By PATRICK SLACK
Area volleyball from Thursday:
Royalton 3, LPGE 0
Royalton crushed Long Prairie-Grey Eagle (LPGE) 25-19, 25-14, 25-15 in front of a packed senior night crowd, Thursday.
Senior Emily Fussy had seven kills, junior Haley Olson finished with four kills, three aces and 19 assists and senior Jenna Skajewski made 15 digs for the Royals.
Upsala 3, Eagle Valley 0
Upsala completed a season sweep over visiting Eagle Valley, Thursday, winning in straight sets.
Junior Danica Cheney had 14 kills and five service aces to power the Cardinals offensively, with junior Sara Herzog posting 15 digs and junior Mariah Prokott adding 12 to bolster the defense.
Junior Kristin Wuebkers finished with 22 set assists and seven service aces, junior Brooke Westrich had five kills and sophomore Kiley Smieja picked up four aces and three kills.
Albany 3, Little Falls 0
Albany posted its sixth win in a row with a 25-11, 25-20, 25-14 victory over visiting Little Falls, Thursday.
Kendra Pohlman had five digs and seven assists to lead the offense and Brooke Finch had 17 digs defensively.
Browerville 3, Swanville 0
Swanville gave visiting Browerville a push, but the Tigers earned their 10th win in a row 25-21, 25-20, 25-21, Thursday.
Nikki Primus had 11 kills, Danielle Sutton had six and Danica Hanson picked up five for the Bulldogs, with Haileigh Sales recording 15 set assists and 13 digs.
BBE 3, Pierz 0
Class A’s sixth-ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (BBE) slipped past visiting Pierz 25-22, 25-14, 25-23, Thursday, in a match-up of two of the top three teams in the Central Minnesota Conference.
Senior Bridget Bednar shouldered the bulk of the load offensively, totaling 17 of the Pioneers’ 25 kills.
Junior Jessica Hawks contributed 17 set assists and junior Raychel Virnig had four kills and three service aces.
Maple Lake 3, Holdingford 1
After splitting the first two sets, visiting Maple Lake took the final two, defeating Holdingford 25-18, 19-25, 25-12, 25-19 to clinch a share of the Central Minnesota Conference title, Thursday.
Summer Storm had seven kills and 15 digs for the Huskers.