Kenyon-Wanamingo Volleyball Replaces Bethlehem Academy in Top Ten
After winning 4 matches and losing only to Class A #1 Minneota at the Volleyball Showcase in Burnsville over the weekend Kenyon-Wanamingo entered the top ten rankings.
The Knights only loss so far is to top-rated Minneota where they fell by scores of 25-17, 25-17 in the best of 3 sets in tournament play. Josie Flom finished the match with 4 kills, 14 digs. Anna Syverson had 2 kills, 11 digs and the only ace serve for the team.
K-W was able to defeat some excellent teams without the services of their outstanding libero Rachel Ryan, senior. Ryan was at her brother's wedding.
Kenyon-Wanamingo defeated Spring Grove 25-27, 25-18, 15-12. Josie Flom, senior led the team with 9 kills and added 8 digs with 3 ace serves. Audrey Haugen had 7 kills. Norah Rechtzigel 5 kills, 3 ace blocks. Carmen Nerison finished with 22 assists, 10 digs, 4 kills and a ace serve. Emilie Jarvis had 10 digs, 1 ace serve. Mali Quam served 3 aces with 4 digs.
K-W got by Ely Friday by scores of 25-16, 27-25. Rechtzigel led the offense with 9 kills, had 2 ace blocks, an ace serve and 4 digs. Josie Flom had 3 kills, 11 digs. Jarvis finished with 11 digs, 1 ace serve. Anna Syverson tallied 5 kills, 6 digs, Addy Lindell had 4 kills and a dig. Nerison dished out 22 assists with 5 digs and 3 ace serves. Mali Quam had 7 digs.
The Knights downed Fillmore Central 20-25, 25-21, 15-10. The team defense was exceptional with 64 total digs led by Jarvis with 17, Flom 13, Nerison 9. Flom had 4 ace serves.
Kenyon-Wanamingo bested Canby 18-25, 26-24, 15-10. In a bid of a head scratcher Canby is rated ahead of the Knights in the latest Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association rankings. Flom had 18 digs, 3 kills, Rechtzigel 8 kills, 2 ace serves. Mali Quam 4 ace serves, 9 digs. Syverson had 10 digs, Jarvis 16 digs. Lindell 4 kills and a dig and Nerison 16 assists, 8 digs, 4 kills.
Bethlehem Academy of Faribault went 2-3 in the same tournament with wins over Ely 2-0 and MACCRAY 2-1. They fell to Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 2-1, Nevis 2-1, Fillmore Central 2-0.
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown participated in the Class AA Showcase also held in Burnsville along with defending State Champion Cannon Falls and Zumbrota-Mazeppa out of the H-V-L.
The Buccaneers defeated Z-M 2-0, fell to Chatfield 2-0, beat Mounds Park Academy 2-1, lost to Albany 2-0 and downed Concordia Academy 2-0.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa got by Belle Plaine 2-1, fell to Pequot Lakes 2-0, defeated Wadena-Deer Creek 2-1, won over Legacy Christian 2-1 and lost to Waterville-Elysian-Morristown 2-0.
The complete rankings are listed below: (Bold teams in KDHL/POWER 96 area along with KRFO/KAT KOUNTRY 105)
4. Mayer Lutheran
7. Fillmore Central
9. Renville County West
Also Receiving Votes: New Life Academy, Cleveland, Belgrade-Brooten- Elrosa, Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda, Bethlehem Academy of Faribault
1. Pequot Lakes
2. Southwest Christian
5. Belle Plaine
7. Rush City
8. Nova Classical
9. Cannon Falls
Also Receiving Votes: Wadena-Deer Creek, Annandale, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, Legacy Christian, Sauk Centre, Concordia Academy
1. Marshall (
5. Holy Angels
8. Detroit Lakes
9. St. Peter
10. Grand Rapids
Also Receiving Votes: Alexandria, Benilde-St. Margaret's, Cloquet
3. Champlin Park
4. Lakeville South
5. Lakeville North
6. East Ridge
8. New Prague
9. Maple Grove
10. St. Michael-Albertville
Also Receiving Votes: Anoka
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