WILLMAR — A combination of strong service and an efficient attack led Ridgewater to a victory in three sets over Minnesota West on Wednesday.
The Warriors hit .307 between a balanced lineup en route to the 25-9, 25-20, 25-18 win.
"I felt we controlled the floor well with how we served and statistically it is the best we've serve received passes all season," Ridgewater head coach Joe Sussenguth said.
Between a team-high nine kills, three assists, three aces and one ace block, Cami Sletta led the all-around charge for the fifth-ranked Warriors.
Ridgewater recorded 11 serving aces while not many a single error on the Lady Jays.
An effective effort at the net was also key for the Warriors, who had seven blocks and just one block error. A bevy of hitters were tough to stop on the attack, as well, as Ashley Froelich had seven kills while Heidi Sellmann and Kallee Anderson had five apiece.
"We had a strong presence at the net defensively, productive touches that gave us offensive opportunities as the rally progressed," Sussenguth said.
Ridgewater 3, MN West 0
MN West 9 20 18
Ridgewater 25 25 25
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Serving (aces): Staci Banks 1, Jami Goblirsch 3, Katelyn Dingmann 1, Brennah Bergh 2, Kiana Johnson 1, Cami Sletta 3 ... Set assists: Jessica Lemke 19, Sarah Sulflow 11, Goblirsch 2, Heidi Sellmann 1, Dingmann 1 ... Hitting (kills): Sellmann 5, Dingmann 3, Hannah Gallagher 1, Ashley Froelich 7, Johnson 4, Sletta 9, Kallee Anderson 5, Ashley Vealetzek 4 ... Blocking (aces): Sellmann 1, Dingmann 1, Johnson 1, Sletta 1, Anderson 2 ... Digs (5 or more): Sulflow 7, Goblirsch 17, Johnson 9, Sletta 5