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Prep volleyball: CMCS blanks Lakers

Central Minnesota Christian School hitter Lexi Scott, left, winds up for a shot as Lakeview’s Brianna Hoffman stretches up for a block attempt during a Section 3A-North quarterfinals match on Friday in Montevideo. CMCS setter Nicole Brouwer, right, looks on. Tribune photo by Tom Larson

MONTEVIDEO — Nicole Brouwer surpassed 1,000 sets for the season and Lexi Scott had 20 kills as Central Minnesota Christian School swept Lakeview in the Section 3A-North quarterfinals on Friday.

The Bluejays won 25-13, 25-15 and 25-23.

CMCS hadn’t played in 11 days but didn’t take much time to shed any rust.

“I expected that we’d start slow,” said CMCS head coach Terrin DeBoer. “But once we got going we were OK.”

Brouwer, a junior setter, had 41 sets against Lakeview. She came into the match with 979 and the match was stopped briefly to commemorate her achievement. Brouwer now has 1,604 career assists.

“It was a really big night for Nicole,” DeBoer said. “It’s a pretty nice accomplishment, and we didn’t tell her anything before the match so she didn’t really know what was going on (when the match was stopped). I’m really happy for her.”

The Bluejays play Russell-Tyler-Ruthton in the 3A-North semifinals at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall. They defeated RTR, which is 21-8, in three games in the teams’ lone meeting this season on Sept. 17 in Prinsburg.

RTR downed MACCRAY in Friday’s other quarterfinals match in Montevideo.

“They have a nice team,” DeBoer said of RTR. “It all depends on how we play that night.”

CMCS 3, Lakeview 0

Lakeview (14-12)               13 15 23

Central Minn. (24-6)         25 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)


Statistics not available

Central Minnesota Christian School

Serving: Christine Mikelson 15-15-1, Kalley Schwitters 11-11-2, Lexi Scott 11-12-2, Mary Covert 8-9-0, Nicole Brouwer 16-19-4 … Set assists: Nicole Brouwer 41 … Hitting: Erin Orred 12-14-7, Scott 27-34-20, Lillie Hankel 9-10-4, Covert 19-22-6, Natalie Brouwer 15-15-7, Nicole Brouwer 4-5-3 … Blocking (aces): Orred 1, Scott 1, Hankel 1, Natalie Brouwer 1 … Digs (5 or more): Mikelson 12, Hannah Nelson 5, Schwitters 13, Scott 9, Covert 6, Nicole Brouwer 10