Windom 23-25-25-25 = 3
JCC 25-23-23-23 = 1
The Windom Eagle volleyball team won the critical points at key moments of the match Tuesday night, coming home with a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Jackson County Central in Jackson.
JCC surged late to win the opening set 25-23, but the Eagles turned the tables in set two, holding off a late JCC rally to claim a 25-23 win.
The Eagles then sealed a hard-fought third set win by scoring the final two points after several ties and lead changes. Windom then built an early lead in set four before holding off a late JCC surge.
The Eagle front-line block proved to be the difference in the match, as Windom talliedd19 solo blocks as a team, led by seven from Elliot Espenson and six from Kameron Rupp. Hannah Dauer added three blocks and Madi Hogan had two.
Windom fired 13 ace serves as a team, led by Charlee Huska’s four aces on 14-of-16 serving. Tristyn Maras was 18-of-19 with three aces, while Espenson was 14-of-15 with three aces.
Maras had a team-high 12 kills. Dauer and Rupp had seven kills each, while Espenson and Leah Hauge each had five kills.
Huska and Anja Nielsen each finished with 16 set assists. Maras had a team-high 21 digs.
RRC 15-25-25-23-14 = 2
MCC 25-20-12-25-16 = 3
Murray County Central rallied from a 2-1 deficit to win the final two sets in tight fashion Tuesday night, defeating Red Rock Central 3-2 in Slayton.
RRC regrouped after dropping the opening set to win the next two sets 25-20 and 25-12. But MCC answered, rallying late to win set four 25-23.
The Rebels then won a back-and-forth fifth set, scoring the final two points to win 16-14.
Sondra Rindfleisch led RRC with 14 kills. Mercedes Myers added nine kills and Josie Horning had eight.
Ella Erickson went 30-of-31 serving with two aces. Reilly Hubin was 11-of-12 with two aces.
Emily DeCock had a team-high 24 set assists. Maia Scheffler led the team with 25 digs.
MLA 25-25-25 = 3
HBC 19-13-19 = 0
Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey turned in one of its best performances of the season Tuesday night, rolling to a 3-0 sweep over Hills-Beaver Creek at Hills.
The Wolverines were sharp from the service line, firing 13 ace serves as a team. Michala Morin went 15-of-16 with six ace serves. Alexis Romsdahl added three aces on 7-of-7 serving, while Brooke Naas and Isabella Vidana each had two aces.
MLAC also had one of its best matches blocking the ball, with three solo blocks recorded as a team.
Morin led MLAC with 10 kills. Naas added seven kills in the win.
Jaci Tollefson had 21 set assists. Kearney Wall finished with seven digs.
Next matches: Check for updates after each match.
Windom: vs. HLOF, Sept. 26
MLAC: vs. MCC (at Comfrey), Sept. 27
RRC: at HBC (Hills), Sept. 22