Minneota rallies to defeat MCC

The Class A fourth-ranked Minneota Vikings shook off a dropped opening set to earn a 3-1 (18-25, 25-10, 25-21, 25-18) win over Murray County Central in Slayton on Tuesday in the season opener for both teams.

Three Vikings recorded double-digit kills in the win, led by junior Taylor Reiss’ 18. Reiss also had 10 digs and five ace blocks. Molly Hennen added a 15-kill, 13-dig performance for the Vikings, while Shelby Corbin had 10 kills to go along with a team-high 16 digs and a 20 of 21 serving performance with two aces. Payton Boerboom added a pair of aces as well and totaled 12 digs in the match. Minneota setter Megan Larson tallied 40 set assists.

Kristi Bose led the attack for MCC (0-1 overall) with 12 kills and was 15-for-16 serving with two aces. Bose also had a dozen digs and the only block for MCC. Libero Hannah Schmidt picked up 16 digs for the Rebels as well.

Minneota (1-0 overall) is back in action on Sept. 3, when the defending Camden Conference champions welcome newcomer Lac qui Parle Valley to the conference. MCC returns to the court on Thursday for a home match against Russell-Tyler-Ruthton.


Minneota18 25 25 25

MCC25 10 21 18


Serving (good-att-aces): Mi-Shelby Corbin 20-21-2, Payton Boerboom 19-21-2, Molly Hennen 21-24-1, Megan Larson 15-15-1, Taylor Reiss 10-12-1; MCC-Kristi Bose 15-16-2, Paris Thomas 15-17-0, Dana Vander Wal 12-12-0.

Kills: Mi-Reiss 18, Hennen 15, Corbin 10; MCC-Bose 12, Sierra Van Iperen 6, Jade Giese 5.

Digs: Mi-Corbin 16, Hennen 13, Boerboom 12, Reiss 10, Larson 9; MCC-Hannah Schmidt 16, Giese 12, Bose 12, Van Iperen 11.

Assists: Mi-Larson 40; MCC-N/A

Blocks: Mi-Reiss 5, Larson 2, Hennen 1; MCC-Bose 1.

Red Rock Central 3, Wabasso 1

Red Rock Central spoiled the home opener for the Wabasso volleyball team on Tuesday, toppling the Rabbits in four sets 25-10, 26-24, 22-25, 25-23.

Brooke Rasmussen and Mikaela Smith each recorded three aces Falcons, Rasmussen on 22 of 23 serving while Smith was 23-for-24. Rasmussen also dug up 19 balls, with Smith chipping in with 12 digs. Olivia Bittner pounded down a match-high 13 kills for RRC, while Smith contributed 26 set assists in the win. Smith also had three ace blocks, while Melanie Kedl also stuffed Wabasso on three occasions.

Morgan Frank led the Rabbits in several categories, tallying 10 kills and five ace blocks. She also ended her night 15-for-16 serving with an ace. Chelsey Guetter had nine kills for Wabasso, along with a team-high 12 digs. Callie Rohlik finished with 10 kills. Larissa Rohlik and Jocelyn Rothmeier combined for 32 set assists, with Rohlik leading the way with 17.

Wabasso (0-1 overall) opens Tomahawk Conference play in its next match on Sept. 3 at Cedar Mountain/Comfrey in Morgan. RRC (1-0) travels to Springfield on Thursday for a non-conference match against the Tigers.


RRC25 26 22 25

Wabasso10 24 25 23


Serving (good-att-aces): R-Brooke Rasmussen 22-23-3, Mikaela Smith 23-24-3; W-Morgan Frank 15-16-1, Chelsey Guetter 12-14-0.

Kills: R-Olivia Bittner 13, Cassandra Erickson 9, Melanie Kedl 7; W-Callie Rohlik 10, Frank 10, Guetter 9.

Digs: R-Rasmussen 19, Smith 12; W-Guetter 12, Jamie Goblirsch 9.

Assists: R-Smith 26; W-Larissa Rohlik 17, Jocelyn Rothmeier 15.

Blocks: R-Kedl 3, Smith 3; W-Frank 5, Mindy Goblirsch 5.

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 3, Pipestone Area 2

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton needed five sets to pick up a season-opening victory over Pipestone Area on Tuesday in Pipestone, trading sets with the Arrows while winning 18-25, 25-18, 25-21, 21-25, 15-8.

RTR setter Destinee Strand recorded 55 set assists in the five-set game and was a perfect 24-for-24 serving. Amanda Petersen and Justin Possail also served well and each recorded four ace blocks.

Junior outside hitter Janel Wichern led the Knights with 13 kills and 12 digs as the Knights moved to 1-0 on the season.

RTR is back in action Thursday when the Knights travel to Slayton for a non-conference match against Murray County Central.


RTR18 25 25 21 15

Pipestone25 18 21 25 8


Serving: Destinee Strand 24-24-0, Amanda Petersen 16-16-1, Justine Possail 20-21-1

Kills: Janel Wichern 13, Dana Schaefer 5, Possail 4

Digs: Wichern 12, Anna Madsen 7, Strand 9

ASSISTS: Destinee Strand 55

Blocks: Petersen 4, Possail 4

Westbrook-Walnut Grove 3, Lincoln HI 0

Westbrook-Walnut Grove swept Lincoln HI in a non-conference volleyball match 25-16, 25-15, 25-4 on Tuesday in Ivanhoe.

The Chargers improved to 1-1 overall behind a strong serving effort from Abby Herding (19-for-19, five aces), Dayna Comnick (20-for-22, one ace), Kaylee Mischke (8-for-8) and Mariah Olson (5-for-5).

“We had better passing and played a more consistent match,” WWG head coach Cathy Baumann said. “We were able to get the ball down (on Lincoln HI’s side) with better communication and strong serving.”

Comnick posted nine kills to lead WWG, which also received seven from Cassidy Mischke and six from Olson.

Shiney Her made 15 digs to top the Chargers. Herding, who had 11 digs, also set up 27 assists.

The Rebels (0-1 overall) were led by Jordan Bucholz. Brandi Barke and Brooke Taylor, who registered four kills apiece.

Lincoln HI’s Alyssa Otto and Morgan Citterman both went 8-for-9 at the serving line with two aces. Taylor added a 7-for-9 performance with one ace.

Citterman and Emily Swanson were the Rebels’ dig leaders with six apiece. Lincoln HI’s assist leaders were Otto (15) and Citterman (11). Miranda Jerzak contributed one block.


WWG25 25 25

Lincoln HI16 15 4


SERVING: WWG (Abby Herding 19-19-5, Dayna Comnick 20-22-1, Kaylee Mischke 8-8-0, Mariah Olson 5-5-0); Lincoln HI (Alyssa Otto 8-9-2, Morgan Citterman 8-9-2, Brooke Taylor 7-9-1).

KILLS: WWG (Dayna Comnick 9, Cassidy Mishke 7, Mariah Olson 6); Lincoln HI (Jordan Bucholz 4, Brandi Barke 4).

DIGS: WWG (Shiney Her 15, Abby Herding 11); Lincoln HI (Morgan Citterman 6, Emily Swanson 6).

ASSISTS: WWG (Abby Herding 27); Lincoln HI (Alyssa Otto 15, Morgan Citterman 11).

BLOCKS: WWG (none); Lincoln HI (Maranda Jerzak 1).

Lakeview 3, Redwood Valley 0

Head coach Hayley Fruin guided Lakeview to the first coaching victory of her career as the Lakers swept Redwood Valley 25-20, 25-17, 32-30 on Tuesday.

“I know I had the adrenaline going because I felt more nervous tonight as a coach than I ever did when I was a player,” Fruin said.

Lakeview received a balanced effort as five different players topped five different statistical categories. Rachel Kurtenbach went 11-for-11 with one ace at the serving line, Madi Nelson struck down eight kills, Briatta Buntjer made 16 digs, Makana Barker set up 29 assists and Brianna Hoffman compiled two blocks.

“Even though we have an air-conditioned gym, it was quite hot inside. The girls did a great job of focusing while battling the heat,” Fruin said.


Redwood Valley20 17 30

Lakeview25 25 32


SERVING: Lakewood (Rachel Kurtenbach 11-11-1, Katie Timm 14-16-1, Brianna Hoffman 12-16-3).

KILLS: Lakeview (Madi Nelson 8, Brianna Hoffman 6).

DIGS: Lakeview (Briatta Buntjer 16, Katie Timm 9).

ASSISTS: Lakeview (Makana Barker 29).

BLOCKS: Lakeview (Brianna Hoffman 2, Katie Timm 1).