Fairmont 16-15-14 = 0
Windom 25-25-25 = 3
The Windom Eagle volleyball team opened the season in strong fashion Saturday, cruising to a three-set sweep over Fairmont in the Big South Conference Showcase held at Marshall.
The Eagles bombed away from the service line in the match, tallying 21 ace serves as a team. Several of those came in the second set, when Windom closed with a 17-2 run, sparked by a 13-0 run with Makenna McNamara serving.
McNamara finished 20-of-21 serving with nine aces in the match.
The Eagles then started the final set strong, with Tristyn Maras firing four aces. She finished 9-of-11 serving with four aces. Abbi Zieske added 10-of-12 serving and five aces in the win.
Offensively, Elliot Espenson led the way with 14 kills. Maras added eight and Hannah Dauer had five. McNamara and Maras each had two solo blocks.
McNamara finished with 18 set assists. Charlee Huska added 12 assists. Kadyn Paulson had a team-high five digs.
Next matches: Check for updates after each match.
Windom: at TMB (Tracy), Aug. 30
MLAC: vs. Madelia (at Comfrey), Aug. 29
RRC: at RCW (Renville), Aug. 30