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W-WG, T-M-B, MCC win in 3A volleyball

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FULDA -- During the regular season, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda earned a four-set volleyball victory over Westbrook-Walnut Grove.

But in Friday’s South Section 3A match, the fifth-seeded Chargers got their revenge.

W-WG defeated fourth-seeded HL-O/F in four games to advance to the next round.

Game scores were 25-14, 19-25, 25-9 and 25-19.

Lexi Herding and Kelly Berglund each led W-WG at the service line. Herding was 22-for-23 serving with two aces, while Berglund was 15 for 16 with two aces.

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Kelsey DeSmith led W-WG with eight kills, while Madison Dennistoun had seven. Emma Wahl led with 28 digs, while Camryn Bunting had two solo blocks. Herding had 12 digs and 24 set assists for the Chargers, who advance to face top-seeded Adrian on Tuesday in Worthington.

In other Section 3A games, Adrian defeated Hills-Beaver Creek 3-0, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton took care of Southwest Christian 3-0, and Murray County Central went five sets to turn back Red Rock Central.

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, the sub-section’s No. 2 seed, swept seventh-seeded Southwest Christian 25-14, 25-23, 25-15 at Tracy. At Lamberton, visiting Murray County Central (6) squeezed by Red Rock Central (3) 26-24, 25-21, 19-25, 22-25, 15-8.

Nicole Schroepfer and Kari Arkell had 14 kills apiece for the victorious Rebels, and Kierra Highby added nine more. Arkell also had 13 serving points and six blocks.

Teammate Nora Hemmingsen had 11 service points and 19 set assists. Bianca Wells secured 34 digs to surpass 1,000 for her career.

On Tuesday at Worthington High School, Sub-Section 3A semifinal action has Adrian playing Westbrook-Walnut Grove at 6 p.m. and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton playing Murray County Central at 7:30 p.m.

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