Area Volleyball: Pierz, Royalton sweep; Little Falls tops Foley in four

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Little Falls 3, Foley 1

Senior Kendra Pohlman smacked a dozen kills and four service aces as Little Falls pulled away from visiting Foley 25-20, 21-25, 25-15, 25-16, Thursday.

Virnig was the next leading hitter for Little Falls with seven kills, followed by seniors Jennifer Ronning (6) and Brooke Finch (5) and sophomore Laura Fregin (4).

Finch led the Flyers defensively with 18 digs, with Pohlman picking up 16 and Virnig 14.

Sophomore Melanie Dorn set up the offense with 22 assists and Ronning also contributed four service aces.


Pierz 3, Kimball Area 0

Pierz remained perfect in the Central Minnesota Conference with a 25-22, 25-17, 25-21 over visiting Kimball Area, Thursday, boosted by 17 kills, 10 digs and seven service aces from senior Bridget Bednar.

Senior Raychel Virnig was the next leading hitter with nine kills, with senior Tiara Hopkins and junior Kayla Carter each providing four and senior Paige Reardon and junior Jessica Hawks adding two apiece.

Hopkins also provided a team-high 11 digs for the Pioneers and freshman Cassie Smieja dug out seven shots, with Hawks distributing 32 set assists.


Royalton 3, Isle 0

A trio of players finished with at least six kills as Royalton wore down visiting Isle 25-16, 25-15, 25-23, Thursday.

Junior Hayley Gottwalt led the Royals with eight kills, followed by senior Emily Fussy and sophomore Kayla Eli with six apiece.

Eli also had nine digs and four service aces, while junior Haley Olson put up 23 set assists, five aces and four digs.

Freshman Brandi Kloss chipped in two kills and four aces.


Eden Valley-Watkins 3, Holdingford 2

Holdingford took the first two sets, but host Eden Valley-Watkins captured the final three in a 21-25, 28-30, 25-21, 25-16, 15-10 defeat for the Huskers, Thursday.

Sophomore Summer Storm slammed 16 kills and senior Samantha Maciej delivered nine for Holdingford offensively.

Junior Chelsey Gerads posted a team-high 26 digs and senior Anna Warzecha had 24 set assists and 20 digs.