Class 1A Volleyball: Top-seeded Crusaders sweep W-DC
ST. PAUL—Ellie Miron posted 12 kills and four blocks, but No. 4 seeded Wadena-Deer Creek didn't have an answer for top-seeded Mayer Lutheran's attack.
The Crusaders saw Madi Beck register 13 kills and Madison Huckey and Sophia Heuer each tallied 12 in a 3-0 victory over the Wolverines in Friday's Class 1A state semifinals.
Kennedy Gravelle added nine kills and five blocks.
Casey Volkmann posted eight kills, 11 digs and a block and Ashley Adams dished out 28 set assists.
Courtney Warren led the Wolverines with 14 digs.
W-DC will play Bethlehem Academy for the third-place title 11 a.m. Saturday.
Mayer Lutheran 25 25 25
Wadena-Deer Creek 22 13 22
Wadena-Deer Creek statistics
Aly Daigneault 4 digs, 2 blocks
Lila Lohmiller 1 ace serve, 11 digs
Ashley Adams 2 kills, 28 set assists 7 digs, 3 blocks
Courtny Warren 14 digs
Kennedy Gravelle 9 kills, 5 blocks
Katlyn Heaton 1 ace serve, 12 digs
Casey Volkmann 8 kills, 1 set assist, 1 ace serve, 11 digs, 1 block
Mari Grendahl 1 dig
Ellie Miron 12 kills, 4 blocks
Kylee Hopp 2 blocks
Overall: WDC 26-7. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek vs. Bethlehem Academy in Class 1A State Third-Place Game at Xcel Energy Center 11 a.m. Saturday.