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Prep Volleyball Roundup: Willmar picks up sweep, stays perfect in CLC play

Fourth-ranked Cardinals beat St. Cloud Tech 25-14, 32-30, 25-16

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ST. CLOUD — There were some close scores, including a second set that could have gone either way.

But, the Willmar volleyball team ended up with a 3-0 sweep of St. Cloud Tech on Thursday night.

The Cardinals beat the host Tigers 25-14, 32-30, 25-16.

Leading Willmar were Lydia Larson, Sydney Schnichels and Mackenzie Knofczynski.

Larson, a senior setter committed to Division I Citadel, had 37 set assists, two ace serves and six digs. Schnichels, a 6-foot-4 junior outside hitter committed to the University of Minnesota, had 14 kills and 13 digs. Knofczynski, a senior middle hitter, had nine kills, three blocks, two ace serves and five digs. Marissa Rosen added 12 kills and Gretchen Volk added 16 digs and five kills for the Cards.

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Willmar is now 5-0 in the Central Lakes Conference and 8-3 overall. The Cardinals are ranked fourth in the state in Class AAA. Tech falls to 1-4 in the CLC.

Willmar’s next match is against Fergus Falls at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Willmar.

Central Lakes
Willmar 3, Tech 0

Willmar (8-3) 25 32 25
St. Cloud Tech (1-5) 14 30 16
Willmar
Serving (aces): Lydia Larson 2, Hannah Stark 2, Mackenzie Knofczynski 2, Sydney Schnichels 1, Payton Frieberg 1 … Set assists: Lydia Larson 37, Stark 1, Knofczynski 1 … Hitting (kills): Schnichels 14, Marissa Rosen 12, Knofczynski 9, Gretchen Voik 5, Larson 1, Stark 1, Abby Samuelson 1 … Blocking (aces): Knofczynski 3, Schnichels 1/2, Larson 1/2, Dena Mathison 1/2, Rosen 1/2 … Digs (5 or more): Volk 16, Schnichels 13, Stark 8, Allie Rosendahl 8, Larson 6, Mathison 5, Knofczynski 5
St. Cloud Tech
Stats not available

Wright County
Litchfield 3, NLS 0

Kaity Kusler had 13 kills and Greta Hanson added 11 to help Litchfield to the victory over New London-Spicer at New London.

Olivia Holmgren had 29 set assists for the Dragons, who got three blocks apiece from Kusler and Hanson. Addi Marquardt had 17 digs.

For NLS, Grace Truscinski and Olivia Mages each had nine kills. Nyla Johnson had 27 set assists and a team-leading 16 digs.

Litchfield plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rockford. NLS is host to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at 7 p.m. Monday.

Litchfield (4-6) 25 25 25
NLS (3-6) 20 23 16
Litchfield
Serving (aces): Addi Marquardt 3, Grace Braaten 2, Olivia Holmgren 1, Ciarra Resmen 1, JoJo Schultz 1 … Set assists: Holmgren 29, Braaten 1, Asha Ehlers 1, Greta Hansen 1, Marquardt 1 … Hitting (kills): Kaity Kusler 13, Hansen 11, Izzy Pennertz 5, Schultz 3, Ehlers 2, Holmgren 1, Resmen 1 … Blocking (aces): Kusler 3, Hansen 3 … Digs (5 or more): Marquardt 17, Braaten 10, Holmgren 7, Resmen 7, Schultz 6
New London-Spicer
Serving (aces): Avery Rich 1, Olivia Mages 2 … Set assists: Nyla Johnson 27, Kendra Gerhardson 4, Grace Truscinski 1, Mages 1 … Hitting (kills): Truscinski 9, Mages 9, Ellary Peterson 7, Gerhardson 6, Rich 2, Johnson 1 … Blocking (aces): Truscinski 2, Mages 1 … Digs (5 or more): Johnson 16, Truscinski 14, Rich 13, Peterson 8, Gerhardson 7, Mages 7

West Central
Sauk Centre 3, Benson 0

Sauk Centre improved to 12-1 with the victory over Benson at Sauk Centre.

The Mainstreeters are receiving votes in the Class AA state poll.

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For the Braves, Elle Krusemark had six kills on 17-for-21 hitting.

Benson is host to Minnewaska on Monday.

Benson (2-7) 6 16 10
Sauk Centre (12-1) 25 25 25
Benson
Serving (aces): LaKeasha Bartz 2 … Set assists: Adysen Himley 9< Libby McGeary 1 … Hitting (kills): Torie Andrews 1, Elle Krusemark 6, Lilly Slaughter 2, Kyra Gronseth 1 … Blocking (aces): none … Digs (5 or more): McGeary 6, Himley 9, Bartz 10, Krusemark 17, Slaughter 5.
Sauk Centre
Stats not available

BOLD 3, Melrose 1

Leslie Snow pounded home 20 kills to help BOLD to improve to 8-1 with the victory at Olivia.

Delaney Tersteeg had 23 set assists and Caylee Weber had four ace serves and 14 kills. Abby Meyers contributed eight kills and five ace blocks for the Warriors.

BOLD’s next match is Thursday when Morris/Chokio-Alberta comes to Olivia.

Melrose (5-4) 19 21 28 20
BOLD (8-1) 25 25 26 25
Melrose
Stats not available
BOLD
Serving (aces): Caylee Weber 4, Delaney Tersteeg 3, Mari Ryberg 1, Nellie Borer 1 … Set assists: Tersteeg 23, Layla Pfarr 13 … Hitting (kills): Leslie Snow 20, Weber 14, Abby Meyers 8 … Blocking (aces): Meyers 5, Ady Knake 1, Ryberg 1 … Digs (5 or more): Snow 14, Borer 14, Jenna Bohlin 8, Tersteeg 8

Montevideo 3, Morris/CA 0

Avery Koenen walloped the ball with 24 kills for Montevideo as the Thunder Hawks locked up a three-set victory over Morris/Chokio-Alberta at Montevideo.

Koenen also finished with four blocks, five digs and an ace serve. Tenley Epema came through with 24 set assists and eight digs, both team highs.

Montevideo is host to Paynesville at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

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Morris/CA (1-9) 19 23 21
Montevideo (5-6) 25 25 25
Morris/Chokio-Alberta
Stats not available
Montevideo
Serving (aces): Avery Williams 3, Teagan Epema 2, Callie Augeson 2, Avery Koenen 1 … Set assists: Tenley Epema 24, Tea. Epema 3, Williams 1, A. Koenen 1 … Hitting (kills): A. Koenen 24, Williams 2, Taya Weber 2, Alyssa Sachs 1, Emmie Koenen 1 … Blocking (aces): A. Koenen 4, Williams 1, Ten. Epema 1… Digs (5 or more): Ten. Epema 8, Tea. Epema 7, A. Koenen 5

Central Minnesota
Holdingford 3, ACGC 1

Holdingford grabbed its second win of the year, beating Central Minnesota Conference rival Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in four sets at Holdingford.

The Falcons’ next match is 7:15 p.m. next Thursday against Kimball at Grove City.

ACGC (2-8) 11 16 26 14
Holdingford (2-8) 25 25 24 25

BBE 3, EV-W 1

Ava Mueller had 15 kills and three ace serves and Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa had 13 team blocks in the victory at Eden Valley-Watkins.

Kailey Fischer contributed 35 set assists and 11 digs and Kylie Winter added 12 digs for the Jaguars.

BBE next plays at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg.

BBE (6-5) 25 15 25 25
EV-W (8-6) 23 25 13 14
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
Serving (aces): Tayjah Marthaler 1, Ava Mueller 3, Kailey Fischer 1, Emily Kern 1 … Set assists: K. Fischer 35, Kern 9, Paige Rupp 1 … Hitting (kills): Marthaler 1, Allison Dingmann 6, Mueller 15, K. Fischer 1, Brooklyn Fischer 4, Abby Berge 6, Rupp 13, Avery Szczesniak 1 … Blocking (aces-assists): Dingmann 0-4, Mueller 1-2, K. Fischer 0-2, B.. Fischer 2, Berge 1, Rupp 1… Digs (5 or more): Marthaler 6, Kylie Winter 12, K. Fischer 11, Kern 7
Eden Valley-Watkins
Stats not available

Maple Lake 3,
Paynesville 0

Paynesville’s 11-match win streak came to an end after Maple Lake got the three-set victory in Central Minnesota Conference play at Paynesville.

Emma Flanders and Kyleigh Tangen led the Bulldogs’ offense with 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Aubrie Spanier had 27 set assists while Emma Stanley was credited with 14 digs.

Paynesville plays at 7;15 p.m. Tuesday at Montevideo.

Maple Lake (6-3) 25 25 31
Paynesville (12-2) 22 16 29
Maple Lake
Stats not available
Paynesville
Serving (aces): Natalie Riley 3, Sophie Schroeder 1 … Set assists: Aubrie Spanier 27, Emma Stanley 1 … Hitting (kills): Emma Flanders 11, Kyleigh Tangen 10, Riley 4, Kaitlyn Gilk 4, Spanier 1, Maddie Frieler 1 … Blocking (aces): Spanier 1, Tangen 1/2, Gilk 1, Frieler 1-1/2, Flanders 1 … Digs (5 or more): Stanley 14, Tangen 7, Riley 5

Camden
CMCS 3, R-T-R 0

Central Minnesota Christian earned a hard-fought sweep of Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at Prinsburg.

“It was a great atmosphere tonight,” CMCS head coach Jill Haan said. “ It was just a battle the whole game. It was just a good volleyball match for both teams. R-T-R played great, too. We were just making the plays tonight.”

Coco Duininck had 39 set assists and Molly Mulder added 18 kills and 12 kills.

The Bluejays compete in the Wabasso tournament on Saturday. It’s an eight-team tournament. CMCS then plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Minneota in its next Camden Conference match.

R-T-R (7-5) 19 23 23
CMCS (6-3) 25 25 25
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton
Stats not available
Central Minnesota Christian
Serving (aces): Molly Mulder 3, Lilly Mellema 3 … Set assists: Coco Duininck 39, Sydney Damhof 1, Carrie Mulder 1 … Hitting (kills): M. Mulder 18, Mellema 8, Maike Duininck 7, C. Mulder 5, Lauren Taatjes 4 … Blocking (aces): M. Duininck 3, C. Duininck 2, M. Mulder 2, Taatjes 2, C. Mulder 2 … Digs (5 or more): C.C. Roiseland 13, Damhof 12, M. Mulder 12, C. Duininck 8, Taatjes 5.

T-M-B 3, D-B 0

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton beat Dawson-Boyd 25-11, 25-12, 25-12 at Dawson-Boyd.

For the Blackjacks, Chelsie Husby had 15 set assists. Hayley Anderson led Dawson-Boyd with four kills and Kate Dahl had 10 digs.

Dawson-Boyd plays at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday against Russell-Tyler-Ruthton in Tyler.

T-M-B (7-4) 25 25 25
D-B (2-6) 11 12 12
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton
Stats not available
Dawson-Boyd
Serving (aces): Madison Hansen 1, Alli Estling 1 … Set assists: Chelsie Husby 15, Alivia Haas 1 … Hitting (kills): Hayley Anderson 4, Bailey Bothun 3, Kate Dahl 3, Estling 3, Reese Johnson 2, Husby 1 … Blocking (aces): Johnson 1/2, Bothun 1/2 … Digs (5 or more): Dahl 10, Haas 8, Husby 6

YME 3, KMS 2

Yellow Medicine East overcame a two-set deficit to beat Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at Kerkhoven.

YME won 13-25, 21-25, 25-21, 27-25, 16-14.

For KMS, Shakira Olson had 10 kills and Taylor Haats had eight ace blocks. Grace Collins had 33 set assists and Elsa Gjerde had 21 digs for the Fighting Saints.

YME plays host to Lac qui Parle Valley at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Granite Falls. KMS is host to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Kerkhoven.

YME (4-7) 13 21 25 27 16
KMS (1-7) 25 25 21 25 14
Yellow Medicine East
Stats not available
Kerhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
Serving (aces): Josie Gjerde 7, Karli Jensen 3, Kelsey Butler 2, Grace Collins 1, Taylor Haats 1 … Set assists: Collins 33, J. Gjerde 2, Jensen 2, Haats 1, Avery Joyce 1, Eben Overcash 1 … Hitting (kills): Shakira Olson 10, Katie Klaphake 8, Collins 7, Butler 7, Haats 6, Overcash 3, J. Gjerde 1 … Blocking (aces): Haats 8, Olson 3, Butler 2, Overcash 1 … Digs (5 or more): Elsa Gjerde 21, Jensen 10, Collins 9, J. Gjerde 8, Joyce 7

Minneota 3, RCW 0

The Minneota Vikings improve to 8-2 with the sweep of Renville County West at Renville.

Hannah Pharr had six kills and two ace blocks for the Jaguars. Addyson Tanner had 17 set assists and Bethany Bratsch led RCW with eight digs.

RCW plays at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against Lakeview at Cottonwood.

Minneota (8-2) 25 25 25
RCW (3-6) 8 11 8
Minneota
Stats not available
Renville County West
Serving (aces): None … Set assists: Addyson Tanner 17, Ali Aalderks 1 … Hitting (kills): Hannah Pharr 6, Alie Hanson 5, Ellie Wulf 3, Rachel Jakel 2, Tanner 1 … Blocking (aces): Pharr 2, Tanner 1 … Digs (5 or more): Bethany Bratsch 8, Tanner 7, Wulf 7

MACCRAY 3, Lakeview 0

MACCRAY beat Lakeview 25-20, 25-15, 25-7 at Clara City.

Sydney Thein had 11 kills and 21 set assists for the Wolverines. Elsie Sumner had eight kills and Brielle Janssen contributed seven. Ella Bourne had 15 digs.

MACCRAY plays at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Canby.

Lakeview (2-7) 20 15 7
MACCRAY (4-1) 25 25 25
Lakeview
Stats not available
MACCRAY
Serving (aces): Sydney Thein 1, Annie Bourne 2, Jordan Thein 4, Gabby Randt 1 … Set assists: S. Thein 21, A. Bourne 7, Ella Bourne 2 … Hitting (kills): Randt 4, J. Thein 2, S. Thein 11, Kylee Kimpling 6, Elsie Sumner 8, Brielle Janssen 7, Olivia Naatjes 1 … Blocking (aces): J. Thein 2, Kimpling 1, Sumner 1, Randt 1, Janssen 3 … Digs (5 or more): S. Thein 11, E. Bourne 15, Kimpling 7, J. Thein 5, A. Bourne 6, G. Randt 9.
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