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Wildcats walk past Thunder Hawks

Top-seeded New London-:Spicer beats No. 8 Montevideo 3-0 in Section 3AA-North volleyball playoffs

NEW LONDON — The top-seeded New London-Spicer volleyball team got off to a good start in the Section 3AA-North playoffs.

The Wildcats beat eighth-seeded Montevideo 25-12, 25-17, 25-16
Thursday night.

New London-Spicer (26-2) advances to play fourth-seeded Litfchfield at 7 p.m. Tuesday in New London. Litchfield beat Morris/Chokio Area, 3-2.

Against Montevideo, the Wildcats’ Kendra Bagley led the attack with 10 kills. Ava Kraemer had five blocks and Macee Libbesmeier had 13 digs. Sophie Austvold had 15 set assists and Presley Arndt-Callenius added 12.

For Montevideo (6-22), Avery Koenen had six kills and Tegan Marty had 14 digs.

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NLS 3,
Montevideo 0

Montevideo (6-22) 12 17 16
NLS (26-2) 25 25 25
Montevideo
Serving (aces): Livia Gades 1, Tegan Marty 1 … Set assists: Gades 7, Tenley Epema 4, Marty 1 … Hitting (kills): Gades 2, Lexi Brockmoller 2, Jaysa Herfendal 1, Jasmyn Kronback 3, Avery Koenen 6 … Blocking (aces): Anderson 1, Koenen 1 … Digs (5 or more): Gades 8, Brockmoller 8, Marty 14, Kronback 6
New London-Spicer
Serving (aces): Aleah Zieske 2, Kendra Bagley 1, Mya Krause 2, Payton Mages 1, Sophie Austvold 1 … Set assists: Zieske 1, Ava Kraemer 1, Emma Hanson 1, Presley Arndt-Callenius 12, Austvold 15 … Hitting (kills): Zieske 9, Ashlyn Olson 6, Hanson 2, Bagley 10, Mages 4 … Blocking (aces): Olson 2, Kraemer 5, Hanson 1, Bagley 1 … Digs (5 or more): Bagley 11, Krause 11, Austvold 6

Litchfield 3,
Morris/CA 2

Litchfield moved on in the Section 3AA-North playoffs with a 20-25, 25-16, 25-23, 26-28, 15-6 win over visiting Morris/Chokio-Alberta.

Colby Christensen had 22 kills and Sydney McCann contributed 16 for the fourth-seeded Dragons (18-9). Kristin Foley had 15 set assists and Cassy Justison had 25 digs.

For Morris/CA, Emma Berlinger had nine kills, Lexi Pew had 8 and Sophia Carlsen and Kenzie Hockel each had seven. Morris/CA finishes 13-11.

Morris/CA (13-11) 25 16 23 28 6
Litchfield (18-9) 20 25 25 26 15
Morris/Chokio-Alberta
Serving (aces): MacKenna Kehoe 2, LaRae Kram 2, Kenzie Hockel 2, Emma Bowman 1 … Set assists: Kram 33 … Hitting (kills): Courtney Lehman 1, Emma Berlinger 9, Bowman 5, Hockel 7, Kram 3, Lexi Pew 8, Sophia Carlsen 7 … Blocking (aces): Pew 4, Berlinger 1, Kram 1, Carlsen 1 … Digs (5 or more): Lehman 12, Berlinger 5, Bowman 10, Jaden Ross 7, Kram 12, Kehoe 9, Macee Libbesmeier 13, Carlsen 6
Litchfield
Serving (aces): Lily Osterberg 5, Sydney McCann 1, Kristin Foley 1, Kylie Ehlers 4, Rachel Foley 3 … Set assists: K. Foley 51, Osterberg 4, McCann 3, Greta Hansen 2, Ehlers 2, Cassy Justison 1 … Hitting (kills): Colby Christensen 22, McCann 16, Osterberg 12, K. Foley 9, Hansen 7, R. Foley 2, Sydney Braaten 1, Justison 1 … Blocking (aces): Osterberg 2, K. Foley 1/2, Hansen 2, Christensen 1 1/2, R. Foley 1 … Digs (5 or more): Osterberg 20, McCann 14, K. Foley 12, Ehlers 6, Justison 25

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Redwood Valley 3,
Paynesville 0

Second-seeded Redwood Valley improved to 24-5 with the 25-16, 25-16, 25-19 victory over visiting Paynesville (6-17).

Redwood Valley is host to sixth-seeded Minnewaska at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Redwood Falls.

Minnewaska 3,

EV-W 0

Sixth-seeded Minnewaska went to Eden Valley-Watkins and pulled off an upset in convincing fashion with a sweep, 25-19, 25-20, 28-26.

Ellie Danielson was a big factor in the Lakers’ win with 27 kills along with 11 digs and an ace serve. Sara Geiser came up with 42 set assists, and Kristen Glover led the team with 12 digs.

Minnewaska will travel to second-seeded Redwood Valley on Tuesday.

Minnewaska (14-10) 25 25 28
EVW (17-8) 19 20 26
Minnewaska
Serving (aces): Avery Hoeper 1, Ellie Danielson 1, Sara Geiser 1, Grace Bartels 1 … Set assists: Hoeper 1, MaKena Panizke 1, Danielson 1, Geiser 42 … Hitting (kills): Hoeper 4, Panizke 1, Alexis Piekarski 7, Danielson 27, Emma Thorfinnson 7 … Blocking (aces): Hoeper 1/2, Piekarski 1/2, Danielson 1/2, Thorfinnson 1, Brecklyn Beyer 1 1/2 … Digs (5 or more): Hoeper 11, Panizke 5, Danielson 11, Geiser 6, Thorfinnson 9, Kristen Glover 12
Eden Valley-Watkins
Stats not available

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Section 5A

ACGC 3, Kimball 2

After winning the first two sets of their postseason match against Kimball, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City dropped the next two sets and had to endure a winner-take-all fifth set to save its season. The Falcons did just that, finishing off their opponent 16-14 and moving on to a date with Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Friday.

Senior setter Rachel Wilner paced the home team with 28 assists, added eight kills and had the lone Falcon ace. Producing nine kills, senior middle hitter Shayna Hobson stuffed a team-best four shots while senior outside hitter Jeana Denton led ACGC with 11 kills.

Kimball (2-22) 18 22 25 25 14
ACGC (3-21) 25 25 17 14 16
Kimball
Stats not available
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City
Serving (aces): Rachel Wilner 1 … Set assists: Wilner 28, Dani Parker 1, Erin Roemeling 2, Noelle Dilley 8 … Hitting (kills): Jeana Denton 11, Shayna Hobson 9, Wilner 8, Parker 5, Roemeling 1, Myli Narragon 8 … Blocking (aces): Hobson 4, Wilner 1, Parker 2, Roemeling 2, Narragon 1 … Digs (5 or more): Nicole Whitcomb 10, Denton 8

Benson 3,
Kaleidoscope 0

Ellie Moesenthin had nine service aces and 13 set assists to lead Benson to the Section 5A playoff victory over visiting Kaleidoscope Charter School of Otsego.

Third-seeded Benson (9-15) plays at 7 p.m. Friday at No. 2 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in the next round. KMS had a first-round bye.

Benson also got nine kills from Rachel Berens in the victory over the Comets (2-20).

Kaleidoscope (2-20) 6 10 8
Benson (9-15) 25 25 25
Kaleidoscope Charter
Stats not available
Benson
Serving (aces): Mariah Ahrndt 1, Rachel Berens 4, Zoe Doscher 5, Ellie Moesenthin 9, Kimmy Pagel 1, Claire Ricard 3, Abbie Mitteness 1 … Set assists: Doscher 13, Moesenthin 13 … Hitting (kills): Ahrndt 7, Berens 9, Beth Cain 5, Pagel 2, Ricard 4, Abby LUndebrek 2 … Blocking (aces): N/A … Digs (5 or more): N/A

Section 2A

Mayer Lutheran 3,
BLHS 0

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart’s season came to an end following a three-set loss on the road to Section 2A top-seed Mayer Lutheran 25-7, 25-10, 25-7.

Finishing their 2019 campaign with a 14-16 record, the Mustangs collected their most wins in a season since 2014. Mayer Lutheran is 25-3.

BOLD 3, G-F-W 0

Senior setter Makayla Snow produced team-best 29 assists and 18 digs as BOLD earned a three-set victory over Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop from BOLD High school Thursday.

The Warriors took the second-round match with scores of 25-14, 25-15, 25-17.

Snow also added nine kills while sophomore outside hitter Leslie Snow led the team in that department with 15. Senior libero Brenna Weis paced the home team with three aces while Meyers collected a team-high two blocks.

After improving their record to 16-9, the Warriors will take on Minnesota Valley Lutheran on Tuesday night.

G-F-W (16-15) 14 15 17
BOLD (16-9) 25 25 25
Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop
Stats not available
BOLD
Serving (aces): Brenna Weis 3, Lanie Mages 2, Mari Ryberg 2 … Set assists: Makayla Snow 29 … Hitting (kills): Leslie Snow 15, M. Snow 9, Ashley Trongard 7 … Blocking (aces): Abby Meyers 2, Ryberg 1 … Digs (5 or more): M. Snow 18, L. Snow 17, Ryberg 12

College

Ridgewater 3,
Riverland 0

Host Ridgewater knocked off Riverland of Austin 25-6, 25-7, 25-11 late Wednesday.

Morgan Gronli, a sophomore from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, had three service aces, nine set assists, 11 kills and six digs to lead the Warriors.

Ridgewater closes out the regular season at 6:30 p.m. Friday at home against Minnesota West. Gronli and Baylee Larsen, the Warriors’ two sophomores, will be honored before the match.

Riverland (0-15) 6 7 11
Ridgewater (12-8) 25 25 25
Riverland
Stats not available
Ridgewater
Serving (aces): Emily Knight 2, Baylee Larsen 2, Maranda Wieber 1, Ashlyn Swenning 1, Nicole Thonvold 1, Morgan Gronli 3 … Set assists: Knight 14, Gronli 9 … Hitting (kills): Knight 7, Larsen 4, Morgan Mandel 5, Swenning 1, Thonvold 1, Gronli 11 … Blocking (aces): Knight 2, Larsen 1, Mandel 4 … Digs (5 or more): Knight 12, Weiber 7, Swenning 5, Thonvold 12, Gronli 6.
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