The #1 Class AA  Stewartville Tigers swept the #7 Class AA Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights in the Castle in Kenyon tonight in a Hiawatha Valley League match.  Scores were 28-26, 25-17, 25-19.  After the first set the Tigers put on a passing clinic while the Knights had trouble controlling the ball.

Stewartville jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first set with three ace serves.  Kenyon-Wanamingo would not quit and had a couple leads during that set heading into the final several points.  The Tigers had two set points before the Knights came back and had two set points of their own.  On their third set point Stewartville won 28-26.  At least one of those K-W set points where a point would have won the match the Knights had a service error.

Kenyon-Wanamingo had 10 kills and 6 hitting errors in the first set, 4 ace serves, 2 service errors and a total of 9 mistakes.  Stewartville tallied 7 errors in the first set with 15 kills, 3 hitting errors, 3 ace serves and 2 service errors.

Offense was hard to come by for the Knights because they simply were out of system much of the night due to a lack of control of the ball.  Meanwhile a number of K-W hammered balls were picked up by the Tigers defense and more importantly they were able to make pinpoint passes to their setters and get their offense moving.

My unofficial stats had Junior Ally Peterson with 16 kills to lead the Knights.  Classmate Julianna Boyum had 5 kills.  Stewartville finished with 41 kills and 9 hitting errors in the three sets.  Kenyon-Wanamingo had 29 kills and 20 hitting errors in the three set match.  The Knights also unofficially had 6 ace serves and 5 service errors.

The second set was a error fest for Kenyon-Wanaminjgo.  By my tally, the Knights had 14 total errors, almost as many mistakes as points.  6'2 sophomore Erin Lamb had 17 kills and 5'11 junior Kaitlyn Prondzinski 14 kills unofficially for the Tigers.

In set three Stewartville was very aggressive resulting in 10 total errors but again they were able to overcome them because of a more efficient offense thanks to good passing.  The Tigers had 7 ace serves and 8 service errors.  Kenyon-Wanamingo finished with 6 aces and 5 service errors.

The Knights fell to 2-2 and go to Byron Thursday.  Stewartville is 10-0 and visits Triton Thursday.  Kenyon-Wanamingo participates in the Wabasha-Kellogg Tournament Saturday.

Other volleyball scores Tuesday:

  • Waterville-Elysian-Morristown swept Tri-City United 25-17, 25-15, 25-15
  • Kingsland over Houston 25-12, 25-23, 25-21
  • Mabel-Canton defeats Lanesboro 25-10, 25-8, 25-5
  • Rosemount downs Burnsville 25-19, 25-11, 25-19
  • Alden-Conger over New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 25-21, 25-12, 25-18
  • Champlin Park defeats East Ridge 25-14, 25-11, 25-20
  • Eagan sweeps Prior Lake 25-13, 25-15, 25-18
  • Eastview downs Farmington 25-16, 20-25, 25-15, 25-15
  • Fillmore Central cruises by Southland 25-19, 25-12, 25-8
  • Lake City squeaks by Byron 20-25, 25-21, 21-25, 25-19, 16-14
  • Lakeville South over Lakeville North 26-28, 25-19, 25-20, 23-25, 15-10
  • New Prague defeats Mankato East 25-12, 25-17, 25-16
  • Norwood-Young America sweeps Sibley East 25-22, 25-13, 25-10
  • Rochester Century over Winona 25-19, 25-14, 25-19
  • Rushford-Peterson downs Plainview-Elgin-Millville 25-16, 25-12, 19-25, 25-15
  • Shakopee sweeps Apple Valley 25-12, 25-9, 25-5
  • Waseca beats St. James Area 25-22, 25-18, 25-22
  • Winona Cotter over Dover-Eyota 25-18, 26-24, 25-19
  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa sweeps Goodhue 25-20, 25-13, 25-12
  • Northfield over Owatonna 25-6, 25-14, 25-12
  • Minnesota Valley Lutheran 3  Maple River 2
  • Triton over Rochester Lourdes 21-25, 25-10, 25-20, 25-19
  • Austin 3  Albert Lea 0
  • Wabasha-Kellogg sweeps Lewiston-Altura 26-24, 25-15, 25-18
  • Grand Meadow over Leroy-Ostrander 25-17, 25-23, 25-15
  • Lyle/Austin Pacelli downs Schaeffer Academy 21-25, 25-12, 25-14, 25-22
  • Rochester John Marshall over Rochester Mayo 25-17, 22-25, 52-23, 25-20
  • Mountain Lake sweeps United South Central 25-20, 25-21, 25-15
  • Cannon Falls beats Hayfield 25-12, 25-23, 25-12
Kenyon-Wanamingo Gym. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld