Volleyball: Red Wing advances with ease


The Red Wing volleyball team not only won on Thursday but dominated in its Section 1AA-East quarterfinal match as the third-seeded Wingers swept sixth-seeded Chatfield, 25-11, 25-14, 25-12.

Madisyn Lyons was Red Wing's top hitter with 12 kills to go along with eight digs. Aby Deming came up with five kills and three blocks, and Hannah Rodgers was a tough play on the service line with three aces. Vanessa Frazier added a team-high 12 digs with three aces, and Macy Koester facilitated things with 18 set assists.

For the Gophers, Kielan LaPlante had a team-high six kills, Grace Friederichs had 14 set assists, and Abi Hinckley led Chatfield with nine digs.

At 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Red Wing will face off with second-seeded St. Charles. The Saints advanced with a three-set win against La Crescent on Thursday.