9/8/2017 9:14:00 AM Eagles claim sweep over Trojans
Windom 25-25-25 = 3 Worthington 16-09-23 = 0 The Windom Eagle volleyball team opened Big South Conference West Division play Thursday with a 3-0 sweep over Worthington on the Trojans' home floor.
The Eagles started slowly in a first set that saw numerous service errors by both teams, but Windom pulled away late in the set for the win.
The Eagles rode that momentum into the second set, building an early lead and cruising to a 25-9 win.
A back-and-forth third set ended with the Eagles able to score the final two points to close out a win.
Maurissa Isaacs led the Eagles at the service line, going 12-of-13 with four aces. Paige Pigman was 9-of-10 with an ace.
Porsha Porath had 15 kills, leading the Eagles at the net. Tori Christoffer had nine kills. Katelyn Nichols added eight kills and three solo blocks.
Becca Hacker and Halle Jackson each had 18 kills. Emily Steen had a team-high eight digs.
WWG 26-25-21-19-15 = 3 Fulda 24-23-25-25-07 = 2 Westbrook-Walnut Grove saw a two-set lead evaporate Thursday but regrouped in the deciding fifth set, claiming a 3-2 victory at Fulda.
WWG won in tight fashion in the first two sets before Fulda found its rhythm in sets three and four. But in the fifth set, a strong start from the service line and effective hitting gave WWG a lead it wouldn't relinquish.
Grace Woelber had a strong all-around night for WWG, going 16-of-18 serving with five aces. She added 38 set assists and 19 digs.
Emma Wahl went 16-of-16 serving with an ace and had 20 digs.
At the net, Brittany Erickson led WWG with 12 kills. Camryn Bunting had nine kills and two blocks. Talitha Horkey added nine kills.
MLA 25-25-25 = 3 Ellsworth 14-23-17 = 0 An improved performance at the net and at the service line helped lift Mt. Lake Area to its first win of the season Thursday as the Wolverines claimed a 3-0 sweep at Ellsworth.
The Wolverines attacked from the service line, led by Taylor Naas with four aces. Rylie Tollefson fired three ace serves and Jenneel Rodney and Margo Stoesz had two aces each.
Stoesz led MLA at the net with 12 kills. Rodney and Tollefson had seven kills each and Jaelin Renquist finished with five. Tollefson added two solo blocks.
Naas had a team-high five digs.
RRC 12-23-21 = 0 SWC 25-25-25 = 3 Red Rock Central struggled to get going on offense Thursday, leading to a 3-0 loss to Southwest Minnesota Christian at Edgerton.
SWC capitalized on a tough hitting night for the Falcons, who finished with 25 hitting errors and seven service errors in the match.
Hannah DeCock led the Falcons with six kills. Nicole Schroepfer and Katelyn Rogotzke had four kills each.
Kyra Osland went 8-of-9 serving with an ace. Rogotzke was 8-of-11 with an ace.
Kennedi Janssen finished with a team-best 12 set assists. Haley Simonson had 12 digs.
Next matches: Check for updates after each match. Windom: at HLO (Okabena), Sept. 11 MLA: at Sleepy Eye Tourney, Sept. 9 RRC: vs. CMC (at Lamberton), Sept. 12 WWG: at WWG Tourney (Westbrook), Sept. 9