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West Central Area still perfect after winning Wheaton Tournament

Knights up their record to 8-0 after getting first win over Wheaton-Herman-Norcross in years at the weekend tournament.

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The West Central Area volleyball team is looking more and more like contenders with every win as the Knights improved to 8-0 after going 4-0 and winning the Wheaton-Herman-Norcross Tournament on Saturday.

The Knights beat Lac qui Parle Valley (16-25, 25-14, 15-10), Wheaton (25-11, 25-14), Mahnomen (26-24, 25-23) and Park Christian (27-25, 25-16).

“It has been at least four years since the Knights have defeated Wheaton in volleyball,” head coach Melissa Foslien said. “The girls came ready for this game. We had solid serving by Lexi Hunter, who came in for Halle Foslien. She hit spots and kept the Warriors out of system.

“Elizabeth Rustan and Macy Grosz also served well. Kaitlyn Hansen played wonderful defense. Her quickness and steadiness in serve receive was on point. Great touches by our blockers kept the Warriors working to hit around our blocks, which forced them into some errors. We face them again on Tuesday. We hope that we can continue to play well against them through this season. They are usually a very tough team.”

Rustan had 11 digs, four kills and served 12-of-13 to help lead the way against the Warriors. Mya Foslien added four kills, and Halle Foslien had three. Macy Grosz finished with 10 assists that match.

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Mya Foslien led WCA with 13 kills against LQPV and then with 8 kills against Park Christian in the final match of the tournament. Mya Foslien and Rustan both had 8 kills against Mahnomen, as well, while Grosz dished out 21 assists against Mahnomen.

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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