Area roundup: Eagles, Chargers both earn sweeps
New Ulm 3, St. James 0
ST. JAMES — New Ulm made quick of St. James, defeating the Saints 25-22, 25-11, 25-21 on Thursday in Big South Conference volleyball action.
Laura Bertrang had 15 kills and four blocks and Natalie Yackley had five kills, two ace serves, 30 set assists and 12 digs. Emma Gieseke had seven kills and one black and Maddi O’Connor had seven kills and six digs. Ella Landsteiner finished with three kills and three blocks and Afton Hulke had nine digs and two aces. Gracyn Nesje had 16 digs.
New Ulm (4-2, 4-1) is at the Jackson County Central Invitational on Saturday.
MVL 3, GFW 0
WINTHROP — Minnesota Valley Lutheran topped Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 25-23, 26-24, 25-21 in a Tomahawk Conference volleyball match on Thursday.
For MVL, Sam Dalueg had 10 digs, 14 set assists and two kills and Abbie Riederer had 16 digs and seven kills. Kaylee Hunter had 11 digs and 18 set assists and Lili Mohror had 13 kills and four blocks.
Olivia Schwarzrock and Julia Schweiss each had 10 kills to lead GFW, while Brynn Busse had 22 set assists and three blocks. Schweiss also had three blocks, while Halle Bleick led the team in digs with nine.
MVL travels to Springfield on Saturday for tournament action, while GFW is at Lester Prairie on Tuesday.
CM 3, Sleepy Eye 0
MORGAN — Cedar Mountain swept Sleepy Eye 25-10, 25-11, 25-15 in Tomahawk Conference volleyball on Thursday.
Hailey Hollar led Cedar Mountain with 10 kills and 12 digs and Nadia Meyers had 24 set assists, nine digs and five kills. Megan Sandgren and Mykenna Vollmer each had seven kills and Vollmer had 11 digs while Sandgren had seven digs. Teresa Larsen had six kills. Lauren Baringer had 11 digs and Morgan Engholm had 10 digs.
The Indians were led by Kadence Hesse’s 10 kills, seven digs and two blocks. Breaunna Mertz had six kills and seven digs also for Sleepy Eye, while Emma Schieffert had eight digs.
Cedar Mountain is at the Maple River Invite and Sleepy Eye hosts Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart on Tuesday.
Springfield 3, Wabasso 1
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield defeated Wabasso 25-20, 25-18, 21-25, 25-13 on Thursday in Tomahawk Conference volleyball action.
For Wabasso, Audrey Johnson had 11 digs and Avery Carson had 10 assists, six kills and one ace. Kelsey Frank had eight digs and 12 assists and one solo block.
Springfield was led by Brooklyn Sturm’s 11 kills, 15 digs and four blocks, while Maddy Digmann had six kills. Tori Roiger added 15 set assists for Springfield, while Bree Rasmussen had 16 digs.
Wabasso hosts Cedar Mountain on Tuesday, while Springfield (6-4, 3-0) hosts an Invite on Saturday.
Alden-Conger 3, Nicollet 0
ALDEN — Alden-Conger swept Nicollet 25-18, 25-13, 25-16 on Thursday night in Valley Conference volleyball action.
Not stats were submitted.
Nicollet hosts Martin County West on Thursday.
NYA 3, Sibley East 0
ARLINGTON — Norwood-Young America took care of Sibley East with a 25-16, 25-21, 29-27 Minnesota River Conference volleyball match on Thursday.
Morgan Halquist had seven kills and 13 digs while Adeline Williams had 10 set assists and nine digs. Jennifer Woltz had six kills and seven digs and Molly Krentz had eight kills and three digs. Ellie Kreft had 12 set assists and six digs.
Waseca 2, New Ulm 0
WASECA — Waseca topped New Ulm 2-0 on Thursday in a Big South Conference girls’ soccer match.
New Ulm had 11 shots on goal, while Elizabeth Dake had 17 saves in net.
New Ulm (3-5) is at Mound-Westonka on Saturday morning.
UW-River Falls 7, MLC 0
RIVER FALLS, Wis. — The Martin Luther College women’s soccer team could not keep pace with the UW-River Falls (UWRF) Falcons in a 7-0 defeat on Thursday.
The Falcons opened the scoring in the 10th minute, and added a second goal just 1:44 later to take a 2-0 lead.
After scoring three more times in the first half, UWRF scored second-half goals in the 57th and 82nd minutes, respectively, on the way to the win.
Madyson Shew, Alexis Peterson and Regan Schweitzer each scored two goals for the Falcons, who scored on five of their seven shots on goal in the first half.
Hannah Schroeder led the offensive attack for MLC with four shots, including three shots on goal. Nicole Porter was credited with three shots (one shot on goal).
MLC fell to 0-4-0 on the season in defeat, while UWRF improved to 3-4-0 with the win.
The Knights will return to action on Wednesday, when they host Buena Vista University in a game scheduled to start at 2 p.m.