9/4/2019 9:23:00 AM Eagles pull past Falcons Tuesday
Windom 25-25-27-25 = 3 RRC 20-22-29-15 = 1 The Windom Eagle volleyball team turned in a sharp performance, particularly on the defensive end, Tuesday night, claiming a 3-1 victory over Red Rock Central at Lamberton.
Windom entered the match without one of its top hitters due to illness. In her absence, Windom juggled the lineup and saw several players contribute.
RRC jumped to a quick 6-1 lead in set one, but Windom was able to battle back behind strong serving and a powerful blocking performance at the net, which led to the Eagles winning the first two sets.
In the third set, RRC battled from behind early, then took the lead and had set point. Windom clawed back, tying the set at 24-24 and eventually earning match point at 27-26 before the Falcons scored three straight, forcing a fourth set.
But in the fourth set, Windom's serving kept RRC on the defensive, with a handful of errors allowing the Eagles to pull away for a 25-15 win.
In the fourth set, Windom senior setter Halle Jackson recorded the 1,000th set assist of her career.
Windom was led at the service line by Meadow Espenson, who went 13-of-14 with three aces. Ericka Appel was 15-of-15 with two aces. Reegan Elder went 17-of-19 and Jackson went 15-of-16 with an ace.
Windom was led at the net by Autumn Hauge with 19 kills and eight solo blocks. Delaney Smith finished with 12 kills and 12 blocks. Tristyn Maras, in her varsity debut, recorded six kills and three solo blocks and Daytona Smedsrud chipped in with four kills.
Elder led the Eagles with 22 set assists. Jackson added 15 assists. Appel had a team-high eight digs.
RRC was led at the service line by Bianca Weis, who was 8-of-10 with two aces. Karli Arkell went 12-of-12 with an ace. Lilly Stavnes went 10-of-10 with an ace. Carissa Erickson was 13-of-14 with an ace and Nicole Schroepfer was 9-of-10 with an ace.
At the net, Schroepfer led RRC with 15 kills. Arkell added 10 kills and one solo block and Emma Stevenson recorded four kills.
Erickson finished with a team-high 16 set assists. Schroepfer added 10 assists. Weis finished with a team-high 21 digs. Erickson added 10 digs.
Springfield 12-22-25-23 = 1 WWG 25-25-19-25 = 3 Westbrook-Walnut Grove shook off a week of rust Tuesday night, holding on late for a 3-1 victory over Springfield in Westbrook.
The Chargers started the match strong, racing to a comfortable 25-12 first-set win. But Springfield battled back with an early lead in set two before WWG claimed a 25-22 win.
The Tigers fought back into the match, winning the third set 25-19 and held the lead in set four, but WWG rallied late, pulling out a 25-23 decision to close out the win.
Camryn Bunting led WWG at the service line, going 18-of-19 with three aces. Kelly Berglund went 18-of-19 and Kelsey DeSmith was 12-of-12.
Madison Dennistoun paced WWG at the net with nine kills. DeSmith and Alli VandeKieft each added seven kills.
Halle Steen finished with 25 set assists. Emma Wahl recorded 20 digs and Lexi Herding added 18 digs.
Cleveland 23-25-25-21-11 = 2 MLAC 25-16-16-25-15 = 3 The Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey volleyball team shook off a 2-1 deficit Tuesday night, rallying to defeat Cleveland 3-2 at Comfrey.
The Wolverines won the opening set, but fell behind after sluggish performances in sets two and three. Cleveland held an early lead in the fourth set before the Wolverines roared back, forcing the Clippers into several hitting errors to win 25-21.
In the fifth set, the Wolverine defense kept balls alive, eventually creating miscues by Cleveland that allowed MLAC to win 15-11.
MLAC was led at the service line by Destiny Sybounheuan, who went 18-of-19 with three aces. Anna Kirk was 25-of-25 with an ace and Bileigh Anacker went 10-of-11 with two aces.
Margo Stoesz paced the Wolverines at the net with 24 kills. Janessa Johnson added four kills.
Sybounheuan handed out 30 set assists. Johnson and Stoesz each had 23 digs and Sophie Carrison added 21 digs.
Next matches: Check for updates after each match. Windom: at Worthington, Sept. 5 MLAC: at Sleepy Eye Tourney, Sept. 7 RRC: at Adrian, Sept. 5 WWG: at MCC (Slayton), Sept. 5