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Volleyball roundup: NLS, MACCRAY wrap up Showcase

Volleyball report for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in west central Minnesota. Wildcats go 2-1 on final day; Wolverines drop three

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BURNSVILLE — New London-Spicer went 2-1 and MACCRAY was 0-3 on the final day of the two-day Minnesota High School Volleyball Showcase on Saturday.

The tournament was played at the Midwest Volleyball Warehouse.

NLS opened Saturday with a 25-19, 25-14 loss to Norwood Young America. The Wildcats then rebounded with victories over Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, 25-20, 25-20, and Mounds Park Academy, 25-17, 25-22.

NLS (14-7) lost twice on Friday, falling 2-0 to Pequot Lakes and Jackson County Central. NLS is host to Paynesville at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“We placed 13th out of 16th of tough — many state-ranked — teams,” said WIldcats head coach Tina Peterson. “It was a tough tourney and it was nice to finish on a high note, winning our last two matches.”

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On Saturday, MACCRAY lost to Mayer Lutheran 21-25, 25-14, 21-19, Mabel-Canton 25-15, 22-25, 15-10 and Kenyon-Wanamingo 25-12, 16-25, 15-11.

MACCRAY (7-7), which won matches Friday over Legacy Christian and Fillmore Central by 2-0 scores, plays Canby at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday in Clara City,

Burnsville Invitational

Team scores
Norwood Young America 2, New London-Spicer 0 (25-19, 25-14)
NLS 2, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 0 (25-20, 25-20)
NLS 2, Mounds Park Academy 0 (25-17, 25-22)
Mayer Lutheran 2, MACCRAY 1 (21-25, 25-14, 21-19)
Mabel-Canton 2, MACCRAY 1 (25-15, 22-25, 15-10)
Kenyon-Wanamingo 2, MACCRAY 1 (25-12, 16-25, 15-11)
How Area Teams Fared
New London-Spicer
Serving (aces): Ellary Peterson 1, Grace Truscinski 3, Avery Rich 2, Kedra Gerhardson 2, Ava Hauer 3, Dakota Rich 4 … Set assists: Emma Madison 1, Gerhardson 43, Hauer 23 … Hitting (kills): Peterson 28, Truscinski 10, A. Rich 11, Ava Carlson 20, Madison 7, Gerhardson 11, D. Rich 2 … Blocking (aces): Peterson 9, Truscinski 1/2, A. Rich 1-1/2, Carlson 5-1/2, Madison 2, Gerhardson 3-1/2  … Digs (5 or more): Peterson 32, Truscinski 22, A. Rich 23, Gerhardson 15, Hauer 7, D. Rich 25

D-C Invitational

Litchfield wound up with a 4-1 record at the Dassel-Cokato Invitational, falling to Rocori 25-19, 25-19 in the final.

The Dragons (11-8) beat Eden Valley-Watkins, Mankato East and Rockford by identical 2-0 scores before facing the Spartans (9-3).

Litchfield is host to Rockford at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in a Wright County Conference match.

Team scores
Litchfield 2, Eden Valley-Watkins 0 (25-16, 25-16)
Litchfield 2, Mankato East 0 (30-28, 25-9)
Litchfield 2, Rockford 0 (25-19,26-24) 
Rocori 2, Litchfield 0 (25-19, 25-19)

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Athletes from BBE, MACCRAY, Montevideo, Paynesville, Willmar and YME lead this year's squad.

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