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Mayo earns another spiking victory

Rochester Mayo won its 10th straight match and remained perfect in the Big Nine Conference with a quick 3-0 win over Austin on Thursday night at McNish Gym.

Mayo improved to 6-0 in the conference and 16-3 overall, and the Spartans haven't lost a match in three weeks.

"The girls played a solid match all around tonight," said Mayo coach Deb Frederick. "We spread the offense and attacked from all areas of the court."

The Spartans also served effectively with 17 aces.

Brittany Looker led Mayo with 14 kills and six ace serves.

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Mayo's next match is Tuesday at home against Mankato West.

Mayo 3, Austin 0

Austin 9 12 14

Mayo 25 25 25

Austin:No stats provided.

Mayo:Molly Carlson 20 assists; Brittany Looker 14 kills, 6 aces; Courtney Palmer 6 digs; Linsy Hoosier 5 kills; Hannah Theisen 6 kills, 3 aces; Rachael Doll 4 kills.

OWATONNA 3, CENTURY 2

Panthers just miss

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OWATONNA — Century battled formidable Owatonna, but fell in five games.

The Huskies are 6-0 in the Big Nine and 11-5 overall. Century is 4-2, 12-7.

"Owatonna is a tough gym to play in and I thought the team responded well tonight," Century coach Bob Koerner said. "It was a well-played match."

The Panthers were led by Claire Richards with 37 assists, 13 digs and two blocks. Brittany Weidman had 17 kills.

Owatonna 3, Century 2

Century 16 22 25 25 13

Owatonna 25 25 14 20 15

Century:Jenica Gerber 9 kills, 16 digs, 1 block; Emily Kluck 5 digs; Claire Richards 37 assists, 13 digs, 2 blocks, 1 ace; Catherine Plevak 6 kills, 11 blocks; Danielle Priestley 3 kills, 16 digs, 2 blocks, 2 aces; Anna Wagner 6 kills, 1 assist, 5 blocks; Eden Krymalski 1 kill, 1 block; Brittany Weidman 17 kills, 19 digs; Alyssa Smith 15 digs.

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Owatonna:Lauren Schlobohm 11 kills; McKinzy Lohberger 6 kills; Emily Spatenka 13 kills; Kirsten Elstad 7 kills.

K-W 3, LOURDES 0

Knights roll in HVL

KENYON —Rochester Lourdes dropped three close games to Kenyon-Wanamingo on Thursday night in Hiawatha Valley League action.

Game scores were 25-16, 28-26 and 25-18.

Claire Friedhoff led the Eagles with four kills, 12 digs and three ace serves. Kim Rink had four kills, four set assists and 11 digs. Lauren Herbert added 11 digs.

Shelby Auseth turned in a fantastic effort for Kenyon-Wanamingo. Auseth finished with 14 kills and 11 digs. Siri Sviggum added eight kills.

Lourdes dropped to 3-14 overall and 1-9 in the HVL. The Eagles return to action Saturday at the Cannon Falls Invitational.

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Kenyon-Wanamingo 3, Lourdes 0

Lourdes 16 26 18

Kenyon-Wanam. 25 28 25

Lourdes:Lauren Good 3 kills, 2 blocks, 2 aces; Kim Rink 4 kills, 4 assists, 11 digs; Claire Friedhoff 4 kills, 12 digs, 3 aces; Lauren Herbert 11 digs;

Kenyon-Wanamingo:Jenna Stevenson 3 kills, 14 assists, 9 digs, 2 aces; Shelby Auseth 14 kills, 11 digs; Megan Kolling 10 digs; Sam Meyers 4 kills, 8 digs; Katie Strand 7 kills; Sarah Hildebrandt 17 assists, 9 digs; Siri Sviggum 8 kills; Paige Gilster 13 digs.

 

MANKATO EAST 3, JM 0

Rockets drop conference match

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Rochester John Marshall's struggles continued with a three-game loss to Mankato East at home.

The Rockets are 4-13 overall and 1-5 in the Big Nine Conference. Mankato East is 13-9, 4-2 in the conference.

Taylor Thompson had nine kills and six digs, and Amber Dunagan had 15 assists for JM.

JM has two regular-season games remaining and is at Albert Lea on Tuesday.

Mankato East 3, John Marshall 0

Mankato East 25 25 25

John Marshall 16 11 23

Mankato East:No stats provided.

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John Marshall:Amber Dunagan 15 assists, 6 digs; Blair Lebeck 2 assists; Brianna Atkins 9 kills, 3 digs; Haley Lenz 9 digs; Kalli Fautsch 2 kills, 6 digs; Katelyn Rushton 3 kills; Kristen Erickson 2 aces; Taylor Thompson 9 kills, 6 digs.

 

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