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Volleyball roundup: West Central Area improves to 9-2

Minnewaska adds a sweep over Morris Area.

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MONTEVIDEO — The West Central Area volleyball team moved to 9-2 overall and 5-2 in the West Central Conference by going to Montevideo on Tuesday and coming back to Barrett with a 3-1 win.

The Knights dropped set two, 25-22, after taking the first set 25-19. They bounced back with a 25-22 win in the third and put the match away with a 25-16 win in the fourth.

“Our play tonight was a little disjointed,” WCA head coach Melissa Foslien said. “Addison Staples didn’t start for us. She’s battling an injury, so a change in our lineup shifted our play a little bit. Wylie McNally made her debut in a conference match and played well on the outside. Mya Foslien had a nice night serving and hitting. Whitney Westrom and Macy Grosz played great defense. We had to get a touch on hits to have a chance and we won some and lost some, but I think our hustle and drive gave us the edge.”

WCA 3, MONTEVIDEO 1

(25-19, 22-25, 25-22, 25-16)

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WCA - Mya Foslien - 23-24 serving, 3 aces, 13 digs, 24 kills, 4 blocks; Macy Grosz - 9-10 serving, 9 digs, 37 assists, 1 kill, 1 block; Whitney Westrom - 14-15 serving, 13 digs, 8 kills, 1 block; Madelyn Westrom - 10-12 serving, 1 ace, 15 digs, 1 kill; Izzy Puchalski - 8-9 serving, 2 aces, 4 digs, 8 kills, 1 block; Wylie McNally - 16-16 serving, 2 aces, 8 digs, 6 kills, 1 block; Sophie Sanstead - 6 digs; Alaina Sykora - 8 digs; Lexi Hunter - 2 kills; Addison Staples - 1 kill

Lakers breeze past Morris

Minnewaska made quick work of Morris Area-Chokio-Alberta in a sweep on Tuesday.

The Lakers won 25-17, 25-16 and 25-18.

MINNEWASKA 3, MORRIS AREA-CHOKIO-ALBERTA 0

(25-17, 25-16, 25-18)

MINNEWASKA - Avery Fier - 4 kills, 3 aces, 8 digs; Brooklyn Meyer - 3 aces, 2 digs; Dacia Fleury - 4 kills, 1 ace, 7 digs; Dreya Barsness - 7 kills, 1 assist, 4 aces, 8 digs; Haillie Schultz - 7 kills, 1 dig, 1 block; Haley Shea - 3 kills, 29 assists, 1 ace, 6 digs; Miaya Guggisberg - 6 kills, 3 digs, 1 block

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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