Prep volleyball: Red Rock Central wins another nailbiter; Hills-Beaver Creek sweeps
WESTBROOK -- Red Rock Central got into a five-set battle for the second night in a row Tuesday. For the second time in as many days, the Falcons came out on top. This time, they defeated Red Rock Conference arch-rival Westbrook-Walnut Grove 21-25...
WESTBROOK - Red Rock Central got into a five-set battle for the second night in a row Tuesday.
For the second time in as many days, the Falcons came out on top. This time, they defeated Red Rock Conference arch-rival Westbrook-Walnut Grove 21-25, 25-22, 25-19, 22-25, 15-9.
Serving made a big difference in the outcome. RRC had three players finish with perfect evenings at the service line while the Chargers missed a total of nine serves; most of which came in crucial situations according to co-head coach Sue Herding.
Rachel Kedl finished 20-for-20 serving with 14 kills, two solo blocks and two block assists. Ramsey Piotter went 16-of-16 with two aces to go with 13 kills and 21 digs. Taylor Price was good on all 14 of her serves and had 30 digs. Olivia Bittner added a team-high 15 kills and pulled up 17 digs. Mikaela Smith put up 49 set assists.
Grace Woelber went 18-of-20 serving with three aces for W-WG with Makenna Takle adding a 14-of-15 performance while also pounding 11 kills. Cassidy Mischke led the home team up front with 14 kills. Emma Woelber had a game-best 37 digs with Abby Herding adding 21 and 36 set assists. Morgan Dennistoun had four solo blocks to lead the defense.
H-BC 3, Luverne 0
LUVERNE - Luverne was defeated by the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots at home Tuesday night.
The match ended after three sets with scores of 25-19, 25-15 and 25-22.
Hailey Franken of Luverne had a perfect night serving, going 10-for-10 with one ace. Her teammate Ariel DeBeer did as well going 8-for-8. Hailey Remme had the most digs for her team with 14 and Katie Kracht was close behind with 12. Remme and Lexi Ferrell each contributed seven kills while Franken tallied six.
The Cardinals are 7-9 and they will travel to Windom on Thursday.
JCC 3, Pipestone 0
PIPESTONE - The first set was a challenge, but the Huskies were dominant in the next two over the home team.
Jackson County Central won the first set against the Arrows after extra points, 27-25, but that was too close for comfort. The Huskies went on to win the second and third sets 25-11.
Abby Benson was a clear leader for JCC. She had a perfect night serving with 14 out of 14 complete serves and two aces. Benson also led her team with six blocks. She and her teammate Sydney Nyborg each had eight kills. Nyborg had an additional nine complete serves out of nine with one ace.
Maggie Post was the other strong server, going 7-for-8 with two aces. Abby Brinkman had nine digs and Benson added six. Lacey Wacker had 21 set assists.
The Huskies have a record of 9-2 and will meet Marshall on Thursday.
Edgerton 3, MCC 2
EDGERTON - The Flying Dutchmen emerged as the victors over the Murray Country Central Rebels in five close sets.
Edgerton won the first two by scores of 25-21 and 25-17, but MCC wasn’t ready to lose. The Rebels fought back and took the third and fourth sets 25-13 and 25-23. The match ended with a score of 15-13 in the final set.
For the Flying Dutchmen, Liz Buckridge had an impressive 23 serving points and five aces. Mia Wassink completed 15 kills and Mandie Petersen had 12. Wassink also had six blocks and Halle Wassink had five. Jordyn Smit had 33 set assists and the most digs with 23 and Chynna Berning contributed 15 digs.
Mallory Loosbrock had a nice night for the Rebels, tabbing 13 kills and 14 set assists while going 21-of-21 serving with two aces. Rachel Schmitz notched a team-leading 16 digs while setters Brooklynne Miller and Ciarra Schmidt put up 21 and 17 set assists, respectively.
HL-O 3, Fulda 1
FULDA - Recovering nicely after dropping the first game 25-20, Heron Lake-Okabena won the next three against a scrappy Fulda team, 25-13, 25-18 and 25-21.
Brooke Freking put 29 of 30 serves in play for the Wildcats, with eight aces. She also had 26 set assists and 15 digs.
Teammates Andrea Hinkeldey had 19 kills and Kiana Leighty 17 digs.
Courtney Zins was 13-for-14 at the service line for Fulda, with an ace. Randi Tiesler and Millie Piper each contributed nine set assists. Bailey Wagner had six blocks and Kaitlyn Renneke had five blocks.
The win pushes HL-O to 11-4 on the season. Fulda is 2-9.
SWC 3, MLA 0
EDGERTON - Improving to 4-0 in Red Rock Conference play, Southwest Minnesota Christian took out Mountain Lake Area in three games, 25-12, 25-16, 25-16.
Ann Pater had seven kills and two blocks for the Flying Dutchmen. Maria Talsma added six kills and Hope Veldkamp had 10 digs. Leah Buys had 20 set assists while serving 18-for-22 with six aces.
Carmen Syverson finished with 10 kills, six digs, a solo block and two service aces for the Wolverines. Jaden Hoek had nine kills and five digs. Signey Stoesz had eight kills, seven digs, six set assists and two service aces. Marta Stoesz added seven kills, five digs and three set assists. Emily Jahnke added seven digs and Lexia Peters had six block assists.
H-LP 3, R-U 1
REMSEN, Iowa - Harris-Lake Park recovered from a tough loss in the third set to take a War Eagle victory on the road Tuesday.
The Wolves won the first two sets 25-23 and 25-20, but Remsen-Union came back to win the third 25-23. H-LP recovered in a big way, taking the fourth and final set 25-13.
Grace Heikens tallied a double-double with 14 kills and 10 digs to go with three block assists. Taylor Meyer slammed 11 kills and had three service aces. Nichole Rowe put up 30 set assists in the win while Kathrine Ihnen had 14 digs and six kills.