Area Volleyball: Aitkin advances to quarters

Aitkin and Crosby-Ironton opened section playoffs Wednesday, Oct. 26.

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AITKIN — Madison Hamilton finished with 17 set assists, seven digs, four ace serves and three kills as the Aitkin Gobblers eliminated Rock Ridge 3-0 in the Section 7-2A opening round Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Teagan Piecek tallied 14 kills and Jessica Much finished with 15 digs for the Gobblers, who advance to face No. 1 seeded Greenway 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

Rock Ridge 21 13 23

Aitkin 25 25 25

Aitkin statistics

Madison Hamilton 3 kills, 17 set assists, 4 ace serves, 7 digs

Abigail Palm 4 set assists, 1 ace serve, 2 digs

Jessica Much 15 digs

Brooke Zubke 3 kills, 3 blocks, 1 set assist, 2 digs

Hannah Jones 2 kills, 2 blocks, 1 set assist

Savannah Holm 1 block

Emma Ostrowski 2 digs

Baylie O’Neil 2 kills, 1 block, 1 dig

Kendall Ratz 2 kills, 2 kills

MacKenzie Hamilton 2 ace serves, 8 digs

Teagan Piecek 14 kills, 1 dig

Overall: A 13-14. Next: Aitkin at No. 1 Greenway in Section 7-2A Quarterfinals 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

Mesabi East 3, Crosby-Ironton 1

AURORA — Jose Schaefer collected 10 kills, six digs and two ace serves for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers who fell to the Mesabi East Giants 3-1 in the opening round of the Section 7-2A playoffs Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Samantha Hachey added 15 digs, eight kills and three blocks and Brynn Hollenhorst contributed 25 set assists, 12 digs and three kills for the Rangers.

Mesabi East 25 20 25 25

Crosby-Ironton 11 25 17 23

Crosby-Ironton statistics

Jada Mitchell 1 kill, 2 set assists, 3 ace serves, 11 digs

Samantha Hachey 8 kills, 1 set assist, 1 ace serve, 15 digs, 3 blocks

Ava Bourdage 1 dig

Hannah Pakarinen 7 kills, 2 blocks

Shyann Andrews 3 kills, 2 blocks

Madison Auer-Thompson 1 set assists, 2 ace serves, 10 digs

Annabell Dahlberg 2 kills, 1 set assist, 2 digs

Brynn Hollenhorst 3 kills, 25 set assists, 12 digs, 1 block

Josie Schaefer 10 kills, 2 ace serves, 6 digs, 1 block

Overall: C-I 6-20.

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