Section 3A South
RRC 3, Ellsworth 2
Seeded seventh in the Section 3A-South tournament, the Red Rock Central Falcons had their hands full with No. 10 seed Ellsworth Monday in Jeffers. RRC, which had breezed past Ellsworth in the regular season, was pushed to five sets on Monday, but pulled out a 23-25, 25-12, 19-25, 25-20, 15-12 victory.
RRC (12-13 overall) moves on to face No. 2 seed Westbrook-Walnut Grove at 6 p.m. Friday in Luverne.
The Falcons had four players with nine or more kills in the match. Katie Larsen led the way with 14 kills, Chloe Arfsten and Cassandra Erickson each had 10, and Fern Engen added nine kills to go along with her one solo block and seven block assists.
Tegan Derickson was 20 for 24 serving with two aces, and joined Engen at the net defensively to tally five block assists. She also had 17 set assists. Brooke Rasmussen had a team-high 21 digs in the match.
Ellsworth25 12 25 20 12
RRC23 25 19 25 15
RRC INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Serving (good-att-aces): Tegan Derickson 20-24-2, Chloe Arfsten 22-23-1, Cassandra Erickson 15-15-0.
Kills: Katie Larsen 13, Arfsten 10, Erickson 10, Fern Engen 9.
Digs: Brooke Rasmussen 21, Erickson 17, Arfsten 13.
Set Assists: Mikaela Smith 21, Derickson 17.
Blocks: Fern Engen 1-7, Derickson 0-5.
RTR 3, Edgerton 0
Destinee Strand doled out 32 set assists and was 13-for-14 serving in helping the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton Knights sweep the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen in an opening round match of the Section 3A-South volleyball playoffs in Tyler Monday night.
The fifth-seeded Knights were pushed deep in each set of their 25-20, 25-20, 26-24 victory over 12th-seeded Edgerton.
Leslie Willert was a team-best 12 of 12 serving and also had seven kills for RTR, while Janel Wichern led the Knights with 13 kills and 13 digs. Justine Possail had three ace blocks, and Dana Schaefer had a pair in the win.
The Flying Dutchmen were led by Jessica Menning, who was 13-for-15 serving with two aces and tallied 16 set assists. Sara Post had seven ace blocks for Edgerton in defeat.
The victory Monday night was RTR's third over Edgerton on the year, having defeated the Flying Dutchmen 3-0 on Oct. 16 and 2-0 at their home tournament on Sept. 29.
Next up for the Knights is a showdown with fourth-seeded Tracy-Milroy-Balaton at 7:15 p.m. on Friday in Luverne. The Knights and Panthers have met once in 2012, with TMB winning 3-1 on Sept. 27.
Edgerton20 20 24
RTR25 25 26
RTR INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Serving (good-att-aces): Leslie Willert 12-12-0, Allison Pochardt 11-11-1, Destinee Strand 13-14-0.
Kills: Janel Wichern 13, Willert 7.
Digs: Wichern 13, Strand 7, Delanie Jorgensen 6, Mackenzie Buse 6.
Set Assists: Strand 32.
Blocks: Justine Possail 3, Dana Schaefer 2.
EDGERTON INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Serving: Jessica Menning 13-15-2, Ciara Everett 10-11-0, Sarah Post 10-11-0, Kameron Kroh 10-11-0.
Kills: Everett 6, Lindsey VanDyke 5, Tara DeKam 4.
Digs: VanDyke 5, Post 5, Menning 4.
Set Assists: Menning 16
Blocks: Post 7, Jessica Jasper 2.
MCC?3, Fulda 0
Murray County Central didn't have any trouble advancing in the Section 3A-South tournament, as the Rebels made quick work of Fulda 25-13, 25-9, 25-15 Monday in Slayton.
The sixth-seeded Rebels (11-8 overall) advance to meet No. 3 seed Southwest United at 7:15 p.m. Friday in Luverne.
Taylor Schreier was 19 of 20 serving with four aces for the Rebels. Hannah Schmidt needed just nine serve attempts to register four aces, and she also had a team-high 11 digs.
Kristi Bose had a solid all-around match for MCC. She had eight kills, nine digs, two ace blocks and was 10 of 11 serving with two aces. Lindsey Barritt also had eight kills in the match.
Fulda13 9 15
MCC25 25 25
MCC INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Serving (good-att-aces): Taylor Schreier 19-20-4, Hannah Schmidt 7-9-4, Jade Giese 10-11-1, Kristi Bose 10-11-2.
Kills: Lindsey Barritt 8, Bose 8, Giese 6.
Digs: Schmidt 11, Bose 9, Macy Halbur 6, Schreier 5.
Set Assists: Giese 10.
Blocks: Bose 2, Ashley Clarke 2, Barritt.
Section 3A North
Wabasso 3, E.C.H.O.?Charter 0
Ellen Franta had 17 ace serves as the Wabasso Rabbits eased their way past E.C.H.O. Charter in a lopsided 25-3, 25-3, 25-4 victory Monday in a play-in match of the Section 3A-North tournament.
The Rabbits (19-6 overall), seeded fifth in the tournament, advance to face No. 4 seed Central Minnesota Christian at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Southwest Minnesota State University.
Desi Kramer also had a strong serving match for the Rabbits, going 17 of 17 with seven aces. Kimberly Frank added six aces of her own to go along with eight set assists.
With their strong serving, the Rabbits' other statistics were low. Their digs leader, Jamie Goblirsch, had two digs. Callie Rohlik led the attack with six kills, and no one else had more than three.
ECHO3 3 4
Wabasso25 25 25
WABASSO INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Serving (good-att-aces): Larissa Rohlik 7-7-1, Desi Kramer 17-17-7, Kimberly Frank 12-13-6, Callie Rohlik 7-8-1, Ellen Franta 21-22-17.
Kills: Kendra Eichten 3, Morgan Frank 2, C. Rohlik 6, Franta 2, Karlee Eichten 2.
Digs: Kramer, C. Rohlik 1, Mindy Goblirsch, Jamie Goblirsch 2.
Set Assists: L. Rohlik 5, K. Frank 8. Jennie Wotschke 4.
Blocks: Kendra Eichten 1-1, C. Rohlik 1-1.
MACCRAY?3, Lincoln HI?0
The MACCRAY?Wolverines ended Lincoln HI's season with a 25-15, 25-8, 25-12 win over the Rebels Monday in Clara City in a pigtail game of the Section 3A-North tournament.
The No. 6 seeded Wolverines will take on No. 3 seed Dawson-Boyd in the next round. The match will take place at 7:15 p.m. Friday in Granite Falls.
Lincoln HI?ends its season with a 2-25 record.
Statistics were not available from the match.