PANTHERS BREEZE PAST TIGERS
Century evened its record on Thursday night and did it with an easy 3-0 win over Albert Lea in Big Nine Conference volleyball.
Brooke Meincke had 21 assists and Paige Decker had nine kills and three blocks.
Century is 1-0 in the league and 2-2 overall.
"We got a chance to mix up our rotations a bit tonight, as we’re still searching for what works best for us," Century coach Nichelle Guillaume said. "We still have a lot of errors on our side of the court and we need to get that fixed. It’s getting to that point where we need to make better decisions and pick the pace of the game. I think we have come a long ways in the first few weeks of the season, this win is great, but we still have a long ways to go."
Century 3, Albert Lea 0
Albert Lea: No stats submitted.
Century: Amelia Bowe 6 kills; Paige Decker 9 kills, 3 blocks; Brooke Meincke 21 assists; Ashlyn Meincke 9 kills.
EASY WIN FOR SPARTANS
Mayo rode nice balance as it blasted Red Wing 25-11, 25-12, 25-22 in Big Nine Conference volleyball on Thursday.
Mayo had five players with at least five kills. Kennedy Hady led the way with 10 kills and added six digs. Kelly Klees had 6 kills, 18 assists and 10 digs.
"It was a good win," Mayo coach Deb Frederick said. "We played some points better than others. We need to stay aggressive the entire match so our consistency improves as the match goes on. We were able to try a few things and we handled it, but it shows our need for practice to make some situations winnable more than not. "
Mayo is 2-0 in the league and 3-1 overall.
Mayo 3, Red Wing 0
Red Wing: No stats submitted.
Mayo: Hannah Hanson 6 kills, 7 assists; Jaydn Koestering 5 kills, 10 digs; Kennedy Hady 10 kills, 6 digs; Lauren Klees 7 digs; Elizabeth Theisen 4 digs; Anna Miller 7 kills; Kelly Klees 6 kills, 18 assists, 10 digs; Johanna Muenkel 4 digs; Emma Goss 2 kills; Alexa Hoffman 2 kills.
FARIBAULT BEATS JM IN FIVE GAMES
John Marshall's difficult start to the volleyball season continued on Thursday, with it losing 3-2 to Faribault in Big Nine Conference play.
JM fell 25-18, 16-25, 20-25, 28-26, 15-12.
"It’s an unfortunate loss, but we will just keep working and getting better," JM coach Jessica Stellmaker said. "We need to cut down on the unforced errors, or it will be hard to win in the game of volleyball. The girls fought hard but couldn’t pull it out."
Katilyn Steffes had a monster night for JM, with 25 kills, 19 digs and two services aces. Allyssa Ihde had nine kills and 12 digs.
Faribault 3, John Marshall 2
John Marshall: Madalyn Helvig 23 digs, 2 aces; Katilyn Steffes 25 kills, 19 digs, 2 aces; Olivia Oeltjen 1 dig; Chayse Paulson 2 kills, 49 assists, 11 digs, 1 ace; Esme Decker 1 kill, 13 digs; Kathryn Nguyen 4 digs, 1 block, 1 ace; Amer Mabor 3 kills, 3 digs, 4 blocks, 1 ace; Lillian Meister 9 kills, 1 dig, 6 blocks; Allyssa Ihde 9 kills, 12 digs, 1 block.
Faribault: No stats submitted.
RANDOLPH BLANKS SCHAEFFER
RANDOLPH — Randolph posted a 3-0 win over Schaeffer Academy in Southeast Conference volleyball on Thursday to keep the Lions winless this season.
The loss drops Schaeffer to 0-4 both overall and in the SEC.
Michaela Davis led the Lions with five kills.
Randolph 3, Schaeffer Academy 0
Schaeffer Academy: Kaitlyn Meincke 12 assists, 8 digs; Gabrielle Miller 2 aces; Michaela Davis 5 kills; Audrey Park 12 digs.
Randolph: No stats provided.