In Southeast Conference volleyball action from Lyle Tuesday evening, the Athletics of Lyle/Pacelli hosted the Grand Meadow Superlarks, the leaders in the West Division, and it was the Larks sweeping the match in three sets 25-15, 25-19 and 25-7.
For Grand Meadow, Riley Queensland tallied 14 kills, three ace serves and eight digs defensivley, River Landers added five kills and Hailey Hindt, Lily Hughes and Paige Mork added three kills apiece. Hindt led the Larks in ace blocks with five, and Madison Hindt and Meghan Eastlee led the offense with 14 and 13 set assists, respectivley. Hindt also added five ace serves to lead the Larks and also came up with two ace blocks.
For Lyle/Pacelli, Olivia Christenson led the Athletics with nine kills, two ace serves, two digs and six ace blocks and Abbey Neve added two kills and six set assists.
Grand Meadow moves to 8-2 in conference play and 16-7 overall on the season. They are back in action Thursday in LeRoy against the Cardinals of LeRoy/Ostrander. Lyle/Pacelli is now 1-9 in the SEC and 1-14 overall. Their six match homestand continues Thursday night against Schaeffer Academy.
The LeRoy-Ostrander Cardinals were home Tuesday evening in the SEC versus Glenville/Emmons, and it was the Cardinals coming away with a sweep 25-15, 25-15 and 25-13.
Sam Volkart led the Cardinals in hitting with nine kills, plus she added three ace blocks. Sidney Lewison added five kills, seven digs and two ace serves, Libertee Smalley tallied six kills and four ace blocks to lead the club in that category, and Nicole Freerksken put down five kills and led the Cardinals in set assists with 22. Emily Hofner led LeRoy/Ostrander in digs with nine as the Cardinals move to 4-6 in the SEC and 5-10 overall on the season with the win.
In the Gopher Conference, the Hayfield Vikings hosted Maple River Tuesday evening, and the Vikings were a winner in four sets 25-12, 25-19, 23-25, and 25-19.
Jenna Jacobsen had a huge night to help Hayfield to the win with 13 kills, one set assist, 10 digs, one ace block and one ace serve, while Caitlyn Hendrickson was also in double digits in kills with 11, plus she added two digs. Taylor Burt chipped in with eight kills, one set assist, three digs, one ace block and one ace serve while Lexi Gerber and Maryx Young each added six kills. Gerber also tallied one dig and one ace block while Young, who recently eclipsed 1,000 set assists for her career paced the Vikings offense with 42 Tuesday night and also added 11 digs and an ace block. Rachel Pack also helped in the winning effort with five kills for Hayfield, who moves to 4-1 in conference play and 11-8 overall. The Vikings will be back in action Thursday evening at Waterville against Waterville/Elysian/Morristown.
In Three Rivers Conference action from Adams Tuesday evening, the Southland Rebels played host the the Bulldogs of Plainview/Elgin/Millville, and it was the Bulldogs coming away with a four-set win 25-11, 25-15, 17-25 and 25-21.
Lexi Smith and Kelsey Mensink each put down seven kills for the Rebels, and Smith also added two ace blocks and two ace serves. Larissa Goslee let Southland in set assists with 20, and Kylie Kiefer and Kayla Nelsen defensivley came up with 18 and 16 digs, respectivley.
The Rebels fall to 1-6 in conference play with the loss and are now 3-15 overall on the season. Southland will return to action Thursday evening in Lewiston versus the Cardinals of Lewiston/Altura.
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