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Thursday sports roundup: W-WG volleyball team goes five to eclipse MCC

Thursday night sports roundup:

VOLLEYBALL
W-WG 3, MCC 2

WESTBROOK -- Westbrook Walnut Grove clipped Murray County Central in five sets on scores of 25-19, 16-25, 23-25, 25-20, 15-13.

Brianna Schmitz led the Rebels from the service line, going a perfect 18-for-18 with three aces.

Morgan Clarke also had herself a night serving, going 19-for-21 with five aces. Alyssa Groves led MCC in kills with 12. Elise Rohrer and Bryn Hoekman were not far behind with 10.

The Chargers were led by Grace Woelber who went 28-for-31 with three aces, and Alli Vande Kieft who went 25-for-28 with four aces from the service line.

Kelsey DeSmith led W-WG with 12 kills, with Brittany Erickson not far behind with 7 kills.

Emma Wahl had 27 digs, and Gracie Wahl had 12 digs for the Chargers.

Camryn Bunting led W-WG in ace blocks with 7.

Windom Area 3, PA 2

PIPESTONE -- Windom Area won the first two sets against Pipestone Area, but needed five to complete the victory after the Arrows rallied to win the third and fourth games.

Game scores were 25-21, 25-22, 17-25, 24-26 and 15-5.

Blocking was a big key for the Eagles on the night as they finished with a total of 33 against the Arrows.

Katelyn Nichols led WA with 20 kills and six solo blocks, while Becca Hacker had nine kills, 27 set assists and five solo blocks. Maurissa Isaacs had eight digs, 19 digs and three ace serves, while Autumn Hauge added eight kills. Halle Jackson had 15 set assists, nine digs and was 16-for-16 serving. Shelby Erickson added nine digs.

The Eagles improve to 11-1 on the season and host Marshall on Tuesday.

SWC 3, Edgerton 0

EDGERTON -- Southwest Christian defeated crosstown rival Edgerton Public 28-26, 25-19, 25-18.

Jaz Prins was 13-for-13 with one ace and five points serving, and had 15 kills for SWC. Bella Niemeyer was 10-for-11 serving with two aces and six points, and had 12 kills. Maren Nerem made three ace blocks. Sommer Schaap had 22 set assists, and Jessa Nibbelink had 14 digs.

for Edgerton, Courtney Fey was 12-for-12 serving with two aces and five points, and also had six kills. Kresley Fraser was 13-for-14 serving with three aces and six points. Reese Wassink had a solo block. Jayme Bleyenburg had 16 set assists. Paetyn Smit had 18 digs and Madison Heard added 14 digs.

MLA 3, Fulda 1

FULDA -- Mountain Lake Area bested Fulda in four sets by scores of 25-17, 16-25, 25-11, 25-16.

McKenzie Evers was solid on both offense and defense for the Raiders, as she had 11 kills, and four blocks.

Kelsey Fuerstenberg was the leading server for Fulda; she went 14-for-14 with two aces. Chrissy Hermeling had 13 set assists.

Margo Stoesz was in charge of finishing off the points for the Wolverines, as she had several kills on the night.

Marshall 3, Luverne 0

LUVERNE -- Greta Ahrendt had six kills and 14 block assists for Luverne, but it was Marshall that came away with a three-set victory.

Game scores were 25-14, 25-17 and 25-19.

Mackenzie Petersen added three kills for the Cardinals.

Mallory Thorson and 10 digs, while Petersen added eight. Ahrendt was 11-for-12 serving with two aces, while Tacey Baustian was a perfect 12-for-12. Baustian also had five set assists.

H-BC 3, HL-O 1

HERON LAKE -- In four games, Hills-Beaver Creek clipped Heron Lake-Okabena by scores of 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, and 25-19.

Grace Bundesen led the Patriots from the service line, going a respectable 15-for-16.

Sidney Fick couldn’t be stopped at the net getting 17 kills, while Taryn Rauk added 5 kills.

Madison Spath led H-BC in digs with 9.

Hailey Liepold had six kills, four blocks, and was 13-for-14 serving with three aces for Heron Lake-Okabena. Sam Freking was 18-for-18 serving with six aces, and had 16 digs. Maddie Ruesch had five kills, Rebecca Salentiny had three blocks and Ellie Bang had 18 set assists.

Adrian 3, RRC 1

Adrian -- Adrian came out on top of Red Rock Central by game scores of 25-27, 25-16, 25-21, 26-24.

Miah Kunkel led the Dragons in kills with 17, while Bailey Lonneman had 9, and Marisa Lehnhoff had 7.

Kunkel had 6 aces as well, and Kaise Tweet led Adrian in set assists with 37.

Haley Simonson had 17 set assists, 11 digs, and was 16-for-17 with 1 ace. Nicole Schroepfer had 12 digs, nine kills, 1 block, and went 15-for-17 with two aces. Bianca Weis led RRC in digs with 16.

GIRLS TENNISPA 4, Luverne 3

PIPESTONE -- In a close match with hard-fought points, Pipestone Area edged out Luverne.

The Arrows won all three doubles matches to earn the victory.

“It was a tough, well-played match from both sides,” LHS head coach Greg Antoine said. “I thought we played about as well as we could at every position today.”

At No. 1, the PA team of Carmen Skyberg and Courtney Kanthak defeated Roz Oye and Elise Jarchow 6-4, 6-4.

The team of Adrianna Johnson and Maciah Lorang won a close match over Mela Jarchow and Brynn Their. Scores were 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.

At No. 3, Mataya Douty and Lauren Powers defeated Lauren VerSteeg and Solveig Tofteland 6-3, 6-2.

The Cardinals won three of the four singles matches.

At No. 1, Carissa Cunningham defeated Paige Ahrendt 6-3, 7-5.

“Carissa won the first set and then came back from 5-1 in the second to win 7-5,” Antoine said. “She really showed patience in that set.”

Luverne’s Ainslie Robinson defeated Olivia Lapthorn 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3.

Cardinal Liz Kelm won at No. 4 singles over Tricia Nissen 6-2, 4-6, 6-1.

“Ainslie and Liz both really used good solid tennis to win their matches,” Antoine said. “They both moved the ball around, were patient, and then when they had the chance, they finished the point.”

Pipestone Area’s Lauren Lapthorn won 6-4, 6-2 over Riley Severtson at No. 2 singles.

BOYS SOCCERWorthington 7, New Ulm 0

NEW ULM -- It took a bit for the Worthington squad to get used to the turf on the New Ulm field.

But once the Trojans got comfortable, they stepped on the gas and didn’t look back.

“We came out and pressured like we did on Tuesday,” WHS head coach Juan Flores said. “We never let them get settled in. There were times they didn’t get out of their own half and we created some chances.”

The Trojans had 14 shots on goal, compared to four for the Eagles.

Worthington’s Ricardo Rodriguez and Ben Lopez each saw time in net to combine for the shutout.

Jon Keodouangsy led the Trojans with three goals, while Eh Kyoo and Victor Alvarez each scored twice. Kyoo’s goals were each assisted by Keodouangsy. German Lopez and Anthony Euceda each had an assist on Keodouangsy’s goals, all of which came in the second half.

“In the second half, we moved the ball a little better,” Flores said. “The first half was a little sloppy. We had trouble with our 5-yard pass and our 10-yard pass.”

The Trojans will see the Eagles again, as they come to town on Tuesday for the Homecoming match.

“Hopefully we can get a big crowd,” Flores said.

Worthington 4 3 -- 7

New Ulm 0 0 -- 0

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