WESTBROOK - Thursday night's Red Rock Conference volleyball matchup between Westbrook-Walnut Grove and Southwest United was significant for a number of reasons. Besides being a battle between two of the top four conference contenders, the night was especially memorable for one Charger player and one future Charger player despite the fact that the Wildcats came away with the 3-1 victory.
Needing 18 kills to reach the 1,000-career kill milestone, Dayna Comnick hammered down 19 kills for WWG. She also went 18-for-18 with five aces at the serving line and contributed 16 digs.
"It was pretty neat that she got her 1,000th kill, especially on a night like tonight," WWG head coach Cathy Baumann said. "It was very cool."
Both teams were supportive of the "Orange Out" celebration dedicated to 11-year-old Kate Jorgenson of Westbrook, who lost her left arm in a farming accident in June. Jorgenson has inspired countless people with her positive attitude and determination. Despite nine surgeries and a month-long hospital stay, Jorgenson has returned to the activities she loves. In the spring, she plans to play Logger JO volleyball and begin Charger volleyball as seventh-grader in the fall.
"We had a full house here tonight," Baumann said. "I heard we fed over 560 at the Whopper Feed and before the end of the school day, $15,500 had already been raised. I hope we got to the $20,000 mark during the match."
Madison Takle went 10-for-10 serving with two aces and also had an ace block for WWG, while Cassidy Mischke was 12-for-12 serving with two aces and also recorded eight kills. Abby Herding collected 39 set assists and Liz Woelber added 16 digs.
The Chargers (12-8, 6-3 Red Rock) are back in action today at the Subway Classic in Marshall, beginning with a 4 p.m. match against Central Minnesota Christian, followed by a 5:15 p.m. match against St. James.
SWU 24 25 25 25
WWG26 23 14 16
WWG INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Serving (good-att-aces): Dayna Comnick 18-18-5, Madison Takle 10-10-2, Cassidy Mischke 12-12-2.
Kills: Comnick 19, Mischke 8, Mariah Olson 6.
Digs: Comnick 16, Liz Woelber 16
Set Assists: Abby Herding 39.
Blocks: Takle 1.
MURRAY COUNTY CENTRAL 3, HILLS-BEAVER CREEK 0
Murray County Central improved its record to 11-2 overall and 8-1 in the Red Rock Conference with a sweep of Hills-Beaver Creek Thursday in Hills.
Hannah Schmidt led the defensive effort with 16 digs for the Rebels, while Lindsey Barritt was the top offensive players with nine kills. Kristi Bose contributed 11 digs, six kills and two ace blocks, while Jade Giese delivered 14 set assists. Dana Vander Wal went 10-for-11 and added two ace serves.
MCC will continue action today at the Subway Classic at Southwest Minnesota State University. The Rebels take on Lac qui Parle Valley at 4 p.m. and Springfield at 7:45 p.m.
MCC25 25 25
HBC13 12 10
MCC INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Serving (good-att-aces): Paris Thomas 14-15-1, Dana Vander Wal 10-11-2, Kristi Bose 10-10-1, Jade Giese 10-10-1, Hannah Schmidt 15-18-1.
Kills: Lindsey Barritt 9, Bose 6, Thomas 3, McKenzie Schmitz 3.
Digs: Schmidt 16, Bose 11, Giese 7, Thomas 6.
Set Assists: Giese 14, Thomas 7.
Blocks: Bose 2, Thomas 1, Morgan Behrends 1.
RED ROCK CENTRAL 3, MOUNTAIN LAKE AREA 0
LAMBERTON - The Red Rock Central volleyball team wore out Mountain Lake in a 26-24, 25-19, 25-14 victory.
The Falcon's Cassandra Erickson contributed all over the court racking-up 10 digs, eight kills, two blocks and went 12-for-12 from the serving line with one ace. Rachel and Melanie Kedl each added six kills in the effort.
Red Rock improves to 10-8 on the season and will compete in the Subway Classic this weekend in Marshall.
Mountain Lake Area24 19 14
Red Rock Central 25 25 25
SERVING (Made-Attempted-Aces) - Red Rock Central (Cassandra Erickson 12-12-1, Brooke Rasmussen 11-12-2, Melanie Kedl 12-12).
KILLS - Red Rock Central (Erickson 8, M. Kedl 6, Rachel Kedl 6).
DIGS - Red Rock Central (Olivia Bittner 15, Erickson 10, MiKayla Smith 9).
ASSISTS - Red Rock Central (Smith 20).
BLOCKS - Red Rock Central (Erickson 2, R. Kedl 1).
RECORD - Red Rock Central (10-8, 6-3 Red Rock).
NEXT?MATCH - Red Rock Central (plays Lincoln HI in Subway Classic today at Marshall High School).
BOLD 3, YELLOW MEDICINE EAST 0
GRANITE?FALLS - The Yellow Medicine East volleyball team fell to BOLD in three sets, 25-23, 25-5, 25-20 in West Central Conference action on Thursday.
Chyanne Sand led the Sting with eight kills, four blocks and three digs. She was also 6-of-7 serving. Jordan Hinz added six kills and four blocks while Kalli Knudson had 12 set assists and was 11-for-13 with an ace serving.
YME will be in action when they travel to Grove City to play Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City next Tuesday.
BOLD25 25 25
Yellow Medicine East23 5 20
SERVING (Made-Attempted-Aces) - Yellow Medicine East (Kalli Knudson 11-13-1, Kelsey Sorenson 11-12-0, Megan Odegard 8-8-1, Chyanne Sand 6-7-0).
KILLS - Yellow Medicine East (Sand 8, Jordan Hinz 6, Makayla Dyrdahl 3).
DIGS - Yellow Medicine East (Madison Hagert 12, Dyrdahl 5, Sorenson 4).
ASSISTS - Yellow Medicine East (Knudson 12, Alexis Peters 3).
BLOCKS - Yellow Medicine East (Sand 4, Hinz 2, Dyrdahl 2, Maggie Scheffler 1).
RECORD - Yellow Medicine East (5-18, 2-9 West Central South).
NEXT?MATCH - Yellow Medicine East (plays at Atwater-Comos-Grove City on Tuesday).
3A Tennis Section Tournament
YME girls out after second round
REDWOOD?FALLS - The Yellow Medicine East girls tennis team finished its season on Thursday in the Section 3A individual tournament.
Danielle Clark defeated River Valley's Lauren Laffen 6-2, 6-2 in the first round before falling to Fairmont's Allison Moeller in the second round.
The doubles team of Jordan Gland and Jordan Trotter defeated River Valley's Erika Roes and Natalie Stevens 6-2, 6-2 before falling to Julia Voeve and Aubrey Eckstrom of St. James.
Anne Clarke and the doubles team of Britanna Raddats and Sandy Bartels both saw first-round exits.
Makenzie Winnager (Luverne) def. Anne Clarke (YME), 6-2, 6-1.
Danielle Clarke (YME) def. Lauren Laffen (River Valley), 6-2, 6-4.
Allison Moeller (Fairmont) df. D. Clarke (YME), 6-2, 6-1.
Morgan Reidinger/Nikki Erickson (Montevideo) def. Britanna Raddatz/Sandy Bartels (YME), 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.
Jordan Glad/Jordan Trotter (YME) def. Erika Ries/Natalie Stevens (River Valley), 6-2, 6-2.
Julia Boeve/Aubrey Eckstrom (St. James) def. Glad/Trotter (YME), 6-2, 6-1.