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Minneota volleyball team cools off MACCRAY

CLARA CITY -- The Minneota Vikings looked sharp as they methodically rebuffed an upset bid by the MACCRAY Wolverines before a large crowd in the high-school gym.

Battle at the net
MACCRAY blockers Abbey Thissen, left, and Paige Schwitters gang up to reject an attack by Megan Larson of Minneota during Game 2 of a Camden Conference match Thursday in Clara City. The Vikings, rated No. 5 in Class A, won in four games to remain unbeaten in the conference. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.

CLARA CITY -- The Minneota Vikings looked sharp as they methodically rebuffed an upset bid by the MACCRAY Wolverines before a large crowd in the high-school gym.

The Class A No. 5-rated Vikings led Games 1 and 2 throughout winning 25-17 in both. The No. 10-rated Wolverines, which came into the match with only one Camden Conference loss, rallied to win Game 3 27-25, but Minneota proved unstoppable in Game 4 winning 25-11.

The Vikings are now 8-0 in the Camden and MACCRAY 5-2.

Teagan Molden with 21 kills and Abbey Thissen with 18 led the MACCRAY offense. Aleah Schwitters had 33 assists.

Working hard on defense, Paige Schwitters made 17 digs and Hailey Goeman 16.

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Minneota 3, MACCRAY 1

Minneota (8-0, 15-4) 25 25 25 25

MACCRAY (5-2, 12-4) 17 17 27 11

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Minneota

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MACCRAY

Serving: Haley Goeman 14-14-0, Paige Schwitters 7-9-0, Brooklyn Gould 16-18-0, Abbey Thissen 10-13-3 ... Setting: Aleah Schwitters 133-136-33 ... Hitting: Teagan Molden 43-51-21, Thissen 55-59-18, Paige Schwitters 26-27-1, Gould 9-10-1, Ashley Dirksen 4-4-1 ... Blocking (aces): Molden 1, Thissen 3, P. Schwitters 2 ... Digs: Goeman 16, Gould 13, P. Schwitters 18, Thissen 12

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