Volleyball: City wrap
STEWARTVILLE — The Rochester Mayo volleyball team is unranked in Class AAA to start the season, but the Spartans now have a win over a ranked team.
Mayo knocked off Stewartville 3-1 in a non-conference match at the Stewartville gym. Stewartville is ranked No. 4 in Class AA to start the season.
Mayo improved to 2-0 overall, and Stewartville is 0-2. Last week the Tigers lost in four sets to John Marshall.
Kate Holtan had 14 kills and Hallie Olson 14 digs to lead Mayo. Emily Rinken had 21 digs for Stewartville.
"Stewie plays great defense and balls did not hit the floor on their side," said Mayo coach Deb Frederick, whose Spartans are three-time defending champs in Section 1AAA.
"We made some errors at unfortunate times to get us behind in the beginning of each set," Frederick said. "Lots to learn from this match."
Mayo 3, Stewartville 1
Mayo: Kate Holtan 14 kills, 12 digs; Jadyn Koestering 8 kills; Kinsley Johnson 11 digs; Hallie Olson 14 digs, 4 aces; Lexie Lang 7 kills, 35 assists; Kiarra Harden 4 kills; Jade Boysen 6 kills, 3 aces.
Stewartville: Erin Lamb 6 kills; Charlie Bleifus 10 assists; Julianne Waugh 4 kills, 16 digs; Libby Christenson 4 kills; Kaitlyn Augustin 4 kills; Kailee Brower 6 assists, 11 digs; Emily Rinken 21 digs.
Rockets hold off Cannon Falls
Rochester John Marshall edged Cannon Falls in four very close sets in a non-conference volleyball match Thursday night at the JM gym.
Kayla Livingston led JM again with 20 kills and 14 digs, and Lillie Redmond had 25 digs as the Rockets improved to 2-1. Cannon Falls is 1-1.
"Cannon Falls is a really scrappy team and we had to earn our points tonight," said JM coach Jessica Stellmaker.
The third set was key as John Marshall was trailing 21-19 but got three kills in a row from Karissa Helvig along with an ace serve to take the lead and eventually win 25-21.
Kayla Livingston had another big night with 20 kills and 14 digs and Lillie Redmond had 25 digs.
John Marshall 3, Cannon Falls 1
Cannon Falls: Tatum Pickar 35 digs; Molly Bowen 14 kills, 13 digs; Kara Loeschke 39 assists, 10 digs, 2 aces; Olivia Thomley 3 blocks, 3 aces; Kendra Lecy 10 digs; Grace Hall 9 kills; Sara Twedt 4 blocks.
John Marshall: Andria King 2 digs; Brianna Paulson 3 kills, 12 digs; Briley Diggins 7 kills; Jaden Jurgenson 1 kill, 45 assists, 5 digs, 1 ace; Jenna Rieke 1 kill; Kayla Livingston 20 kills, 14 digs, 2 blocks, 2 aces; Karissa Helvig 10 kills, 4 digs, 2 aces; Lillie Redmond 1 kill, 25 digs, 1 ace; Madalyn Helvig 6 kills, 7 digs.
Century falls despite Fink's 61 digs
FARMINGTON — Rochester Century kept all the games close but fell 3-1 to Farmington in a non-conference volleyball match on Thursday.
We came out slow in game one, but in game two the girls showed the best volleyball I've seen out of them so far this season," said Century coach Brittany Weidman.
Rachel Fink had a career-high 61 digs and Hannah Weidman had 16 kills for the Panthers.
"Both of those athletes passed a high service he percentage which allowed us to get the kills that we did tonight," the coach noted.
"This was a great match for us to build on. Farmington is really tough and I anticipate they're going to have a great season."
Farmington 3, Century 1
Century: Cailin Austin 17 digs; Sydney Kruisselbrink 20 assists; Ellianna Wiertsema 11 kills, 24 digs; Rachel Fink 61 digs; Hannah Weidman 16 kills, 47 digs; Kiara Lindsey 18 assists.
Farmington: No statistics provided.