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Sting downs Bluejays in three

PRINSBURG -- Yellow Medicine East won its seventh match of the season with a 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-17) victory over Central Minnesota Christian Tuesday night.

PRINSBURG - Yellow Medicine East won its seventh match of the season with a 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-17) victory over Central Minnesota Christian Tuesday night.

The Sting won three consecutive points for a 26-24 first set victory and it proved to be the Sting's match from there. Madison Hinz was the general in the center, racking up 33 set assists for the Sting. Mackenzie Dyrdahl took advantage of those passes, slamming 12 kills, just ahead of teammate Meeghen Dahlager's 11 kills. Dahlager took the lead defensively, though, finishing with 19 digs to Dyrdahl's 12.

Emma Van Dyken led the Bluejays with seven kills, many of which came from Coco Duininck's 20 set assists.

The Sting move to 4-1 in the conference, just behind Minneota in the Camden Conference South.

YME 3,

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CMCS 0

YME (7-5) 26 25 25

CMCS (1-10) 24 18 17

Yellow Medicine East

Serving (aces): Jadyn Sakry 2, Meeghen Dahlager 2, Mackenzie Dyrdahl 3, Abby Jaenisch 1, Alli Steffen 2 ... Set assists: Madison Hinz 33, Dahlager 1, Jaenisch 1 ... Hitting (kills): Hinz 2, Sakry 2, Anayansi Flores 4, Dahlager 11, Dyrdahl 12, Steffen 8 ... Blocking (aces): Hinz 1, Dahlager 1, Dyrdahl 2 ... Digs (5 or more): Hinz 10, Sakry 7, Dahlager 19, Dyrdahl 12, Jaenisch 8, Stefen 8

Central Minnesota Christian

Serving (aces): Sadie Vander Pol 1, Torri Muzik 2, Elli Stoel 2 ... Set assists: Coco Duininck 20 ... Hitting (kills): Emma Van Dyken 7, Stoel 6, Vander Pol 3, Molly Mulder 3, Megan Slagter 3, Duininck 2 ... Blocking (aces): Van Dyken 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Duininck 5, Melanie Beerman 6, Vander Pol 6, Mulder 5, Stoel 6, Muzik 6

Willmar 3,

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Sartell 2

Willmar escaped Sartell Tuesday night with about as narrow of a victory as a team can win.

The Cardinals trailed 2-0 and stormed back for wins of 25-18, 25-23 and 15-13 to remain undefeated in Central Lakes Conference play. Willmar also trailed in the fourth and fifth sets but rallied behind big defensive efforts from Grace Marti and Callie Slagter and powerful hitting from Sydney Olson, who finished the night with 17 kills.

"We looked really scared and really slow in the first two sets," said Willmar head coach Traci Grussing. "We gave them hope and they played really well. We fought ... I told the girls after the match, 'I'm happy we had this experience but I don't want to do it again.' We know in the future, though, we can come back in moments like this if we need to."

Carly Wedel helped run the offense with 43 set assists and Marti finished with 10 kills and five blocks.

Willmar (8-3) 20 21 25 25 15

Sartell (6-5) 25 25 18 23 13

Willmar

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Serving (aces): Abby Stark 2, Callie Slagter 1, Cambrie Parker 2, Caitlin Ogdahl 1 ... Set assists: Carly Wedel 43, Stark 2 ... Hitting (kills): Wedel 7, Ogdahl 6, Sydney Olson 17, Grace Marti 10, Regan Bos 1, Abby Teisinger 3, Sydney Schnichels 2, Sophie Kobienia 2 ... Blocking (aces): Wedel 4, Ogdahl 2, Olson 2, Marti 5, Bos 1, Teisinger 2, Schnichels 2, Kobienia 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Stark 21, Slagter 8, Parker 5, Ogdahl 16, Wedel 11, Olson 6, Teisinger 5, Schnichels 5

Sartell

Stats not provided

Paynesville 3, BLHS 0

Paynesville edged Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart in three sets behind a powerful performance from Skylar Bayer.

Bayer racked up a match-high 19 kills and Abby Schaefer added 13 in a strong match for both players. Jenna Lundquist and Madi Leyendecker nearly split their set assists evenly, finishing with 19 and 18, respectively.

BLHS (4-9) 25 21 20

Paynesville (11-4) 27 25 25

BLHS

Serving (aces): Alyssa Petersen 1 ... Set assists: Sara Kottke 8, Allison Dornseif 6 ... Hitting (kills): Rachel Dean 6, Petersen 4, Marissa Ebbers 2, Kottke 2, Kimberly Novotny 2 ... Blocking (aces): Novotny 2, Ebbers 1, Kottke 1, Dean 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Katie Buboltz 11, Petersen 9, Chloe Ufkes 8, Kottke 7, Ebbers 5

Paynesville

Serving (aces): Abby Schaefer 4, Jenna Lundquist 1, Skylar Bayer 1 ... Set assists: Lundquist 19, Madi Leyendecker 18, Olivia Riley 2, Bayer 1, Schaefer 1 ... Hitting (kills): Bayer 19, Schaefer 13, Lundquist 4, Ashley Ley 3, Brynn Johnson 1, Megan Utsch 1, Allie Kalkbrenner 1 ... Blocking (aces): Schaefer 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Riley 30, Bayer 9, Schaefer 9

BOLD 3, Montevideo 0

Reaching the Class A top 10 for the first time on Monday, BOLD followed that with a three-set victory over Montevideo on Tuesday, keeping its undefeated record intact.

Makenna Steffel paced the Warriors with 10 kills, 14 digs and three ace serves. Behind him was Ashley Trongard with nine kills to go with a pair of ace blocks.

The Thunder Hawks got 13 kills and 12 digs from Cali Christianson, and Kenzie Hoidal scooped up 26 digs in the loss.

Montevideo (3-11) 18 24 11

BOLD (12-0) 25 26 25

Montevideo

Serving (aces): Liv Gades 2, Noelle Sulflow 1, Kenzie Hoidal 1 ... Set assists: Gades 6, Sulflow 10 ... Hitting (kills): Cali Christianson 13, Sydney Zindel 2, Maddie Kilibarda 2, Megan Anderson 1 ... Blocking (aces): Kilibarda 1, Sulflow 2 ... Digs (5 or more): Katherine Knudson 13, Christianson 12, Sulflow 6, Hoidal 26

BOLD

Serving (aces): Brenna Weis 3, Makenna Steffel 3, Ashley Trongard 1, Morgan Schmitz 1 ... Set assists: Makayla Snow 24 ... Hitting (kills): Steffel 10, Trongard 9 ... Blocking (aces): Trongard 2, Devyn O'Halloran 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Steffel 14, Weis 13

Melrose 3, Minnewaska 1

Minnewaska fell to 2-4 in West Central Conference play Tuesday after a four-set home loss to Melrose.

Ellie Danielson was the lone Laker with double-digit kills with 11. Avery Hoeper came up with 15 digs, followed by 11 from both Kristen Glover and Emma Thorfinnson.

Melrose (10-4) 25 25 13 27

Minnewaska (2-4) 15 19 25 25

Melrose

Stats not provided

Minnewaska

Serving (aces): Ellie Danielson 2, Emma Thorfinnson 2, Sara Geiser 2, Sierra Lindemann 1 ... Set assists: Geiser 26 ... Hitting (kills): Danielson 11, Alexis Piekarski 8, Thorfinnson 7, Avery Hoeper 2 ... Blocking (aces): Danielson 1, Geiser 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Hoeper 15, Kristen Glover 11, Thorfinnson 11, Geiser 9, Danielson 7, Piekarski 5

NLS 3,

EV-W 1

Eden Valley-Watkins won a marathon second set but New London-Spicer took the other three sets for a win Tuesday night.

Ashlyn Olson slammed home 17 kills for the Wildcats and Ashton Engelke added eight kills and 26 digs to the cause.

NLS (3-9) 25 28 25 25

EVW 6-4) 20 30 18 13

New London-Spicer

Serving (aces): Aleah Zieske 1, Hunter Paffrath 1, Presley Arndt-Callenius 1 ... Set assists: Emma Hanson 1, Paffrath 28, Arndt-Callenius 14 ... Hitting (kills): Zieske 4, Ashlyn Olson 17, Ashton Engelke 8, Ava Kramer 5, Hanson 7, Paffrath 1, Kendra Bagley 9 ... Blocking (aces): Zieske 10, Olson 8, Engelke 2, Kramer 4, Hanson 2, Bagley 3 ... Digs (5 or more): Engelke 26, Novak 20, Paffrath 6, Mya Krause 18

Eden Valley-Watkins

Stats not provided

Benson 3, ACGC 0

It came down to a critical opening set for Benson Tuesday night. The Braves trailed 24-18 and ACGC looked ready to take the lead at home. The Braves fought, though.

Benson roared back, winning six consecutive points to take the first set and a lead, which they never relinquished. The Falcons battled in the second set but Benson won the set 25-23 and rounded it out with a 25-17 third set win.

Claire Ricard set a career-high with 13 kills and Rachel Berens added 10 kills, a career-best, for a strong offensive night.

Benson (2-6) 26 25 25

ACGC (2-9) 24 23 17

Benson

Serving (aces): Mariah Ahrndt 1, Zoe Doscher 5 ... Set assists: Ahrndt 24, Ellie Moesenthin 8, Abbie Mitteness 1 ... Hitting (kills): Ahrndt 5, Rachel Berens 10, Beth Cain 2, Maranda Wieber 4, Claire Ricard 13 ... Blocking (aces): Ricard 1, Abby Lundebrek 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Ahrndt 7, Doscher 6, Moesenthin 7, Wieber 7, Mitteness 20

ACGC

Serving (aces): Lindsey Minnick 1, Pailey Wilner 1 ... Set assists: Rachel Wilner 15 ... Hitting (kills): Minnick 3, Erika Tagtow 3, P. Wilner 5, Shayna Hobson 1, Mykaela Lange 2 ... Blocking (aces): Tagtow 2 ... Digs (5 or more): Minnick 5, Jeana Denton 19, P. Wilner 6, Lange 2, R. Wilner 7

KMS 3,

D-B 1

KMS weathered a second-set loss and downed Dawson-Boyd in four games on Tuesday in Kerkhoven.

KMS' Lydia Wagner posted 20 kills and Lexy Swanson, Maret Gjerde and Haylee Johnson all had seven kills. Mallory Rudningen had 42 set assists.

D-B's Karoline Dahl finished with 12 kills and Lydia Aafedt had 21 set assists.

D-B (3-9) 20 25 17 16

KMS (6-4) 25 20 25 25

Dawson-Boyd

Serving (aces): Amelia Olson 3 ... Set assists: Lydia Aafedt 21 ... Hitting (kills): Avery Bartunek 7, Mary Bothun 5, Tarah Johnson 1, Megan Mamer 2, Karoline Dahl 12, Jenna Wyum 5 ... Blocking (aces): Mary Bothun 1, Megan Mamer 1, Karoline Dahl 4 ... Digs (5 or more): Bothun 14, Tarah Johnson 15, Dahl 10, Amelia Olson 7, Jenna Wyum 5

KMS

Serving (aces): Maret Gjerde 3, Morgan Lesteberg 2, Haylee Johnson 1 ... Set assists: Mallory Rudningen 42, Gjerde 2 ... Hitting (kills): Lydia Wagner 20, Lexy Swanson 7, Gjerde 7, Johnson 7, Rudningen 3, Katie Krieger 1, Halie Nichols 1 ... Blocking (aces): Johnson 1, Rudningen 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Krieger 24, Rudningen 15, Nichols 11, Lesteberg 7

Sauk Centre 3, Morris/C-A 2

Down 2-1, Morris/Chokio-Alberta pushed seventh-ranked (Class AA) Sauk Centre to a fifth set. Ultimately, the Mainstreeters left Morris with a five-set West Central Conference victory.

Three Tigers - Lexi Pew (13), Kenzie Hockel (12) and Sophie Carlson (11) - finished with double-digit kills. The back row also had a strong trio with Riley Decker (28), Hockel (24) and Bailey Marty (22) all coming up with 20-plus digs. Liz Dietz and LaRae Kram came up with 19 and 16 set assists, respectively.

Sauk Centre (13-1) 20 25 25 18 15

Morris/C-A (7-4) 25 17 21 25 8

Sauk Centre

Stats not provided

Morris/C-A

Serving (aces): Bailey Marty 1, Liz Dietz 1, Riley Decker 1, LeAndra Horman 1 ... Set assists: Dietz 19, LaRae Kram 16, Lexi Pew 1 ... Hitting (kills): Pew 13, Kenzie Hockel 12, Sophie Carlson 11, Marty 5, Emma Berlinger 2, Decker 1, Jen Solvie 1, Kram 1 ... Blocking (aces): Carlson 2, Pew 1 ... Digs (5 or more): Decker 28, Hockel 24, Marty 22, Kram 10, Dietz 7

TMB 3, RCW 1

Renville County West grabbed some momentum in the second set against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton before the host Panthers closed out the match with a four-set Camden Conference win.

Avery Elfering put together a 12-kill, 14-dig, one-block, one-ace effort for the Jaguars in the losing effort. Makenna Bruns had a team-high 17 digs and Lauren Wulf tallied 28 set assists.

RCW (4-6) 21 27 18 23

TMB (4-7) 25 25 25 25

RCW

Serving (aces): Avery Elfering 1, Makenna Bruns 3, Lauren Wulf 2, Vanessa Savig 1, Leslie Gonzalez 4 ... Set assists: A. Elfering 1, Wulf 28, Lauren Allex 1 ... Hitting (kills): A. Elfering 12, Bruns 1, Emma Mott 3, Reilly Elfering 4, Wulf 7, Katie Marr 3, Savig 4, Allex 7 ... Blocking (aces): A. Elfering 1, R. Elfering 2, Wulf 1, Marr 2 ... Digs (5 or more): A. Elfering 14, Bruns 17, Alyssa Ashburn 8, Wulf 14, Savig 21, Allex 5

TMB

Stats not available

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