Volleyball | Century eliminated by Faribault

FARIBAULT — Rochester Century fought for its survival but came up agonizingly short in a 3-2 loss on the road to Faribault Friday in a Section One, Class AAA volleyball match.

Century came from behind to win the fourth game 26-24, and then the fifth game was back-and-forth to the end when Faribault pulled out a 15-13 win.

Century was the No. 6 seed in the tournament and finished with a 20-8 record. Faribault, the No. 3 seed, takes a 20-9 mark into the semfinal round at No. 1 seed Mayo on Thursday.

"The girls played a heck of a match and it just didn't fall in our favor," Century head coach Abby Barrone said.

Century's leaders were Morgan Hazelton with 18 kills, Hannah Weidman with 23 digs and Karin Canakes with 13 blocks. Sydney Kruisselbrink had 37 assists.


Century had five seniors; Canakes, Hazelton, Jenasha Jamison, Kelsie Laughlin and Amanda DuBall.

"We had a great group of seniors who lead the way all season and we could not be more proud of how they all played against Faribault," Barrone said. "All of them will be missed greatly next year and there will be some big shoes to fill by our underclassman coming up."

Faribault 3, Century 2


Century 26 21 17 26 13

Faribault 24 25 25 24 15

No. 6 seed Century: Rachel Fink 18 digs; Karin Canakes 3 kills, 3 digs, 13 blocks; Eva Moore 3 kills, 2 assists, 1 block; Morgan Hazelton 18 kills, 15 digs, 5 blocks, 1 ace; Sydney Kruisselbrink 5 kills, 37 assists, 18 digs, 2 blocks, 3 aces; Jenasha Jamison 7 kills, 2 digs, 9 blocks; Hannah Weidman 9 kills, 23 digs, 2 blocks; Kelsie Laughlin 2 kills, 5 digs, 1 block, 3 aces.

No. 3 Faribault: Ellery Akemann 21 kills; Katie Ernste 12 kills; Maddie Carlander 12 kills; Tut 8 kills; Jenna Wetzel 32 assists; Haley Langeslag 32 digs.

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