Area Volleyball: Royalton outlasts Upsala, Little Falls sweeps Milaca

By PATRICK SLACK
Sports Editor
patrick.slack@mcrecord.com

Royalton vs. Upsala volleyball photo gallery

Royalton 3, Upsala 1

Royalton junior Haley Olson (6) tries to save a shot over the net as Upsala freshman Katlin Welinski (3) and junior Danica Cheney (10) seek to block it back during Tuesday’s Prairie Conference match. Upsala rallied to take the third set after Royalton won the opening two, but the Royals completed the win in the fourth.

Royalton junior Haley Olson (6) tries to save a shot over the net as Upsala freshman Katlin Welinski (3) and junior Danica Cheney (10) seek to block it back during Tuesday’s Prairie Conference match. Upsala rallied to take the third set after Royalton won the opening two, but the Royals completed the win in the fourth.

Royalton rattled off its fourth Prairie Conference win in a row, Tuesday, outlasting visiting Upsala 25-20, 25-10, 19-25, 25-20.

Senior Katelyn Kasella led a balanced hitting attack for Royalton, delivering 13 kills on the night, followed by senior Emily Fussy with nine, junior Hayley Gottwatt with eight and juniors Abby Duevel and Haley Olson and freshman Brandi Kloss with four apiece.

Olson also distributed 36 set assists and Duevel posted 10 digs.

 

Little Falls 3, Milaca 0

Junior Kendra Pohlman hit another 10 kills as Little Falls faced little resistance at Milaca, Tuesday, winning 25-19, 25-14, 25-15.

Senior Sierra Virnig followed with seven kills, sophomore Melanie Dorn had five and senior Brooke Finch had four.

Dorn also posted 14 set assists while Pohlman collected 13 set assists and four service aces.

Senior Tristen Zimmerman had 14 digs and Virnig had 13 to lead the Flyers’ defense.

 

Osakis 3, Swanville 0

Swanville  fell 25-16, 25-15, 25-10 at Prairie Conference North Division leader Osakis, Tuesday.

Junior Danica Hanson led the Bulldogs with 10 kills and a pair of blocks, with sophomore Haileigh Sales recording 12 assists and sophomore Rachel Evans providing five digs.

Royalton exhibits a bit of excitement after clinching a four-set win over visiting Upsala, Tuesday. Pictured are (from left): seniors Emily Fussy and Katelyn Kasella, junior Hayley Gottwalt, freshman Brandi Kloss and junior Haley Olson.

Royalton exhibits a bit of excitement after clinching a four-set win over visiting Upsala, Tuesday. Pictured are (from left): seniors Emily Fussy and Katelyn Kasella, junior Hayley Gottwalt, freshman Brandi Kloss and junior Haley Olson.

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