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Area Volleyball: Cards top Gobblers in Mid-State showdown

10 area teams took to the hardcourt Thursday, Sept. 23.

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STAPLES — Morgan Becker posted 32 digs, 16 kills and a block as the Staples-Motley Cardinals recorded a 3-0 Mid-State Conference victory over the Aitkin Gobblers Thursday, Sept. 23.

Leah Bestland finished with 32 set assists, three ace serves and seven digs. Maggie Claussen contributed 47 digs and two set assists for the Cardinals

Rae Nyberg finished with 10 kills, five digs and two blocks for the Gobblers.

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Aitkin 19 13 21
Staples-Motley 25 25 25

Aitkin statistics
Maddie Hamilton 1 kill, 8 set assists, 1 ace serve, 4 digs
Haylee Van Santen 3 digs
Kayla Van Santen 3 kills, 1 dig
Jessica Much 19 digs, 1 ace serve
Anna Carlson 8 digs
Izzy Long 11 set assists
Rae Nyberg 10 kills, 2 blocks, 5 digs
Melana Ryan 4 kills, 1 block, 1 set assist
Kenzie Hamilton 2 kills
Lauren Ratz 3 kills, 3 digs
Conference: A 0-3. Overall: A 4-7. Next: Aitkin hosts Detroit Lakes 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30.

Staples-Motley statistics
Leah Bestland 3 ace serves, 32 set assists, 2 kills, 7 digs
Emilya Case 3 kills
Bo Erholtz 7 kills
Morgan Becker 16 kills, 1 block, 32 digs
Grace Jennissen 2 kills, 1 dig
Klaire Storry 1 ace serve, 5 kills, 6 digs
Jayce Kobliska 1 ace serve, 11 digs
Steffany Sullivan 10 digs
Elliana Moulton 4 digs
Maggie Claussen 2 set assists, 47 digs
Conference: SM 2-1. Overall: SM 13-4. Next: Staples-Motley at PIllager 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Pierz 3, Little Falls 1

LITTLE FALLS — Pierz’s Kiara Olesch recorded seven aces, 19 set assists, 12 digs, seven kills and three blocks as the Pioneers scored a 3-1 Granite Ridge Conference victory over the Little Falls Flyers 3-1 Thursday, Sept. 23.

Ashley Kimman added 12 kills while Peyton Magney contributed 10 blocks for the Pioneers.

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Jayden Spillum totaled 12 kills and nine digs while Jaylene Newman dished out 20 set assists and posted nine digs for the Flyers.

Pierz 25 24 25 25
Little Falls 18 26 12 18

Little Falls statistics
Halle Reis 4 kills, 1 block, 1 dig
Avery Park-Threlkeld 1 dig
Shelby Pint 1 kill, 1 block
Avery Herdering 1 dig
Jaylene Newman 1 ace, 9 digs, 20 set assists
Jayden Spillum 12 kills, 1 ace, 9 digs
Malae Nolan 1 kill, 2 digs
Hailey Shequen 2 kills, 2 digs
Emma Holey 1 ace, 17 digs
Avarielle Podraza 1 dig
Ellia Zimmerman 3 aces, 4 digs
Emma Mikkelsen 1 set assist
Conference: LF 1-4. Overall: LF 4-8. Next: Little Falls hosts Pequot Lakes 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Pierz statistics
Maddie Lochner 9 digs
Katie Leidenfrost 2 aces, 15 digs, 4 blocks, 7 kills, 3 set assists
Ashley Kimman 2 aces, 7 dis, 4 blocks, 12 kills, 1 set assist
Kiara Olesch 7 aces, 12 digs, 3 blocks, 7 kills, 19 set assists
Lynn Skiba 2 blocks, 1 kill
Kendra Cekalla 4 digs, 6 set assists
Brenna Dickmann 1 dig
Lexi Hoskins 1 dig, 6 blocks, 3 kills 2 set assists
Peyton Magney 2 digs, 10 blocks, 4 kills
Conference: Prz 2-3. Overall: Prz 4-6-1. Next: Pierz at Holdingford 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.

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Pequot Lakes 3, Park Rapids 0

PEQUOT LAKES — Maci Martini racked up 22 kills, three aces and three digs for the Pequot Lakes Patriots as they defeated the Park Rapids Panthers 3-0 in a Mid-State Conference match Thursday, Sept. 23.

Abi Martin added 26 set assists, four digs, two aces and a block for the Patriots who improved to 8-0.

Park Rapids 8 10 8
Pequot Lakes 25 25 25

Pequot Lakes statistics
Abi Martin 4 digs, 1 block, 2 aces, 26 set assists
Camille Haman 2 digs, 3 blocks, 2 kills
Macy Jackson 3 digs, 8 set assists
Morgan LaRock 1 block
Isabel Larson 2 digs, 4 kills
Grace Hoffard 3 blocks, 2 kills
Maci Martini 3 digs, 3 aces, 22 kills
Brea Eckes 1 dig, 1 set assist
Ella Kratochvil 8 digs, 3 blocks, 6 kills
Ella Krueger 3 blocks, 1 kill
Kelsi Martini 9 digs, 1 ace, 2 set assists
Lauren Schultz 4 digs
Charlee Sullivan 1 dig
Conference: PL 3-0. Overall: PL 8-0. Next: Pequot Lakes at Southwest Christian for Midwest Showcase 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24.

Sebeka 3, Verndale 1

SEBEKA — Reagen Ludovissie totaled 13 kills, six digs, two aces, one set assist and a dig as Verndale fell to the Sebeka Trojans 3-1 in a Park Region Conference match Thursday, Sept. 23.

Madison Schmitz added 15 set assists, four aces, six digs, and three kills while Taylor Johnson added 18 digs for the Pirates who dropped to 6-8 on the season.

Sebeka 25 18 27 25
Verndale 18 25 25 13

Verndale statistics
Katie Blaha 5 kills, 3 blocks
Madison Schmitz 4 aces, 15 set assists, 3 kills, 6 digs
Reagen Ludovissie 2 aces, 1 set assist, 13 kills, 6 digs, 1 block
Mallory Uselman 12 set assists, 2 kills, 5 digs, 1 block
Olivia Olsson 3 kills, 1 dig, 2 blocks
Aubrey Hess 2 kills, 1 dig, 1 block
Mary Kern 2 digs
Sarah Elfstrum 3 kills, 2 dig
Taylor Johnson 1 ace, 18 digs
Conference: V 1-2. Overall: V 6-8. Next: Verndale at Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Henning 3, Wadena-Deer Creek 0

WADENA — Addyson Gravelle tallied 19 set assists and six digs for Wadena-Deer Creek in its 3-0 Park Region Conference loss to Henning Thursday, Sept. 23.

Henning 25 25 25
Wadena-Deer Creek 12 13 23

Wadena-Deer Creek statistics
Addyson Gravelle 1 ace, 19 set assists, 6 digs
Ashley Lepinski 9 digs
Payton Gravelle 6 kills, 1 block
Jada Dykhoff 1 kill, 2 digs
Kaylin Lupkes 1 dig
Emily Lepinski 1 kill
Katrina Moench 4 digs
Jenna Dykhoff 2 kills
Summer Pettit 1 dig, 4 kills
Lauryn Gravelle 2 kills, 1 block
Conference: WDC 1-4. Overall: WDC 4-8. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Verndale 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30.

Detroit Lakes 3, Crosby-Ironton 0

CROSBY — Kalli Papenfuss tallied nine digs and five kills for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers in a 3-0 Mid-State Conference loss to Detroit Lakes Thursday, Sept. 23.

Mya Decent recorded 14 set assists, three digs and three ace serves in the loss.

Detroit Lakes 25 25 25
Crosby-Ironton 17 21 17

Crosby-Ironton statistics
Kalli Papenfuss 5 kills, 9 digs
Josie Schaefer 5 kills, 1 set assist, 4 digs
Jada Mitchell 1 ace serve, 2 digs
Teleah Mitchell 3 kills, 1 set assist
Shyann Andrews 8 kills
Madison Auer-Thompson
Karlee Ahonen 1 kill
Mya DeCent 1 kill, 14 set assists, 3 ace serves, 3 digs
Brynn Hollenhorst 5 kills, 1 ace serve, 9 digs
Grace Kramer 1 kill, 9 set assists
Conference: C-I 1-2. Overall: C-I 4-8. Next: Crosby-Ironton at Northland 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.

New York Mills 3, Pillager 0

PILLAGER — Bridget Danielson tallied 11 set assists, seven digs, three blocks, two kills and one ace serve for Pillager in its 3-0 Park Region Conference loss to New York Mills Thursday, Sept. 23.

New York Mills 25 25 25
Pillager 14 9 19

Pillager statistics
Hailey Wright 2 digs
Madison Vanvickle 1 kill, 1 dig
Josephine Kimman 1 kill, 1 set assists, 7 digs, 1 block
Bridget Danielson 2 kills, 11 set assists, 1 ace serve, 7 digs, 3 blocks
Tatum Scull 5 kills, 1 ace serve, 4 digs, 1 block
Lauren Bordwell 1 kill, 1 set assist, 7 digs
Olivia Peterson 6 kills, 3 digs, 4 blocks
Tessa Danielson 1 set assist, 1 ace serve, 4 digs
Conference: P 0-3. Overall: P 3-8. Next: Pillager hosts Staples-Motley 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.

BBE 3, Pine River-Backus 0

PINE RIVER — Alaura Dahl recorded 12 set assists and 12 digs for the Pine River-Backus Tigers in a 3-0 non-conference loss to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Thursday, Sept. 23.

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 25 25 25
Pine River-Backus 20 15 21

Pine River-Backus statistics
Hannah Barchus 6 digs, 4 kills, 2 blocks
Chloe Andrus 4 digs, 2 kills, 2 ace serves
Meagen Irish 2 digs, 1 kill, 2 blocks
Alaura Dahl 12 set assists, 12 digs, 1 kill, 1 ace serve
Claire Dahl 1 set assist, 15 digs, 3 kills, 1 block
Emily Hanneken 1 set assist, 10 digs, 4 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace serve
Cate Travis 6 digs
Overall: PRB 6-5. Next: Pine River-Backus hosts Upsala 7:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4.
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