Volleyball: West Central Area takes second at Parkers Prairie Tournament

The Knights went 4-1 in the tournament to up their record to 13-4 overall.

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PARKERS PRAIRIE — The West Central Area volleyball team had a good day at the Parkers Prairie Tournament on Saturday as the Knights went 4-1 to finish second overall.

The Knights’ lone loss came in a three-setter against Browerville-Eagle Valley by a 25-20, 23-25, 15-11 final. WCA (13-4) beat B-EV earlier in the day by 24-26, 25-19 and 15-12 scores. Other wins for the Knights came against Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley (20-25, 26-24, 15-11), Frazee (25-16, 25-20) and Swanville (25-13, 25-17).

The Nuggets (1-3) would not go away on Friday night as they cut a 28-8 deficit at the break to a one-possession game twice in the second half, but the connection of running back Anthony Sykora as a

“We had a lead in the first set of the championship match and should have finished,” WCA head coach Melissa Foslien said. “We had too many errors towards the end of the match. It was a good learning day. We are off now until Thursday’s conference match against Morris.”

WCA STATS - Macy Grosz 114 assists, 35/39 serving, 1 aces, 55 digs, 13/15 attempts, 2 kills, 2 blocks

Mya Foslien 39/40 serving, 4 aces, 48 digs, 166/184 attempts, 66 kills, 1 block


Madelyn Westrom 7 assist, 51/55 serving, 8 aces, 59 digs, 15/21attempts, 5 kills, 2 blocks

Sophie Sanstead 32 digs, 2/2 attempts with 1 kill

Izzy Puchalski 25/29 serving, 1 aces, 27 digs, 41/54 attempts, 16 kills, 1 block

Lexi Hunter 36/38 serving, 3 aces, 8 digs,

Hayley Schmall 1 assist, 1 dig, 7/9 attempts, 1 kill

Whitney Westrom 51/56 serving, 9 aces, 53 digs, 63/72 attempts, 19 kills, 4 blocks

Alaina Sykora 19 digs, 2/3 attempts

Wylie McNally 12/14 serving, 6 digs, 21/29 attempts, 5 kills,


Addison Staples 2 assists, 16 digs, 106/125 attempts, 23 kills, 4 blocks

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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