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Minnewaska's Ashton Byrne set a ball near the net during the Lakers' match against Osakis on Monday night. Byrne finished with a match-high 28 assists against the Silverstreaks. (Echo Press photo by Lori Mork)

Area volleyball: Osakis sweeps Minnewaska in rematch

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Area volleyball: Osakis sweeps Minnewaska in rematch
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Osakis avenged an earlier season loss to Minnewaska, sweeping the Lakers Monday night on the road 25-13, 25-20, 25-12.

"These girls really started out strong and focused tonight," said Osakis head coach Kirsten Wessel. "Our serve receive was super, which allowed our setters to get the ball to our hitters."

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Those hitters combined for a total of 35 kills for the night, with Becka Sadlemyer leading the way. She had nine kills, while teammate Brooke Sorenson added eight and Madison Forsell seven.

"Even better yet was our blocking," Wessel added. "We did a fantastic job of shutting down their hitters at the net. That made it easier on our back row to only have to dig a smaller area."

The Silverstreaks finished the game with a total nine ace blocks, including two each by Sadlemyer, Sorenson and Mackenzie Staloch.

Minnewaska got nine kills from Lexi Amundson and seven from Sydney Joos, while Emma Middendorf and Ariel Ostrander had one ace block apiece.

Osakis is now 19-7-0 while Minnewaska is 13-7-2.

OSAKIS 3, MINNEWASKA 0

OSAKIS 25 25 25

MINNEWASKA 13 20 12

OSAKIS STATISTICS

HITTING (good-attempts-kills) - Becka Sadlemyer 16-17-9, Mariah Backes 2-2-1, Danielle Chisholm 10-11-5, Brooke Sorenson 20-20-8, Annalise Savageau 18-19-5, Rachelle Rajdl 2-2-0, Tayler Waldvogel 1-1-0, Mackenzie Staloch 4-4-0, Madison Forsell 21-21-7. SET ASSISTS - Backes 9, Sorenson 3, Savageau 19, Rajdl 2, Waldvogel 1, Staloch 4, Forsell 21. SERVING - Chisholm 10-11-0, Savageau 14-14-1, Waldvogel 13-14-1, Josapha Haider 10-10-0, Staloch 6-7-0, Forsell 12-12-2. DIGS - Sadlemyer 2, Backes 6, Chisholm 18, Sorenson 1, Savageau 6, Rajdl 9, Waldvogel 9, Haider 1, Staloch 3, Forsell 4. ACE BLOCKS - Sadlemyer 2, Backes 1, Sorenson 2, Savageau 1, Staloch 2, Forsell 1.

MINNEWASKA STATISTICS

HITTING - Ashton Byrne 5-8-0, Alison Hoeper 1-1-0, Sydney Joos 18-21-7, Lexi Amundson 14-29-9, Ariel Ostrander 10-12-8, Alexis Guggisberg 9-10-2, Shane Suchy 0-2-0. SETTING - Byrne 90-96-28, Hoeper 1-1-0, Amundson 1-1-0, Guggisberg 1-4-0. SERVING - Byrne 5-6-0, Hoeper 4-4-0, Joos 8-9-0, Amundson 14-15-2, Guggisberg 6-6-0, Suchy 7-7-0. ACE BLOCKS - Ostrander 1, Emma Middendorf 1. DIGS - Byrne 2, Hoeper 11, Joos 9, Amundson 10, Guggisberg 1, Suchy 3, Allyssa Engfer 1.

Osakis 3, wca 0

The Osakis volleyball team overcame a slow start to sweep West Central Area and wrap up the regular season with its third straight win on Tuesday.

The Silverstreaks edged the Knights 25-22 in the first set. They took off from there, winning 25-15 over the next two sets to secure their 19th win of the season.

"We started out slow and our communication was very weak," head coach Kirsten Wessel said. "Luckily, we picked up the communication in game two and continued to improve throughout the match. We were able to place the ball well for kills. It was nice to end our regular season with a conference win."

Madison Forsell, Becka Sadlemyer and Dani Chisholm paced the Osakis offense with nine, seven and six kills, respectively. Annalise Savageau had 13 assists, while Tayler Waldvogel finished with a team-high 19 digs.

The win gave the Silverstreaks a 19-7 record overall and a 9-1 mark in the Prairie Conference. That was the best mark in the North side of the league, with only Upsala finishing with a better record in the South at 10-0.

MATCH STATISTICS

Osakis 3, WCA 0

(25-22, 25-15, 25-15)

OSAKIS - Sadlemyer - 7 kills, 1 block; Mariah Backes - 8 assists, 4 digs; Chisholm - 6 kills, 1 assist, 1 ace, 17 digs; Brooke Sorenson - 3 kills; Savageau - 2 kills, 13 assists, 1 ace, 9 digs, 1 block; Rachelle Rajdl - 1 assist, 4 digs; Waldvogel - 2 aces, 19 digs; Ariel Chalmers - 1 dig; Johanna Boogaard - 1 block; Mackenzie Staloch - 2 kills, 4 assists, 3 aces, 1 dig; Madison Forsell - 9 kills, 3 aces, 2 digs, 1 block

minnewaska 3, lqpv 0

Minnewaska rolled through Lac qui Parle Valley on Tuesday night to complete a three-game sweep over the Eagles.

Lexi Amundson led the Lakers with 14 kills. Alison Hoeper had 14 digs, while Ashton Byrne finished with a team-high 18 assists.

The Lakers snapped a four-match losing streak with the win. They finished the regular season with a 14-7-2 record in both tournament and dual-match play.

MATCH STATISTICS

Minnewaska 3, LQPV 0

(25-20, 25-9, 25-11)

MINNEWASKA - Byrne - 12-15 serving, 18 assists, 7 kills, 3 digs; Hoeper - 7-7 serving, 2 assists, 14 digs; Sydney Joos - 8-8 serving, 2 aces, 5 kills, 9 digs; Amundson - 16-17 serving, 5 aces, 14 kills, 10 digs; Ariel Ostrander - 4 kills; Alexis Guggisberg - 17-17 serving, 4 aces, 8 assists, 4 kills; Shanae Suchy - 8-11 serving, 2 assists, 5 digs; Allyssa Engfer - 1 dig; Emma Middendorf - 1 kill, 1 block

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