The Worthington Trojans played their final match of the 2020 Minnesota volleyball season Thursday. Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday that due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases, the season would have to conclude prematurely, which made it difficult for the Trojans to finish with a victory.
That was because perennially powerful Marshall was the last opponent, and the Tigers didn't disappoint as they prevailed over Worthington 25-17, 25-12, 25-14.
Sophie Wiertzema and Stephie Bauman finished strong at the service line for WHS, each putting 8 of 8 in play. Bauman had four points while Wietzema had two points and one ace.
Tarren Spartz led the visitors with six kills while Wietzama had four and Ellie Weg three.
Bauman also had nine assists. Spartz and Weg had two blocks each. Wiertzema produced four digs.
Worthington finished the season with a 1-11 record.
HL-O/F 3, H-BC 0
Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda beat Hills-Beaver Creek 25-14, 25-12, 26-24 in Fulda.
Hailey Liepold and Meakin Bang had nine kills apiece. Liepold was 19-for-21 with three aces at the service line and Sam Untiedt wsa 15-for-18 with five aces. Ellyson Bang had 34 set assists. Untiedt and Grace Killian had 10 digs apiece.
Canby 3, RRC 1
Canby got the drop on Red Rock Central, winning 25-23, 25-20, 17-25, 25-18.
RRC's Lilly Stavnes, however, was perfect with her serve, going 27-for-27. Karli Arkell was 19-for-19. The Falcons served 93 percent as a team.
Arkell, who also had five blocks, led her team with 20 kills, and Nicole Schroepfer had 15. Schroepfer had 18 set assists and Bianca Weis had 26 digs.