Area volleyball roundup: Avon outlasts Ethan in five-set marathon match
ETHAN -- Avon edged Ethan in a five-set thriller on Monday. Set scores were 25-22, 15-25, 25-22, 29-31 and 17-15.
Avon (10-4): Shalayne Nagel and Hanna Miller both had 13 kills apiece. Nagel added four blocks. Tiffany Pelton added 10 kills and Ali Sees finished with nine kills. Katie Gretschmann posted 20 digs, while Reese Powers added 20 assists, 15 digs and three aces. McKenna Kocmich recorded 23 assists and Maddie Kocmich finished with 14 digs. Natalie Zacharias posted 11 digs and three aces. The Pirates play Corsica-Stickney on Tuesday in Corsica.
Ethan (8-10): Bella Nesheim finished with 16 kills, while Lexi Lingemann finished with 12 kills and 61 digs. Hannah Bartscher added 46 digs and Ava Lingemann posted 42 assists. The Rustlers host Miller on Friday.
Winner 3, Mount Vernon/Plankinton 0
WINNER -- Class A No. 5 Winner swept Mount Vernon/Plankinton in straight sets in high school volleyball action on Monday. Set scores were 25-9, 25-8 and 25-20.
Winner (14-4): Ellie Brozik finished with 17 kills, while Kalla Bertram added 10 kills and five aces. Mackenzie Levi posted 33 assists, while Jenna Hammerbeck had 21 digs. Maggie LaCompte added 15 digs. The Warriors host Wagner on Tuesday.
MVP (8-8): Haley Pickart posted eight kills, while Jocelyn Manzao had 19 digs and three aces. The Titans play at Tri-Valley on Tuesday.
Hanson 3, Scotland 1
ALEXANDRIA -- Hanson downed Scotland in straight sets on Monday. Set scores were 25-21, 17-25, 25-15 and 27-25.
Hanson (5-12): Andrea Thelen had 10 kills and six aces. Annalyse Weber added nine kills and nine digs. Shelby Hernandez posted seven kills, five digs and five aces. Jalyn Kampshoff recorded 32 assists and 10 digs. Abby Kortan and Skylar Holm both had eight digs. Kate Haiar added seven kills and four digs. The Beavers host Hanson on Tuesday.
Scotland (6-5): Delanie Van Driel finished with 11 kills. Kennedy Bietz and Martina DeBoer had six kills apiece. Bietz added eight digs and DeBoer posted four digs. Rylee Conrad recorded 17 assists and seven digs. The Highlanders host Corsica-Stickney on Friday.
KWL 3, ACDC 2
NEW HOLLAND -- Kimball/White Lake outlasted Andes Central/Dakota Christian in a five-set marathon match on Monday. Set scores were 25-12, 22-25, 25-18, 22-25 and 15-7.
KWL (12-3): Kennedy Leiferman led KWL with 16 kills, 15 digs, seven aces and three blocks. Ryann Nielsen posted 30 assists and six aces. Dani Deffenbaugh added 12 kills, 10 digs and three blocks. The WiLdKats host Platte on Tuesday in Kimball.
ACDC (0-10): Lexie VanderPol posted 17 kills and three blocks. Mackenzie Muckey added 16 assists, 15 digs, seven kills, three blocks and three aces. Keeva Weddell finished with 10 assists, six digs and two aces. Sonya Hansum recorded eight digs. ACDC plays at Mitchell Christian on Thursday.
Platte-Geddes 3, TDA 0
ARMOUR -- Platte-Geddes defeated Tripp-Delmont/Armour in straight sets in prep volleyball action on Monday. Set scores were 27-25, 25-17 and 25-23
Platte-Geddes (14-3): Cadence Van Zee finished with 17 kills and six digs. Karly VanDerWerff added 16 kills and nine digs. Avery DeVries recorded 34 assists, seven digs and five kills. Taryn Starr posted five kills and two blocks. Baleigh Nachtigal finished with four assists and six digs. Regan Hoffman added 21 digs. The Black Panthers play Kimball/White Lake on Tuesday in Kimball.
TDA (8-9): Gracey Schatz and Faith Werkmeister both had 12 kills apiece. Hannah Stremick added 20 assists, nine digs and four kills. Schatz had four aces. Bailey Spaans chipped in with nine assists and six digs. Emma Faller logged eight digs. TDA hosts Ethan on Oct. 26 in Tripp.
Madison 3, Wagner 0
MADISON -- Class A No. 3 Madison swept Wagner in straight sets on Monday. Set scores were 25-10, 25-14 and 25-15.
Madison (12-4): Abby Brooks and Sophia VandenBosch recorded 18 and 13 kills, respectively. Raena Rost added 12 digs, while Autumn Barger posted nine digs. Kylie Krusemark posted 31 assists. Madison hosts Elk Point-Jefferson on Friday.
Wagner (7-2): Abby Brunsing finished with 10 kills, while Shona Kocer put down seven kills. Macy Koupal notched 18 kills, while Olivia Breen posted eight digs. Avari Bruguier logged seven digs. Wagner plays at Winner on Tuesday.