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Prep Volleyball: MACCRAY claims title at Marshall's Subway Invite

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MARSHALL -- MACCRAY won five games and won the Gold Tier bracket championship in the Subway Invitational over the weekend at Southwest Minnesota State University.

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In the process, Wolverines hitter Abbey Thissen surpassed 1,000 career kills.

MACCRAY (18-5) defeated Canby for the championship, avenging a five-game, regular-season loss to the Lancers the day before the tournament started.

Thissen got her 1,000th kill in the Wolverines' fourth match, a win over Windom.

Thissen had 67 kills in the five matches, and Teagen Molden had 58 kills and 12 ace blocks. Setter Aleah Schwitters had 128 set assists.

In the tournament's Brown Tier, Central Minnesota Christian (20-5-1) and Renville County West (11-14) reached the final, with the Bluejays claiming the title with their third win of the season over RCW.

CMCS won four of its five matches and RCW won three of five.

CMCS's Kari Blom had 47 kills, Kristin Slagter had 35 and Alexis Scott had 26. Bluejays' setter Heather Blom was perfect on 298 sets and had 106 assists. Scott also had eight blocks and Heather Blom had six.

RCW's Hailey Johnson had 26 kills and also registered seven ace serves and nine ace blocks.

Jaguars' setter Sadie Treml made just eight errors in 249 attempts and had 64 assists.

Yellow Medicine East (10-12) won its final three matches after losing two to open the tournament. Emily Baker ignited the Sting with 40 kills, 13 ace blocks and seven ace serves. Angie Scheffler added 22 kills, Courtney Hinz 81 assists and Jennessa Hoffman six ace serves.

New London-Spicer (8-16) was 2-3 and Taylor Thunstedt, Jena Gales and Lauren Dietz all had 17 kills and Sydney Stone had 16 for the Wildcats. Setters Allison Van Zuilen and Jessica Johnson combined for 71 assists, and Gales and Dietz both had 12 blocks.

Team scores

Central Minnesota Christian: lost to Red Rock Central 20-25, 25-22, 13-15; def. Cedar Mt/-Comfrey 25-7, 25-6; def. Fulda 25-21, 25-15; def. Murray County Central 21-25, 26-24, 15-9; def. Renville County West 25-15, 25-19

MACCRAY: def. Hills-Beaver Creek 25-12, 25-11; def. Martin Luther 25-12, 25-5; GFW 25-20, 25-16; def. Windom 25-22, 19-25, 15-13; def. Canby 25-23, 22-25, 15-7

New London-Spicer: def. Murray County Central 25-7, 25-16, def. Lincoln HI 25-19, 25-9, lost to Windom 21-25, 23-25, lost to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 18-25, 15-25, lost to Worthington 17-25, 24-26

Renville County West: lost to Worthington 22-25, 23-25; def. Adrian 25-16, 26-24; def. Wabasso 25-23, 25-18; def. Westbrook-Walnut Grove 16-25, 25-21, 15-13; lost to Central Minnesota Christian 15-25, 19-25

Yellow Medicine East: lost to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 14-25, 16-25; lost to Dawson-Boyd 23-25, 26-24, 10-15; def. Lincoln HI 25-23, 25-11; def. Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 25-13, 25-21; def. St. James 25-13, 20-25, 15-4

How Area Teams Fared

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Central Minnesota Christian

Serving: Heather Blom 48-49-5, Kari Blom 24-29-3, Kristin Slagter 59-60-8, Steph Link 47-52-7, Jessica DeGroot 28-36-7, Mary Covert 37-37-6 ... Setting: H. Blom 298-298-106 ... Hitting: H.Blom 12-13-6, K.Blom 102-114-47, Danielle Wubben 27-33-7, Slagter 80-83-35, Alexis Scott 53-62-26, Link 18-20-8, DeGroot 3-3-1, Covert 6-8-1 ... Blocking (aces): H.Blom 6, K.Blom 4, Wubben 2, Slagter 5, Scott 8 ... Digs: H.Blom 34, K.Blom 25, DeGroot 62

MACCRAY

Serving: Hailey Goeman 53-56-2, Paige Schwitters 47-51-5, Brooklyn Gould 39-43-3, Abbey Thissen 32-38-5, Ashley Dierksen 27-27-7, Molly Friese 2-3-0, Teagen Molden 7-8-0, Aleah Schwitters 34-37-1, Paige Ammermann 1-1-0 ... Setting: A.Schwitters 289-305-128 ... Hitting: Molden 103-109-58, Thissen 128-150-67, P.Schwitters 67-80-22, Gould 17-19-2, Taylor Grussing 5-5-0, Dierksen 5-7-4, Goeman 6-6-1, A.Schwitters 15-15-2 ... Blocking (aces): Molden 12, Thissen 3, Dierksen 1, P.Schwitters 1, A.Schwitters 1, Gould 1 ... Digs: Goeman 45, Gould 44, P.Schwitters 29, Thissen 17, A. Schwitters 13, Grussing 7, Ammermann 9, Dierksen 5, Molden 7, Friese 6

New London-Spicer

Serving: Allison Van Zuilen 19-20-2, Jena Gales 17-20-3, Jessica Johnson 53-54-12, Lauren Dietz 33-38-11, Hannah Stehn 17-19-1, Mikayla Jacobson 1-2-0, Taylor Thunstedt 11-13-0, Sydney Stone 29-32-3, Catie Kluver 6-6-3, Petra Lothert 1-2-0, Kelsie Rustad 2-2-1 ... Setting: Van Zuilen 130-131-38, Gales 3-3-2, Johnson 112-112-33, Dietz 3-3-1, Jacobson 1-1-0, Olivia Setterberg 5-5-0, Thunstedt 2-3-0, Kluver 1-1-0, Lothert 2-2-1, Rustad 7-7-4 ... Hitting: Van Zuilen 17-17-3, Gales 40-44-17, Johnson 1-1-0, Dietz 33-36-17, Stehn 2-2-0, Jacobson 2-2-0, Setterberg 26-31-9, Thunstedt 46-54-17, Stone 45-51-16, Kluver 7-7-0, Lothert 7-8-3 ... Blocking (aces): Van Zuilen 5, Gales 12, Dietz 12, Setterberg 7, Thunstedt 1, Stone 2, Kluver 1 ... Digs: Jacobson 26

Renville County West

Serving: Sadie Treml 30-35-5, Taylor Sharpe 39-47-4, Hailey Johnson 29-34-7, Nora Kronlokken 30-33-6, Abby Bratsch 25-28-3, Rachel Colestock 35-36-4, Hanna Johnson 8-8-3 ... Setting: Treml 241-249-64, Sharpe 2-2-0, Hailey Johnson 3-3-1, Kronlokken 1-1-0, Grace Robertson 17-17-1, Colestock 1-1-1 ... Hitting: Treml 32-34-12, Sharpe 56-70-20, Hailey Johnson 71-78-26 Emily Hughes 31-38-15, Kronlokken 39-44-11, Robertson 28-33-6, Lauren Schneider 7-9-1, Hanna Johnson7-9-2 ... Blocking (aces): Treml 7, Sharpe 1, Hailey Johnson 9, Hughes 2, Kronlokken 3, Robertson 2, Hanna Johnson 1 ... Digs: Treml 25, Sharpe 39, Kronlokken 39, Abby Bratsch 40

Yellow Medicine East

Serving: Angie Scheffler 37-39-2, Courtney Hinz 26-28-0, Emily Baker 29-35-7, Nena McCalla 44-46-3, Kylie Jans 5-6-0, Jennessa Hoffman 50-55-6, Danie Roden 16-17-0 ... Setting: Hinz 183-196-81 ... Hitting: Scheffler 44-58-22, Hinz 12-13-5, Baker 77-89-40, Jans 29-44-8, Hoffman 33-37-9, Brooke Blue 3-3-2, Cassie Struffert 6-8-1, Chyanne Sand 14-14-4 ... Blocking (aces): Scheffler 2, Hinz 8, Baker 13, Hoffman 1 ... Digs: Scheffler 16, Hinz 23, Baker 12, McCalla 18, Jans 11, Hoffman 22, Roden 15

STMA Invite

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, one of the top teams in the area, had an uncharacteristic 2-3 record and a 15th place finish at the St. Michael-Albertville Invite over the weekend.

The Jaguars' (20-7) Brittany Roelike had 47 kills and Taylor Braegelman had 33 in the five matches.

Litchfield (6-13) was 1-4 in the tournament. Bailey Koch recorded almost half the Dragons' total kills, with 50 of 109 team kills.

Team scores

BBE: def. St. Cloud Tech 25-22, 18-25, 15-9; lost to Andover 21-25, 19-25; lost o Waconia 25-16, 13-25, 13-15; lost to Rosemount 25-21, 19-25, 10-15; def. Elk River 25-17, 25-16

Litchfield: lost to St. Michael-Albertville 25-23, 23-25, 13-15; lost to Roseville 19-25, 16-25; def. Hastings 25-15, 25-13; lost to Maple Lake 17-25, 12-25; lost to St. Cloud Tech 25-20, 11-25, 9-15

How Area Teams Fared

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa

Serving: Brittany Roelike 30-32-1, Taylor Braegelman 50-52-7, Raeann Sorenson 42-44-6, Mariah Rach 41-46-3, Brittany Winter 31-32-2, Miriah Dekok 33-35-4, Morgan Geer 1-1-0, Amy Bast 4-6-0, Tia Halverson 2-2-0, Courtney Kern 6-6-0 ... Setting: Roelike 12-12-2, T.Braegelman 10-10-0, Kim Kollman 4-4-1, Sorenson 4-4-0, Rach 152-158-55, Winter 203-207-64, Dekok 15-19-2, Becca Gruber 4-4-2, Geer 2-2-0, Bast 15-16-7, Halverson 3-3-0, Kern 1-1-1 ... Hitting: Roelike 73-86-47, T.Braegelman 63-73-33, Kollman 27-35-10, Sorenson 0-1-0, Kendra Braegelman 2-3-1, Winter 1-1-0, Dekok 29-32-12, Gruber 53-60-20, Geer 1-1-1, Bast 18-24-6, Megan Weller 2-3-1 ... Blocking (aces): Roelike 2, T.Braegelman 4, Kollman 2, Dekok 4, Gruber 4, Bast 3 ... Digs: t. Braegelman 39, Sorenson 53, Winter 25

Litchfield

Serving: Anna Wood 15-15-0, Bri Graphenteen 10-11-1, Natalie Davis 15-17-1, Bailey Koch 32-35-1, Hailey Horstmann 26-30-2, Alexi Besser 42-51-7, Jayme Brickey 13-14-1, Natasha Stubeda 9-9-1, Kelsey Fisher 35-38-3 ... Setting: Fisher 91 assists, Graphenteen 2, Paige Nelson 1, Davis 2, Koch 1, Besser 3, Kristen Klaben 1 ... Hitting: Nelson 27-33-12, Davis 9-13-4, Koch 108-126-50, Horstmann 21-30-5m Besser 44-50-16, Stubeda 32-40-11, Klaben 21-28-5, Fisher 11-11-6 ... Blocking (aces): Koch 2, Besser 1 ... Digs: Koch 31, Besser 27

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