10/4/2019 9:49:00 AM Eagles fall at Marshall; Falcons, Wolverines, Chargers claim Thursday wins
Windom 12-14-18 = 0 Marshall 25-25-25 = 3 Marshall jumped out to quick leads in each set Thursday, cruising to a 3-0 sweep over the Windom Eagle volleyball team at Marshall.
The Tigers got off to a fast start, taking command early in the opening set on their way to a 25-12 victory. Marshall kept the Eagle offense in check much of the night, allowing the Tigers to claim the final two sets 25-14 and 25-18.
Windom was led at the net by Autumn Hauge's six kills and two solo blocks. Katelyn Nichols added five kills and two blocks.
Ericka Appel went 10-of-10 serving with two aces. Halle Jackson had a team-high six set assists. Shelby Erickson finished with six digs.
HLOF 22-25-21-25-10 = 2 RRC 25-23-25-23-15 = 3 Red Rock Central took sole possession of second place in the Red Rock Conference Thursday with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda at Lamberton.
The Falcons won the first and third sets, only to see the Coyotes battle back twice, forcing a deciding fifth set. In that fifth set, the Falcons jumped to the early lead, then put the match away with a 15-10 win.
Karli Arkell led the Falcons with 18 kills and three solo blocks. Nicole Schroepfer added 10 kills and Kierra Highby finished with 10.
Bianca Weis led the Falcons at the service line, firing five aces on 21-of-24 serving. Arkell was 21-of-21 with three aces and Carissa Erickson went 11-of-11 with three aces.
Schroepfer led the Falcons with 20 set assists. Erickson added 14 assists. Weis finished with a team-high 36 digs. Schroepfer added 32 digs.
Edgerton 07-18-16 = 0 MLAC 25-25-25 = 3 Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey was in control from the start Thursday night, cruising to a 3-0 sweep over Edgerton Public at Comfrey.
The Wolverines started the night with an 8-0 run, setting the tone for the match. MLAC rolled to a 25-7 opening set win. The Wolverines pulled away late in the second set, winning 25-18, then took a commanding lead early in the third set on their way to a 25-16 victory.
Wolverine senior Margo Stoesz was recognized prior to the match for surpassing the 1,000 dig mark for her career in Monday's match against Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton. Stoesz led MLAC at the net with 16 kills and added a team-high 18 digs. She also went 12-of-13 serving with an ace.
Megan McCue added five kills in the win.
Emilee Xayanourom led the Wolverines from the service line, going 18-of-19 with four aces, including serving the first eight points of the match. Destiny Sybounheuan went 12-of-12 serving with two aces and Anna Kirk had three aces on 10-of-12 serving. Sybounheuan added 28 set assists. Sophie Carrison finished with nine digs.
WWG 25-27-25 = 3 Ellsworth 12-25-19 = 0 Westbrook-Walnut Grove fought off a second-set rally Thursday night, securing a 3-0 sweep at Ellsworth.
After winning the first set 25-12, the Chargers held off a Panther rally in set two, eventually winning the last two points for a 27-25 victory. WWG then claimed a 25-19 win to close out the match.
Kelly Berglund led WWG from the service line, going 16-of-17 with a pair of aces. Emma Wahl was 16-of-16 with an ace and Alli VandeKieft went 10-of-10 with an ace.
At the net, Kelsey DeSmith fired eight kills. Camryn Bunting added seven kills.
Halle Steen handed out 27 set assists. Wahl finished with 25 digs.
SWC 25-14-23-22 = 1 WWG 22-25-25-25 = 3 Westbrook-Walnut Grove rallied from a set down Tuesday night, seizing momentum and claiming a 3-1 victory over Southwest Minnesota Christian in Westbrook.
SWC won the opening set 25-22, pulling away late for the win, but WWG answered with a commanding performance in the second set, winning 25-14.
Neither team took complete control the rest of the way, with the third and fourth sets being back and forth affairs until the Chargers rallied late in each, pulling away to win the sets and close out the match.
Halle Steen led WWG from the service line, going 21-of-23 with an ace. Camryn Bunting had two aces on 15-of-16 serving and Alli VandeKieft went 17-of-18 with an ace.
Bunting led WWG at the net with 11 kills and three solo blocks. VandeKieft added 10 kills and Kelsey DeSmith added seven.
Steen finished with 33 set assists. Emmah Wahl had a team-high 23 digs.
Next matches: Check for updates after each match. Windom: at SMSU Tourney (Marshall), Oct. 4-5 MLAC: at St. Clair Tourney, Oct. 5 RRC: at SMSU Tourney (Marshall), Oct. 4-5 WWG: at SMSU Tourney (Marshall), Oct. 4-5