Volleyball: Z-M opens playoffs with sweep
In the opening round of the Section 1AA-West tournament, fourth-seeded Zumbrota-Mazeppa made short work of fifth-seeded Rochester Lourdes in a three-game sweep, 25-15, 25-17, 25-21, Thursday in Zumbrota.
Hailey Dykes had a big night at the net for the Cougars with six kills and three ace blocks. Carley Henning had a team-high 10 kills, and Kalli Paukert finished with 23 set assists in the victory.
Gabby Williams had eight kills and 11 digs, and Katelyn Younger finished with 13 set assists and nine digs for the Eagles.
At 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester Civic Center, Z-M takes on top-seeded and second-ranked Stewartville. Back on Oct. 1, the Cougars put a scare into the Tigers, going to five sets before Stewartville sealed the victory, 3-2.