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Prep Volleyball: Minneota eliminates CMCS

Mary Covert, left, and Alexis Scott of Central Minnesota Christian spring to try to block an attack from Minneota's Shelby Corbin (14) during a semifinal of the Section 3A-North playoffs Tuesday at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Photo courtesy of the Marshall Independent.

MARSHALL -- Central Minnesota Christian was eliminated from the quarterfinals of the Section 3A tournament by Minneota on Tuesday at Southwest Minnesota State University as the Vikings posted a 25-14, 25-15, 25-15 win.

Minneota, ranked No. 6 in Class A, beat CMCS twice during the regular season and will now face another Camden Conference rival, MACCRAY, in the North sub-section final on Thursday at SMSU at 6 p.m.

The Vikings (24-6), who beat MACCRAY earlier in the season, are the defending section champions and finished third in the state tournament last season.

Kari Blom led CMCS (24-7-1) with 10 kills. Heather Blom had an ace serve, an ace block and 22 assists. Kristin Slagter added four kills and an ace block and Lexi Scott five kills.

Taylor Reiss hammered down a match-high 16 kills, Shelby Corbin added another 10 and Megan Larson chalked up 34 assists for the?Vikings. Reiss also had 5 of the team's 9 ace blocks.

Minneota 3, CMCS 0

CMCS (24-7-1) 14 15 15

Minneota (24-6) 25 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Central Minnesota Christian

Serving: Kristin Slagter 9-9-0, Heather Blom 11-11-1, Kari Blom 9-9-0, Mary Covert 7-7-0, Jessica DeGroot 5-5-0, Steph Link 3-4-0 ... Setting (assists): Heather Blom 22 ... Hitting: Slagter 13-16-4, Heather Blom 2-2-0, Kari Blom 25-30-10, Lexi Scott 17-22-5, Covert 5-6-2, Dani Wubben 5-7-1, Link 7-7-0 ... Blocking (aces): Slagter 1, Heather Blom 1 ... Digs: Heather Blom 9, Kari Blom 7, DeGroot 8, Link 6


Serving: Kelsey Hennen 17-17-0, Megan Larson 14-14-0, Katelyn Kack 10-10-2 ... Setting (assists): Larson 34 ... Hitting (kills): Taylor Reiss 16, Shelby Corbin 10, Molly?Hennen 8, Hanna Prellwitz 5, Kack 3, Larson 1 ... Blocking (aces): Reiss 5, Larson 2, M. Hennen 2 ... Digs: K. Hennen 17, Kack 17, M. Hennen 16, Faith Laleman 7