10/6/2017 8:47:00 AM Eagles drop heartbreaker to Marshall
Windom 25-13-24-23 = 1 Marshall 21-25-26-25 = 3 In a battle for first place in the Big South Conference West Division, Marshall was able to rally late in the third and fourth sets, defeating the Windom Eagles 3-1 in a tight match at Marshall.
Game scores were 21-25, 25-13, 26-24 and 25-23.
Windom was able to pull away late to win a back-and-forth first set, but it was Marshall using a big run in the second set to seize momentum.
The rest of the match was back-and-forth again, with each team rallying to tie the score late in sets.
Windom held a 19-17 lead in the third set, but Marshall rallied to lead 21-19 before Windom tied the set at 23-23. Windom held off a set point at 24-23, but the Tigers closed out the set with a 26-24 win.
In the fourth set, Windom rallied from a deficit to tie the set at 19-19. The Eagles then rallied again, tying the set at 23-23 before the Tigers scored the final two points.
With the win, Marshall clinched no worse than a share of the BSC West Division title.
Windom statistics will be posted when they become available.
HLO 25-16-25-20-15 = 3 RRC 19-25-19-25-06 = 2 A back-and-forth match turned in the favor of Heron Lake-Okabena in the decisive fifth set Thursday as the Wildcats claimed a 3-2 win over Red Rock Central at Lamberton.
Game scores were 25-19, 16-25, 25-19, 20-25 and 15-6.
RRC struggled with consistency at the net with 22 hitting errors in the match. That allowed HLO to grasp the momentum early in the fifth set and close out the win.
Vanessa Kedl and Hannah DeCock each had eight kills for the Falcons. Katelyn Rogotzke and Nicole Schroepfer had five kills each.
Kennedi Janssen went 17-of-20 serving with two aces. Schroepfer was 9-of-9 with two aces and Kyra Osland was 8-of-9 with two aces.
Janssen finished with 20 set assists. Haley Simonson had 21 digs.
WWG 25-25-26 = 3 Ellsworth 15-17-24 = 0 Westbrook-Walnut Grove got back on the winning track Thursday, claiming a 3-0 victory at Ellsworth.
Game scores were 25-15, 25-17 and 26-24.
Statistics will be posted when they become available.
Next matches: Check for updates after each match. Windom: at Subway Classic (Marshall), Oct. 6-7 MLA: at St. Clair Tourney, Oct. 7 RRC: at Subway Classic (Marshall), Oct. 6-7 WWG: at Subway Classic (Marshall), Oct. 6-7