UPDATED: Sports roundup from Tuesday, September 10
Alexandria 3, Rocori 2 (25-23, 20-25, 24-26, 25-21, 15-13)
A battle of two teams that were undefeated in Central Lakes Conference play coming into the night went to Alexandria as the Cardinals beat Rocori in a five-set battle on Tuesday.
Alexandria (6-3, 3-0 CLC) found itself down 2-1 after three sets but battled back to win 25-21 and 15-13 over the next two sets. Liz Schultz had her best night of the season for the Cardinals, recording a team-high 20 kills. Kalley Bistodeau added 14, while Amanda Christianson and Wensia Johnson each had seven.
Christianson was equally as important on defense, where she collected 30 digs. Amanda Haack was kept busy as she finished with 50 assists on 54 total kills for the Cardinals.
With the win, Alexandria kept pace with Fergus Falls as the Otters beat Sartell in three straight sets to move to 3-0 in conference play. Alexandria and Fergus Falls will meet for the first time this season when the Otters come to town on Thursday night.
Osakis 3, WCA 0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-17)
Brooke Sorenson and Brittney Sadlemyer led the Osakis volleyball team to a 3-0 win over West Central Area in a Prairie Conference match on Tuesday night.
Sorenson finished with 12 kills, while Sadlemyer added eight for an Osakis offense that spread the ball around to seven different players who finished with at least two kills. Annalise Savageau did a little bit of everything, finishing with six kills and a team-leading 17 assists and 16 digs. Mackenzie Staloch finished with 15 assists, as well.
"We started a little slow in each game but quickly turned that around and dominated," head coach Kirsten Wessel said. "Our hitters and setters ran a quick offense and kept the defense guessing where we were going to attack from."
Montevideo 3, Minnewaska 2 (18-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-12, 9-15)
The Minnewaska volleyball team came just short of capturing its first conference win of the season as the Lakers fell in five sets to Montevideo on Tuesday night.
Minnewaska battled back from an 0-2 deficit to force a fifth set with 25-18 and 25-12 wins in sets three and four. Montevideo had a little bit more in the end, winning 15-9 to knock the Lakers to 0-4 in the West Central Conference.
Ariel Ostrander had a team-high nine kills, while Emma Middendorf and Alison Hoeper each had seven. Ostrander also had a team-high 24 digs, while Taylor Amundson added 29 assists and 20 digs.
Ashby 3, Parkers Prairie 2 (15-25, 25-15, 25-27, 25-16, 15-9)
The Ashby volleyball team won its first Little Eight Conference match of the season in a five-set match against Parkers Prairie.
Alexis Ness led the Arrows at the net with nine kills and four blocks. Cassandra Jordan added a team-high 22 digs, as well.
Fergus Falls 1, Alexandria 0
The Alexandria boys' soccer team was shut out for the third straight game as the Cardinals fell to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the Central Lakes Conference with a 1-0 loss in Fergus Falls on Tuesday.
The Otters scored with just 11 seconds left in the first half. That was enough, despite the fact that Alexandria outshot Fergus Falls 24-11 in shots on net.
Osakis 7, B-B-E 0
The Osakis tennis team continued to make easy work of opponents with a 7-0 win over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Tuesday night. The second-ranked Silverstreaks are now 11-0 on the season.
Taylor Kraemer, Hannah Baker, Alexa Hofffarth and Hannah Szech all won in straight sets in the singles lineup. Katie Anderson and Katelyn Foster outlasted their opponent in three sets at first doubles. Elyse Wiener and Peyton Garcia and Morgan Silbernick and Ashley Kraemer won in straight sets and second and third doubles, respectively.
Alexandria 5, St. Cloud Apollo 2
The Cardinal tennis team moved to 3-2 in the Central Lakes Conference with a 5-2 win over St. Cloud Apollo on Tuesday.
Ellie Bergstrand and Carly Snell got straight-set victories in the singles lineup before the Cardinals swept their competition in the doubles lineup. Marissa Wheeler and Rachel Sjostrand won at first doubles. Kim Wilkins and Kerri Wilkins took care of things at the second spot and Hannah Vickstrom and Abby Telander won in straight-sets at third doubles.
Minnewaska 7, Montevideo 0
The Lakers tennis team moved to 7-0 on the season with an easy win over Montevideo on Tuesday.
Ellen Stensrud won in three sets at first singles before Jada Hoffman, Hannah Freske and Myranda Thoen all took care of things in straight sets through the rest of the singles lineup.
Rachel Riley and MaKenna Hansen won 6-0, 6-1 at first doubles. Joelle Thorfinnson and Annika Pederson won in straigh sets at second doubles, while Kanssa LaMont and Sarah Freske won 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 10-3 at the third spot.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Sauk Centre 99, Alexandria 87
The Sauk Centre swimming and diving team avenged a loss to Alexandria from a year ago by beating the Cardinals 99-87 at Discovery Middle School on Tuesday night.
The Cardinals were outscored in eight of the 12 events, and the Mainstreeters took nine first-place finishes. Alexandria's wins came from Jenna Kremer, who won the diving competition. Kate LeBrasseur won the 100 butterfly and Hannah Eklund won the 100 breaststroke. The Cardinals are still searching for their first win of the season.