SAUK RAPIDS – The Sartell volleyball team rolled to its first victory of the season Thursday night, beating Sauk Rapids 3-0 in a Central Lakes Conference match. Set scores were 25-15, 25-13, 28-26.
Amelia Barkley and Mikayla Gessell each had six kills for the Sabres.
Erin Eilmeier had 12 digs, and Abby Gessell had 14 digs and 15 set assists to help the Sabres win their first road match of the season.
St. Cloud Tech 3, Brainerd 2
BRAINERD – Senior Kylie Loesch tallied 13 kills, 16 set assists and two blocks as St. Cloud Tech held off Brainerd.
The Tigers (1-0, 1-0) won 25-22, 17-25, 18-25, 25-21, 15-13 in a back-and-forth contest.
Junior Brooke Poepping notched 16 set assists and senior captain Kelsey Berg added nine kills and 12 digs for the Tigers.
Melrose 3, Morris 1
MELROSE – Briana Schmiesing led the Dutchmen to a conference win with 26 kills. Emily Tschida dominated with 44 of the total 105 set assists for Melrose.
Emily Goerdt had a noteworthy performance with 36 set assists, 15 kills and six aces.
Rocori 3, Monticello 0
MONTICELLO – Sophomore outside hitter Abby Templin finished with 12 kills to help Rocori run past Monticello. The Spartans (4-1 overall) won 25-18, 25-23, 25-15.
Junior Morgan Koshiol tallied seven kills and 17 digs in the contest, while senior Heather Buerman added six ace serves and four ace blocks.
St. Cloud Christian 3, Faith Christian 0
FORESTON – St. Cloud Christian won its first match of the season, beating Faith Christian in three sets.
The set scores were 29-27, 25-13, 26-24.
Junior Stephani Knutson had 10 kills, seven digs, four blocks and four aces, while junior setter Ally Gordon led the team with 11 aces and 17 assists.
Senior Caraline Watkins and junior Lauren Gillson each had 5 kills.
Little Falls 3, LP-GE 0
LONG PRAIRIE – Sierra Virnig and Jennifer Ronning each had seven kills as Little Falls rolled past Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in nonconference play. The scores were 25-12, 25-14, 25-19.
Melanie Dorn had 10 set assists and five ace serves.
Stephanie Wardarski had 11 set assists. Senior middle blocker Lindsey Marcyes had six kills, three ace serves and two blocks to lead Long Prairie-Grey Eagle.
Litchfield 3, Kimball 0
KIMBALL – Madison Hurle finished with 15 kills in Kimball’s loss to Litchfield.
Game scores were 25-16, 25-22, 25-11.
Hollie Donnay had 26 set assists for the Cubs (1-1 overall).
Holdingford 3, Upsala/Swanville 2
UPSALA – Holdingford won a hard-fought nonconference match from Upsala/Swanville, prevailing in five sets. Set scores were 24-26, 25-21. 25-11, 22-25, 15-10.
Huskers sophomore Summer Storm had 15 kills, 11 digs and two blocks. Senior Anna Warzecha racked up 32 assists and seven kills.
Despite USA’s loss, the Cardinals missed only four serves.