Alexandria runs its record to 2-0 with win over Minneapolis Southwest

Charlotte Lempka and Maddie Buysse each post double-digit kills in the four-set win for the Cardinals.

Maddi Buysse

The Alexandria volleyball team ran its record to 2-0 on Saturday as the Cardinals beat Minneapolis Southwest at the Breakdown Side Out Classic at Hopkins High School in four sets.

Alexandria won the first set 25-15 behind strong starts from Charlotte Lempka and Maddie Buysse at the net. Minneapolis Southwest won the second set 25-22, but the Cardinals bounced back to win 25-21 and 25-19 in sets three and four.

Buysse had 12 kills and Lempka finished with 11 to help lead the offense. Kiya Issendorf distributed 38 assists, while Tessa McGrane had 20 digs. Lempka also added three blocks defensively.

Alexandria is at St. Cloud Apollo on Tuesday night before the home opener at AAHS at 7 p.m. on Thursday against St. Cloud Tech.

Alexandria 3, Minneapolis Southwest 1


(25-15, 22-25, 25-21, 25-19)

ALEXANDRIA - Tessa McGrane - 1 ace, 5 assists, 20 digs; Addie Rossum - 3 aces, 6 kills, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 8 digs; Erika Wentworth - 1 ace, 4 digs; Hailie Kent - 1 dig; Kiya Issendorf - 3 aces, 3 kills, 1 block, 38 assists, 12 digs; Lilly Thul - 4 kills, 1 assist, 2 digs; Cora Larson - 2 aces, 6 digs; Hadley Thul - 1 ace, 9 kills, 5 digs; Addie Boesl - 2 aces, 3 digs; Maggie Anderson - 1 kill, 3 digs; Maddie Buysse - 12 kills, 1 block, 2 digs; Charlotte Lempka - 11 kills, 3 blocks, 1 dig

Related Topics: VOLLEYBALL
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.
What To Read Next
The Cardinals have won four games in a row and have outscored their last four opponents 24-3.
Douglas County area basketball, swimming and diving, hockey, nordic skiing and wrestling for Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.
Alexandria had a solid number of top times but was edged out by four points by Sauk Rapids-Rice.
Alexandria recorded a couple of personal bests in its dual against Sartell on Tuesday.