In area volleyball action from Tuesday evening, the Lyle/Pacelli Athletics were looking for their fourth win in their last five matches Tuesday night as they played host to Kingsland in a Southeast Conference matchup, and it was the Athletics winning in a 3-0 sweep 25-23, 25-19 and 25-17.
With senior outside hitter Avari Drennan lost to a season-ending injury in an invitational in Riceville, Iowa over the weekend, a young core led by senior Kate Rauen stepped up for LP Tuesday night as Rauen led the team in digs with 18, plus she also added an ace serve, 8th grade setter Autumn Drennan led LP in set assists Tuesday evening with 12, plus she added one kill, 13 digs and three ace serves, 8th grade right-side hitter Jada Leif tallied five kills, two set assists and five digs defensively, freshman outside hitter Audrey Wilde totaled three kills, two digs, a pair of ace serves and a team-high five blocks, 8th grade middle hitter Grace Bauer tallied three kills and 1.5 blocks, 7th grade outside hitter Jacey Bednar stepped into a starting position for the Athletics and utilized a tough jump serve to serve up a team-high four aces, plus she also chipped in three kills and seven digs, junior middle hitter Morgan Klankowski contributed one kill, a pair of ace serves and two digs, and 8th grade defensive specialist Carleigh Rymer supplied two digs in the three-set sweep.
With the win, Lyle/Pacelli is now 2-10 in the Southeast Conference, and 5-19 overall on the season. The Athletics return to action in Grand Meadow versus the Superlarks in the Southeast Conference Thursday evening, with a 7:15 varsity start time scheduled.
Speaking of the Superlarks, they were looking to run their current winning streak to seven in a row Tuesday night at home versus LeRoy/Ostrander in the Southeast Conference, but the Cardinals had other ideas as they downed the Larks 25-21, 12-25, 25-20 and 25-17.
For Grand Meadow, Lexy Foster led the Larks offensively with 13 kills, plus she also supplied three digs and two blocks, Lauren Queensland tallied seven kills, 15 digs, one ace serve and one block, Hallie Hendrickson led Grand Meadow in set assists Tuesday evening with 29, plus she also came up with five digs and one ace serve, Cheyenne Bakken led the Larks in digs for the match with 21, Haylie Paul totaled six kills, 10 digs and one ace serve, Kendall Jack also put down six kills, plus she added one set assist, seven digs and one ace serve, Gracie Foster registered two kills, one dig, one ace serve and one block, Hailey Lovejoy tallied one kill, five digs and two ace serves, and Rylee Schaufler contributed one kill, one set assist and a pair of ace serves.
For LeRoy/Ostrander, Jenna Olson piled up 40 set assists in the win, plus she added one kill, three digs, two blocks and an ace serve as well, Benita Nolt put down 19 kills to lead both clubs in the match Tuesday night, and she also tallied seven digs, a team-high six blocks and an ace serve, Brooke Jasper was also in double-figures in kills with 14, plus she added a team-high 12 digs, Kaci McKenzie contributed four kills, three digs and two blocks, Maria Almaraz-Nolt tallied three kills and five digs, and Keira Lewison chipped in four digs, a pair of blocks and she also served up a team-high three aces in the win.
With the loss, Grand Meadow is now 9-3 in the Southeast Conference, and 12-8 overall on the season, while LeRoy/Ostrander is now also 9-3 in the conference with the win, and they are 14-7 overall on the sesaon. The Cardinals are back on the court Thursday in Glenville versus the Wolverines of Glenville-Emmons in the Southeast Conference, with the varsity action scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m. that evening.
In Blooming Prairie, the Awesome Blossoms played host to United South Central in the Gopher Conference, and it was the Rebels coming away with a 3-1 win by scores of 25-22, 25-21, 19-25 and 25-17.
Annaka Forsberg led BP offensively with 12 kills for the match, and she also tallied one set assist, one dig and a team-high eight blocks, Addison Doocy tallied nine kills Tuesday night, plus she also tallied seven blocks, two digs and an ace serve, Macy Lembke tied for the team lead in set assists for the match with 18, plus she also led the club in digs with 12 and in ace serves with four, and Lembke also added six kills and three blocks for good measure, Elizabeth Miner totaled five kills, two digs and one block, Claire Schwarz also tallied five kills, plus she tied for the team lead in set assists with 18, and she also added 11 digs, two blocks and an ace serve, Ella Smith also totaled five kills, and she also chipped in eight digs and one block, Brianna Deplitch tallied 11 digs defensively Tuesday night, Catelyn Bartlett added nine digs, Sam Helfing contributed eight digs, and Madelyn Harvey also totaled eight digs, and she also served up a pair of aces.
With the loss, Blooming Prairie is now 0-9 in the Gopher Conference, and 4-17 overall on the season. The Blossoms return to action at Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Friday night, with the varsity action scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m.