Prep volleyball: Windom Area sweeps Westbrook-Walnut Grove; Red Rock Central survives Hills-Beaver Creek
WINDOM -- In a battle of top-tier Section 3A squads, it was all Windom Area Tuesday night. The Eagles got ahead early and never let up, winning a 25-10, 25-7, 25-15 nonconference battle against Westbrook-Walnut Grove. "When they got 'em down they...
WINDOM - In a battle of top-tier Section 3A squads, it was all Windom Area Tuesday night.
The Eagles got ahead early and never let up, winning a 25-10, 25-7, 25-15 nonconference battle against Westbrook-Walnut Grove.
“When they got ‘em down they kinda just went for blood,” Windom coach Ron Wendorff said.
Lauren Huset went 31-of-32 serving with three aces, 29 set assists and eight digs. Porsha Porath added 16 kills and five solo blocks while Morgan Hockel pounded eight kills and had seven digs. Madison Maras ended 11-for-11 serving with 12 digs and seven kills.
The Chargers were led by Abby Herding, Emma Woelber and Grace Woelber at the service line as the three teamed up to go 20-of-21 with three aces. Morgan Dennistoun and Brittany Erickson had four kills each with Cassidy Mischke pulling up 16 digs. Herding added 14 set assists and 12 digs.
RRC 3, H-BC 2
HILLS - Better get a lot of popcorn for your Red Rock Central volleyball matches.
The Falcons played their third five-set match of their last four outings Tuesday, beating the Hills-Beaver Creek Patriots as Game Five went to 15-13. It was won on an Olivia Bittner kill.
“I told them they’re giving me gray hair,” head coach Sara Arfsten said she told her players.
At least the Falcons are winning those close ones - all three of their recent marathons have gone their way, in fact, as they’ve run their 2015 record to 10-3.
RRC won the first two Tuesday, 26-24 and 25-22. H-BC took the next two, 25-13 and 25-20.
Rachel Kedl led RRC with 25 kills in the contest while Bittner had 11 and Kaitlyn Rindfleisch nine. Mikaela Smith had 45 set assists. Taylor Price had 29 digs, Bittner 14 and Ramsey Piotter 10.
On the service line, Price put 17 of 18 in play for four aces. Smith was 21-for-21 with three aces and Bittner was 20-for-21 with three aces.
RRC took a quick lead in the decisive fifth game. H-BC came back to tie it at 12-12, setting up the thrilling finish.
Avery Van Roekel finished with 19 kills and seven blocks for the Patriots while Jasmine Lingen had 19 kills and 12 blocks. Olivia Richards notched eight kills while Courtney Kruger had five service aces and Mekayla Kolbreck tallied 20 set assists.
T-M-B 3, D-B 0
DAWSON - Tracy-Milroy-Balaton made quick work of Dawson-Boyd Tuesday to keep its peerless Camden Conference record intact.
The Panthers swept the Blackjacks 25-6, 25-11, 25-13.
Gabbie Gervais finished the night 14-of-14 serving with two aces, 25 set assists, five digs and four kills. Kaylee Kirk was good on all 21 of her serves with five aces to which she added four digs. Sara Stoneberg was 10-of-11 serving with six kills. Kendra Ludeman and Sydney Lanoue led the team in kills with nine and eight, respectively, while Lanoue and Evelyn Dolan had 2.5 and 1.5 blocks.
T-M-B (17-2 overall, 7-0 Camden) will try to remain perfect against league opponents at home Thursday against Canby.
HL-O 3, MLA 1
OKABENA - Heron Lake-Okabena got back on the winning track with a four-set victory over Red Rock Conference opponent Mountain Lake Area.
After losing to Southwest Christian last week, the Wildcats improved to 12-5 overall and 5-1 in the conference with a 25-15, 25-15, 16-25, 26-24 victory.
Andrea Hinkeldey led the Wildcats (12-5, 5-1) with 20 kills and 16 digs. Sarah Madsen added nine kills, while Kiana Leighty had eight kills, a team-high 18 digs, two assisted and one solo block.
Hailey Schumacher had 22 set assists and was 15-for-15 serving with three aces. Brooke Freking had 18 set assists and was a perfect 20-for-20 serving with four aces. Ashley Hendrickson added three block assists.
The Wildcats are at Red Rock Central in another big conference test on Thursday.
JCC 3, Fairmont 0
JACKSON - Lacey Wacker led a potent Jackson County Central serving attack as the Huskies had no trouble with Fairmont.
Game scores were 25-14, 25-12 and 25-18.
The Huskies (11-7) had 14 ace serves on the night. Wacker was 12-for-13 serving with six aces. She also had 24 set assists, five digs and three kills.
Abby Benson was 11-for-11 serving with three aces. She also had a team-best 12 kills and two blocks.
Mady Vancura was 9-for-9 serving with two aces, while Sydney Nyborg was 8-for-8 with two aces. She added 11 kills and three digs.
Abby Brinkman and Lauren Murphy each had seven digs for the Huskies.
MCC 3, Ellsworth 0
SLAYTON - Sydney Ahlschlager led Murray County Central with 10 kills and a pair of blocks as the Rebels earned a sweep over Ellsworth.
Game scores were 25-19, 25-9 and 25-12.
Rachel Schmitz led the Rebels with 26 digs, while Ciarra Schmidt led MCC at the service line. Schmidt was 17-for-18 with six aces. Katlyn Knakmuhs and Mallory Loosbrock each added five kills. Brooklyne Miller was 9-for-10 serving with two aces.
The Rebels are at Hills-Beaver Creek on Thursday.
SWC 3, Adrian 0
EDGERTON - Southwest Christian earned a sweep of Adrian to improve to 6-0 in the Red Rock Conference.
Game scores were 25-16, 29-27 and 25-18.
Maci Kruisselbrink was 13-for-14 serving with three aces to lead SWC. She also added eight digs. Hope Veldkamp led the Eagles with 11 digs.
Leah Buys had 20 set assists, while Ann Pater had 11 kills and two ace blocks. Mariah Talsma had four kills, while Emily DeGroot had three kills and two blocks.
Jackie Hokeness and Miah Kunkel led the Dragons with five kills each. Michaela Kern and Kasie Tweet finished with six and five digs, respectively, with Madisyn Dingmann notching 15 set assists and three ace serves.
The Eagles (9-9) are at Murray County Central on Tuesday. Adrian (4-10) hosts Fulda on Thursday.
Fulda 3, Edgerton 1
FULDA - Bailey Wagner had a team-high 12 kills to lead Fulda past Edgerton in a conference matchup.
Game scores were 25-21, 25-22, 22-25 and 25-7.
Ruth Cheadle and Kasey Hermeling were each 14-for-14 serving with one ace to lead the Raiders (4-10, 3-2). Randi Tiesler had 20 set assists, while Courtney Zins had nine digs. Camryn Baumhoefner led the Raiders with five blocks.
For the Flying Dutchmen, Jordan Smit had 26 set assists. Mandie Petersen had 10 kills and 31 digs, while Halle Wassink also recorded 10 kills on the night.
Fulda is at Adrian on Thursday, while Edgerton is at Mountain Lake Area.
LAKE PARK, Iowa - Harris-Lake Park split a pair of five-set matches Tuesday in a home triangular.
The Wolves opened against Remsen St. Mary’s and fell behind 2-0 with back-to-back losses of 25-21. They rebounded with three straight wins, 25-11, 25-13 and 16-14. Unfortunately for the Wolves, they couldn’t come all the way back in the nightcap against Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn. Again, they fell behind 2-0, this time losing 28-26 and 27-25. H-LP forced five sets when it won 25-7, 25-20, but dropped a 15-7 decision in the fifth to split on the evening.
Against RSM, Taylor Meyer finished with 17 digs, 14 kills and three service aces. Nichole Rowe had 31 set assists and 16 digs with Kathrine Ihnen tallying 23 digs and 10 kills. Payton Ahrenstorff, Christina Galvin and Kiersten Carpenter notched 26, 13 and 10 digs, respectively.
Ihnen had a huge match against MMC. She had 22 digs, 10 service aces and eight kills. Rowe finished with 22 set assists and 14 digs while Meyer had 19 digs and 13 kills. Ahrenstorff and Galvin had 12 digs each.