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Prep volleyball: MACCRAY moves on

Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Freshman middle hitter Emily Orwick of MACCRAY dunks for a kill in Game 1 of the Wolverines sweep of Lincoln HI in the Section 3A-North first round on Monday at Clara City. Maranda Jerzak defends for the Rebels.

CLARA CITY -- Sophomore outside hitter Ashley Dirksen struck for 14 kills as the MACCRAY Wolverines destroyed Lincoln HI of Ivanhoe/Hendricks 25-15, 25-7 and 25-12 to begin the postseason.

Brooklyn Gould delivered 30 serves without a miss; three went for aces, plus a team-high 11 digs.

MACCRAY will head to Granite Falls Friday where they will face No. 4 Dawson-Boyd scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The Wolverines are the No. 6 seed in Section 3A-North.

Emily Orwick added 5 kills and Aleah Schwitters 4. Schwitters, the setter, also had 26 helpers.

Lincoln HI, the No. 11 seed, had problems passing and couldn't match the Wolverines hitters along the front.

The Wolverines are young with no seniors and three juniors (Schwitters, Gould and Molly Friese).

MACCRAY 3, Lincoln Hi 0

Lincoln HI 15 7 12

MACCRAY 25 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)


Serving: Aleah Schwitters 4-6-1, Ashley Dirksen 3-5-1, Emily Orwick 11-12-0, Laura Hauser 13-14-6, Brooklyn Gould 30-30-3 ... Setting: Schwitters 65-66-26, Ali Siverhus 7-7-1 ... Hitting: Gould 18-23-6, Molly Friese 7-7-1, Schwitters 6-7-4, Emily Orwick 13-14-5, Ashley Dirksen 26-28-14, Ali Siverhus 6-8-3, MalloryVanKlompenburg 4-5-2, Alica Ervin 1-1-1 ... Blocking (aces): Orwick 2, Dirksen 1, Siverhus 1 ... Digs: Gould 11, Friese 9, Schwitters 6