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Volleyball: Benson, MACCRAY, Monte win; Morris avenges 2 losses

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Top-seeded Benson cruised past Ortonville and MACCRAY, Morris Area and Montevideo all advanced after winning quarterfinal matches in Section 6AA-South.

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MACCRAY 3, Minnewaska 1

Tory Brouwer with 15 kills and Hilary Groothuis with 10 paced the Wolverines' attack.

Ashley Beseman made six kills and three ace blocks, Danielle Loomis 32 assists and Danielle Goeman 13 digs.

Laura Tvrdik was the focus of the Minnewaska attack. The six-foot junior had 13 kills from 51 attacks. Ashley Chan added seven kills. Andrea Kuseske made 12 digs and delivered two ace serves.

Minnewaska 19 25 15 13

MACCRAY (12-10) 25 21 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Minnewaska

Serving: Amie Chan 13-14-2, Ashley Chan 7-8-0, Laura Tvrdik 9-12-0, Andrea Kuseske 10-13-2, Shannon Bosek 14-15-2, Allison Blair 3-3-1, Ashley Olson 7-8-0 .... Setting: Laura Johnson 1-1-0, Amie Chan 25-25-6, Ashley Olson 40-42-8, Ashley Chan 2-2-0, Tvrdik 2-2-0 .... Hitting: Amie Chan 6-8-1, Ashley Chan 11-17-7, Tvrdik 43-51-13, Andrea Kuseske 10-11-2, Bosek 10-11-2, Olson 3-3-1 .... Blocking (aces): Amie Chan 1, Ashley Chan 1, Tvrdik 2, Bosek 2 ... Digs: Johnson 4, Amie Chan 8, Ashley Chan 8, Tvrdik 13, Kuseske 12, Bosek 3, Olson 3

MACCRAY

Serving: Brandy Woodring 10-11-1, Hilary Groothuis 8-10-2, Danelle Loomis 15-18-4, Danielle Goeman 24-26-2, Tory Brouwer 7-10-1, Hillary Aeikens 14-16-3 .... Setting: Loomis 79-84-32.... Hitting: Ashley Beseman 14-16-6, Groothuis 18-21-10, Brouwer 20-24-15, Goeman 22-29-8, Loomis 1-2-1, Aeikens 13-14-4 .... Blocking (aces): Brouwer 1, Groothuis 2, Goeman 1, Beseman 3, Loomis 1 ... Digs: Destiny Van De Reit 6, Groothuis 3, Goeman 13, Brouwer 4, Loomis 2, Aeikens 4, Allison Hebrink 4

Morris 3, LQPV 1

Morris had three players reach double digits in kills, led by Jasmine Henrich with 13. Dani Kloos and Brittany Nelson had 12 kills each. Kloos also served four aces and had two ace blocks. Sarah Burke recorded 38 set assists and Jonna Beyer had 23 digs.

Morris lost twice during the regular season to Lac qui Parle Valley.

Katie Schlieman and Mindy Clark had six kills each to pace the Eagles. Clark had three ace serves, Amber Moen registered eight set assists and Schlieman had 14 digs.

Morris (6-14) 25 19 25 25

LQPV (12-14) 12 25 15 19

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Morris

Serving: Jody Dittbenner 16-18-1, Jasmine Henrich 15-18-2, Dani Kloos 12-14-4, Heidi Wulf 12-12-1, Brittany Nelson 12-14-1, Sarah Burke 13-17-0 .... Setting: Burke 94-95-38 .... Hitting: Henrich 26-29-13, Kloos 22-24-12, Nelson 25-29-12, Dittbenner 15-18-8, Megan Mahoney 14-19-4 .... Blocking (aces): Kloos 2, Henrich 1 ... Digs: Jonna Beyer 23, Dittbenner 20, Nelson 10

Lac qui Parle Valley

Serving: Mindy Clark 18-18-3, Christine Bendel 14-15-0, C.J. Mahler 12-12-0, Katie Schlieman 7-8-1, Kayla Rheingans 10-11-0 .... Setting: Amber Moen 85-86-8, Bendel 11-11-2 .... Hitting: Schlieman 36-40-6, Clark 22-24-6, K. Rheingans 18-25-4, Alyse Molden 15-17-3 .... Blocking (aces): Clark 2, Schlieman 2, Rheingans 2, Moen 1, Molden 1, Andrea Rheingans 1 ... Digs: Schlieman 14, K. Rheingans 12, Moen 11, Mahler 11

Benson 3, Ortonville 0

The Braves (19-7) held Ortonville to 39 total points in their first-round matchup.

Emily Jensen led the way for Benson with 12 kills in 18-of-20 hitting attempts. She also added 10 digs. Annie Ecklund had two ace blocks, Nikki Linn served three aces and had 12 set assists, and Jenny Flaten recorded 13 digs.

Ortonville 6 17 16

Benson (19-7) 25 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Ortonville

Serving: not available .... Setting: Kayla Delage 37-39-8 .... Hitting: Becca Hillman 9-11-3, Ashley Nelson 9-15-2, Chelsey Parady 17-24-2 .... Blocking (aces): Hillman 4 ... Digs: Parady 8

Benson

Serving: Holly Erickson 2-3-1, Kelly Jepma 3-3-0, Maria Hansen 2-2-0, Ashley Lindahl 6-7-1, Lisa McManus 1-1-0, Jessica Ascheman 8-8-0, Emily Jensen 8-9-0, Annie Ecklund 8-10-1, Nikki Linn 16-17-3, Courtney Frank 9-12-4, Kari Mikkelson 2-2-0 .... Setting: Linn 45-45-12, Erickson 7-7-2, Mikkelson 5-5-2 .... Hitting: Erickson 1-2-0, Jepma 12-14-3, Hansen 1-1-0, Lindahl 1-3-1, Ascheman 8-9-2, Jensen 18-20-12, Ecklund 5-5-2, Frank 4-4-3, Mikkelson 2-2-1 .... Blocking (aces): Ecklund 2, Frank 1, Krista Connolly 1, Ascheman 1 ... Digs: Jenny Flaten 13, Jensen 10, Lindahl 3

Montevideo 3, ACGC 0

Taylor Skoglund recorded a game-high nine kills to lead Montevideo to a first-round win. Brook Moseng added seven kills and served three aces, Rikka Boike had 14 set assists, and Kara Nelson and Kaylee Johnson had seven digs each.

Lesly Ruzicka's four kills and three ace blocks were team highs for ACGC.

ACGC (2-19) 17 17 5

Montevideo (12-12) 25 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City

Serving: Brittany Smith 6-6-0, Lesly Ruzicka 5-5-1 .... Setting: Paige Drange 30-30-9, Rachael Ruzicka 29-30-2 .... Hitting: Smith 10-13-3, L. Ruzicka 10-11-4 .... Blocking (aces): Smith 1, L. Ruzicka 3 ... Digs: not available

Montevideo

Serving: Dani Jensen 6-6-0, Brook Moseng 15-16-3, Jessi Roggatz 6-6-2, Schwachtgen 11-11-0, Kaylee Johnson 7-8-1, Taylor Skoglund 14-14-2, Rikka Boike 9-10-2 .... Setting: Jensen 39-39-13, R. Boike 32-32-14 .... Hitting: Moseng 9-10-7, Roggatz 7-7-2, Schwachtgen 8-9-1, Skoglund 16-18-9, Brittany Schwendemann 20-21-5, R. Boike 9-10-3, Amanda Boike 2-2-2 .... Blocking (aces): Schwachtgen 1, Skoglund 2, Schwendemann 2 ... Digs: Kara Nelson 7, Johnson 7, Schwendemann 6, Roggatz 5, Kari Blummel 2

Section 6AA-North

NL-S 3, Holdingford 2

(First round) -- The Wildcats won a squeaker, upsetting Holdingford on the road.

Brenna Thompsen and Katie Heinen had nine kills apiece for the Wildcats. Taylor Thompsen added seven kills and was 16-for-16 serving with two aces.

NL-Spicer (5-22) 16 26 25 10 15

Holdingford 25 24 13 25 13

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

New London-Spicer

Serving: Taylor Thompsen 16-16-2, Whitney Herman 1-1-0, Justine Dammermann 13-13-0, Brenna Thompsen 8-9-0, Jennifer Wendlandt 9-10-1, Jenna Moritz 11-12-2, Katie Heinen 14-16-1 .... Setting: T. Thompsen 2-2-0. Dammermann 47-49-17, B. Thompsen 48-49-11, Wendlandt 1-1-0, Lindsey Imdieke 3-4-2, Moritz 4-4-2 .... Hitting: T. Thompsen 22-27-7, Dammermann 3-4-1, B. Thompsen 32-36-9, Cassie Ziemer 1-4-1, Wendlandt 11-18-4, Imdieke 13-13-5, Moritz 12-16-3, Heinen 22-24-9 .... Blocking (aces): B. Thompsen 4, Ziemer 1, Wendlandt 3, Heinen 4... Digs: not available

Holdingford

No statistics available

Section 2AAA Worthington 3, Litchfield 2

Litchfield gained momentum after winning Game 2 to tie the match, but lost it during Game 4.

The Dragons had four players with at least 10 kills. Brittany Euerle and Megan Lambertson led the team with 14 kills apiece, followed by Becky Smith's 11 and Natalie Devine's 10. Devine also recorded four aces blocks and five ace serves. Sara Lehrer had 33 set assists and Jill Warren 28 digs.

Worthington 25 16 20 25 15

Litchfield (16-8-1) 18 25 25 19 13

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Worthington

Statistics not available

Litchfield

Serving: Brittany Euerle 7-8-2, Natalie Devine 21-22-5, Jamie Wollin 20-20-2, Megan Lambertson 13-15-3, Sara Lehrer 13-13-0, Becky Smith 21-22-2 .... Setting: Emily Binsfeld 8-8-1, Lehrer 116-119-33 .... Hitting: Euerle 46-49-14, Devine 46-49-10, Wollin 11-12-1, Lambertson 45-48-14, Lehrer 3-4-2, Jill Warren 2-3-1, Smith 40-42-11 .... Blocking (aces): Euerle 1, Devine 4 ... Digs: Euerle 1, Devine 2, Wollin 4, Lambertson 8, Lehrer 4, Warren 28, Smith 20

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