Prep volleyball roundup: Minneota sweeps MACCRAY

Vikings capture Camden championship for fourth year in a row, 3-0

MACCRAY eighth-grader Brielle Janssen goes up for a block attempt against Minneota's Emma Bottelberghe in the Camden Conference championship on Monday, Oct. 18, in Clara City. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune
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CLARA CITY — The MACCRAY volleyball team’s hopes of clinching the Camden Conference championship dropped with a loss to No. 2 ranked in Class 1A Minneota (25-4) on Monday.

Minneota won 25-22, 25-22, 25-16.

The win secures Minneota’s fourth straight Camden Conference championship.

MACCRAY coach Terese Bourne was happy with her team never giving up in the match.

“That’s what I give my team credit for, they just battled the entire time,” she said. “Even when we were down we found ways to come back.”


Minneota proved to be a force in the first set by taking an early lead but MACCRAY proved to be ready for the challenge by tying the set at 17 and again at 19.
The Vikings went on to outscore the Wolverines 6-3 to take the set, 25-22.

After MACCRAY tied the second set at nine, Minneota began to pull away before the Wolverines tied it at 16.

The Wolverines went on to take their largest lead of the set 18-16, forcing the Vikings to call a timeout.

Following the timeout, Minneota went on a 9-3 run to win 25-22.

Minneota clinched the conference championship with a 25-16 third-set win.

Bourne explained what the team discussed following the loss.

“After the conclusion of the match we just talked a lot about what we need to do better and we just decided that we need to eliminate the little mistakes,” she said. “It's just the little mistakes that we can’t afford when it comes to matches like these, especially at this time of the season.”

MACCRAY closes the regular season with a non-conference match at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday against Cedar Mountain in Morgan.


MACCRAY senior Ella Bourne celebrates a Wolverines' point in the Camden Conference championship against Minneota on Monday, Oct. 18, in Clara City. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune

MACCRAY senior Gabby Randt records a dig in the Camden Conference volleyball championship against Minneota on Monday, Oct. 18, in Clara City. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune

MACCRAY senior Kylee Kimpling prepares to serve with the student section hyping up the MACCRAY offense in the Camden Conference championship on Monday, Oct. 18, in Clara City. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune

MACCRAY senior Ella Bourne prepares to serve in the Camden Conference championship against Minneota on Monday, Oct. 18, in Clara City. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune

MACCRAY junior Jordan Thein attempts a kill attempt over Minneota defender Abby Frie in the Camden Conference Championship on Monday, Oct. 18, in Clara City. Matthew Curry/West Central Tribune

Minneota 3, MACCRAY 0

Minneota (25-4) 25 25 25
MACCRAY (18-7) 22 22 16
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Serving (aces): Kylee Kimpling 1, Jordan Thein 2, Gabby Randt 1 … Set assists: Sydney Thein 9, Annie Bourne 14, Ella Bourne 7 … Hitting (kills): Randt 3, J. Thein 8, S. Thein 13, Kimpling 3, Elsie Sumner 4, Brielle Janssen 2 … Blocking (aces): J. Thein 4, Janssen 2 … Digs (5 or more): S. Thein 13, E. Bourne 18, Kimpling 12, A. Bourne 11, Randt 16, Sumner 5

NLS 3, Albany 2

New London-Spicer put an end to Albany’s eight-match win streak, beating the Huskies in a five-set thriller at Albany.


Ellary Peterson had a strong night at the net for the Wildcats with team highs in kills (13) and ace blocks (four). She also had 11 digs.

Nyla Johnson (24) and Grace Truscinski (21) each had over 20 digs. Johnson also came up with 35 set assists and Truscinski had eight kills.

NLS now awaits seeding for the Section 3AA-North tournament. Section play begins on Friday, Oct. 29.

NLS (15-12) 25 19 26 19 15
Albany (17-9) 23 25 24 25 11
New London-Spicer
Serving (aces): Avery Rich 3, Grace Truscinski 1, Kendra Gerhardson 1 … Set assists: Nyla Johnson 35, Gerhardson 4, Olivia Mages 1 … Hitting (kills): Ellary Peterson 13, Truscinski 8, Mages 8, Rich 6, Gerhardson 6, Johnson 1 … Blocking (aces): Peterson 4, Rich 1, Gerhardson 1, Mages 1, Truscinski 1/2, Johnson 1/2 … Digs (5 or more): Johnson 24, Truscinski 21, Rich 19, Gerhardson 16, Mages 13, Peterson 11
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Leslie Snow had 10 kills and 10 digs to help BOLD beat Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in a non-conference match at Olivia.

Delaney Tersteeg had 18 set assists and seven digs and Caylee Weber had nine kills, five digs and three ace serves for the Warriors. Abby Meyers and Kenzie Visser each had four blocks

BOLD plays at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Sauk Centre in a West Central Conference match. BOLD is 10-1 in the conference and Sauk Centre is 11-0. The Mainstreeters beat the Warriors 3-0 on Sept. 23 in Olivia.

GFW (11-12) 18 14 10
BOLD (20-3) 25 25 25
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Serving (aces): Caylee Weber 3, Mari Ryberg 2, Layla Pfarr 2, Delaney Tersteeg 1, Kenzie Visser 1 … Set assists: Tersteeg 18, Pfarr 11, Ryberg 2 … Hitting (kills): Leslie Snow 10, Weber 9, Abby Meyers 5, Ryberg 5 … Blocking (aces): Meyers 4, Visser 4, Ryberg 1 … Digs (5 or more): Snow 10, Tersteeg 7, Weber 5

Cedar Mountain 3, RCW 1

Cedar Mountain recovered after losing the first set to beat Renville County West at Renville.

For RCW, Alice Hanson had 19 kills and Hannah Pharr had 13, Addyson Tanner had 35 set assists and Ellie Wulf led the Jaguars with 16 digs.

RCW plays at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart in Hector.

Cedar Mountain (17-9) 23 25 25 25
RCW (12-14) 25 11 19 21
Cedar Mountain
Stats not available
Renville County West

Serving (aces): Addyson Tanner 1, Ali Aalderks 1 … Set assists: Alice Hanson 2, Tanner 35, Ellie Wulf 1, Holly Bratsch 1 … Hitting (kills): Hanson 19, Tanner 3, Wulf 6, Hannah Pharr 13, Rachel Jakel 2, Alexis Roxberg 2 … Blocking (aces): Pharr 1, Roxberg 2 … Digs (5 or more): Hanson 15, Bethany Bratsch 14, Anna Garza 7, Tanner 13, Wulf 16, Aalderks 12, H. Bratsch 6, Jakel 6

Matthew Curry is a sports reporter and photographer for the West Central Tribune.
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