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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Eagles roll to sub-section finals

Montevideo 11-13-14 = 0
Windom 25-25-25 = 3

The Windom Eagles advanced to the Section 3AA South championship match with a commanding 3-0 victory Tuesday night over Montevideo at Windom.

The Eagles were effective in slowing down Montevideo hitter Avery Koenen, who had 29 kills in the Thunderhawks’ first-round upset over Jackson County Central. The Eagles did this largely with an aggressive night from the service line, with 13 ace serves as a team.

Windom raced to an early lead in the opening set before winning 25-11. The second set started tight, but a lengthy service run from Charlee Huska helped the Eagles pull away for a 25-13 win. Windom then jumped to a big lead in the final set before winning 25-14.

Huska went 18-of-18 serving with three aces to lead the Eagles. Makenna McNamara was 10-of-12 with three aces, while Tristyn Maras was 8-of-11 with three aces. Elliot Espenson was 7-of-10 with two aces.

At the net, Maras led the way with 16 kills and two solo blocks. Hannah Dauer added nine kills and a block while Leah Hauge finished with five kills.

McNamara and Huska each finished with 15 set assists. Huska and Maras led the team with six digs each.

Next matches: Check for updates after each match.
Windom: vs. Pipestone (at Worthington), Nov. 3

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