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Area volleyball roundup

September 26, 2012
Marshall Independent


It took five sets for Russell-Tyler-Ruthton, but ultimately the Knights came through with a 3-2 win over the MACCRAY Wolverines on Tuesday night in Clara City.

The Knights (8-6 overall, 4-3 Camden Conference) took advantage of the tired legs of the Wolverines, who had played against the Marshall Tigers on Monday night, winning by scores of 23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 20-25 and 15-9.

Janel Wichern led the RTR attack with 10 kills and also had a team-best 11 digs. Allison Pochardt was the top server for the Knights, finishing 22 of 23 with two aces. Destinee Strand also had two aces, along with nine set assists.

MACCRAY's Brooklyn Gould led all attackers with 20 kills, while Aleah Schwitters had five aces on 20 of 23 serving and also recorded 30 set assists. The Wolverines (7-9-1, 4-2) also had three players with 20 or more digs as Molly Friese had 24 while Gould and Schwitters each had 21.

RTR resumes Camden Conference play on Thursday when it hosts Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, while MACCRAY also stays in conference with a trip to Class A's third-ranked team, Minneota.

RTR23 25 25 20 15

MACCRAY25 22 22 25 9


Serving (good-att-aces): Allison Pochardt 22-23-2, Leslie Willert 16-18-1, Anna Madsen 16-16-0, Destinee Strand 13-16-2, Justine Possail 10-13-1.

Kills: Janel Wichern 10, Willert 8.

Digs: Wichern 11, Pochardt 9, Madsen 8.

Set Assists: Strand 9.

Blocks: Possail 8.


Serving (good-att-aces): Aleah Schwitters 20-23-5, Emily Orwick 19-19-2, Ali Siverhus 15-19-4, Ashley Dirksen 16-16-3.

Kills: Brooklyn Gould 20, Dirksen 17.

Digs: Molly Friese 24, Gould 21, Schwitters 21.

Set Assists: Schwitters 30, Siverhus 17.

Blocks: Schwitters, Orwick.


Leading 2-0, the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers came within a breath of sweeping Central Minnesota Christian on Tuesday night.

Unfortunately for the Panthers, CMCS would not relinquish its home court advantage and rallied to defeat TMB 3-2 in Prinsburg.

The Panthers won the opening sets 27-25 and 25-22, but dropped the next three 25-22, 25-20 and 15-12.

Kelli Soupir put her name all over the stat sheet, although in a losing effort. The senior outside hitter was 14-for-16 with three aces serving, picked up 12 digs, had eight kills and an ace block. Cassie Hook had 36 set assists and two ace serves for the Panthers, while Sammie Gervais led the team in kills with 13, and Anna Peterson had a team-high 23 digs.

The loss was the first in conference play for the Panthers (8-8 overall, 5-1 Camden Conference). TMB will look to get back to their winning ways in conference play with a trip to Tyler for a showdown with RTR.

TMB27 25 22 20 12

CMCS25 22 25 25 15


Serving (good-att-aces): Sammie Gervais 17-19-1, Kelli Soupir 14-16-3, Cassie Hook 14-14-2, Jenna Stoneberg 13-14-1.

Kills: Gervais 13, Stoneberg 9, Soupir 8.

Digs: Anna Peterson 23, Soupir 12.

Set Assists: Hook 36.

Blocks: Soupir, Stoneberg, Morgan Hoffbeck.

Lakeview 3, KMS 0

Tegan VanMoer helped lead the Lakeview Lakers to a 3-0 win over Kerkohven-Murdock-Sunburg in a Camden Conference contest Tuesday night in Cottonwood.

The senior outside hitter led the team in serving (17-for-17 with an ace), kills (13) and digs (17). VanMoer also had two ace blocks in Lakeview's 25-20, 26-24, 25-16 sweep.

Setter Kana Barker had 30 set assists for the Lakers, distributing primarily to VanMoer and Allison Boerbom, who finished with 12 kills. Brianna Hoffman had five kills herself, and also was credited with four ace blocks.

Lakeview (9-7-1 overall, 2-4 Camden Conference) continues conference play on Thursday when the Lakers travel to Canby to take on the Lancers.

KMS20 24 16

Lakeview25 26 25


Serving (good-att-aces): Tegan VanMoer 15-15-1, Briatta Buntjer 7-7-1, Allison Boerboom 10-12-1, Madi Nelson 15-15-0.

Kills: VanMoer 13, Boerboom 12, Brianna Hoffman 5.

Digs: VanMoer 17, Hailey Mathys 8, Nelson 8, Buntjer 7.

Set Assists: Kana Barker 30.

Blocks: Hoffman 4, VanMoer 2, Boerboom 2.

Minneota 3, Lincoln HI 0

The Minneota volleyball team made a short trip to Ivanhoe Tuesday, sweeping Lincoln HI 25-7, 25-6, 25-12.

Taylor Reiss had 11 kills, three ace serves and an ace block for the Vikings, who improve to 16-2 overall. Megan Larson had 28 set assists, three ace serves and tied Molly Hennen for a team-high eight digs.

The Rebels (0-12 overall) got five kills from Maranda Jerzak in the losing effort.

Lincoln HI continue Camden Conference play Thursday with a road match against Dawson-Boyd. Minneota also plays Thursday, taking on MACCRAY in Minneota.

Minneota25 25 25

Lincoln HI7 6 12


Serving (good-att-aces): Megan Larson 12-13-3, Faith Laleman 14-15-0, Shelby Corbin 13-15-2, Taylor Reiss 7-9-3.

Kills: Reiss 11, Molly Hennen 8, Hanna Prellwitz 5.

Digs: Larson 8, Hennen 8, Laleman 7.

Set Assists: Larson 28.

Blocks: Prellwitz 2, Larson, Hennen, Reiss.


Ace Serves: KaLea DeSmet.

Kills: Maranda Jerzak 5.

Digs: DeSmet 2, Alyssa Otto 2.

Set Assists: Caroline Bunjer 5.

Dawson-Boyd 3, RCW?0

The Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks improved to 12-3 overall after sweeping Renville County West Tuesday in Renville. The Blackjacks won the match 25-14, 25-21, 25-17.

Mari Lee had a strong night for Dawson-Boyd, collecting 13 kills and 10 digs, while also going 19 of 19 from the service line with four aces. Justine Lee added 12 kills and three ace serves.

Kylie Schuelke led the Blackjacks defensively, tallying a team-high 18 digs. Justine Flattum had 20 set assists, while Andrea Lee added 17 set assists in the team's 6-2 offense.

The Blackjacks will look to improve on a five-match winning streak when they take on Lincoln HI Thursday in Dawson.

Dawson-Boyd25 25 25

RCW14 21 17


Serving (good-att-aces): Mari Lee 19-19-4, Justine Lee 7-9-3.

Kills: M. Lee 13, J. Lee 12, Nicole Jurgenson 7.

Digs: Kylie Schuelke 18, M. Lee 10.

Set Assists: Justine Flattum 20, Andrea Lee 17.

Blocks: N. Jurgenson, Flattum.

WWG 3, Fulda 0

Dayna Comnick and Madison Takle combined for eight aces (four each) on 27 of 30 serving and helped serve up Westbrook-Walnut Grove's second win in as many nights.

WWG swept the Fulda Raiders in a Red Rock Conference Tuesday, winning the match 25-22, 25-12, 25-9.

Along with her four aces, Comnick knocked down seven kills for the Chargers. Paige Erickson led WWG with 10 kills, while Abby Herding had 23 set assists in the 3-0 victory.

Rachel Cheadle had a match-high 12 kills for the Raiders and three ace blocks.

The Chargers (14-3 overall, 3-1 Red Rock Conference) travel to Adrian on Thursday to face the Dragons and attempt to extend their current four-match winning streak.

Fulda22 12 9

WWG25 25 25


Serving (good-att-aces): Dayna Comnick 17-19-4, Hailey Osland 13-14-1, Madison Takle 10-11-4.

Kills: Paige Erickson 10, Comnick 7, Kelsi Wahl 7, Osland 6.

Digs: Alexa Buyers 6, Erickson 6, Abby Herding 4.

Set Assists: Herding 23.

Blocks: Osland 3

Fulda Individual Statistics

Serving (good-att-aces): Malorie Pagel 9-9-1, Brittany Hermeling 8-8-2.

Kills: Rachel Cheadle 12.

Digs: Amanda Schumacher 10. Courtney Theisler 8, Hermeling 7.

Set Assists: Dani Hermeling 9.

Blocks: Cheadle 3.

MCC 3, Mountain Lake Area 1

The Murray County Central volleyball team improved to 4-1 in the Red Rock Conference after dispatching of the Mountain Lake Area Wolverines in four sets Tuesday night in Slayton.

A marathon 30-28 second set was the only blemish for the Rebels on the night. They took Set 1 25-16 before closing out the match with scores of 25-21 and 25-18.

Kristi Bose had three ace blocks and two aces serving for the Rebels. She also tallied eight kills and 17 digs. Taylor Schreier was 19 of 22 serving for MCC with five aces and also had six kills.

MCC (4-4 overall) resumes Red Rock Conference play when the Rebels play host to Edgerton on Thursday.

MLA16 30 21 18

MCC25 28 25 25


Serving (good-att-aces): Taylor Schreier 19-22-5, Macy Halbur 17-17-0, Kristi Bose 17-18-2, Jade Giese 17-18-2.

Kills: Ashley Clarke 9, McKenzie Schmitz 8, Bose 8, Schreier 6.

Digs: Hannah Schmidt 23, Bose 17, Giese 12, Schreier 10.

Set Assists: Paris Thomas 18, Giese 11.

Blocks: Bose 3.


Serving (good-att-aces): Paige Brown 22-22-1, Jordan Syverson 11-12-0, Janessa Peters 10-11-1.

Kills: Peters 21.

Digs: Mikayla Falk 9, Briana Wolff 8.

Set Assists: Rachel Dukes 26.

Blocks: Peters 4, Syverson 3.



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