Molly Jarmer led in digs with 18, and led in service reception by going 18 of 21. Anne Woelber led with 20 set assists and Taylor Elzenga led with nine blocks and also contributed a block. Dayna Comnick was second in kills with six.
The Raiders were led by Courtney Hulstein with nine set assists and Jessica Hermeling with a 12-for-14 serving night with four aces.
Sarah Stenge led in digs with 10 and Brittney Hulstein led in kills with six.
The Chargers are now 8-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference. They play Round Lake-Brewster on Tuesday.
Fulda plays Southwest Star Concept on Tuesday.
H-LP 3, G-T 0
LAKE PARK, Iowa — Harris-Lake Park triumphed over Graettinger-Terril at home on Thursday in straight sets.
Game scores were 25-16, 25-20 and 25-23.
Macy Gunderson had 12 assists and went 13-for-14 serving with four aces for the Wolves.
Christine Larson led the team in kills with seven, and both Lydia Brandt and Samantha Brueggeman each had 11 digs in the match.
HL-P is now 11-7 on the season, 2-1 in conference play, and plays Saturday in the Ruthven-Ayrshire tournament.
SWC 3, Adrian 1
ADRIAN — Southwest Christian recovered from a nightmare third set on Thursday to beat Adrian in four.
Game scores were 25-19, 25-17, 7-25 and 25-19.
The Dragons were led in serving by Rachel Kontz, who went 18-for-18 with 11 points and an ace.
Sydne Springman led in kills with 13 and also had three blocks and 12 set assists. Nichole Loosbrock also had 12 set assists.
Karli Meyer led the Dragons in digs with 15.
The Eagles were led in serving by McKenzie De Kam, who went 17-for-20 with 12 points. She also led the team with 17 digs.
Britney Mouw led the team with 10 kills and Abby De Groot led the team with 19 set assists.
Morgan Spronk contributed five blocks, four kills and an ace.
SWC are is 8-0-1 on the season and 2-0 in conference play. The team plays at home against Hills-Beaver Creek on Tuesday.
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