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High school volleyball: Trojans fight back but can't seal win at Redwood Valley

REDWOOD FALLS -- Worthington fought back from an 0-2 deficit to take Redwood Valley to five sets, but just couldn't quite get the win in the deciding third set in high school volleyball on Monday.

REDWOOD FALLS -- Worthington fought back from an 0-2 deficit to take Redwood Valley to five sets, but just couldn’t quite get the win in the deciding third set in high school volleyball on Monday.

The Cardinals defeated the Trojans 25-23, 25-21, 19-25, 17-25, 15-13.

“We really just improved our hustle and our ball control and were able to get some good swings in there,” Worthington head coach Jessica Hogan said. “We got more aggressive. That was a key in getting back into the match. Redwood just made some more plays at the end.”

After dropping the first two sets 25-23, 25-21, the Trojans fought back to win sets three and four by scores of 25-19 and 25-17 to force the fifth set.

“Tonight was back and forth,” Hogan said. “We really kind of found our groove in games three and four. With our backs against the wall the girls really held tough.”

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Abbi Mulder excelled at the net and at the service line for the Trojans. She had 11 kills, 10 blocks and wsa 14-of-16 serving with seven points and two aces.

Defensively, Worthington had four players with double digit digs. Maddi Woll and Jasmine Williams each had 11, while Cassidy Bruns and Emily Shaffer each had 10.

Paige Heidebrink had 23 set assists for WHS, Emma Thuringer had seven blocks and Woll had six kills.

The Trojans move to 8-9 on the season.

Pipestone 3, HL-O 2 PIPESTONE -- Facing a 2-1 deficit, Pipestone came back to win the final two sets, defeating Heron Lake-Okabena 25-18, 19-25, 19-25, 25-22, 15-8.

Taylor Nesvold led the Arrows defensively with 23 digs, and was also solid from the service line, putting 15 of 15 serves in play with three aces.

Morgan Taubert and Kayli Borman each had 15 set assists for Pipestone, while Kiaya Alderson and Morgyn Carson each had eight kills.

Kiana Leighty led Heron Lake-Okabena with 15 kills, and Hailey Liepold added 10. Leighty also had 23 digs, equaling Gabrielle Stenzel for most on the team.

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Tessla Crowell was 13-of-15 serving with two aces and had 17 assists for the Wildcats.

Pipestone is now 8-3 on the season, while HL-O is 6-9.

H-BC 3, Edgerton 0 EDGERTON -- Hills-Beaver Creek worked quickly, sweeping Edgerton 25-14, 25-11, 25-13.

Jaz Lingen led the Patriots with 13 kills, while Avery Van Roekel had eight kills and eight blocks.

Avery Wysong had 17 set assists and Mekayla Kolbrek had 14 assists.

Halle Wassink was 11 of 11 serving and had three blocks for Edgerton, while Chynna Berning had five kills and two blocks.

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