By PATRICK SLACK
Browerville 3, Royalton 1
The Royals breezed through the opening set, but host Browerville bounced back in the final three to win 14-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-23, Thursday.
Senior Emily Fussy (11) and junior Hayley Gottwalt (9) teamed up for 20 kills and each had eight digs for the Royals, with senior Katelyn Kasella putting up seven kills and 10 digs and junior Abby Duevel recording six kills and 11 digs.
Senior Jenna Skajewski provided a spark on defense with 18 digs, while junior Haley Olson finished with 35 set assists and five service aces.
LPGE 3, Swanville 2
Swanville came up just short in a rollercoaster five-set match at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Thursday, falling 25-18, 23-25, 28-26, 19-25, 15-9.
Junior Danica Hanson put together a strong all-around night to lead the Bulldogs, posting 12 kills, 11 set assists and 14 digs.
Senior Amanda Rieffer followed with six kills and nine digs, while seniors Nikki Primus and Danielle Sutton each hit five kills.
Junior Ashlie Kaun and sophomore Haileigh Sales each chipped in four kills and combined for 33 digs and senior Ashley Maciej collected a team-high 21 digs.
West Central 3, Upsala 2
Upsala also fell just short in a back-and-forth five-setter, Thursday, falling 25-21, 19-25, 22-25, 25-14, 15-11 to visiting West Central Area.
Junior Kristin Wuebkers set up a balanced offensive attack with 37 set assists, with junior Danica Cheney slamming 12 kills, sophomore Kiley Smieja and freshman Katlin Welinski each hitting nine and junior Brooke Westrich hitting eight.
Smieja and Welinski each added six blocks, Westrich had a team-high 15 digs and junior Sara Herzog finished with 10 digs and three service aces.