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Alexandria, Osakis, Minnewaska all sweep their way to wins

Osakis' Alexis Johanson puts down 17 kills as the Silverstreaks win for the third time in their last four matches.

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Alexis Johanson

The Alexandria volleyball team overmatched a Section 8-3A opponent in Becker on Monday night as the Cardinals (9-1) swept the Bulldogs (2-9) by scores of 25-8, 25-20 and 25-20.

Senior Tessa McGrane initiated things with four ace serves in the first set that helped set the tone. Maggie Anderson had a team-high 12 kills and Maddi Buysse added nine. Kiya Issendorf spread the ball around with 31 assists, and also had a team-high 10 digs.

Alexandria is back in action Tuesday when another section opponent comes to town in Rocori (3-6) at 7 p.m. at Alexandria Area High School.

ALEXANDRIA 3, BECKER 0

ALEXANDRIA - Tessa McGrane - 5 aces, 3 assists, 8 digs; Hailie Kent - 1 dig; Kiya Issendorf - 4 kills, 31 assists, 10 digs; Lilly Thul - 1 ace, 5 kills, 1 block, 3 digs; Cora Larson - 3 aces, 4 digs; Emma Ballou - 1 block; Hadley Thul - 1 ace, 5 kills, 1 block, 3 digs; Addie Boesl - 2 aces, 4 kills, 3 digs; Maggie Anderson - 12 kills, 1 assist, 3 digs; Maddi Buysse - 9 kills, 2 blocks, 1 dig

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Johanson helps Osakis to a sweep

Osakis’ Alexis Johanson had a big night with 17 kills on her way to helping the Silverstreaks to a sweep of Upsala (8-4) on Monday night.

Johanson also had 18 digs, while she joined Greta Faber, Hayleigh Niehoff, Kali Schoeck, Kiley Kranz and Lexi Froemming in serving at a 100% clip.

It was Osakis’ third win in the last four matches as the Silverstreaks moved to 6-9 on the season. They are on the road to face Eden Valley-Watkins tonight, Tuesday, before a Prairie Conference match at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Thursday night at 7.

OSAKIS 3, UPSALA 0

OSAKIS - Alexis Johanson - 4 aces, 17 kills, 3 blocks, 18 digs; Greta Faber - 1 ace, 2 kills, 3 assists, 40 digs; Hayleigh Niehoff - 4 kills, 1 block, 7 digs; Josee Hartshorn - 1 kill, 26 assists, 12 digs; Kali Schoeck - 4 kills, 13 digs; Kiley Kranz - 2 aces, 3 kills, 2 blocks, 1 dig; Lara Drum - 1 dig; Lexi Froemming - 1 dig; Mackenzie Holmquist - 15 digs; Madison Lipke - 3 kills, 2 blocks, 3 digs

Lakers sweep Benson

Minnewaska got its first West Central Conference win of the season on Monday as the Lakers (2-10, 1-6 WCC) swept Benson (3-13, 1-6 WCC) by scores of 25-18, 25-16 and 25-20.

Dreya Barsness had 13 kills to help lead the way. Haley Shea set up her hitters with 26 assists, and Barsness and Avery Fier both had a team-high 8 digs.

MINNEWASKA 3, BENSON 0

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MINNEWASKA - Haley Shea - 26 assists, 5 digs, 2 blocks; Dreya Barsness - 13 kills, 3 aces, 8 digs; Addy Kath - 2 kills, 3 digs, 1 block; Miaya Guggisberg - 3 kills, 1 block; Avery Fier - 3 kills, 1 ace, 8 digs, 1 block; Brooklyn Larson - 7 kills, 2 aces, 6 digs, 4 blocks; Brooklyn Meyer - 1 ace, 4 digs; Grace Zenk - 1 ace, 1 dig; Mikalyn Andreas - 2 digs

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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