PREP VOLLEYBALL: Southwest Christian sweeps Luverne

EDGERTON -- The Southwest Christian Eagles swept the Luverne Cardinals Thursday night in non-conference volleyball action by scores of 25-22, 25-18 and 25-13.

EDGERTON -- The Southwest Christian Eagles swept the Luverne Cardinals Thursday night in non-conference volleyball action by scores of 25-22, 25-18 and 25-13.

McKenzie DeKam was a perfect 12-for-12 at the service line for the Eagles and also added eight digs.

Morgan Spronk (three blocks) and Alexia Pater had five and four kills, respectively.

Abby DeGroot led SWC (1-0) with 15 set assists, while Michaela Zeinstra chipped in eight assists.

Luverne (0-3) was led by Gretchen Nowatzki's 11-for-13 serving with two aces and eight set assists while Nicole Johnson was 8-for-9 with three aces from the service line and added 10 digs.


Katlyn Sawtelle recorded 11 digs, four kills, two blocks and three assists for the Cardinals while Chelsea Curtis also had 11 digs to go with two kills.

Hailey Stulen recorded two blocks and one assist for Luverne.

SWC travels to Pipestone Area Tuesday while Luverne is at Adrian the same night.

W-WG 3, Wabasso 1

WABASSO -- The service efforts of Dayna Comnick and Anne Woelber helped Westbrook-Walnut Grove topple Wabasso in four games in a non-conference match.

Comnick (10 kills) was 21-for-24 with three aces while Woelber (22 set assists) added three aces on 20-for-21 serving as the Chargers won by game scores of 25-22, 25-13, 22-25 and 25-14.

Chanel Madson tallied 12 kills, 13 digs and two blocks for W-WG (3-0).

Molly Jarmer had a team-high 15 digs while Taylor Elzenga had one block and nine kills.


W-WG hosts Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin Thursday.

JCC 3, SSC 0

OKABENA -- The Jackson County Central Huskies opened up their volleyball season with a sweep of host Southwest Star Concept.

Michelle Van Epps (five ace serves) and Lexi Schneekloth (two aces) combined for 23 set assists and 26 service points as JCC won by scores of 25-16, 25-15 and 25-18.

Whitney Burmeister had five digs, eight kills and two blocks for the Huskies while Kaylee Benson (one block) recorded eight kills and Sydnee Donelli tallied three digs.

Courtney Donelli notched eight kills to go with nine service points with a pair of aces for JCC (3-0)

The Quasars were led by Kelli Schmitz with 10 service points and 10 set assists.

Jennifer Schmidt had three aces from the service line for SSC (0-1) while Courtney Place also had three aces and recorded 10 points.


Yoana Fonseca and Maddie Rasche each had a pair of digs for the home team while Katey Granstra had two blocks for the Quasars.

RL-B 3, H-LP 0

ROUND LAKE -- All three games were closely-contested, including two that went to extra-points, but the Round Lake-Brewster Raiders won a thriller over cross-the-border rival Harris-Lake Park.

Game scores were 25-22, 31-29 and 28-26.

Leading the Raiders (2-0) at the net was Ceilia Schmitz who hammered 11 kills, while also coming up with 10 digs, an ace serve and an ace block.

Olivia Stanton had eight kills, a pair of blocks and a dig for RL-B, while Sarah Baumgard enjoyed a fine all-around match with 11 digs, four kills, three blocks and a trio of ace serves.

Mara Eichenberger put up 20 set assists for the Raiders, who host Hills-Beaver Creek Tuesday, while also coming up with five digs, two kills and a block.

Windom 3, ML/B-O 0


WINDOM -- Hali Tasler served seven aces on a 15-of-16 performance from the line, as the host Windom Eagles swept Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin in non-conference action.

Game scores were 25-13, 25-8 and 25-5.

Sarah Lamaack (10-of-12) delivered four aces for the Eagles (1-1), while Abby Hayenga had 14 set assists and a pair of solo blocks.

At the net, Windom was led by the trio of Courtney Ysker, Amber Eigenberg and Holly Larson with 10, six and four kills, respectively.

Kaitlin Feil had seven blocks for the Wolverines (0-2), while going a perfect 23-of-23 in the setting department with five assists.

Haley Hamilton was 12-of-12 setting with one assist, while McKenzie Hopwood was perfect (eight-of-eight) from the service line.

ML/B-O plays in the Loyola Tournament in Mankato Saturday, while Windom hosts Red Rock Central Tuesday.

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