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College Volleyball: Warriors blank M State

Ridgewater's volleyball team flexed it's muscles a bit in Wednesday's 3-0 win over Minnesota State-Fergus Falls.

The Warriors, who dropped to No. 3 in the NJCAA Division III rankings after losing a couple of tough matches to top-ranked Harper and new No. 2 Madison College, jumped on M State and held on for a 25-19, 25-23, 25-17 victory.

Kiana Johnson led the way with 10 kills and a .474 kill percentage while Cami Sletta added nine kills and five service aces. Ridgewater's offense was efficient from all angles, logging a .362 kill percentage. Katelyn Dingmann added nine kills with a .471 kill percentage and Ashley Froelich finished with eight kills and a .438 percentage.

"We'd still like to see a higher level of development with our serve receive and out of system offense but I'll take hitting over .300 any match," said Ridgewater head coach Joe Sussenguth.

Ridgewater now fixes its sights on No. 9 St. Cloud Technical College. The match is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in St. Cloud.

Ridgewater 3, Minnesota State 0

Ridgewater (3-0, 8-2) 25 25 25

Minnesota State (4-4) 19 23 17

Ridgewater

Serving (aces): Heidi Sellmann 1, Katelyn Dingmann 1, Kiana Johnson 1, Cami Sletta 5 ... Set assists: Sarah Sulflow 14, Jamie Goblirsch 3, Jessica Lemke 20, Sellmann 1, Ashley Froelich 1, Johnson 1 ... Hitting (kills): Goblirsch 1, Sellmann 3, Dingmann 9, Froelich 8, Brennah Bergh 1, Johnson 10, Sletta 9, Kallee Anderson 3, Ashley Vealetzek 1 ... Blocking (aces): Sellmann 1, Froelich 1, Anderson 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Goblirsch 15, Lemke 10, Johnson 8, Sletta 5

Minnesota State-Fergus Falls

Serving (aces): Sheyenne Gunderson 1, Kassandra Algarate 1, Mackenzie Swanson 1 ... Set assists: Gunderson 20, Ashlyn Henrickson 1 ... Hitting (kills): Katie Merrick 4, Claire Mathiesen 1, Lindsey Dierks 3, Gunderson 1, Algarate 6, Mackenzie Swanson 8 ... Blocking (aces): Swanson 3 ... Digs (5 or more): Mathiesen 5, Lexus Noyes 11, Dierks 10, Gunderson 12, Algarate 5

Jake Schultz

Jake Schultz is a sports reporter and photographer for the West Central Tribune, working his first job out of college. He graduated from St. John's University (CSB/SJU) in 2016 and is a baseball fanatic. You can follow him on Twitter @StJake29. 

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