Windom 21-26-25-25 = 3
St. James 25-24-11-20 = 1
The Windom Eagles stumbled out of the blocks Thursday night but quickly found their footing, rallying in the second set and carrying the momentum to a 3-1 victory at St. James.
The Eagles dropped the opening set and trailed early in set two before rallying for a 26-24 win. Windom then dominated the third set and claimed the win with a 25-20 win in the fourth set.
Sydney Skarphol led the way from the service line, going 18-of-21 with six aces. Tristyn Maras added three aces on 13-of-15 serving.
Maras pounded out 20 kills in the win. Skarphol added nine kills, while Elliot Espenson and Kameron Rupp added six kills each. Jenna Veenker handed out 18 set assists while Kendyl Sammons recorded 12 digs.
HBC 07-13-13 = 0
RRC 25-25-25 = 3
Red Rock Central wasted no time Friday night, making quick work of Hills-Beaver Creek in a 3-0 sweep at Lamberton.
The Falcons fired 10 ace serves as a team and had a dominant performance at the net from senior Karli Arkell, who finished with 14 kills. Josie Horning added three kills in the win.
Hailey Amsden, Horning, Arkell and Sondra Rindfleisch each fired two ace serves. Lilly Stavnes and Horning each recorded 10 digs. Nora Hemmingsen finished with 11 set assists.
RRC 17-26-25-16-09 = 2
HLOF 25-24-19-25-15 = 3
Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda clinched a share of the Red Rock Conference title Thursday night, handing Red Rock Central its first league loss with a 3-2 decision at Okabena.
The Falcons rallied after dropping the opening set to win set two 26-24 and set three 25-19. But HLOF battled back, pulling away to win set four 25-16 and winning the decisive set 15-9.
Karli Arkell led the Falcons at the net with 27 kills. No other Falcon had more than two kills in the match.
Arkell and Josie Horning each fired two ace serves.
Nora Hemmingsen handed out 15 set assists and Emily DeCock had 13 assists. Lilly Stavnes had a team-high 20 digs.
T/ML/GHEC 25-23-12-25-12 = 2
MLAC 14-25-25-19-15 = 3
Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey closed out its regular season in thrilling fashion Thursday, rallying for a 3-2 victory over Truman/Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain in Mt. Lake.
The Wolverines dropped the opening set, then rallied in set two, winning 25-23. The Wolverines controlled set three, winning 25-12 before the Jaguars answered to force a fifth set.
In the fifth set, the Wolverines won a 15-12 thriller.
MLAC had a big night at the net from Michala Morin, who blasted a career-high 27 kills in the win. Brooke Naas added 11 kills, while Jenna Thom and Kyla Wuertz each added 10.
Morin added a pair of ace serves on 17-of-19 serving. Naas went 18-of-20 with an ace while Kearney Wall was 18-of-18 with an ace.
Jaci Tollefson handed out 52 set assists. Morin finished with a team-high 24 digs.
WWG 18-11-17 = 0
Pipestone 25-25-25 = 3
Westbrook-Walnut Grove couldn’t match Pipestone’s firepower Thursday night, falling 3-0 to the Arrows at Pipestone.
The Arrows pulled away late in the first and third sets and were in firm control of set two from the start.
Addeson Jenniges led WWG going 13-of-13 serving with an ace. She added 11 set assists.
Abby Wiggins had seven kills in the loss. Izzy Klumper tallied 14 digs.
Next matches: Check for updates after each match.
Windom: vs. Springfield, Oct. 18
MLAC: vs. TBA in Section 2A Playoffs
RRC: at WWG (Westbrook), Oct. 18
WWG: vs. RRC (at Westbrook), Oct. 18