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Osakis plays three tight sets in Milaca, but Wolves finish down the stretch in 6AA playoff opener

Josee Hartshorn did a little bit of everything for Osakis but it was not quite enough as the Silverstreaks finish their season with a 12-16 overall record.

The Osakis volleyball team was in its first season back playing the postseason at the Class AA level after being part of the Class A field in recent years.

That Silverstreaks came into the Section 6AA tournament on Thursday as the No. 11 seed as they went to 6th-seeded Milaca trying to extend their season. Instead, it was the Wolves who advanced to play third-seeded Staples-Motley in the quarterfinals on Nov. 1.

Milaca (22-6) ended Osakis’ season with a 12-16 overall record. The Wolves swept the Silverstreaks around very close first and third sets where Milaca prevailed by 26-24, 25-15 and 27-25 finals.

Alexis Johanson finished off her career with a team-high 8 kills for Osakis. Madison Lipke added 6 kills, and Josee Hartshorn and Kiley Kranz each had 5 apiece. Greta Faber dug up 35 balls, and Hartshorn dished out 24 assists.

It was the final match for six seniors who were a big part of this Silverstreaks team in Lara Drum, Lexi Froemming, Mackenzie Holmquist, Alexis Johanson, Hayleigh Niehoff and Kali Schoeck.

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MILACA 3, OSAKIS 0

OSAKIS - Alexis Johanson - 8 kills, 18 digs; Greta Faber - 35 digs; Hayleigh Niehoff - 1 ace, 4 kills, 1 assist, 11 digs; Josee Hartshorn - 1 ace, 5 kills, 2 blocks, 24 assists, 10 digs; Kali Schoeck - 1 ace, 3 kills, 1 block, 19 digs; Kiley Kranz - 5 kills, 5 digs; Kylee Lebrun - 5 digs; Madison Lipke - 6 kills, 3 blocks, 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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