PREP VOLLEYBALL: SWC rallies for 4-set victory

PIPESTONE -- Southwest Christian sustained longer rallies Tuesday night, allowing the Eagles to overcome a first game loss to Pipestone Area, winning the final three games to secure a 3-1 non-conference volleyball victory.

PIPESTONE -- Southwest Christian sustained longer rallies Tuesday night, allowing the Eagles to overcome a first game loss to Pipestone Area, winning the final three games to secure a 3-1 non-conference volleyball victory.

Game scores were 21-25, 25-21, 25-22 and 25-21.

McKenzie DeKam led the Eagles with 22 digs and 19-for-21 serving.

SWC's leading attackers were Britney Mouw (16 kills) and Morgan Spronk (14 kills), while Hannah Bosma recorded a pair of ace blocks.

Senior setter Abby DeGroot dished out 12 set assists and junior setter Michaela Zinestra followed with nine set assists for SWC (2-0).


Amanda Haupert recorded 57 digs for the Arrows. The sophomore libero was also 11-for-11 from the service line.

Maggie Perkins recorded 20 set assists, Mikayla Enger had 28 digs and Kayla Stout had seven solo blocks for PA (1-5).

The Arrows' leading hitters were Bree Woelber and Emily Darveaux with 13 and nine kills, respectively.

SWC opens Red Rock Conference play Thursday at Red Rock Central, while PA returns to action Saturday at the Luverne tournament.

Ellsworth 3, MLC 0

ELLSWORTH -- In a back-and-forth battle of which team could serve receive better, Ellsworth edged Mountain Lake Christian in a non-conference volleyball match.

The Panthers won by game scores of 25-23, 25-17 and 25-22.

Becca Sieff slammed seven kills on 12-for-13 hitting and recorded 10 service points with nine ace serves for Ellsworth, while Alis Golombeski struck five kills.


Bridget Kramer had eight ace serves and 11 points, while Andrea DeBoer led the Panthers in setting with 13 set assists and Emily Timmer recorded six digs.

Ellsworth (2-0) travels to Fulda to open Red Rock Conference play Thursday.

Mountain Lake Christian (0-2) hosts Christian Life School-Farmington Saturday.

RL-B 3, H-BC 0

ROUND LAKE -- Round Lake-Brewster swept Hills-Beaver Creek in a non-conference match.

The Raiders won by game scores of 25-14, 25-17 and 25-22.

Olivia Stanton helped the Raiders' cause with a perfect service night. The senior was 19-for-19 with an ace and also had five digs, five kills and an ace block. In Game 2, Stanton recorded 14 service points in a row.

Ceilia Schmitz had 11 kills, six digs and an ace block for RL-B (3-0), while Mara Eichenberger put up 23 set assists to go with eight digs and a pair of kills.


Kailey Wendland had a nice night for the Raiders with four kills, an ace block and an ace serve.

Hills-Beaver Creek (1-1) was led in hitting by Santana Wysong and Natalie Stueven with seven and six kills, respectively.

The Patriots leading servers were Brooke Tilstra (11-for-13 with three aces) and Taylor Vaughn (9-for-9 with an ace).

RL-B opens conference play Thursday at home against Murray County Central, while H-BC begins the conference campaign the same evening at Southwest Star Concept.

Adrian 3, Luverne 1

ADRIAN --Sydne Springman's all-around effort allowed Adrian to overcome a first game loss to Luverne, helping the Dragons pick up a non-conference win in four games.

Adrian won by game scores of 20-25, 25-18, 29-27 and 25-15.

Springman scored 13 service points on a 14-for-15 night with a trio of aces. The junior setter also recorded eight set assists, seven kills and four blocks.


Rachel Kontz helped the home team with 15 service points on 15-for-15 serving with two aces.

Shaina Lonneman recorded 10 kills and Nichole Loosbrock picked up a dozen set assists for Adrian (1-1).

Luverne (0-4) was paced by Katlyn Sawtelle, who had 12 kills, one solo block and five block assists to go with five ace serves on an 18-for-20 service effort.

Chelsea Curtis (8-for-10 serving) led the Cardinals in digs with 10, while Cheyenne Hemme (12-for-12 serving) notched 13 set assists and Amanda Oeltjenbruns had five kills.

Adrian opens conference play Thursday at home against Edgerton. Luverne opens its Southwest Conference campaign the same night when the Cardinals host Windom.

T-M-B 3, D-B 0

TRACY -- Ashley Daniels' eight kills helped the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton volleyball team to a sweep of Dawson-Boyd.

The scores for each set were 25-19, 25-17 and 25-17.


Daniels also contributed six digs and went 7-for-8 serving on the night. Kate Johnston and Tiffani Karbo also had successful service games, going 13-for-14 and 12-for-14, respectively. Johnston also contributed two aces and seven kills.

Kelli Soupir led the Panthers with eight digs for the match, and Karbo led the team with 20 set assists.

T-M-B improved to 2-1 on the year, 1-0 in conference play. The team's next match is a Camden Conference clash Thursday night against Canby.

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