Century spikes Wingers
RED WING — The Rochester Century girls volleyball squad didn't play its best match of the season but still managed to pull out a 3-1 win Tuesday at Red Wing. With the win, the Panthers improve to 10-1 overall.
"We had too many dropped balls and too many unforced errors, which allowed Red Wing to come back and take game three from us," said head coach Brittany Weidman.
But at the net, the Panthers gave Red Wing a lot to think about, as Anna Lund, Nicole Lund, Rachel Fink and Hannah Weidman all reached double-digits in kills.
"Offensively, we had a balanced attack and had the opportunity to get a lot of hitters the ball tonight, which was great to see," Weidman said.
Reiley Huntoon had 37 assists for the Pantehrs, and Cailin Austin had 18 digs.
The Panthers host Faribault on Thursday, while Red Wing (3-7 overall) is at Northfield.
Century 3, Red Wing 1
Century: Anna Lund 11 kills, 4 blocks; Elizabeth Goetz 6 kills; Cailin Austin 18 digs; Reiley Huntoon 37 assists; Nicole Lund 11 kills; Rachel Fink 15 kills, 13 digs; Hannah Weidman 13 kills, 18 digs, 3 aces.
Red Wing: No stats provided.
JM has tough time against East
John Marshall had another struggling night as it lost to Mankato East 3-0 in Big Nine Conference volleyball Tuesday.
East won 25-23, 25-19, 25-23.
"John Marshall continues to struggle as it is dealing with injuries and finding leaders to step up," JM coach Jessica Stellmaker said.
Abol Barnaba had 12 kills for the Rockets, who slipped to 1-3 in the Big Nine and 4-7 overall.
Stellmaker said JM got a strong effort from Lillie Redmond.
"She had an awesome night passing and on defense, and being a leader on the floor," Stellmaker said. "
Kayla Livingston added 11 kills, 13 assists, 7 digs and 1 block for JM.
Mankato East 3, John Marshall 0
Mankato East: No stats submitted.
John Marshall: Kia Schepp 5 digs; Lillie Redmond 7 digs; Kayla Livingston 11 kills, 13 assists, 7 digs, 1 block; Jaden Jurgenson 16 assists; Karissa Helvig 4 kills, 3 blocks; Abol Barnaba 12 kills, 1 block.
Hayfield continues hot streak vs Lourdes
HAYFIELD — Hayfield has been on a roll since losing to two of the top teams in the state.
Rochester Lourdes just happened to be in the Vikings' path on Tuesday, when Hayfield won a Hiawatha Valley League match against the Eagles, 25-15, 20-25, 25-18, 25-17.
Hayfield improved to 9-3 overall and 3-2 in the HVL. The Vikings have won seven consecutive matches since suffering back-to-back losses to Stewartville and Kasson-Mantorville, the teams ranked Nos. 2 and 4 in the Class AA state poll. Hayfield is receiving votes in the Class A poll.
Lourdes (5-6, 1-3) was led by Gabby Williams, who had 14 kills, 8 digs and 4 aces.
Hayfield received 9 kills, 16 digs and 4 blocks from Carrie Rutledge.
The Vikings play at Cannon Falls on Thursday, while Lourdes plays host to Triton.
Hayfield 3, Lourdes 1
Lourdes: Gabby Williams 14 kills, 8 digs, 4 aces; Alison Kielty 5 kills, 8 assists, 3 digs, 1 block; Megan Hobday 5 kills, 6 digs, 2 blocks; Brooke Younger 8 kills, 7 digs, 4 blocks, 2 aces.
Hayfield: Carrie Rutledge 9 kills, 16 digs, 4 blocks, 1 ace; Maggie Streightiff 6 kills, 19 assists, 7 digs, 4 blocks, 1 ace; Katelyn Bjornson 3 kills, 8 blocks; Savanna Cordle 7 kills 4; 2 blocks; Kyal Heydt 12 digs, 5 aces.
Mayo bounces back to beat Owatonna
OWATONNA — Kate Holtan had 11 kills and 14 digs, and Anna Winter had 15 kills and 10 digs, to lead Rochester Mayo to a 3-1 Big Nine Conference volleyball victory at Owatonna.
The Spartans dropped Game 1, but rattled off three straight victories after that to win 19-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-14.
"It was an emotional gym tonight in Owatonna," Mayo coach Deb Frederick said. "Their team has had some trying days. It is a tough place to play and when you add on to it the situations they have had to deal with you never how athletes will play."
Lexie Lang finished with 36 assists and four aces for the Spartans (3-1 Big Nine, 13-2 overall).
"We started out real timid and lost," Frederick said. "The next three sets we came back by playing one point at a time and taking care of the ball. We gave up points at times we shouldn't and when they regain their focus they earn them back and they start playing."
Mayo plays host to Austin on Thursday.
Mayo 3, Owatonna 1
Mayo: Kate Holtan 11 kills, 14 digs, 2 blocks; Taya McGovern 3 kills; Hallie Olson 12 digs; Lexie Lang 3 kills, 36 assists, 5 digs, 4 aces; Kat Maas 3 kills, 4 blocks; Kiarra Harden 6 kills, 7 blocks; Anna Winter 15 kills, 10 digs; Siennah Stamness 7 digs.
Owatonna: no stats reported.