MINNEOTA - The Camden Conference title belongs to Minneota.
The Class A No. 3-rated Vikings (24-3 overall) swept Class A No. 14-rated Central Minnesota Christian 25-14, 25-12, 25-14 on Monday Minneota.
"I think we were able to win this match by serving aggressively and by not allowing CMCS to get into any sort of flow," Minneota head coach Steph Hennen said. "We also were successful by hitting the ball away from the middle block."
Vikings hitter Taylor Reiss produced a double double of 13 kills and 10 digs. She added three blocks.
Minneota's Shelby Corbin served three aces on a 19 of 20 effort. She also contributed nine kills and six digs.
Molly Hennen went 22 of 23 from the serving line with one ace for the Vikings. She added six kills and nine digs.
Megan Larson set up 23 assists and terminated five kills for Minneota, which travels to play at Class A No. 11-rated Windom Area on Thursday.
Central Minn. Christian13 12 14
Minneota25 25 25
SERVING (Made-Attempted-Aces) - Minneota (Shelby Corbin 19-20-3, Molly Hennen 22-23-1, Kailey Kloos 9-9-3, Payton Boerboom 8-8-0).
KILLS - Minneota (Taylor Reiss 13, Shelby Corbin 9, Molly Hennen 6, Megan Larson 5).
DIGS - Minneota (Taylor Reiss 10, Molly Hennen 9, Megan Larson 6, Shelby Corbin 6).
ASSISTS - Minneota (Megan Larson 23).
BLOCKS - Minneota (Krista Maeyaert 3, Megan Larson 3, Taylor Reiss 3).
RECORD - Central Minnesota Christian (23-6-2 overall); Minneota (24-3 overall).
NEXT?MATCH - Central Minnesota Christian (plays winner of Class A Section 3 North Division Tournament first-round match between Lakeview and Lac Qui Parle Valley at Montevideo on Oct 25 in quarterfinal round); Minneota (at Windom Area on Thursday).
Red Rock Conference
Murray County Central 3, Southwest Minnesota Christian 1
SLAYTON - Murray County Central slipped past Southwest Christian in four sets with a 25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 25-16 victory Monday.
The Rebels were led by a 21-kill, 21-dig performance by Kristi Bose.
Paris Thomas contributed 27 set assists, 17 digs and went 28-for-30 from the serving line with four aces.
Hannah Schmidt added 30 digs and went 16-for-16 from the line with two aces.
MCC advanced to 15-4 overall and 9-1 in the Red Rock Conference.
SW Minn. Christian22 25 20 16
Murray County Central25 21 25 25
SERVING (Made-Attempted-Aces) - Murray County Central (Paris Thomas 28-30-4, Hannah Schmidt 16-16-2).
KILLS - Murray County Central (Kristi Bose 21, Lindsey Barritt 9, Jade Giese 9).
DIGS - Murray County Central (Schmidt 30, Bose 21, Thomas 17, Dana Vander Wal 16).
ASSISTS - Murray County Central (Thomas 27, Giese 20).
BLOCKS - Murray County Central (Barritt 2, Sierra Van Iperen 2).
RECORD - Southwest Minnesota Christian (16-7-3- overall, 7-3 Red Rock); Murray County Central (15-4 overall, 9-1 Red Rock).
NEXT?MATCH - Southwest Minnesota Christian (hosts Fulda in a Class A Section 3 South Division Tournament first-round match Monday); Murray County Central (plays winner of Class A Section 3 South Division Tournament first-round match between Red Rock Central and Edgerton at Windom Area on Oct 25 in quarterfinal round).
Westbrook-Walnut Grove 3, Mountain Lake Area 0
MOUNTAIN?LAKE - Westbrook-Walnut Grove completed its regular season by sweeping Red Rock Conference foe Mountain Lake Area 25-17, 25-17, 25-8 on Monday.
Dayna Comnick provided a double double of 18 digs and 14 kills for the Chargers (15-10 overall, 7-3 Red Rock).
Abby Herding served three aces with missing an attempt among 13 tries. She terminated seven kills and set up 25 assists.
Cassidy Mischke (12 of 12 serving, two aces, five kills) and Elizabeth Woelber (14 digs) also made contributions for WWG.
"We had a lot of new girls coming into this season and I think we have progressed a lot this season," Chargers head coach Cathy Baummann said. "This team is starting to gel as the postseason is about to begin."
Westbrook-WG25 25 25
Mountain Lake Area17 17 8
SERVING (Made-Attempted-Aces) - Westbrook-Walnut Grove (Mariah Olson 13-13-2, Abby Herding 13-13-3, Cassidy Mischke 12-12-2).
KILLS - Westbrook-Walnut Grove (Dayna Comnick 14, Abby Herding 7, Cassidy Mischke 5).
DIGS - Westbrook-Walnut Grove (Dayna Comnick 18, Elizabeth Woelber 14).
ASSISTS - Westbrook-Walnut Grove (Abby Herding 25).
BLOCKS - Westbrook-Walnut Grove (Jordaan Joel 1 solo, 1 assist).
RECORD - Westbrook-Walnut Grove (15-12 overall, 7-3 Red Rock); Mountain Lake Area (10-13 overall, 5-5 Red Rock).
NEXT?MATCH - Westbrook-Walnut Grove (hosts Hills-Beaver Creek in a Class A Section 3 South Division Tournament first-round match Monday); Mountain Lake Area (versus TBA in Class A Section 2 South Division Tournament).
Red Rock Central 3, Fulda 0
FULDA - Red Rock Central dominated Set 1 en route to a Red Rock Conference sweep of Fulda 25-6, 25-15, 25-16 on Monday.
Cassie Erickson (15 kills, eight digs) and Brooke Rasmussen (16 digs) topped two statistical categories for the Falcons.
Top servers for RRC were Hannah Sell (15 of 15, one ace), Mikaela Smith (14 of 15, two aces) and Taylor Willhite (8 of 8).
Smith set up 25 assists for the Falcons (14-10 overall, 7-3 Red Rock).
Red Rock Central25 25 25
Fulda6 15 16
SERVING (Made-Attempted-Aces) - Red Rock Central (Hannah Sell 15-15-1, Mikaela Smith 14-15-2, Taylor Willhite 8-8-0).
KILLS - Red Rock Central (Cassie Erickson 15, Melanie Kedl 6, Olivia Bittner 4).
DIGS - Red Rock Central (Brooke Rasmussen 16, Olivia Bittner 8, Cassie Erickson 8).
ASSISTS - Red Rock Central (Mikaela Smith 25).
BLOCKS - Westbrook-Walnut Grove (Olivia Bittner 3 assisted, Rachel Kedl 2 assisted).
RECORD - Red Rock Central (14-10 overall, 7-3 Red Rock); Fulda (1-22 overall, 0-10 Red Rock).
NEXT?MATCH - Red Rock Central (hosts Edgerton in a Class A Section 3 South Division Tournament on Monday); Fulda (hosts Luverne on Thursday).
Wabasso 3, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 1
WABASSO - Wabasso held off Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 25-15, 23-25, 26-24, 28-26 in an extremely close non-conference match Monday.
The Rabbits improved to 16-3-3 overall behind 22 kills from Chelsey Guetter and eight more from Morgan Frank.
The Knights fell to 19-8 overall as Janel Wichern terminated 18 kills, Justine Posail had six more and Dana Schaefer provided four.
Larissa Rohlik (23 of 26 serving, two aces, 25 assists), Callie Rohlik (17 of 18 serving, two aces, five blocks) and Jamie Goblirsch (19 digs) also helped Wabasso's effort.
Destinee Strand (19 of 22 serving, one ace, 26 assists), Anna Madsen (18 digs) and Nicole Enemark supported Russell-Tyler-Ruthton's performance.
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton15 25 24 26
Wabasso25 23 26 28
SERVING (Made-Attempted-Aces) - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (Justine Possail 12-17-2, Destinee Strand 19-22-1, Amanda Peterson 16-16); Wabasso (Larissa Rohlik 23-26-2, Callie Rohlik 17-18-2 ).
KILLS - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (Janel Wichern 13, Justine Possail 6, Dana Schaefer 4); Wabasso (Chelsey Guetter 22, Morgan Frank 8).
DIGS - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (Anna Madsen 18, Justine Possail 16, Destinee Strand 11); Wabasso (Jamie Goblirsch 19, Chelsey Guetter 14, Erin Liebl 14).
ASSISTS - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (Destinee Strand 26); Wabasso (Larissa Rohlik 25, Jocelyn Rothmeier 19).
BLOCKS - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (Justine Possail 2, Nicole Enemark 2); Wabasso (Callie Rohlik 5, Morgan Frank 8).
RECORD - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (19-7 overall); Wabasso (16-3-3 overall).
NEXT?MATCH - Russell-Tyler-Ruthton (hosts Edgerton today); Wabasso (plays winner of Class A Section 3 South Division Tournament first-round match between Southwest Minnesota Christian and Fulda at Luverne on Oct 25 in quarterfinal round).
Apple Valley October Classic
APPLE VALLEY - Class A No. 1-ranked Minneota took its lumps during the Apple Valley October Classic on Saturday.
The Vikings (23-3 overall), who went 2-2 during the weekend tournament to finish sixth, dropped more matches in two days (two losses) than they had all season.
But with the level of competition being raised up one class against Hibbing and two classes versus the rest of Minneota's tournament opponents, the Vikings learned some valuable lessons in defeat.
"We were right in all of these matches, but we found some things that we need to fix" Minneota head coach Steph Hennen said. "That's good because that is what these in-season tournaments are used for."
On Friday, Minneota split its pair of matches by defeating Winona (20-25, 25-11, 15-0) and losing to Chanhassen (25-20, 18-25, 8-15). On Saturday, the Vikings split again - this time defeating Hibbing (25-20, 25-13) and losing to Burnsville (26-28, 25-8, 14-16).
APPLE VALLEY OCTOBER CLASSIC
Minneota def. Hibbing 25-10, 25-13
SERVING - Taylor Reiss 11-11-3, Payton Boerboom 11-11-0, Shelby Corbin 5-5-2, Molly Hennen 9-10-0.
KILLS - Taylor Reiss 8, Molly Hennen 3, Shelby Corbin 3, Krista Maeyaert 3, Megan Larson 2.
DIGS - Shelby Corbin 5, Payton Boerboom 5, Amber Engels 4.
ASSISTS - Megan Larson 17.
BLOCKS - Taylor Reiss 2, Kelsey Maeyaert 1, Molly Hennen 1, Shelby Corbin 1.
Burnsville def. Minneota 28-26, 8-25, 16-14
SERVING - Payton Boerboom 12-13-0, Megan Larson 11-11-1, Molly Hennen 9-10-0, Taylor Reiss 10-13-1, Shelby Corbin 6-6-0.
KILLS - Taylor Reiss 17, Megan Larson 9, Molly Hennen 8, Shelby Corbin 6.
DIGS - Payton Boerboom 12, Taylor Reiss 12, Molly Hennen 11, Shelby Corbin 10, Amber Engels 9.
ASSISTS - Megan Larson 29.
BLOCKS - Taylor Reiss 3, Molly Hennen 2, Krista Maeyaert 1, Megan Larson 1.
Pipestone Area Tournament
PIPESTONE - Lakeview finished fifth after going 2-1 on Saturday at the Pipestone Area Tournament.
The Lakers lost to the host Arrows in the quarterfinals before defeating Edgerton in the consolation semifinals and Fairmont in the match for fifth place.
Brianna Hoffman led the Lakers with 31 kills and six blocks, her combined totals from all three matches. Madi Nelson added 16 kills, three blocks and five aces on a 24 of 26 serving effort. Makana Barker and Sadie Stelter each served four aces.
Canby finished seventh in the tournament. The Lancers (7-20) lost to Redwood Valley (21-25, 26-24, 11-15) and Fairmont (14-25, 19-25) before defeating Edgerton (25-8, 25-17).
PIPESTONE AREA TOURNAMENT
Pipestone Area def. Lakeview
25-22, 18-25, 13-15
Lakeview def. Edgerton
Lakeview def. Fairmont
18-25, 25-16, 15-11
FOR LAKEVIEW (13-11-2)
Three matches played Saturday
SERVING - Sadie Stelter 30-31-4, Madi Nelson 24-26-5, Makana Barker 30-30-4.
KILLS - Brianna Hoffman 31, Madi Nelson 16, Brooklyn Hartle 10.
DIGS - Bailey Buntjer 16, Makana Barker 13, Briatta Buntjer 12.
ASSISTS - Sadie Stelter 29.
BLOCKS - Brianna Hoffman 6, Madi Nelson 3, Rachel Kurtenbach 2, Katie Timm 2.
Langford, S.D. 3, Hendricks 1
LANGFORD, S.D. - Hendricks dropped a non-conference match to Langford 18-25, 16-25, 25-16, 15-25 last Thursday.
Janessa Scotting led the Grizzlies went 12 of 14 at the serving line with one ace. She added 20 digs. Greta Johnson added a 15 of 16 serving effort and set up 16 assists. Brianna Bolish led Hendricks with seven kills.
Hendricks18 16 25 15
Langford25 25 16 25
SERVING (Made-Attempted-Aces) - Hendricks (Greta Johnson 15-16-0, Janessa Scotting 12-14-1).
KILLS - Hendricks (Brianna Bolish 7).
DIGS - Hendricks (Hailey Teske 32, Janessa Scotting 20).
ASSISTS - Hendricks (Greta Johnson 16).
BLOCKS - Hendricks (none).
|The Associated Press poll for Minnesota girls volleyball, as provided by the state coaches' association on Monday. First-place votes are in parentheses.|
|1. Chaska (6)||173|
|2. Eagan (5)||167|
|3. Lakeville North (1)||162|
|Others receiving votes: Champlin Park (36), Chanhassen (17), Waconia (16), North St. Paul (10), Buffalo (10), Minneapolis Southwest (1).|
|1. Marshall (6)||90|
|3. Belle Plaine||74|
|5. St. Croix Lutheran||69|
|6. Fergus Falls||60|
|7. Thief River Falls||55|
|9. Jackson County Central||36|
|10. Concordia Academy||26|
|Others receiving votes: Dassel-Cokato (25), Rocori (10), Sauk Centre (5).|
|1. Fillmore Central (3)||142|
|2. Southwest Christian (1)||132|
|3. Minneota (6)||131|
|5. Bethlehem Academy||106|
|Others receiving votes: Southwest United (30), Windom (21), Goodhue (20), Central MN Christian (18), Martin County West (13), Ada-Borup (9), Mayer Lutheran (7).|