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Prep Volleyball: Battle to the end

MACCRAY's Danielle Burns serves a ball in Tuesday's match against Minneota in Clara City. Jake Schultz / Tribune1 / 7
MACCRAY volleyball hosts Minneota Sept. 12, 2017. Jake Schultz / Tribune2 / 7
MACCRAY volleyball hosts Minneota Sept. 12, 2017. Jake Schultz / Tribune3 / 7
MACCRAY's Sydney Schwitters celebrates a point with her teammate in Tuesday's match against Minneota in Clara City. Jake Schultz / Tribune4 / 7
MACCRAY's Carly Orwick sneaks the ball past Minneota blockers in Tuesday's match in Clara City. Jake Schultz / Tribune5 / 7
MACCRAY's Sydney Schwitters sets a ball in Tuesday's match against Minneota in Clara City. Jake Schultz / Tribune6 / 7
MACCRAY's Sydney Schwitters serves in Tuesday's match against Minneota in Clara City. Jake Schultz / Tribune7 / 7

CLARA CITY — MACCRAY suffered its first loss of the season in a five-set battle with No. 8 Minneota Tuesday evening.

The Wolverines took control in the first set and held on for a 25-23 victory but dropped the following two sets after some strong attacking from the Vikings' front row. MACCRAY edged out a fourth set victory by another 25-23 margin before Minneota outlasted the home team in a 15-11 final set.

Sydney Schwitters was at the center of the Wolverines' attack, finishing with 39 set assists and four service aces. Piper Asche, Olivia Ruiter and Danni Burns benefitted from Schwitters' passing as they each tallied double-digit kills.

Ellie Thein, who added eight kills, finished with a game-high 27 digs.

MACCRAY will look to get one back in the win column at 7:30 p.m. Thursday against Dawson-Boyd in Dawson.

Minneota 3, MACCRAY 2

Minneota (7-2) 23 25 25 23 15

MACCRAY (3-1) 25 20 16 25 11

Minneota

Stats not provided

MACCRAY

Serving (aces): Sydney Schwitters 4, Danni Burns 5, Carly Orwick 2, Piper Asche 3 ... Set assists: Schwitters 39 ... Hitting (kills): Ellie Thein 8, Burns 10, Orwick 5, Olivia Ruiter 10, Piper Asche 13 ... Blocking (aces): Orwick 1, Asche 1, Schwitters 2, Thein 1, Burns 2 ... Digs (5 or more): Schwitters 12, Thein 27, Burns 17, Kate Hultgren 10, Orwick 8, Ruiter 20

BBE 3, Verndale 0

BBE made relatively quick work of its match against Verndale on Tuesday in Belgrade.

Katherine Mastey had 10 kills and three blocks and Ally Gruber had eight kills.

Morgan Gronli played a solid all-around game, finishing with seven kills, five ace serves, a block and 12 digs. Karsee Kampsen had 30 set assists.

Verndale 19 19 23

BBE 25 25 25

Verndale

Statistics not provided

BBE

Serving (aces): Ally Gruber 1, Emily Wosmek 1, Morgan Gronli 5 ... Set assists: Karsee Kampsen 30 ... Hitting (kills): Gruber 8, Aly Riggs 1, Brittany Berge 1, Jenna Fischer 1, Kampsen 1, Katherine Mastey 10, Kendra Schmitz 3, Gronli 7, Nicole Wesbur 1 ... Blocking (aces): Gruber 1, Mastey 3, Schmitz 1, Gronli 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Gruber 9, Jaden Gosson 14, Fischer 5, Gronli 12

Montevideo 3, Minnewaska 0

A balanced front row attack helped Montevideo down Minnewaska in three tight sets on Tuesday in a West Central Conference match at Minnewaska High School.

The Thunder Hawks won 25-23, 26-24 and 25-19.

Montevideo's Molly Reeves and Jessica Tastad both seven kills and Kari Fragodt had six kills. Kamren Saue had 24 set assists.

Minnewaska's Alexis Pierkarski had six kills and Emma Thorfinnson had five.

Montevideo (3-5) 25 26 25

Minnewaska (0-5) 23 24 19

Montevideo

Serving (aces): Sydney Bednar 3, Kari Fragodt 2, Katya Turcios 1, Kamren Saue 1, Jessica Tastad 1 ... Set assists: Saue 24... Hitting (kills): Molly Reeves 7, Fragodt 6, Tastad 7, Cali Christianson 4 ... Blocking (aces): Reeves 1, Christianson 2, Sydney Zindel 3, Tastad 7 ... Digs (5 or more): Fragodt 10, Bednar 24, Reeves 14, Saue 9, Turcios 9

Minnewaska

Serving (aces): Ellie Danielson 1, Emma Thorfinnson 1, Sara Geiser 1, Bailey Stewart 1 ... Set assists: Kelsey Johnson 8, Geiser 6 ... Hitting (kills): Sierra Lindemann 1, Danielson 3, Thorfinnson 5, Madisen Hall 1, Alexis Piekarski 6 ... Blocking (aces): Lindemann 1, Danielson 4, Thorfinnson 2, Piekarski 2 ... Digs (5 or more): Jessica Lanoue 5, Johnson 6, Thorfinnson 7

Sauk Centre 3, Benson 0

Nicole Kartan had 15 kills to lead Sauk Centre over Benson in a West Central Conference match on Tuesday in Sauk Centre.

Benson's Courtney McNeill had three kills and nine set assists and Abbie Mitteness had three ace serves and 26 digs.

Benson 22 12 20

Sauk Centre 25 25 25

Benson

Serving (aces): Abbie Mitteness 3, Mariah Ahrndt 2, Leah Molden 1, Zoe Doscher 2 ... Set assists: Courtney McNeill 9, Ahrndt 10 ... Hitting (kills): McNeill 3, Mitteness 1, Lizzie Staton 4, Anna Gosson 6, Claire Ricard 7 ... Blocking (aces): Staton 1, Ricard 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Mitteness 26, Gosson 9, Leah Molden 27, Doscher 8

Sauk Centre

Serving (aces): Megan Klaphake 1, Kenzie Schmiesing 1, Maesyn Thiesen 2, Miranda Middendorf 1, Nicole Kartan 1, Julia Dammann 1, Tori Peschel 1, Reece Ritter 1 ... Set assists: Klaphake 18, Thiesen 8 ... Hitting (kills): Nicole Kartan 15, Paige Schwinghamer 5, Peschel 4 ... Blocking (aces): McKenna Westby 1, Dammann 1, Peschel 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Schmiesing 7, Middendorf 8, Kartan 10, Kelsey Peschel 10, Ritter 6

Morris/CA 3, ACGC 0

Morris/Chokio-Alberta remained undefeated with a straight-sets win over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City on Tuesday.

Jenna Howden led the game with 10 kills for the Tigers, while Karly Fehr had 23 assists and six kills.

ACGC (3-7) 8 16 13

Morris/CA (5-0) 25 25 25

ACGC

Serving (aces): none ... Set assists: Rachel Wilner 5, Karina Kinzler 8 ... Hitting (kills): Lindsey Minnick 2, Brenna Anderson 2, Madison Denton 2, Rylie Wilner 9 ... Blocking (aces): Rylie Wilner 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Jeana Denton 6, Alex Hovey 11, Rylie Wilner 8

Morris

Serving (aces): Bailey Marty 3, Kenzie Hockel 3, Karly Fehr 2, Jenna Howden 1, Riley Decker 1 ... Set assists: Fehr 23, Liz Dietz 1 ... Hitting (kills): Marty 4, Hockel 2, Fehr 6, Howden 10, Jen Solvie 5, Islande Sperr 1, Jenna Larsen 2 ... Blocking (aces): Hockel 1, Fehr 1, Howden 1 1, Islande Sperr 1, Larsen 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Marty 5, Fehr 5, Larsen 5, Decker 14

Melrose 3, BOLD 0

BOLD had a rough outing in Melrose, dropping a West Central Conference match in three games on Tuesday.

BOLD's Taylor Sagedahl had 11 kills and eight set assists, and Makayla Snow had five kills, 12 assists and she served three aces.

BOLD 21 18 18

Melrose 25 25 25

BOLD

Serving (aces): Nashaye Tschida 4, Kelsey Fleischhacker 2, Greta Klaphake 2, Kiana Wiechmann 2 ... Set assists: Makiya Luetmer 19 ... Hitting (kills): Mia Meyer 9, Mallori Funk 5, Tschida 4 ... Blocking (aces): Meyer 4, Funk 2, Wiechmann 2 ... Digs (5 or more): Fleischhacker 19, Luetmer 10, Klaphake 7

Melrose

Serving (aces): Makayla Snow 3, Ashley Trongard 1 ... Set assists: Makayla Snow 12, Taylor Sagedahl 8 ... Hitting (kills): Sagedahl 11, Snow 5 ... Blocking (aces): Snow 4, Elli Honzay 2 ... Digs (5 or more): Brenna Weis 12, Snow 12, Morgan Schmitz 8

KMS 3, RCW 0

Haylee Johnson had seven kills and Mallory Rudningen had 21 set assists to lead KMS to a three-set win over Renville County West on Tuesday.

RCW's Emma Rice and Aleah Zieske both had six kills.

KMS 25 25 25

RCW 21 14 15

KMS

Serving (aces): Katie Krieger 2, Haylee Johnson 1, Mallory Rudningen 1, Halie Nichols 1 ... Set assists: Rudningen 21 ... Hitting (kills): Krieger 1, Lydia Wagner 2, Lexy Swanson 1, Johnson 7, Alex Walsh 2, Lauren Krieger 3, Savanna Hagen 1, Maret Gjerde 5 ... Blocking (aces): Wagner 1, Johnson 1, Rudningen 1 ... Digs (5 or more): K. Krieger 10, Johnson 7, Nichols 9

Renville County West

Serving (aces): Stephanie Zaske 1, Sandra Perez 1, Morgan Haen 1, Lauren Wulf 1, Emma Rice 1, Aleah Zieske 2 ... Set assists: Zaske 1, Wolfe 13, Taylor Wertish 1 ... Hitting (kills): Zaske 3, Heun 1, Wolfe 1, Werdisch 1, Rice 6, Ziekse 6 ... Blocking (aces): Heun 4 ... Digs (5 or more): Zaske 8, Vanessa Savig 5, Zieske 5

YME 3, Dawson-Boyd 0

Yellow Medicine East slammed the door to its second win of the season with a 25-7 victory in the final set.

Seven players from the Sting finished with a service ace including Kaitlyn Mortenson who finished with seven.

Dawson-Boyd (3-6) 13 16 7

YME (2-7) 25 25 25

Dawson-Boyd

Serving (aces): Jalynn Popma 2 ... Set assists: Mary Bothun 1, Ashley Borstad 5, Hannah Stelter 2, Lydia Aafedt 4, Megan Myers 1 ... Hitting (kills): Avery Bartunek 2, Bothun 4, Amelia Olson 1, Karoline Dahl 3, Megan Myers 2, Olivia Stratmoe 1 ... Blocking (aces): Bartunek 1, Dahl 1 ... Digs (5 or more): none

Yellow Medicine East

Serving (aces): Madison Hinz 4, Kaitlyn Mortenson 7, Meeghen Dahlager 1, Mackenzie Dyrdahl 1, Anna McCosh 4, Abby Jaenisch 3, Alli Steffen 1 ... Set assists: Hinz 12 ... Hitting (kills): Dahlager 2, Dyrdahl 4, McCosh 5, Sam Anderson 1, Kaitlyn Mathiowetz 1 ... Blocking (aces): Dyrdahl 1, McCosh 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Hinz 5, Mortenson 5, Dahlager 5

LQPV 3, CMCS 1

Lac qui Parle Valley earned the team's second win of the season, also making it a two-match winning streak.

Six Eagles finished with service aces, including five from Katlyn Gades. Haley Wollschlager also led the way with 26 digs.

CMCS (0-5) 14 21 25 23

LQPV (2-5) 25 25 22 25

Central Minnesota Christian School

Serving (aces): Mariah Duininck 1, Torri Muzik 1, Addison Brouwer 1... Set assists: Ellie Greenwaldt 28 ... Hitting (kills): Sadie VanderPol 12, Elli Stoel 9, Duininck 4, Torri Muzik 2, Greenwaldt 2, Brouwer 1, Emma Van Dyken 1 ... Blocking (aces): Van Dyken 3, Greenwaldt 1, Stoel 1, Autumn Swart 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Stoel 21, Greenwaldt 12, VanderPol 8, Brouwer 6

Lac qui Parle Valley

Serving (aces): Kelsea Lund 3, Karly Siedschlag 4, Katlyn Gades 5, Haley Wollschlager 3, Sidney Gerdes 1, MaKayla Wildung 2 ... Set assists: Lund 28 ... Hitting (kills): Lund 3, Gades 6, Siedschlag 8, Ashlynn Wittnebel 8, Lindsay Kranz 3, Savannah DuFrane 3 ... Blocking (aces): Gades 4, Siedschlag 2, Wittnebel 3, Kranz 3, DuFrane 3 ... Digs (5 or more): Wollschlager 26, Lund 10, Gerdes 7, Siedschlag 5, Wittnebel 5, Brittany Welling 12

CGB 3, Hancock 0

Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley downed Hancock in three sets on Thursday.

Hancock 16 17 9

CGB 25 25 25

Hancock

Serving (aces): Ashlyn Mattson 1, Miranda Chamberlain 1 ... Set assists: Mattson 2 ... Hitting (kills): Tess Steiner 2, Emma Nelson 1 ... Blocking (aces): Tess Steiner 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Emma Nelson 9, Mattson 5, Lexi Staples 6, Steiner 12

Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley

Statistics not provided

Wabasso 3, BLHS 0

Wabasso kept its strong start to the season going with a 3-0 win over Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart.

Wabasso (8-1) 25 25 25

BLHS (3-5) 11 15 18

Wabasso

Stats not provided

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart

Serving (aces): Rachel Dean 2, Jacxl Fernandez 2 ... Set assists: Anna Buboltz 7, Emily VanderVoort 2, Rachel Dean 1, Keegan Hanson 1 ... Hitting (kills): Dean 2, Sara Kottke 2, Alyssa Petersen 3, Fernandez 3, Natalie Karl 2, Tessa Cook 1 ... Blocking (aces): Buboltz 1, Dean 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Petersen 5, Fernandez 7, Hanson 3

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