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College volleyball: Warriors blank St. Cloud Tech

Tribune photo by Brooke Kern Ridgewater's Brittany Nissen (11) smashes down a kill for the Warriors against St Cloud Technical College's Ally May on Wednesday in Willmar.

WILLMAR -- The Ridgewater volleyball team remains undefeated in the MCAC South Division race following a three-game win over St. Cloud Technical College on Wednesday.

The Warriors won 25-23, 25-17 and 25-17, but it didn't come as easily as the scores might indicate.

"I'm pleased that we were able to win this match in three sets," said Warriors head coach Joe Sussenguth, "as our service errors, put us in a position that we needed to work harder offensively and defensively."

The Warriors made 13 service errors but covered with just 18 hitting errors among 11 players. Kelsey Stommes led the team with 14 kills. Kelci Viesselman and Alex Horton both had 6 kills and Cassie Ziemer and Brittany Nissen both had 5.

Tiffani Karbo had 34 set assists, 2 kills, a block and 8 digs.

The Warriors are closing in on the South title and Sussenguth said the team needs to practice better and be ready for a fight.

"This team needs to recognize that we are the target of everyone's arrows," Sussenguth said. "We are one win away from wrapping up the division, but we certainly did not practice or play like it. Our team must recognize that we can control our opponents' postseason destiny."

Ridgewater 3, SC Tech 0

SC Tech (1-6 6-16) 23 17 17

Ridgewater (9-0 16-5) 25 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

St. Cloud Tech

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Serving: Taylor Schellbach 2-2-0, Emma Sharpe 2-3-0, Morgan Meyer 4-6-0, Tiffani Karbo 9-10-0, Kelsey Stommes 12-14-2, Cassie Ziemer 11-12-2, Alicia Koenen 3-3-0, Alex Horton 4-6-2, Kelci Viesselman 6-10-1 ... Setting: Tiffani Karbo 34, Brittany Nissen 3, Kelsey Stommes 2 ... Hitting: Kandace Taylor 5-5-0, Paige Wilner 1-1-0, Morgan Meyer 1-1-1, Tiffani Karbo 5-6-2, Kelsey Stommes 20-22-14, Cassie Ziemer 13-14-5, Katie Knisley 7-8-2, Brittany Nissen 11-16-5, Alicia Koenen 4-5-3, Alex Horton 14-17-6, Kelci Viesselman 16-20-6 ... Blocking (aces): Tiffani Karbo 1, Kelsey Stommes 1, Cassie Ziemer 1 ... Digs: Kandace Taylor 1, Paige Wilner 1, Taylor Schellbach 1, Emma Sharpe 14, Morgan Meyer 8, Tiffani Karbo 8, Kelsey Stommes 2, Brittany Nissen 4, Alicia Koenen 4, Alex Horton 5, Kelci Viesselman 8