Lourdes 5th in tourney

It was a busy Saturday at invitational tournaments for many local high school volleyball teams.

Rochester Lourdes placed fifth at the eight-team Hayfield tournament, defeating Le Roy-Ostrander in the fifth-place match, 15-8, 16-14.

New Richland-Hartland/Ellendale-Geneva won the Hayfield tournament, defeating Goodhue in the finals, 13-15, 15-9, 15-12. Lyle/Austin Pacelli beat Hayfield for third place, and Lewiston-Altura beat Blooming Prairie for seventh.

Kenyon-Wanamingo won its own eight-team invitational, defeating St. Charles in the finals, 15-10, 15-11. K-W and St. Charles both were 3-0 in pool play.

Cannon Falls finished third with a 2-1 win over Waterville-Elysian. Kingsland lost in the fifth place match to Norwood-Young America, and Pine Island took seventh with a 2-0 win over Randolph.


Stewartville finished fourth at the high-powered Columbia Heights tournament, which included a mix of 16 teams from all three classes. Stewartville lost in the third-place match to Anoka, 15-13, 16-14.

Stewartville, which played its first regular season match last Thursday, was 2-1 in pool play. The Tigers lost to Marshall in three games, and swept both Hibbing and St. Cloud Tech.

Marshall defeated Chaska in the championship match in two games, 15-13, 15-13.

Zumbrota-Mazeppa went 4-2 at Red Wing's eight-team tournament.

Z-M posted 2-0 wins over Burnsville, Red Wing, Faribault and Hopkins. The Cougars lost in two games to both Champlin Park and Lakeville.

Monica McNamara had 46 kills and 29 digs and Kiersten Arendt had 40 kills. Christina Gill has 62 set assists.

Champlin Park had the best record in the tournament at 5-1.

Mankato West defeated Sibley East in two games in the championship of the Mankato West tournament.

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