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High School Volleyball: Warriors finish 7th at Sauk Rapids Tournament

SAUK RAPIDS—Courtney Russell and Avery Eckman each smacked 27 kills as the Brainerd Warriors finished seventh in the 16-team Sauk Rapids Tournament Saturday, Sept. 8.

Eckman and Russell combined for 47 digs for Brainerd which defeated Wadena-Deer Creek 2-0, lost to Watertown-Mayer 2-0, lost to Foley 2-1 and beat Holdingford 2-0. Delaney Schaefer contributed 10 blocks and Kealy Johnson and Abbi Bohlen each collected 27 set assists for the Warriors.

Ellie Skeesick registered 13 kills for Little Falls as the Flyers lost to Sauk Rapids 2-0 and to Monticello 2-1, beat Braham and lost to Osakis 2-0. The Flyers' Taylor Jordan accumulated 31 set assists and Allie Steinmetz 45 set assists.

Wadena-Deer Creek defeated Kimball 2-0 for its only victory in four matches on the day.

Brainerd team scores:

Brainerd def WDC 25-15, 25-15

Watertown-Mayer def Brainerd 25-16, 25-12

Foley def Brainerd 25-21, 19-25, 15-12

Brainerd def Holdingford 25-16, 25-15

Brainerd stat leaders:

Kills: Courtney Russell 27, Avery Eckman 27

Service aces: Kealy Johnson 3, Avery Eckman 3

Set assists: Kealy Johnson 27, Abbi Bohlen 27, Ashlyn Sellnow 12

Blocks: Delaney Schaeffer 10

Digs: Jenna Meyer 29, Avery Eckman 24, Courtney Russell 23

Overall: Brd 4-3. Next: Alexandria at Brainerd 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 11.

Little Falls Team Scores:

Sauk Rapids def LF 25-15, 25-13

Monticello def LF 25-14, 21-25, 15-10

LF def Braham 25-17, 25-19

Osakis def LF 25-18, 25-22

Little Falls statistics

Taylor Jordan 1 ace serve, 1 kill, 31 set assists, 15 digs

Madelyn VanRisseghem 12 kills, 10 blocks, 1 set assist, 2 digs

Kerstin Knopik 4 ace serves, 11 kills, 4 blocks, 3 set assists, 11 digs

Josie Sobiech 6 kills, 1 dig

Kailey Ginter 2 ace serves, 5 kills, 19 set assists, 20 digs

Ellie Skeesick 13 kills, 2 blocks, 1 set assist, 26 digs

Allie Steinmetz 2 ace serves, 10 set assists, 45 digs

Sami Tembreull 2 ace serves, 11 kills, 2 blocks, 1 set assist, 23 digs

Amari Riley 9 kills, 5 blocks, 2 digs

Lauren Hanfler 3 kills, 2 blocks, 1 dig

Next: Little Falls at Foley 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 11.

Wadena-Deer Creek Team Scores:

Brainerd def WDC 2-0

WDC def Kimball 2-0

Annandale def WDC 2-0

Royalton def WDC 2-0

Overall: WDC 4-4. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Nevis 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 11.

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