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Area Volleyball: Sixth-ranked Wolverines sweep Pillager

PILLAGER--Casey Volkmann slammed 23 kills, scooped nine digs and served three aces as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines swept the Pillager Huskies in three sets Thursday.

Wadena-Deer Creek’s Ellie Miron hits the ball over the net Thursday against Pillager. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery
Wadena-Deer Creek’s Ellie Miron hits the ball over the net Thursday against Pillager. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery

PILLAGER-Casey Volkmann slammed 23 kills, scooped nine digs and served three aces as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines swept the Pillager Huskies in three sets Thursday.

Ellie Miron contributed 12 kills and Katlyn Heaton 12 digs for the Wolverines in the Park Region Conference match.

Julia Johnson tallied seven kills, and Jordyn VanVickle picked up seven digs for the Huskies.

Wadena-Deer Creek leads the Park Region Conference and is ranked sixth in Class 1A. The Wolverines have won nine matches in a row.

Wadena-DC 25 25 25

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Pillager 13 8 16

Pillager statistics

Jordyn VanVickle 2 kills, 7 digs

Maggie Schmit 14 set assists, 2 blocks, 8 digs, 1 ace

Danielle Kocur 3 kills, 1 set assist, 2 digs

Amelia Williams 7 digs

Julia Johnson 7 kills, 1 dig

Kylie Woidyla 2 digs

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Samantha Thomas 2 kills. 1 block, 4 digs

Samantha Macheel 2 kills, 3 digs

Hailea Books 6 digs

Conference: P 1-4. Overall: P 9-15. Next: Long Prairie-Grey Eagle at Pillager 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Wadena-Deer Creek statistics

Aly Daigneault 1 block, 4 digs

Lila Lohmiller 5 digs, 4 aces

Ashley Adams 1 kill, 36 set assists, 6 blocks, 3 digs, 1 ace

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Courtny Warren 13 digs

Kennedy Gravelle 6 kills, 4 blocks

Kyla Ness 3 aces, 11 digs

Katlyn Heaton 12 digs

Casey Volkmann 23 kills, 1 block, 9 digs, 3 aces

Ellie Miron 3 digs, 12 kills

Kylee Hopp 3 blocks

Conference: WDC 5-0. Overall: WDC 15-1. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at St. Michael-Albertville Tournament 5 p.m. Friday.

PR-B 3, CL-Bena 0

CASS LAKE-Alyssa Semmler downed 12 kills and seven blocks in the Pine River-Backus Tigers' 3-0 win over Cass Lake-Bena in a Northland Conference match Thursday.

Bailey Wynn contributed nine kills, five blocks and two ace serves for PR-B which has won 10 matches in a row.

Pine River-Backus 25 25 25

CL-Bena 4 10 11

Pine River-Backus statistics

Rylie Hirschey - 25 Set Assists, 1 Dig, 2 Blocks, 1 Ace

Alyssa Semmler - 2 Digs, 12 Kills, 7 Blocks

Bailey Wynn - 1 Set Assist, 8 Digs, 9 Kills, 5 Blocks, 2 Ace Serves

Gabby Rainwater - 1 Set Assist, 11 Digs, 8 Kills, 2 Blocks, 1 Ace

Anna Felthous - 2 Digs, 4 Kills, 1 Block

Emma Barchus - 5 Digs, 1 Kill, 1 Ace

Anna Downie - 2 Digs, 2 Ace Serves

Jaime Johnson - 3 Digs, 2 Kills, 1 Block

Olivia Adkins - 5 Digs, 1 Kill, 1 Block

Ellie Smith - 3 Ace Serves

Katie Hanneken - 1 Dig

Claire Dahl - 1 Dig, 1 Kill

Ariana Kramp - 1 Dig

Conference: PRB 3-1. Overall: PRB 13-5. Next: Pine River-Backus at Hill City 7 p.m. Monday.

LRCS 3, Rosemount 2

ROSEMOUNT-Abby Grider turned in 11 kills and eight blocks for the Lake Region Christian Hornets in a 3-2 win over Rosemount in a Minnesota Association of Christian Schools match Tuesday.

Rosemount 24 25 25 19 13

Lake Region 26 7 13 25 15

Lake Region statistics

Lydia Neubert 3 blocks

Haylee Jacobus 3 ace serves, 1 kill

Abby Grider 11 kills, 8 blocks

Sydni Ogren 2 ace serves, 3 kills

Next: Lake Region Christian at St. Cloud Christian 6 p.m. Friday.

Verndale 3, B-H 1

BERTHA-Morgan Glenz led the Verndale Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the Bertha-Hewitt Bears with 21 kills and 18 digs in a Park Region Conference match Thursday.

Molly Brownlow tallied 26 digs, and Alyssa Thompson added nine kills, one ace serve and one block for the Pirates.

Verndale 25 19 25 25

Bertha-Hewitt 13 25 17 18

Verndale statistics

Allison Olsson 3 kills, 5 blocks, 7 digs

Alyssa Thompson 1 ace serve, 9 kills, 1 block, 1 set assist, 9 digs

Mardi Ehrmantraut 1 ace serve, 4 kills, 31 set assist, 6 digs

Sarah Barrett 2 ace serves, 4 kills, 1 block, 5 digs

Morgan Glenz 21 kills, 1 set assist, 18 digs

Ashley Aarseth 1 ace serve, 1 dig

Tess Jones 1 set assist, 16 digs

Molly Brownlow 1 ace serve, 1 set assist, 26 digs

Conference: V 2-3. Overall: V 7-12. Next: Browerville-Eagle Valley at Verndale 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Pequot Lakes 3, Nevis 2

PEQUOT LAKES-Britt Kratochvil pounded 18 kills, collected two blocks and 24 digs in the Pequot Lakes Patriots' 3-2 win over the Nevis Tigers in a non-conference match Thursday.

Clare Ganley added 10 kills and 25 digs for the Patriots. Kate Bolz-Andolshek contributed three crucial kills, two digs and two blocks for Pequot Lakes.

Pequot Lakes 15 16 25 25 15

Nevis 25 25 17 21 11

Pequot Lakes statistics

Jenna Elfering 3 digs, 1 ace serve

Britt Kratochvil 18 kills, 24 digs, 2 blocks

Elle Olmscheid 2 kills, 1 dig

Addie Hubbard 4 kills, 1 dig, 7 blocks

Karli Skog 9 kills, 32 set assists, 17 digs, 2 blocks

Sannah Lohmiller 3 kills, 10 set assists, 20 digs, 2 blocks

Arianna Merta 1 ace serve

Clare Ganley 10 kills, 25 digs

Jacqueline Cook 1 dig

Mariah Rickard 35 digs, 2 ace serves

Lydia Hubbard 1 dig

Kate Bold-Andolshek 3 kills, 2 digs, 2 blocks

Overall: PL 12-5. Next: Thief River Falls at Pequot Lakes 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Onamia 3, Aitkin 0

ONAMIA-Maggi Fellerman slammed seven kills and collected five blocks and eight digs in the Aitkin Gobblers' 3-0 loss to the Onamia Panthers in Great River Conference play Thursday.

Onamia improved leads the GRC with an 8-0 mark.

Onamia 25 25 25

Aitkin 15 16 15

Aitkin statistics

Kayla Ryan 1 dig

Jillian MacDonald 4 digs

Sara Cummings 1 dig

Kayla Thompson 1 kill, 1 block, 2 digs

Ramsey Moe 1 block, 2 digs

McKenna MacDonald 2 kills

Maggi Fellerman 1 ace serve, 7 kills, 5 blocks, 1 set assist, 8 digs

Claire Paulson 1 dig

Sarah Curtiss 2 kills, 1 block, 1 set assist

Kaija Davies 2 kills

Kate Kokesh 2 set assists

Ally Ehnstrom 7 set assists, 1 dig

Conference: A 4-3. Overall: A 9-12. Next: Aitkin at Isle 7:30 p.m. Monday.

HLWW 3, Pierz 1

HOWARD LAKE-Kelsi Stuckmayer knocked down five kills, picked up 17 digs and blocked five times for the Pierz Pioneers as they fell in four sets to the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Lakers Thursday.

Kylie Porter contributed five kills and 10 digs and Jordyn Jansen picked up 23 digs for the Pioneers in the Central Minnesota Conference match.

HLWW 25 25 16 25

Pierz 16 12 25 13

Pierz statistics

Jordyn Jansen 1 set assist, 23 digs, 1 ace

Ashlyn Libby 6 digs

Kelsi Stuckmayer 5 kills, 5 blocks, 17 digs

Jayden Smieja 1 kill, 4 blocks, 3 digs

Malea Boser 1 kill, 10 set assists, 5 digs, 2 aces

Hannah Krych 3 kills, 3 blocks, 1 dig

Taylor Kimman 3 kills, 1 block, 3 digs

Kylie Porter 5 kills, 6 set assists, 2 blocks, 10 digs, 1 ace

Emily Sadlovsky 6 digs

Conference: Prz 1-4. Overall: Prz 12-10. Next: Little Falls at Pierz 7:15 p.m. Monday.

Cathedral 3, Little Falls 1

ST. CLOUD-Claire Ramler tallied 17 set assists and Abbey Medelberg collected 11 digs and four ace serves to lead Cathedral to a 25-15, 25-8, 25-15 win over the Little Falls Flyers in a Granite Ridge Conference match Thursday.

Gabby Heying added eight kills and nine digs for the Crusaders who lead the GRC with an 8-0 mark and are ranked sixth in Class 2A.

Cathedral 25 25 25

Little Falls 15 8 15

Conference: LF 3-5. Overall: LF 7-12. Next: Little Falls at Pierz 7:15 p.m. Monday.

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