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College volleyball: Ridgewater sweeps Anoka

Tribune photo by Brooke Kern Ridgewater's Kelsey Stommes (8) goes up for an easy tip against Anoka-Ramsey on Wednesday at Ridgewater College with Tiffani Karbo (7) looking on.

WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater volleyball team came back strong from a tough weekend and delivered a three-game victory over Anoka-Ramsey on Wednesday.

Ridgewater won the MCAC South Division match 25-11, 25-14, 25-15.

Ridgewater, which was 1-3 against a strong field at its invitational last weekend, improved to 6-0 in the South Division and is 10-4 overall. Anoka-Ramsey fell to 1-3 in the South and 2-10 overall. The Warriors play Riverland at home on Saturday at 1 p.m.

"I thought we controlled every aspect of this match well," said Warriors head coach Joe Sussenguth. "We passed very well, served strong and executed well on first ball opportunities."

Kelsey Stommes led the Warriors with 9 kills and she also had 3 solo blocks.

Brittany Nissen had 8 kills and a block for a Ridgewater front line that made just seven hitting errors.

Tiffani Karbo had 18 set assists -- along with 4 kills, 2 service aces, a block and a team-high 10 digs -- and five other Warriors also were credited with assists.

"I'm pleased with where we are at after the first half of conference play," Sussenguth said, "but we need to strive to make improvements from here on out."

Ridgewater 3,

Anoka-Ramsey 0

Anoka-Ramsey (1-3, 2-10) 11 14 15

Ridgewater (6-0, 10-4) 25 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)


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Serving: Serving- Paige Wilner 2-2-1, Emma Sharpe 3-4-0, Taylor Sharpe 3-4-1, Morgan Meyer 13-15-2, Tiffani Karbo 13-15-2, Kelsey Stommes 6-7-0, Cassie Ziemer 7-7-0, Brittany Nissen 1-2-0, Alex Horton 8-10-1, Kelci Viesselman 15-15-3 ... Setting: Tiffani Karbo 18, Morgan Meyer 4, Brittany Nissen 3, Kelci Viesselman 2, Taylor Schellbach 2, Paige Wilner 1 ... Hitting: Kandace Taylor 6-6-2, Morgan Meyer 1-1-1, Tiffani Karbo 8-8-4, Kelsey Stommes 16-19-9, Cassie Ziemer 4-4-1, Katie Knisley 7-7-2, Brittany Nissen 11-13-8, Alex Horton 14-16-4, Kelci Viesselman 15-15-4 ... Blocking (aces): Kelsey Stommes 3, Tiffani Karbo 1, Brittany Nissen 1, Alex Horton 1 ... Digs: Emma Sharpe 4, Taylor Sharpe 4, Morgan Meyer 7, Tiffani Karbo 10, Kelsey Stommes 1, Cassie Ziemer 1, Katie Knisley 1, Alex Horton 7, Kelci Viesselman 4