Three area volleyball matches

PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN VonnaGail Schlechter of Miller plays a volley as teammate Emma Breland looks on during a match against James Valley Christian on Thursday at the JVC gym. Next: James Valley Christian’s Julia Blom passes the ball during Thursday’s match. Next: Miller’s Madiston Wetz spikes the ball during a match against James Valley Christian on Thursday at the JVC gym. And next:  JVC’s Josalyn Wipf tips the ball over the net during Thursday’s match.

Miller 3, James Valley Christian 0
HURON — The Miller Rustlers took control of a match against the James Valley Christian Lady Vikings, with a 3-0 sweep to improve the season record for the Rustlers to 21-2 in volleyball on Thursday.
Set scores for the Rustlers, who are ranked No. 2 in Class A, were 25-18, 25-9, 25-9.  
James Valley (8-9) had three kills hit by Brenna Held, who also made seven blocks. Julia Blom added two kills, Bekah Williams served two aces and made three assists, while Allison Blom and Kerstyn Fast each made one ace for the team.
No statistics were available for Miller.
James Valley will travel to Aberdeen today for a match against the Knights, while Miller heads to Kimball to take on the WildKats on Monday.

Miller         25  25  25
James Valley Christian 18    9   9

Serving: JVC — Bekah Williams 2 aces; Allison Blom one ace; Kerstyn Fast one ace.
Hitting: JVC — Brenna Held 3 kills; Julia Blom 2 kills.
Setting: JVC — Williams 3 assists; Angelina Zuccaro 2 assists.
Blocks: JVC — Held 7; Josalyn Wipf 5.
Digs: JVC — A. Blom 14; Zuccaro 3.

Clark-Willow Lake 3, Deuel 0
CLEAR LAKE — A 3-0 victory claimed by the Clark-Willow Lake Cyclones improved the team’s record to 13-6, after defeating the Deuel Cardinals in Class “B” volleyball action on Thursday night in Clear Lake.
The Cyclones had set scores of 25-22, 25-21, 25-20, to set Deuel’s record back with the loss to 5-20 on the season.
Abbie Bratland and Morgan Burke each hit one ace for Clark-Willow Lake, as Bratland also hit 10 kills and made 14 digs for the team, while Janae Kolden tallied 12 kills and 12 digs.
Deuel’s Jaydyn TeGantvoort made two aces and hit ten kills to lead the Cardinals. Twyla Rossow totaled seven kills and one ace. Molly Dye also served an ace, while Kendra Damm hit six kills.
The Cyclones will host Hamlin in Willow-Lake on Saturday, while the Cardinals are set to travel to Lake Benton on Tuesday.

Clark-Willow Lake     25 25 25
Deuel         22 21 20

Serving: CWL — Abbie Bratland one ace; Morgan Burke one ace. D — Jaydyn TeGantvoort 2 aces; Twyla Rossow one ace; Molly Dye one ace.
Hitting: CWL — Janae Kolden 12 kills; Bratland 10 kills. D — TeGantvoort 10 kills; Rossow 7 kills; Kendra Damm 6 kills.
Setting: CWL — Taylor Hartley 24 assists. D — Sarah Ronne 22 assists.
Digs: CWL — Bratland 14; Kolden 12. D — TeGantvoort 16; Damm 9; Saycia Sime 7.
Blocks: CWL — Erica Juntunen 5; Sydnie Fjelland 2. D — Rossow 8; Ronne 3; TeGantvoort 3.

Sunshine Bible Academy 3, Iroquois 0
MILLER — The Sunshine Bible Academy Crusaders claimed a 3-0 win over the Iroquois Chiefs in a Class “B” volleyball match hosted by the Crusaders on Thursday night.
Set scores for the Crusaders were 25-19, 25-21, 25-15, which improved the team’s record to 2-15 with the win, while the Chiefs fell to a 0-23 season record.
Beth Konechne served seven aces and hit three kills for the Crusaders, Shariah Brockel tallied 13 kills, while Lindsey Wilken totaled ten kills and 14 digs to assist in the win.
The Chiefs were led by Harley Nelson with six kills and two aces, Hannah Hofhenke made 12 assists, while Heather Geyer totaled 14 digs for the team.
Sunshine Bible Academy will host Wessington Springs on Tuesday, while Iroquois will host Canistota on Monday.

Sunshine Bible Academy     25 25 25
Iroquois             19 21 15

Serving: SBA — Beth Konechne 7 aces; Taylor Michaelis 1 ace; Aja Paul 1 ace. I — Harley Nelson 2 aces.
Setting: SBA — Abby Haun 23 assists; Hannah Appel 3 assists; Lindsey Wilken 2 assists. I — Hannah Hofhenke 12 assists.
Hitting: SBA — Shariah Brockel 13 kills; L. Wilken 10 kills; B. Konechne 3 kills; Liza Konechne 3 kills. I — Nelson 6 kills.
Blocks: SBA — Rianna Banik 2; Wilken 1. I — Kaitlyn Maas 5; Nelson 3.
Digs: SBA — Wilken 14; Dori Brockel 14; Victoria Paul 10. I — Heather Geyer 14; Nelson 12.

PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN VonnaGail Schlechter of Miller plays a volley as teammate Emma Breland looks on during a match against James Valley Christian on Thursday at the JVC gym. Next: James Valley Christian’s Julia Blom passes the ball during Thursday’s match. Next: Miller’s Madiston Wetz spikes the ball during a match against James Valley Christian on Thursday at the JVC gym. And next:  JVC’s Josalyn Wipf tips the ball over the net during Thursday’s match.


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