Area Volleyball Wrap: Lake City wrangles Triton
At home Thursday against Hiawatha Valley League foe Triton, Lake City was able to come away with a four-set victory, 25-19, 25-19, 22-25, 26-24.
Delaney Issendorf was a force at the net and the service line with 21 kills and seven ace serves. Mackenzie Noll and Carlee Braun did their part with 11 and eight kills, respectively, while Elyse Dalager came up with 49 set assists. In the back row, Morgan West shored up Lake City's defense with 16 digs.
The Tigers (5-12, 3-5 HVL) will play in the Cannon Falls invitational on Saturday.
Cannon Falls 3, Pine Island 0
Cannon Falls improved to 6-2 in the Hiawatha Valley League following a three-set sweep over Pine Island on Thursday, 35-18, 25-21, 25-18.
"Fun win on homecoming. (It was a) full team effort," said Bombers head coach Melissa Huseth. "We had some aggressive play tonight. Our blocking improved throughout the match and our back row defense was stellar."
Tatum Pickar came up with 27 digs along with two ace serves, and Molly Bowen was Cannon Falls' leader in kills with nine while also putting down five ace blocks. Olivia Thomley came up with six blocks, Kara Loeschke had 13 set assists and Rachel Huseth came up with 12 set assists and two ace serves.
Pine Island statistics were unavailable at press time.
Cannon Falls (11-9) will host a 16-team tournament on Saturday while Pine Island (6-9, 2-6 HVL) plays host to Kasson-Mantorville on Tuesday.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 3, Byron 0
Kenyon-Wanamingo won its fourth straight match, all in three sets, with a sweep over Byron on Thursday, 25-14, 25-16, 25-22.
Ally Peterson and Chelsea Gilster both had a team-best nine kills for the Knights. Sydney Way had 12 digs and an ace serve, Maddie McCauley came up with 20 set assists, three ace serves and 10 digs, and Madi Luebke came up with 10 set assists in the victory.
K-W (15-7, 7-1 HVL) is on the road next week with games against Triton Tuesday and Kasson-Mantorville Thursday.
Schaeffer Academy 3, Randolph 0
Randolph fell to under .500 in Southeast Conference play on Thursday following a three-set loss to Schaeffer Academy, 25-15, 25-20, 25-14.
Lindsey Grant came up with six kills, while Kenna Foss had 12 set assists and Megan Erickson chipped in with three ace blocks for the Rockets.
Randolph (5-9, 5-6 SEC) will play in the St. Clair invitational on Saturday.
Kenyon-Wanamingo 3, Lake City 0
Kenyon-Wanamingo was firing on all cylinders on Tuesday en route to a three-set Hiawatha Valley League victory, 25-13, 25-23, 25-12.
Ally Peterson led the Knights with 13 kills with just two errors. Sydney Way finished with 11 digs, and Madi Luebke came up with 16 set assists in the victory. Julianna Boyum made life tough on the Tigers' hitters with five ace blocks.
For Lake City, Elyse Dalager tallied 19 set assists, and Morgan West scooped up 15 digs in the loss.
Randolph 3, Lyle-Pacelli 1
In the tightest sets on Tuesday, Randolph was able to thwart Lyle-Pacelli for a four-set Southeast Conference win, 26-24, 15-25, 27-25, 25-22.
Megan Erickson and Alyssa Whitson each finished with eight kills, with Erickson and Whitson adding seven and five ace blocks as well. Jordyn Bey and Kenna Foss split setting duties with 14 ace serves apiece, and Meredith Taylor finished with 20 digs in the back row.
"We hit a snag in the second set but had a big comeback and stayed strong to take the third and fourth," said Rockets head coach Marie Jacob. "We really needed this win to build some confidence since the last couple of games were rough for us."