Area volleyball roundup: Bridgewater-Emery wins tournament

EMERY--Bridgewater-Emery hosted the Bridgewater-Emery Tournament on Saturday in Emery and managed to come away with the championship in the silver division thanks to a three-set win over Canistota in the finals, 22-25, 31-29 and 25-12...


EMERY-Bridgewater-Emery hosted the Bridgewater-Emery Tournament on Saturday in Emery and managed to come away with the championship in the silver division thanks to a three-set win over Canistota in the finals, 22-25, 31-29 and 25-12

Bridgewater-Emery (8-3): Sophia Potter led a balanced attack for the Huskies with 12 assists and six digs and Haley Schulz had 10 kills, while Kerrigan Schultz pitched in 11 assists. Joslyn Schrank added 12 digs and Katelyn Kotas had 11. Bridgewater-Emery plays Hanson on Tuesday in Alexandria.

Canistota (9-3): Hannah Parry dished out 24 assists for the Hawks and Noelle Hofer added 11 kills and nine digs in a losing effort. Kenzie Kirby had 12 digs, 10 kills and two blocks and Jordan Engbrecht had eight digs and seven kills. Canistota hosts Canton on Monday.

Irene-Wakonda 2, Menno 1

EMERY-After cruising to an easy win over Menno in the bronze division finals of Saturday's Bridgewater-Emery Tournament, Irene-Wakonda dropped the second set before winning a highly-contested third set to capture the win, 25-15, 21-25 and 25-20.


Irene-Wakonda (4-8): Shannon Sokolowski picked up 13 digs, six kills and face aces in the win, while Malloy O'Malley added nine assists and eight digs for the Eagles. Irene-Wakonda hosts Lennox on Tuesday in Wakonda.

Menno (4-6): Eisley Saylor had 12 digs, eight kills, three aces and two blocks for the Wolves, while Kiara Nusz added 12 kills, 10 digs and three blocks. Tess Oplinger also had 13 assists for Menno, which plays Viborg-Hurley on Tuesday at Viborg.

Chester Area 2, Ethan 1

EMERY-Two of the top teams in Class B battled for the right to play in the gold division finals of the Bridgewater-Emery Tournament on Saturday, as No. 4 Chester Area handed No. 3 Ethan its first loss of the season, 23-25, 25-14 and 25-22. Class B No. 2 Warner later won the tournament.

Chester Area (9-3): Hailey Ewoldt dished out 40 assists, while Jadon Wages had 15 kills in the win. Hanna Reif had a match-high 33 digs and Kenna Bieren had another 20 for the Flyers. Chester Area plays Parker on Tuesday in Chester.

Ethan (12-1): Jess Bartscher had a big game in the loss, leading the Rustlers with 22 assists and 17 digs. Jada Plastow also had 18 digs and 10 kills, while Karly Gustafson pitched in seven kills, seven digs and five blocks and Cameryn Logan had 12 digs, five kills and four blocks. Ethan hosts Mitchell Christian on Monday.

Bridgewater-Emery 2, Hanson 1

EMERY-Bridgewater-Emery split two pool play games in its own tournament on Saturday, but advanced to the finals of the silver division with a three-set win over Hanson, 22-25, 29-27 and 25-17.


Bridgewater-Emery (8-3): The Huskies got 15 assists and seven digs from Kerrigan Schultz, while Joslyn Schrank came up with 23 digs and Katelyn Kotas pitched in 13 digs and four kills in the win. Sydney Hoffman also added 10 kills in the match.

Hanson (5-6): Megan Guericke had a match-high 25 digs and three aces, while Jacy Waldera had 18 assists and 10 digs for the Beavers. Ellie Tuschen also had 15 digs and six kills and Abby Kortan added 13 digs. Hanson hosts Bridgewater-Emery in a rematch on Tuesday in Alexandria.

Menno 2, Scotland 1

EMERY-After losing its two pool play games at the Bridgewater-Emery Tournament on Saturday, Menno topped Scotland to advance to the bronze division championship game, 21-25, 25-21 and 25-20.

Menno (4-6): Jaedyn Oplinger led the Wolves with 17 digs, eight assists and five aces, while Kiara Nusz had 13 digs, nine kills and two blocks. Hailey Handel also chipped in nine digs and four kills.

Scotland (1-8): The Highlanders got 24 assists and 13 digs from Rylee Conrad, along with 15 digs, seven aces and five kills from Kennedy Bietz in a losing effort. Bella Vitek also had nine kills and three blocks. Scotland travels to Freeman on Tuesday.

SCW 3, ORR 1

FORESTBURG-Sanborn Central/Woonsocket picked up its third consecutive win on Saturday with a four-set win over Oldham-Ramona/Rutland, 25-21, 22-25, 25-11 and 25-21


Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (7-5): Madi Moody led the charge for the Blackhawks with 28 assists and 14 digs, while Erica Howard had 12 kills and three aces. Mariah Jost added 15 kills and Kaylee White dished out 12 assists. SCW plays Wolsey-Wessington on Tuesday in Wolsey.

Oldham-Ramona/Rutland (1-10): Khloe Teiman had 17 assists for the Raiders, while Rylie Aschmeller came up with 14 digs. Oldham-Ramona/Rutland travels to Arlington on Thursday.

Beresford 2, Parkston 1

TYNDALL-Parkston dropped its first match in the Cavalier Clash on Saturday to Beresford in a tight three-set match, 21-25, 26-24 and 19-25.

Beresford (11-5): Statistics for Beresford were not submitted. The Watchdogs play Elk Point-Jefferson on Tuesday in Elk Point.

Parkston (2-11): Tiah Holzbauer recorded 12 kills and 19 digs for the Trojans in defeat, while Amber Albrecht had six kills, 21 digs and four aces and Izzy Hohn dished out 25 assists and made two blocks. Parkston hosts Tea Area on Monday.

Alcester-Hudson 2, Parkston 0

TYNDALL-Alcester-Hudson nipped Parkston in the Cavalier Clash, taking both sets, 25-21 and 25-19.

Alcester-Hudson (3-6): Statistics were not submitted for Alcester-Hudson.The Cubs play Freeman Academy/Marion on Monday in Freeman.

Parkston (2-11): Izzy Hohn led the Trojans with 13 assists, nine digs and five kills. Brenna Walz added five kills and five digs, while Amber Albrecht had nine digs and five kills.

Avon 2, Parkston 1

TYNDALL-After dropping the first set of the match, Avon came back to win the next two to edge Parkston at the Cavalier Clash, 25-27, 25-16 and 25-19.

Avon (7-5): Statistics were not submitted for Avon. The Pirates host Colome on Tuesday.

Parkston (2-11): Brenna Walz had 14 digs and six kills, while Tiah Holzbauer had 22 digs and three aces. Izzy Hohn also chipped in 16 assists, nine digs and four aces.

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