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College Volleyball: Ridgewater takes out MN West in 4

WORTHINGTON -- The Ridgewater volleyball team got out to a slow start but made adjustments throughout the match and defeated Minnesota West in four games on Wednesday.

The Warriors won 23-25, 25-17, 25-17 and 25-14.

Minnesota West plays a strong defensive game and the Warriors had to figure out ways to deal with their opponents' less-aggressive approach and large net presence, said Ridgewater head coach Joe Sussenguth.

"Minnesota West generally finds ways to make rallies longer," Sussenguth said. "They don't make mistakes and they're big at the net. We had to change things up offensively and spread the floor."

Kelsey Stommes led the Warriors with 14 kills and 6 ace blocks, and Cassie Ziemer had 9 kills and 4 blocks.

Tiffani Karbo had 34 set assists and 3 blocks.

"We were not being aggressive (early in the match) and teams pick up on that," Sussenguth said. "But I'm proud of the way we finished."

The Warriors, now 5-0 in the MCAC and 8-1 overall, play host to the Ridgewater Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Ridgewater 3, MN West 1

Ridgewater 23 25 25 25

MN West 25 17 17 14

(Key: good-attempts-aces)


Serving: Emma Sharpe 10-10-1, Morgan Meyer 8-10-1, Tiffani Karbo 19-20-1, Kelsey Stommes 11-14-2, Cassie Ziemer 8-8-0, Alicia Koenen 4-4-0, Alex Horton 2-3-1, Kelci Viesselman 23-25-3 ... Setting (assists): Karbo 34, Brittany Nissen 1, E. Sharpe 1 ... Hitting: Meyer 13-16-4, Karbo 7-7-2, Stommes 32-37-14, Ziemer 20-21-9, Katie Knisley 15-17-4, Nissen 11-13-6, Horton 5-7-2, Viesselman 4-6-1 ... Blocking (aces): Stommes 6, Ziemer 4, Karbo 3, Meyer 2, Nissen 1 ... Digs: E. Sharpe 10, Taylor Sharpe 21, Meyer 9, Karbo 4, Stommes 4, Ziemer 1, Knisley 3, Koenen 5, Horton 2, Viesselman 9

Minnesota West

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