9/26/2018 9:57:00 AM Falcons rally past Rebels; Chargers' Woelber hits digs milestone in win
RRC 18-21-31-25-19 = 3 MCC 25-25-29-18-17 = 2 Red Rock Central battled back from the brink of elimination Tuesday night, claiming a thrilling 3-2 victory over Murray County Central at Slayton.
Down two sets to none, the Falcons rallied in the third set, fighting off match point before claiming a 31-29 victory. That momentum carried the Falcons to a 25-18 win in the fourth set.
In the back-and-forth fifth set, the Falcons rallied late before claiming a 19-17 win.
Karli Arkell led RRC at the net with 15 kills. Kierra Highby added seven kills and Kaitlyn Rindfleisch finished with six.
From the service line, Arkell went 15-of-17 with an ace. Kennedi Janssen was 19-of-23 with an ace. Cierra Gode was 8-of-10 with an ace and Nicole Schroepfer was 14-of-17 with an ace.
Janssen handed out a team-high 21 set assists. Bianca Weis finished with 19 digs.
Edgerton 07-25-18 = 0 WWG 25-27-25 = 3 Westbrook-Walnut Grove started strong, then needed to hold off rallies to claim a 3-0 sweep over Edgerton Tuesday in Westbrook.
During the match, Charger senior Grace Woelber went over the 1,000 mark for career digs.
The Chargers started hot from the service line, keeping Edgerton on its heels for a 25-7 win in the opening set. But Edgerton battled back, taking an early lead in set two before WWG rallied for a 27-25 win.
The third set was back-and-forth early before the Chargers pulled away late.
Emma Wahl was 15-of-15 with three aces to lead WWG. Brittany Erickson was 16-of-17 with two aces and Woelber went 15-of-15 with two aces.
Alli Vande Kieft and Kelsey DeSmith paced WWG at the net with seven kills each. Erickson added six kills. Woelber had a team-high seven digs and had 24 set assists.
MLAC 20-20-23 = 0 HBC 25-25-25 = 3 Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey battled back from early deficits in each set but couldn't climb all the way back, falling 3-0 Tuesday to Hills-Beaver Creek at Hills.
The Wolverines trailed early in each set before closing the gap, but HBC's net presence proved to be too much for MLAC to overcome.
Margo Stoesz led the Wolverine offense with nine kills. Lexi Toll added seven kills.
Kirsten Myers fired three aces on 13-of-16 serving. Destiny Sybounheuan went 12-of-12 with an ace and Stoesz was 15-of-15. Sybounheuan finished with 11 set assists. Taylor Naas recorded 20 digs.
Next matches: Check for updates after each match. Windom: at Luverne, Sept. 27 MLAC: vs. HLO (at Mt. Lake), Sept. 27 RRC: vs. HBC (at Lamberton), Sept. 27 WWG: at HLO (Okabena), Oct. 2