Area volleyball roundup: Gayville-Volin tops Freeman in Hanson Early Bird title tilt

Freeman's Emily Miller goes up for a block against Gayville-Volin during the championship match of the Hanson Early Bird tournament on Thursday in Alexandria. (Ryan Deal / Republic)

ALEXANDRIA -- After splitting the first two sets, Gayville-Volin took set three and knocked off Freeman in the championship match of the Hanson Early Bird tournament on Thursday. Set scores were 25-15, 16-25 and 25-15.

Gayville-Volin (3-0): Sam Olson led the way with 12 kills and one block. Kayla VanOsdel added 11 kills and Olivia Petrik added 20 digs. Molly Larson chipped in with 19 digs and Keeley Larson contributed 32 assists. The Raiders travel to Canistota on Tuesday.

Freeman (2-1): Emily Miller led Freeman with 14 kills and three blocks. Rijjy Peterson recorded eight kills and four digs. Cara Maske dished out 23 assists and Jaimie Glanzer posted eight digs. The Flyers play Irene-Wakonda on Tuesday in Wakonda.

Avon 2, AC/DC 0

ALEXANDRIA -- Avon scored a pair of double-digit wins over Andes Central/Dakota Christian to take third place in the Hanson Early Bird Tournament, 25-12 and 25-13.

Avon (2-1): Madisyn Cameron had 10 assists, three digs and two aces, while Tiffany Pelton added six kills and four digs. Katie Gretschmann also had six digs. The Pirates host Parkston on Tuesday.


Andes Central/Dakota Christian (1-2): Melanie Mudder had a match-high 13 digs, while Isabel Pheifer and Jaiden Lense had seven digs apiece. The Thunder plays Bon Homme on Tuesday in Tyndall.

Platte-Geddes 2, Hanson 1

ALEXANDRIA -- After dropping the first set of the fifth-place match by 10 points, Platte-Geddes scored back-to-back wins over Hanson for the win, 15-25, 26-24 and 25-21.

Platte-Geddes (2-1): Abby Kortan had 12 assists and four aces, while Jada Tuttle had 11 digs and Elizabeth Arend had seven kills. Morgan Huber also added five kills and Hanna Robinson came up with eight digs. The Black Panthers host Todd County on Tuesday in Platte.

Hanson (1-2): Haley Hoffman handed out 10 assists, while Karly VanDerWerff had eight kills and Cadence Van Zee added seven kills. Raegan Stegmeier had nine assists, while Avery DeVries had eight assists, three digs and two aces. The Beavers hosts Sanborn Central/Woonsocket on Tuesday in Alexandria.

SCW 2, FAM 0

ALEXANDRIA -- After dropping its first two matches of the Hanson Early Bird Tournament, Sanborn Central/Woonsocket took down Freeman Academy/Marion in the seventh-place match, 25-11 and 25-9.

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (1-2): Brooke Doering had seven kills and Trista White added five, while Taryn Ziebart had six digs and four assists. The Blackhawks play Hanson on Tuesday in Alexandria.

Freeman Academy/Marion (0-3): Josie Epp had a match-high nine digs, while Zenovia Butler had six and Alexa Gortmaker had five. The Bearcats host Corsica-Stickney on Tuesday in Freeman.

Platte-Geddes 2, FAM 0

ALEXANDRIA -- Platte-Geddes won both sets against Freeman Academy/Marion by double digits, 25-14 and 25-10, to advance in the consolation semifinals of the Hanson Early Bird Tournament on Thursday.


Platte-Geddes (2-1): Haley Hoffman had five assists and four aces, while Taryn Starr pitched in five kills and three aces. Regan Hoffman also had five digs and two aces.

Freeman Academy/Marion (0-3): Leah Goodwin had four digs, three blocks and two kills, while Areli Cortes added four digs and two kills.

Hanson 2, SCW 0

ALEXANDRIA -- Hanson cruised past Sanborn Central/Woonsocket, 25-11 and 25-18, in the consolation semifinals of the Hanson Early Bird Tournament on Thursday.

Hanson (1-2): Abby Kortan handed out 14 assists and had two aces, while Jada Tuttle came up with 16 digs. Morgan Huber also added six kills and Hanna Robinson pitched in eight digs.

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket (1-2): Taryn Ziebart had four assists and four digs, while Morgan Schmiedt added four assists, three digs and two aces.

Canistota 3, Canton 1

CANTON -- Canistota dropped the first set of its tournament match against Canton, but rebounded to win the next three, 15-25, 25-17, 25-12 and 25-22.

Canistota (1-0): Harley Cormany had 18 digs, 12 kills and two blocks, while Hannah Parry had 12 digs, eight kills and seven assists. Skylar Bultje had 10 digs and three blocks. The Hawks continue play in the Canton Invite on Saturday.

Canton (0-2): Maddi Ask had 14 digs, five aces and four kills and Madison Fossum had 11 assists, four kills and four aces. The C-Hawks continue play in the Canton Invite on Saturday.


Menno 3, Centerville 2

CENTERVILLE -- Menno outlasted Centerville in five sets, with each of the last four settled by less than four points. The Wolves took the win, 25-10, 21-25, 25-20, 22-25 and 17-15.

Menno (1-0): Jesse Munkvold had 15 kills, nine digs and two blocks, while Kylie Harriman had 13 assists, 12 digs and five kills. Hannah Fischer added 13 assists and 13 aces. The Wolves host Tripp-Delmont/Armour on Tuesday.

Centerville (0-1): Ellie Hunter had nine blocks and seven assists, while Bailey Hansen dished out 15 assists and Sophie Eide added 12 assists. The Tornadoes play Corsica-Stickney on Thursday in Corsica.

Gregory 3, KWL 2

KIMBALL -- Gregory opened its season by winning its first two sets against Kimball/White Lake, before dropping the next two, only to prevail, 25-19, 25-21, 20-25, 19-25 and 15-12.

Gregory (1-0): Sydney Svatos had 12 kills, 11 digs and four blocks, while Brynn Hylla had 12 assists and four aces and Jessy Jo VanDerWerff had 10 digs and eight kills. The Gorillas play St. Francis Indian on Tuesday in St. Francis.

Kimball/White Lake (0-1): Kennedy Leiferman had 16 kills, 12 digs and three blocks, while Grace Konechne had 21 digs, 15 kills and four aces. Dani Deffenbaugh had 17 assists and Ryann Nielsen had 16 assists. The WiLdKats host Ethan on Tuesday in White Lake.

Parker 3, MVP 2

MOUNT VERNON -- Class A No. 5 Parker came back from a 2-1 deficit to escape Mount Vernon/Plankinton with a five-set win, 25-20, 23-25, 22-25, 25-19, 15-6

Parker (2-0): No statistics were provided for Parker. The Pheasants play Sioux Valley on Tuesday in Volga.

Mount Vernon/Plankinton (1-1): Katlyn Briggs had 14 kills and five blocks and Maria Baker added 11 kills. Reagan Klooz handed out 20 assists and Rebecca Gerlach came up with 14 digs. The Titans play Bon Homme on Thursday in Tyndall.

Burke 3, Colome 0

COLOME -- Burke opened the season with a three-set sweep against Colome in prep volleyball action on Thursday.

Burke (1-0): Taylee Indahl finished with 18 kills and four digs, while Bobbi Jo Wischmann had 20 assists. Lainee Schonebaum had six digs and three kills. The Cougars play Winner on Tuesday in Bonesteel.

Colome (0-1): Baylie Hoffine had six digs and two kills. Saydee Heath added two kills and three digs. The Cowgirls play Crow Creek on Tuesday in Stephan.

Howard 3, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland 0

RUTLAND -- Howard picked up a clean sweep of Oldham-Ramona/Rutland on Thursday, 25-18, 25-16 and 25-23.

Howard (1-1): Emma Rudebusch had 10 kills and four digs, while Madison Kizer had eight blocks and Mia Glanzer doled out 21 assists. The Tigers host Bridgewater-Emery on Tuesday.

Oldham-Ramona/Rutland (0-1): Khloe Tieman had 21 assists, 14 digs, four kills and three aces in defeat. Kylie Anderson also had 13 digs and seven kills. The Raiders play Colman-Egan on Tuesday in Colman.

Wagner 3, Vermillion 1

VERMILLION -- Wagner and Vermillion split the first two sets, but the Red Raiders took the final two for the win, 25-20, 22-25, 25-14 and 25-23.

Wagner (1-0): Abby Brunsing had 16 kills, 10 digs and two blocks, while Emilea Cimpl handed out 36 assists and came up with nine digs. Lizzie Tyler pitched in 14 digs, five kills and four aces, while Paige Petry added eight digs, seven kills and six aces and Maesa Dvorak had 14 digs, and six kills. The Red Raiders play McCook Central/Montrose on Saturday in the Parkston Tournament.

Vermillion (1-1): Lexie Saunders had 24 assists, nine digs and three kills in defeat, while Toria Andre had 17 digs, 12 kills, three blocks and three aces. The Tanagers play in the Canton Invite on Saturday.

Parkston 3, TDA 1

PARKSTON -- Parkston fell in its first set to Tripp-Delmont/Armour, but came back to win three in a row, 21-25, 25-14, 25-15 and 25-9.

Parkston (1-1): Izzy Hohn had 32 assists and three aces, while Brielle Bruening had nine kills and two blocks. Amber Albrecht pitched in 10 digs and seven kills, while Maggie Baumgart and Tiah Holzbauer had seven kills apiece. The Trojans host Arlington on Saturday in the Parkston Tournament.

Tripp-Delmont/Armour (0-1): Bailey Spaans had 13 assists and Faith Werkmeister had seven kills and three aces in defeat. Kianna Payer also had nine digs and six kills. The Nighthawks travels to Menno on Tuesday.

Miller 3, Winner 0

WINNER -- Class A No. 2 Miller swept Winner in matchup of teams that reached the state tournament a year ago, 25-19, 25-14 and 25-16. Miller head coach Linda DeBoer recorded her 600th career win in the process.

Miller (1-0): Kayde Fernholz had 21 kills and 11 digs, while Madison Wetz had 20 digs and five kills. VonnaGail Schlechter added eight kills and five digs. The Rustlers play Sully Buttes on Thursday in Onida.

Winner (1-1): Ellie Brozik had 10 kills, seven digs and 2.5 blocks, while Mackenzie Levi had 19 assists and nine digs. Maggie LaCompte and Jenna Hammerbeck had 12 and 10 digs, respectively. The Warriors play Burke on Tuesday in Bonesteel.

Estelline/Hendricks 3, Wessington Springs 0

WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- Estelline/Hendricks swept Wessington Springs in straight sets in prep volleyball action on Thursday.

Estelline/Hendricks (2-0): Sophie Johnson led the way with 11 kills and 14 digs. Faith VanMeveren finished with 17 assists. Kylie Beare had 15 digs and eight kills. The Redhawks host Arlington on Thursday in Estelline.

Wessington Springs (0-1): Piper Jones led the Spartans with 12 digs and four kills. Avery Orth chipped in with three blocks. Alyssa Grohs had six assists, while Trinity Flowers added two aces. The Spartans play Iroquois/Doland on Tuesday in Iroquois.

Chester Area 3, Ethan 0

ETHAN -- Class B No. 3 Chester Area swept Ethan in a rematch of last year’s Class B first round match, 25-18, 25-20 and 25-22.

Chester Area (2-0): Makenna Larson had 26 digs and eight kills, while Kenna Brown had 16 assists and Bri Backus had 23 digs. The Flyers play McCook Central/Montrose on Tuesday in Montrose.

Ethan (0-1): Jada Plastow had 18 digs and eight kills and Bella Neishem had 15 digs and five kills. Jessica Bartscher had 19 assists and three aces. The Rustlers play Kimball/White Lake on Tuesday in White Lake.

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