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Area Volleyball: Bombers recover, defeat Tigers

Cannon Falls opened its season with a tough task, hosting 2017 state tournament participant and Class A ranked, Pine River-Backus on Saturday. The Bombers were prepared for its opponent, however, and came away with a 3-1 win.

The Bombers won the first two sets, 25-20 and 25-21, before falling in the third set, 25-17.

"PR-B made a lot of defensive plays to put the ball on our side of the court and unfortunately we had a few too many unforced errors mid-match, however, our defense adjusted and helped put our hitters in a position to score," Cannon Falls head volleyball coach Melissa Huseth said.

With adjustments made, Cannon Falls came back to win the fourth set, 25-21.

"We had some key blocks and solid attacks in set four to seal the win," Huseth added.

Leading the Bombers offensively were a trio with 10 kills: Molly Bowen, Sara Twedt and Shayla Hustad. Rachel Huseth had 24 assists, while Jaci Winchell had 20 assists.

Defensively, Riley Meyers had 19 digs and Bowen added 15 digs.

Cannon Falls resumes action on Thursday, Aug. 30 with a trip to Rochester John Marshall.

K-W 3, Centennial 1

The Kenyon-Wanamingo volleyball team traveled to Hopkins, Minn., on Saturday to face Centennial for its season-opening tilt. The Knights held up to its top-10 Class AA ranking by defeating the Cougars, 3-1.

K-W won the first two sets, 25-19 and 25-21, but dropped the third set, 25-16. The Knights capped the victory in the fourth set, 25-16.

Leading K-W offensively were Ally Peterson with 20 kills and Madi Luebke with 21 assists. Peterson also led the team with 18 digs, while Kasandra Keller had 13.

K-W will host its first game of the season on Thursday when Waterville-Elysian-Morristown visits.

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