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Dawson-Boyd handles Camden foe RCW

Blackjacks clear Jags in three, win second in a row

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Dawson-Boyd senior middle hitter Avery Bartunek eyes a kill during Thursday's match against Renville County West from Renville County West High School. Patrick Bernadeau/West Central Tribune

RENVILLE — Earning its third victory of the season against Camden Conference opponent Renville County West, Dawson-Boyd led early and often during its road match Thursday.

Establishing a sizable cushion in the first set while creating late separation in the second, the Blackjacks captured a three-set sweep over the Jaguars 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 from Renville County West High School.

Getting off to a 9-2 start, the visitors built as much as a 20-10 advantage in the opening set. RCW could only slice their deficit to as low five before eventually dropping the first frame in front of its home crowd.

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Renville County West senior setter Lauren Wulf delivers a pass during Thursday's match against Dawson-Boyd from Renville County West High School. Patrick Bernadeau/West Central Tribune

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The Jaguars had its most competitive showing in the second, tying the set at 7-7 before back-to-back aces from junior Karoline Dahl capped a five-point run. The hosts did not go down easily, as an ace from sophomore defensive specialist Ali Aalderks cut the Dawson-Boyd lead to 16-14. But again, the Blackjacks used a 6-2 surge to avert danger.

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Renville County West sophomore setter Addyson Tanner delivers an assist to a teammate during Thursday's match against Dawson-Boyd from Renville County West High School. Patrick Bernadeau/West Central Tribune

Dahl was magnificent from the service line, piling up a match-best eight aces. In addition, she was a force from her outside hitter position with a match-high 17 kills. Senior middle hitter Avery Bartunek also earned a double-digit kill total as she racked up 10. Meanwhile, junior setter Kyndall Franzky collected 32 kills.

Dawson-Boyd 3, RCW 0

DB (6-11) 25 25 25
RCW (4-16) 17 18 17
Dawson-Boyd
Serving (aces): Grace Johnson 1, Kyndall Franzky 2, Karoline Dahl 8 … Set assists: Franzky 32, Tarah Johnson 2, Megan Mamer 1, Kar. Dahl 1 … Hitting (kills): Avery Bartunek 10, Mamer 8, Franzky 1, Kar. Dahl 17, Amelia Olson 1, Kate Dahl 3 … Blocking (aces): Bartunek 1 1/2, Megan Mamer 1/2 … Digs (5 or more): Bartunek 7, T. Johnson 9, Franzky 8, Kar. Dahl 7
Renville County West
Serving (aces): Ali Aalderks 1, Lauren Wulf 1, Katie Marr 1, Vanessa Savig 1 … Set assists: Addyson Tanner 7, Wulf 9, Lauren Allex 1, Savig 2 … Hitting (kills): Alice Hanson 4, Wulf 8, Marr 6, Victoria Kramer 1, Allex 3, Savig 2 … Blocking (aces): A. Hanson 1, Wulf 1, Marr 3, Hannah Pharr 3 … Digs (5 or more): Aalderks 10, Wulf 10, Marr 5, Allex 7, Savig 20

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NLS 3, G-SL 2

New London-Spicer rebounded from a loss on Tuesday by coming back from a 2-0 hole to beat Wright County Conference foe Glencoe-Silver Lake in five sets, 15-25, 14-25, 25-15, 26-24, 15-8.

Aleah Zieske and Ashlyn Olson led the Wildcats attack with 14 and 13 kills, respectively. Sophia Austvold and Presley Arndt-Callenius split the setting duties with 25 and 23 assists. Kendra Bagley scooped up 21 digs in the NLS victory.

NLS (22-2) 15 14 25 26 15
G-SL (13-8) 25 25 15 24 8
New London-Spicer
Serving (aces): Kendra Bagley 1, Sophie Austvold 3 … Set assists: Ava Kraemer 2, Bagley 1, Presley Arndt-Callenius 23, Austvold 25 … Hitting (kills): Aleah Zieske 14, Ashlyn Olson 13, Kraemer 2, Emma Hanson 8, Bagley 9, Payton Mages 7 … Blocking (aces): Zieske 3, Olson 1, Kraemer 3, Hanson 4, Mages 7 … Digs (5 or more): Zieske 11, Bagley 21, Krause 16, Arndt-Callenius 5, Austvold 9
Glencoe-Silver Lake
Stats not available

BLHS 3, NUC 2

With a scrappy New Ulm Cathedral squad extending Thursday’s Tomahawk Conference match to a fifth set, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart was able to regroup and win, 25-22, 15-25, 25-13, 25-27, 15-8.

Sara Kottke tallied a team-high 23 kills for the Mustangs, followed by nine from Tia Weispfennig. Allison Dornseif maneuvered the offense with 38 set assists while also getting three kills and three ace serves. Katie Buboltz led the back row with 28 digs.

NUC (11-10) 22 25 13 27 8
BLHS (12-14) 25 15 25 25 15
New Ulm Cathedral
Stats not available
Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart
Serving (aces): Katie Buboltz 2, Allison Dornseif 3, Emilie Hable 1, Sara Kottke 3, Jessica Novotny 3, Rachel Kottke 1 … Set assists: Dornseif 38 … Hitting (kills): Dornseif 3, Marissa Ebbers 4, Hable 6, S. Kottke 23, Novotny 1, Tia Weispfennig 9 … Blocking (aces): Hable 3, S. Kottke 1, Weispfennig 4 … Digs (5 or more): Buboltz 28, Ebbers 9, Hable 7, Novotny 8

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C-G-B 3, Hancock 0

Host Hancock lost the Pheasant Conference match 25-10, 25-7, 25-9.

Individual stats were not available at press time.

Hancock (6-9) 10 7 9
CGB (15-3) 25 25 25

EV-W 3, Paynesville 0

Eden Valley-Watkins cruised to a three-set Central Minnesota Conference win against Paynesville, 25-12, 25-18, 25-13.

Madi Leyendecker had 11 set assists for the Bulldogs along with eight digs. Skylar Burg chipped in with a team-high 11 digs.

EV-W (14-7) 25 25 25
Paynesville (5-14) 12 18 13
Eden Valley-Watkins
Stats not available
Paynesville
Serving (aces): Aubrie Spanier 1, Madi Leyendecker 1, Skylar Burg 1 … Set assists: Spanier 5, Leyendecker 11, Burg 1, Ashley Osendorf 1, Harley Kunstleben 1 … Hitting (kills): Burg 1, Allie Kalkbrenner 2, Kyleigh Tangen 4, Brynn Johnson 4, Kunstleben 6, Natalie Riley 1 … Blocking (aces): Osendorf 1 1/2, Sammy Pederson 1/2 … Digs (5 or more): Leyendecker 8, Burg 11, Tangen 5

ACGC 3, Benson 1

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City got its first victory since Sept. 5 on Thursday, snapping an 11-match losing streak with a four-set West Central Conference win over Benson, 22-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-22.

Jeana Denton, Rachel Wilner, Shayna Hobson and Dani Parker all had six kills to lead the Falcons. Wilner also had 15 set assists and 2-1/2 blocks while Denton finished with 11 digs.

Claire Ricard had a game-high 14 kills for the Braves, followed by 10 from Rachel Berens.

Benson (7-13) 25 24 22 22
ACGC (2-18) 22 26 25 25
Benson
Serving (aces): Mariah Ahrndt 1, Rachel Berens 2, Zoe Doscher 5, Abbie Mitteness 1 … Set assists: Doscher 11, Ellie Moesenthin 18, Claire Ricard 1, Mitteness 3 … Hitting (kills): Ahrndt 4, Sarah Brandt 1, Berens 10, Doscher 1, Beth Cain 3, Ricard 14, Kara Kannegiesser 1, Abby Lundebrek 2 … Blocking (aces): Ahrndt 2 1/2, Cain 1, Ricard 3, Kannegiesser 2, Lundebrek 2 1/2 … Digs (5 or more): Ahrndt 6, Berens 9, Doscher 10, Moesenthin 8, Marissa Connelly 6, Ricard 19, Mitteness 23
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City
Serving (aces): Jeana Denton 2, Rachel Wilner 1, Noelle Dilley 2, Brooke Schroeder 1, Shayna Hobson 1, Erin Roemeling 1 … Set assists: Wilner 15, Dilley 12, Roemeling 4 … Hitting (kills): Denton 6, Wilner 6, Hobson 6, Myli Narragon 4, Roemeling 3, Dani Parker 6 … Blocking (aces): Wilner 2 1/2, Hobson 2, Narragon 1/2, Roemeling 1 … Digs (5 or more): Denton 11, Schroeder 6

Maple Lake 3, BBE 1

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa lost its first Central Minnesota Conference match of the year Thursday, falling in four sets to Maple Lake, 25-20, 25-14, 25-27, 25-14.

The loss came despite a 29-set assist, 11-dig performance from Karsee Kampsen. Brittany Berge had 17 kills and Emily Kern came up with 26 digs for the Jaguars.

BBE (11-6) 20 14 27 14
Maple Lake (16-4) 25 25 25 25
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
Serving (aces): Karsee Kampsen 1, Grace Illies 1, Emily Kern 1 … Set assists: Kampsen 29, Jenna Dingmann 1 … Hitting (kills): Karissa Jones 5, Ava Muller 4, Brittany Berge 17, Illies 5, Kern 1, Dingmann 3 … Blocking (aces): Jones 2, Kampsen 1/2, Brege 1/2, Illies 1, Dingmann 1 … Digs (5 or more): Kampsen 11, Illies 12, Kern 26, Jordyn Walstrom 12
Maple Lake
Stats not available

BOLD 3, Montevideo 0

BOLD dominated Thursday’s West Central Conference match with Montevideo from the onset for a three-set win, 25-8, 25-12, 25-9.

Leslie Snow led the Warriors with six kills to go with a pair of ace serves. Brenna Weis had 10 digs, and Makayla Snow tallied 18 set assists, two ace serves, four kills and five digs.

Avery Koenen paced the Thunder Hawks with five kills and Jasmyn Kronback added two ace serves.

Montevideo (4-18) 8 12 9
BOLD (13-8) 25 25 25
Montevideo
Serving (aces): Jasmyn Kronback 2 … Set assists: Livia Gades 5, Tenley Epema 3, Tegan Marty 3, Kronback 1 … Hitting (kills): Megan Anderson 3, Gades 1, Cali Molde 3, Jaysa Herfendal 1, Kronback 1, Avery Koenen 5 … Blocking (aces): Anderson 1 … Digs (5 or more): N/A
BOLD
Serving (aces): Lanie Mages 5, Makayla Snow 2, Leslie Snow 2 … Set assists: M. Snow 18 … Hitting (kills): Leslie Snow 6, Abby Meyers 5, Ashley Trongard 4, M. Snow 4, Mari Ryberg 4 … Blocking (aces): Abby Meyers 1 … Digs (5 or more): Brenna Weis 10, M. Snow 5

Lakeview 3, YME 0

Lakeview beat Yellow Medicine East 26-24, 25-16, 25-15 in Camden Conference South Division play at Granite Falls.

Lakeview (17-3) 26 25 25
YME (8-12) 24 16 15
Lakeview
No stats available.
Yellow Medicine East
Serving (aces): Alli Steffen 3, Kayla Nordanne 1 … Set assists: Madison Hinz 19, Alexis Smith 1 … Hitting (kills): Hinz 1, Steffen 9, Jadyn Sakry 1, Yansi Flores 4, Shelby Mortenson 6, Ruby Bones 2 … Blocking (aces): Hinz 1, Steffen 1, Bones 2 … Digs (5 or more): hinz 5, Jaenisch 8, Steffen 18, Skary 2, Flores 6, Smith 2.

Sauk Centre 3,

Morris/CA 1

Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta could not slow down Sauk Centre, who entered Thursday on seven-match winning streak. The Mainstreeters emerged with a four-set victory 25-12, 25-21, 19-25, 25-16.

In a losing effort, Lexi Pew was all over the statsheet. Leading her squad with five blocks, the senior outside hitter was one of three players on her team with 13 digs, joining Macee Libbesmeier and LaRae Kram, who had 27 assists. Pew and Libbesmeier each had a team-high two aces while Pew and Sophia Carlsen both had a Tigers-best eight kills.

Sauk Centre (17-2) 25 25 19 25
MCA (7-9) 12 21 25 16
Sauk Centre
Stats not available
Morris/Chokio-Alberta
Serving (aces): Macee Libbesmeier 2, Lexi Pew 2, LaRae Kram 1, Jaden Ross 1, Courtney Lehman 1 … Set assists: Kram 27 … Hitting (kills): Sophia Carlsen 8, Pew 8, Emma Bowman 6, Emma Berlinger 5, Kenzie Hockel 5 … Blocking (aces): Pew 5, Carlsen 1, Kram 1… Digs (5 or more): Lehman 18, Kram 13, Pew 13, Libbesmeier 13, Ross 10, Hockel 10

CMCS 3, LQPV 1

Sophomore Coco Duininck recorded her 1,000th career set assist in Central Minnesota Christian’s 3-1 Camden Conference North Division win over Lac qui Parle Valley.

Duininck’s 1,000th assist came in the last point of the second set of the Bluejays’ 21-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-21 victory in Prinsburg.

“And the best part was, she had no idea,” CMCS head coach Jill Haan said. “She’s just a humble player who just plays and doesn’t worry about stats.”

Emma Van Dyken, a 6-foot-1 senior, added seven blocks and six kills for the Bluejays.

LQPV (9-13) 25 18 22 21
CMCS (11-11) 21 25 25 25
Lac qui Parle Valley
No stats available
Central Minnesota Christian
Serving (aces): Coco Duininck 1, Elli Stoel 3, Maaike Duininck 3, Torri Muzik 1 … Set assists: C. Duininck 46, M. Duininck 2 … Hitting (kills): Stoel 18, Molly Mulder 17, Katelyn Graves 7, Emma Van Dyken 6, M. Duininck 4, C. Duininck 3 … Blocking (aces): M. Duininck 4, Graves 3, Mulder 2, Stoel 1, Van Dyken 7 … Digs (5 or more): Muzik 25, Stoel 15, Mulder 6, Sydney Damhof 13, C. Duininck 10.

MACCRAY 3, KMS 1

The MACCRAY Wolverines needed four sets to beat host Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in a Camden Conference North Division match.

MACCRAY and KMS both play Friday at the Jimmy John’s Classic at Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall.

Makenna Kelley led KMS with 13 kills. Grace Collins had 42 assists. Sydney Thein was the star of the night for the Wolverines, producing 15 digs to go with a team-best 22 assists and a MACCRAY-high 15 kills.

KMS (7-8) 19 21 25 22
MACCRAY (14-8) 25 25 21 25
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
Serving (aces): Maret Gjerde 2 … Set assists: Grace Collins 42, Halie Nichols 3, Morgan Lesteberg 1, Haylee Johnson 1, Gjerde 1 … Hitting (kills): Nichols 1, Claire Hauge 4, Lauren Krieger 9, Lizzy Mansfield 1, Johnson 8, Collins 1, Gjerde 12, Makenna Kelley 13 … Blocking (aces): Hauge 1 1/2, Krieger 1/2, Johsnon 1, Collins 1/2, Gjerde 1/2, Kelley 2 … Digs (5 or more): Nicols 20, Morgan Lesteberg 21, Mansfield 7, Johnson 8, Collins 11, Gjerde 20, Kelley 6.
MACCRAY
Serving (aces): Abigail Pieper 2, Kate Hultgren 2, Sydney Thein 1 … Set assists: S. Thein 22, Hultgren 19, Ella Bourne 8 … Hitting (kills): S. Thein 15, Kylee Kimpling 13, Jordan Thein 6, Gracie Slagter 6, Elsie Sumner 4, Annie Dykema 4 … Blocking (aces): Slagter 4, S. Thein 2, Kylee Kimpling 1, Sumner 1 … Digs (5 or more): Bourne 24, Sydney Thein 15, Jaimi Heida 13, Hultgren 8, Dykema 7, Pieper 5

Melrose 3,

Minnewaska 2

Melrose secured its sixth straight win with a five-set West Central Conference victory against Minnewaska, 14-25, 25-17, 25-23, 13-25, 15-11.

Melrose (11-4) 14 25 25 13 15
Minnewaska (9-7) 25 17 23 25 11
Melrose
Stats not available
Minnewaska
Serving (aces): Avery Hoeper 2, Sara Geiser 4, Grace Bartels 3, Kristen Glover 2 … Set assists: Hoeper 1, MaKena Panizke 1, Ellie Danielson 1, Geiser 37, Emma Thorfinnson 1 … Hitting (kills): Hoeper 4, Panizke 3, Alexis Piekarski 8, Danielson 22, Thorfinnson 5, Brecklyn Beyer 1 … Blocking (aces): Hoeper 5, Panizke 1 1/2, Piekarski 3, Danielson 3 1/2, Geiser 1 1/2, Thorfinnson 1, Beyer 1/2 … Digs (5 or more): Hoeper 20, Panizke 11, Piekarski 5, Danielson 17, Geiser 8, Thorfinnson 15, Glover 11

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