Minneota tops Huskies to win JCC?tournament
Minneota went 4-0 and knocked off tournament host Jackson County Central to claim the championship at Saturday's JCC tournament.
The Vikings, ranked No. 3 in Class A, beat Class AA's sixth-ranked team 25-22, 20-25, 15-11 to win the crown.
Prior to the championship, Minneota won matches over Martin County West (25-20, 25-24), Cannon Falls (25-16, 25-19) and Windom Area (16-25, 25-13, 15-12).
Minneota sophomore middle hitter Taylor Reiss finished the tournament with 54 kills and four ace blocks. Molly Hennen added 23 kills, a team-high 56 digs and was 47-for-47 serving with an ace. Megan Larson added 86 set assists for the Vikings.
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton also took part in the tournament and went 2-2. The Panthers earned wins over Martin County West (19-25, 25-11, 15-8) and Red Rock Central (25-8, 25-13), and lost to Windom Area (25-11, 25-22) and Mankato East (25-22, 25-23).
Sammie Gervais led the Panthers with 20 kills and nine ace serves for the tournament. Anna Peterson had a team-high total of 33 digs, and Cassie Hook piled up 47 set assists.
Minneota (13-2 overall) is back in action today with a match against seventh-ranked (Class A) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at Ridgewater College in Willmar.
The Panthers (6-7) have a Camden Conference road match against MACCRAY on Tuesday.
Wabasso takes 2nd at Montevideo tournament
The Wabasso volleyball team won its pool and advanced to the championship of a tournament in Montevideo before falling to unbeaten Glencoe-Silver Lake (25-14, 25-21) in the final.
The Rabbits advanced to the championship by winning all three of their matches in pool play. Wabasso beat Montevideo 25-17, 25-16, took down Lakeview 25-22, 25-22, and also beat Wahpeton (N.D.) 25-18, 20-25 based on scoring.
Chelsey Guetter finished the tournament with 22 kills, 13 digs and four ace serves for the Rabbits, who improve to 7-2 overall. Kimberly Frank had 21 kills, 36 set assists, four ace serves and three ace blocks.
Desi Kramer led the Rabbits defensively with four ace blocks and 19 digs. She also had 12 kills.
Lakeview finished in fourth place. The Lakers defeated Montevideo 25-20, 25-27, and also beat Wahpeton 25-22, 25-22. Their loss to Wabasso in pool play pitted them against Dawson-Boyd for the third-place match. The Blackjacks ended up winning that match 25-13, 25-21.
Tegan VanMoer led the Lakers with 33 kills and 29 digs for the tournament. Madi Nelson had a team-high five ace serves, Brianna Hoffman tallied five ace blocks, and Kana Barker recorded 50 set assists.
The Lakers (9-6 overall) resume Camden Conference play Tuesday with a home match against Minneota. Wabasso will play host to Buffalo Lake-Hector on Tuesday, and Dawson-Boyd hosts Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Tuesday.
LAKEVIEW INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Serving (good-att-aces): Madi Nelson 35-37-5, Briatta Buntjer 22-27-4, Allison Boerboom 34-34-3.
Kills: Tegan VanMoer 33, Brianna Hoffman 21, Boerboom 14.
Digs: VanMoer 29, Hailey Matthys 23, Buntjer 23, Madi Nelson 18.
Set Assists: Kana Barker 50, Nelson 9.
Blocks: Hoffman 5, VanMoer 2, Barker 2.
WABASSO INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Ace Serves: Desi Kramer 4, Kimberly Frank 4, Chelsey Guetter 4.
Kills: Kramer 12, K. Frank 21, Morgan Frank 12, Guetter 22.
Digs: Kramer 19, Guetter 13, Ellen Franta 13.
Set Assists: Larissa Rohlik 26, K. Frank 36.
Blocks: Kramer 4, K. Frank 3, M. Frank 3.