Mighty Marshall Tigers sweep NU
MARSHALL – The Marshall Tigers volleyball team continued to look like a force to be reckoned with in their Thursday night home match against New Ulm. The Eagles were never able to score more than 11 points in a set against the Tigers’ tenacious defense.
Leah Jones led the Tigers in hitting, finishing the game with 15 kills. Caitlyn Christianson led Marshall in digs and serves, with 12 digs and six aces.with only one error on her 30 attempts. Lauren Wherry had 33 set assists.
The Marshall Tigers (18-1) will play next Saturday, when they host Brookings (S.D.) at 2 p.m.
Marshall 3, NU 0
Marshall 25 25 25
NU 9 11 11
Kills: Marshall (Jones 15; Brielle Riess 9)
Digs: Marshall (Christianson 12; Wherry 9; Kennedy Drake 7)
Set assists: Marshall (Wherry 33)
Serving (aces): Marshall (Christianson 6; Morgan Bjella 3; Jayda Bednarek 1)
TMB 3, Lakeview 0
TRACY – The Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Panthers have played elite-level volleyball all season so fa, and their home matchup against Lakeview Thursday night was no different. The Panthers won in straight sets, including a tone-setting 25-6 victory in set one.
While no individual players reached double-digit kills on the night, TMB was able to effectively get everyone involved offensively. Six players had three or more kills, including Jordan Munson and Ella Kamrud with nine each. Grace Dolan and Hailey Gernentz led TMB defensively, each contributing ten digs, while Gernentz also finished the game with 24 set assists.
TMB (16-3) will look to build upon their already impressive record Tuesday, when they go on the road to face Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at 7:15 p.m. Lakeview (2-10) will also go on the road, taking on another tough matchup in the Minneota Vikings at 7:15 p.m.
TMB 3, Lakeview 0
TMB 25 25 25
Lakeview 6 17 11
Kills: TMB (Kamrud 9; Munson 9; Amber Hensch 6; Jaelynn Carter 6; Hailey Gernentz 3; Emma Edwards 3)
Digs: TMB (Dolan 10; Gernentz 10; Elizabeth Fultz 9; Hensch 8; Munson 7; Kamryn Petersen 7)
Set assists: TMB (Gernentz 24)
Serving (aces): Munson 3; Gernentz 2; Hensch 1)
Wabasso 3, MVL 0
NEW ULM – The Wabasso Rabbits volleyball team went on the road and swept their way through Minnesota Valley Lutheran Thursday night for a 3-0 win.
Wabasso’s defensive play excelled, as Audrey Johnson, Sara Carlson, and Natasha Doubler each finished with double-digit digs. Alivia Olson led the team in kills with 11 while Kelsey Frank led the team in set assists. Frank also had a pair of solo blocks.
Following the win, Wabasso improves to 14-7 on the season, including a 5-2 conference record. They’ll look to keep rolling through their competition on Tuesday when they host Springfield at 7 p.m.
Wabasso 3, MVL 0
Wabasso 25 25 25
MVL 12 22 14
Kills: Wabasso (Olson 11; Avery Carlson 8; Camryn Irlbeck 6)
Digs: Wabasso (Johnson 12; S. Carlson 11; Doubler 10)
Set assists: Wabasso (Frank 29)
Serving (aces): Wabasso (S. Carlson 5; Frank 2)
RTR 3, YME 0
GRANITE FALLS – Tatum Hess recorded 24 digs to help the Russell-Tyler-Ruthton volleyball team secure a 3-0 road win over Yellow Medicine East Thursday night.
In addition to Hess’ 24, Ella Hesse and Gabi Borresen also made big contributions defensively for the Knights with 13 and 10 digs respectively. Borresen also led RTR in set assists with 24. Abby Carr led the team in kills with 17, followed by Hesse with 13.
Ruby Bones had another day of double-digit kills, finishing with 10, as well as two blocks. Hannah Stark was second on the team with five, also adding in three aces. Aria Peters and Kiara Sakry led the Sting in digs with 14 and 12 respectively.
RTR (17-2) has continued to solidify their status as one of the conference’s best teams, but will face a tough test on Tuesday when they host Tracy-Milroy-Balaton (16-3) at 7:15 p.m. YME will continue their home stand, hosting Canby at the same time.
RTR 3, YME 0
RTR 25 25 25
YME 14 21 13
Kills: RTR (Carr 17; Hesse 13); YME (Bones 10; Stark 5)
Digs: RTR (Hess 24; Hesse 13; Borresen 10); YME (Peters 14; Sakry 12; Kayla Nordaune 6)
Set assists: RTR (Borresen 24; Lexi Schreurs 11); YME (Peters 22)
Serving (aces): RTR (Avery Schreurs 3; Hess 1; Hannah Wendland 1); YME (Stark 3)
MCC 3, HBC 0
SLAYTON – Murray County Central defeated Hills-Beaver Creek at home Thursday night in straight sets. The win marks the MCC volleyball team’s third win in their last four games after a slow start to the season.
The triumvirate of Morgan Winter, Abby Loosbrock, and Kate Slettum led the Rebels in scoring, with five kills apiece, with Slettum also chipping in four aces. Jaelen Barstad led MCC defensively with a team-high seven digs, while Casey Miller led the team with 14 set assists.
MCC (3-7) will next play on the road at Southwest Minnesota Christian Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.
MCC 3, HBC 0
MCC 25 25 25
HBC 8 12 14
Kills: MCC (Winter 5; Loosbrock 5; Slettum 5)
Digs: MCC (Barstad 7; Miller 3; Zoey Iverson 3; Ela Gillette 3)
Set assists: MCC (Loosbrock 14)
Serving (aces): MCC (Slettum 4; Winter 2)
MACCRAY 3, DB 0
CLARA CITY – The Dawson-Boyd Blackjacks found themselves on the wrong end of a sweep in their 3-0 road loss to MACCRAY Thursday night. DB made a valiant effort in the third set, but was unable to come away with a set victory. This match was the volleyball team’s second consecutive match falling in straight sets.
Reese Johnson led the Blackjacks in kills with nine, with Kate Dahl right behind her with another eight. Ayiana Hastad and Hayly Anderson rounded out the Dawson-Boyd attack with six kills each.
Kills weren’t the only area in which Dahl excelled. She also led the team in aces with three and finished second on the team in digs with 10. Only Chelsie Husby had more, with 12. Husby also led the team in set assists with 27.
Following the loss, Dawson-Boyd will play on the road again at KMS on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.
MACCRAY 3, Dawson-Boyd 0
MACCRAY 25 25 26
DB 20 19 14
Kills: DB (Johnson 9; Dahl 8; Hastad 6; Anderson 6)
Digs: DB (Husby 12; Dahl 10; Hastad 4; Bailey Bothun 4; Lindsey Lund 4)
Set assists: DB (Husby 4)
Serving (aces): DB (Dahl 3; Bothun 2; Hastad 1; Husby 1; Carmen Willsey 1)
Windom 3, WWG 0
WINDOM- The Westbrook Walnut Grove Chargers lost in four sets to the Windom Eagles, 25-19, 24-26, 19-25, and 20-25 Thursday evening. Natalie Wahl for the Chargers led her team in kills with 16. Teammate Carlie Ross had 10. Addeson Jenniges led her team in assists with 27 in the loss and added 20 digs also. Isabella Rentschler led her team in digs with 25.WWG is now (8-6) overall and will travel to take on Edgerton Flying Dutchmen on Tuesday evening.
Edgerton 3, RRC 1
EDGERTON– THE Red Rock Central Falcons continued their slide as they were defeated by the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen in four sets 21-25, 23-25, 25-18, and 25-17 on Thursday evening.
The loss symbolizes the 12th loss in 14 games.
Junior Josie Horning led her team with eight kills. Sophomore Maia Scheffler led her team in digs with 19 and senior Emily Decock led her team in assists with 24.
RRC (2-12) will host Springfield Friday at 12:30 p.m.