PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Marshall earns sweep over Luverne
LUVERNE — Marshall defeated Luverne 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-19) on Thursday.
Bria Morris led the Tigers attack with 11 kills and three aces.
Rachel Schwarz facilitated the offense with a team-high 19 set assists, while Logan Sherman added 14 assists and five aces.
Despite the sweep, Marshall coach Dan Westby knows the team has things to work on before Tuesday’s road match against Windom Area.
“It was a grind,” he said. “We committed too many errors, which allowed them to hang around. We know we need to clean up a few things, especially before we head to Windom.”
Marshall 25 25 25
Luverne 14 17 19
KILLS: Marshall (Morris 11, Jones 7, Sherman 6).
SERVING: Marshall (Sherman 24-26-5, Morris 17-17-3, Schnaible 16-16-1).
DIGS: Marshall (Schnaible 13, Jones 7, Morris 5, Schwarz 5).
SET ASSISTS: Marshall (Schwarz 19, Sherman 14).
BLOCKS: Marshall (Hilgemann 2, Toulouse 1, Bock 1, Jones 1).
MACCRAY 3, DB 0
CLARA CITY – The Dawson-Boyd volleyball team fell to MACCRAY 3-0 on Thursday, falling by scores of 25-22, 26-24 and 25-21.
Karoline Dahl led the way for the Blackjacks with 12 kills while Tarah Johnson led in digs with 10. Lydia Aafedt led in set assists with 20 to add to the Dawson-Boyd effort.
Dawson-Boyd will face Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.
MACCRAY 3, Dawson-Boyd 0
DB 22 24 21
MACCRAY 25 26 25
SERVING: DB (Bartunek 9-10-2; Bothun 14-14-1; Johnson 12-15-1; Dahl 8-8-1).
KILLS: DB (Dahl 12; Bartunek 5; Bothun 3).
SET ASSISTS: DB (Aaftedt 20).
DIGS: DB (Johnson 10; Olson 8).
BLOCKS: DB (Dahl 4).
YME 3, Canby 0
GRANITE FALLS – The Canby volleyball team fell to Yellow Medicine East on Thursday, falling by scores of 24-26, 23-25 and 22-25.
Brooke Nelson led the way for the Lancers with 10 kills while Charlotte Wright added seven. Morgan Cleveland led in digs with 11 and tied in set assists with Rachel Harding at 13 each.
Meeghen Dahlager led the way for the Sting with 14 kills while Mackenzie Dyrdahl added 10. Madison Hinz led in set assists with 34 while Dahlager led in digs with 14.
Canby will face MACCRAY on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m. while YME will face Central Minnesota Christian on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.
YME 3, Canby 0
Canby 24 23 22
YME 26 25 25
SERVING: Canby (A. Wright 11-11-1; Nelson 11-11); YME (Hinz 14-15-1; Dyrdahl 7-10-2; Jaenisch 12-13-1).
KILLS: Canby (Nelson 10; C. Wright 7); YME (Dahlager 14; Dyrdahl 10).
DIGS: Canby (Cleveland 11); YME (Dahlager 14; Dyrdahl 8).
SET ASSISTS: Canby (Cleveland, R. Harding 13); YME (Hinz 34).
BLOCKS: Canby (C. Wright 2); YME (Dahlager, Dyrdahl 4).
RTR 3, RCW 1
RENVILLE — Russell-Tyler-Ruthton defeated Renville County West 3-1 (25-15, 25-12, 17-25, 25-8) on Thursday.
Haley Muenchow paced the Knights with a team-high 18 kills and four blocks.
Kalleigh Carr and Rylie Hess added nine kills apiece in the win, while McKinley Schreurs facilitated the RTR offense with 35 set assists.
RTR (5-4) travels to Lakeview on Tuesday.
RTR 25 25 17 25
RCW 15 12 25 8
KILLS: RTR (H. Muenchow 18, Carr 9, Hess 9).
ACES: RTR (Baartman 2, M. Muenchow 2, Christianson 2).
DIGS: RTR (M. Muenchow 9, Carr 9, Wendland 9).
SET ASSISTS: RTR (Schreurs 35).
BLOCKS: RTR (H. Muenchow 4, Witte 3, Carr 3).
HUTCHINSON — The Marshall girls cross country team finished second at the Hutchinson Invitational on Thursday.
The Tigers recorded a score of 71, only trailing Willmar’s first-place score of 44.
Marshall’s top four runners finished in the Top 10.
Natalee Sample led the way, placing fifth with a time of 19:53.3.
Belle Sukalski (20:08.4) and Jersey Leysen (20:08.5) took seventh and eighth, respectively, while Kate Bucher (20:35.1) rounded out Marshall’s group of Top 10 finishers in ninth place.
Seventh-grader Allyson Sample placed 42nd at 22:25.1 to complete the Tigers’ team score.
The Marshall boys finished sixth overall with a team score of 161.
Zach Matzner led the way for the Tigers with a seventh-place time of 17:17.8.
Quentin Blomme added a run of 18:03.4 for 22nd place, while Jenson Meyer took 28th at 18:11.0.
Karter Wasberg finished his race at 18:54.3 for 46th place, while Landon Wherry took 58th at 19:08.0.
Marshall coach Brian Leibfried felt his team looked fatigued out on the course during the race, partly due to how they are preparing for the end of the season.
“Our guys looked like they were running tired today. I think it’s a product of our traing schedule and this being our third meet in eight days,” Leibfried said. “We’re trying to be patient with this. Once we get towards championship meets, I hope we start to feel better and everything comes together. Good things take a while to come together.”
“The guys were tired, but it was good to see that the effort was still there,” he added.
The Tigers have some time to rest before resuming their meet schedule Sept. 22 at the Roy Griak Invitational.