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Kate Dierkhising prepared to receive a serve during Nevis' win over Kelliher/Northome Tuesday night.

Tigers dominate conference foes

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The Nevis volleyball team capped off another undefeated season in Northland Conference play with an easy victory over Kelliher/Northome Tuesday night.

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Nevis served 24 aces and had 27 kills in a 25-8, 25-11, 25-4 victory on Senior Night at the Tiger Arena.

Riley Hanson had seven ace serves and 13 kills, Kate Dierkhising served six aces and 23 points, and Katie Becker had six kills as those three seniors played their final regular-season match at home.

Denia Brown had six kills, four ace serves and 10 service points while Olivia Toft served three aces and had 26 set assists as the Tigers went 6-0 in conference play for the second year in a row. Nevis improved to 16-6-1 overall.

The Mustangs fell to 2-3 in conference play and 4-8 overall.

Nevis, which was rated No. 6 in last week's state Class A poll, moved up to the No. 5 spot this week.

Nevis statistics

Attacks: Hass 2, Becker 10 (6 kills), Bliss 3 (1 kill), Brown 8 (6 kills), Dierkhising 2, Hanson 16 (13 kills), Vedbraaten 1, Norby 1 (1 kill), Gatewood 1.

Serving: Hass 0 for 1, Becker 3 for 4 (1 ace), Bliss 1 for 1, Brown 10 for 12 (4 aces), Toft 9 for 10 (3 aces), Dierkhising 24 for 28 (6 aces), Hanson 10 for 11 (7 aces), Norby 1 for 1, Gatewood 5 for 5 (3 aces).

Service points: Dierkhising 23, Brown 10, Hanson 9, Toft 8, Gatewood 3, Becker 2.

Solo blocks: Hanson 1.

Assisted blocks: Hanson 5, Brown 4, Toft 3, Bliss 2, Becker 1, Stenberg 1.

Sets: Becker 2, Bliss 1, Brown 2, Toft 31 (26 assists), Dierkhising 1 (1 assist), Hanson 1, Gatewood 1.

Digs: Dierkhising 4, Hanson 4, Hass 3, Toft 2, Vedbraaten 2, Gatewood 2, Becker 1, Brown 1.

Serve receive: Becker 4 for 7, Dierkhising 3 for 4, Hanson 4 for 4, Vedbraaten 1 for 1, Norby 1 for 3, Gatewood 3 for 3.

Tigers place 12th in tourney

Nevis went 2-3 to finish in 12th place at last weekend's 32-team St. Michael-Albertville tournament.

The Tigers opened with a 25-20, 25-19 win over Hutchinson and a 25-15, 25-19 loss to St. Michael-Albertville in last Friday's first round. The Tigers defeated Totino-Grace 25-20, 24-26, 15-9 and lost to Roseville 27-25, 25-20 before falling to Stillwater 25-20, 19-25, 15-11 in the battle for 11th place last Saturday.

Hanson's 15 kills and 17 service points, Megan Norby's seven kills and four solo blocks, and Toft's 22 set assists and 11 digs led the Tigers against Hutchinson.

In the loss to St. Michael-Albertville, Hanson had 13 kills, Dierkhising served nine points and Norby had nine digs.

Hanson's 21 kills and nine digs, Norby's nine service points and Toft's 21 set assists led Nevis against Totino-Grace.

In the loss to Roseville, Hanson had 11 kills and joined Norby with nine digs. Hannah Bliss served six points and Toft had 22 set assists. Roseville was rated No. 13 in this week's state Class AAA poll.

Hanson's 21 kills and five solo blocks, Toft's 21 set assists and 10 service points, and Norby's 12 digs and nine service points led the Tigers against Stillwater.

Nevis statistics vs. Hutchinson

Attacks: Becker 2, Bliss 7 (2 kills), Stenberg 8 (1 kill), Brown 6 (2 kills), Toft 1 (1 kill), Hanson 29 (15 kills), Norby 24 (7 kills).

Serving: Hass 10 for 10, Becker 2 for 2, Bliss 3 for 3 (1 ace), Toft 6 for 7, Dierkhising 1 for 2 (1 ace), Hanson 21 for 21 (2 aces), Norby 5 for 6.

Service points: Hanson 17, Hass 7, Toft 3, Norby 2, Bliss 1.

Solo blocks: Norby 4, Stenberg 1, Hanson 1.

Assisted blocks: Hanson 6, Norby 2, Bliss 1, Stenberg 1, Brown 1, Toft 1.

Sets: Hass 1, Bliss 5 (1 assist), Brown 1, Toft 58 (22 assists), Hanson 3 (1 assist), Vedbraaten 2, Norby 5 (1 assist), Gatewood 3.

Digs: Toft 11, Norby 8, Hanson 6, Gatewood 6, Becker 3, Hass 2, Vedbraaten 2, Stenberg 1.

Serve receive: Becker 3 for 5, Toft 1 for 1, Hanson 7 for 9, Vedbraaten 5 for 6, Norby 17 for 19, Gatewood 3 for 5.

Nevis statistics vs. St. Michael

Attacks: Becker 3, Bliss 2, Stenberg 1, Brown 5 (1 kill), Toft 2, Hanson 24 (13 kills), Vedbraaten 1, Norby 23 (5 kills).

Serving: Becker 2 for 2, Bliss 1 for 1, Toft 5 for 5 (2 aces), Dierkhising 12 for 12 (2 aces), Hanson 6 for 6 (1 ace), Norby 4 for 5.

Service points: Dierkhising 9, Toft 2, Hanson 2, Bliss 1.

Solo blocks: Hanson 1.

Assisted blocks: Hanson 3, Becker 2, Toft 2, Brown 1, Norby 1.

Sets: Hass 2, Becker 1, Bliss 4 (1 assist), Brown 2, Toft 53 (11 assists), Hanson 3, Vedbraaten 2, Norby 1, Gatewood 1.

Digs: Norby 9, Toft 8, Hanson 8, Becker 4, Vedbraaten 2, Gatewood 2, Hass 1, Bliss 1, Dierkhising 1.

Serve receive: Hass 1 for 1, Becker 3 for 5, Stenberg 0 for 1, Hanson 7 for 7, Vedbraaten 3 for 5, Norby 17 for 18, Gatewood 2 for 3.

Nevis statistics vs. Totino-Grace

Attacks: Becker 6, Bliss 1, Brown 9 (5 kills), Toft 1, Hanson 37 (21 kills), Norby 27 (9 kills).

Serving: Hass 5 for 6, Becker 11 for 11 (2 aces), Toft 8 for 11, Dierkhising 7 for 7, Hanson 9 for 10 (3 aces), Norby 16 for 17 (1 ace).

Service points: Norby 9, Hanson 6, Toft 5, Becker 4, Hass 1, Dierkhising 1.

Solo blocks: Brown 2, Hanson 2, Norby 1.

Assisted blocks: Brown 5, Hanson 4, Bliss 3, Toft 2, Becker 1, Norby 1.

Sets: Hass 1, Bliss 2, Brown 2 (1 assist), Toft 63 (21 assists), Hanson 5 (3 assists), Norby 3 (1 assist), Gatewood 1.

Digs: Hanson 9, Hass 7, Norby 7, Gatewood 7, Becker 4, Toft 4, Bliss 1.

Serve receive: Becker 6 for 12, Hanson 6 for 6, Vedbraaten 1 for 1, Norby 9 for 13, Gatewood 12 for 16.

Nevis statistics vs. Roseville

Attacks: Becker 5 (1 kill), Bliss 5 (1 kill), Brown 6 (5 kills), Toft 2, Hanson 26 (11 kills), Norby 23 (7 kills).

Serving: Becker 5 for 7, Bliss 7 for 8 (1 ace), Toft 5 for 5 (1 ace), Dierkhising 7 for 7, Hanson 7 for 7 (2 aces), Vedbraaten 4 for 4, Norby 7 for 8 (1 ace).

Service points: Bliss 6, Becker 3, Hanson 3, Norby 3, Dierkhising 2, Vedbraaten 2, Toft 1.

Solo blocks: Becker 1, Bliss 1.

Assisted blocks: Brown 3, Hanson 3, Becker 2, Bliss 2, Toft 1, Norby 1.

Sets: Becker 2, Bliss 2, Brown 2, Toft 56 (22 assists), Hanson 2, Vedbraaten 1, Norby 2.

Digs: Hanson 9, Norby 9, Vedbraaten 6, Gatewood 6, Toft 3, Hass 2, Becker 2, Bliss 2.

Serve receive: Becker 3 for 5, Bliss 3 for 5, Hanson 6 for 6, Vedbraaten 3 for 4, Norby 16 for 20, Gatewood 21 for 27.

Nevis statistics vs. Stillwater

Attacks: Becker 5 (1 kill), Bliss 3 (1 kill), Stenberg 1, Brown 4 (1 kill), Toft 1, Hanson 31 (21 kills), Norby 23 (8 kills).

Serving: Hass 2 for 2, Becker 4 for 4, Bliss 2 for 3, Toft 15 for 15 (1 ace), Dierkhising 5 for 5, Hanson 5 for 7, Vedbraaten 4 for 4, Norby 14 for 16.

Service points: Toft 10, Norby 9, Bliss 2, Hanson 2, Vedbraaten 2, Hass 1, Dierkhising 1.

Solo blocks: Hanson 5, Norby 1.

Assisted blocks: Hanson 7, Becker 3, Brown 3, Norby 2, Toft 1.

Sets: Bliss 7, Toft 64 (21 assists), Hanson 5 (1 assist), Norby 4, Gatewood 1.

Digs: Norby 12, Gatewood 7, Hass 4, Toft 4, Hanson 4, Vedbraaten 4, Becker 3, Bliss 1, Dierkhising 1.

Serve receive: Becker 4 for 6, Bliss 0 for 1, Hanson 21 for 24, Vedbraaten 2 for 2, Norby 4 for 6, Gatewood 13 for 20.

Tigers defeat Wolves

Toft served seven aces and 13 points and had 22 set assists in leading the Tigers to a 25-11, 25-10, 25-16 conference win over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley last Thursday night at Walker.

Hanson and Norby had nine kills each, Dierkhising served 13 points, and Norby and Savannah Gatewood had nine digs each in that win.

W-H-A fell to 4-1 in the conference and 7-12 overall with the loss.

Nevis statistics

Attacks: Becker 5 (1 kill), Bliss 8 (5 kills), Stenberg 10 (5 kills), Brown 6 (5 kills), Toft 2 (1 kill), Hanson 15 (9 kills), Vedbraaten 2 (1 kill), Norby 25 (9 kills).

Serving: Hass 5 for 6 (1 ace), Becker 9 for 10 (2 aces), Bliss 1 for 2 (1 ace), Toft 15 for 17 (7 aces), Dierkhising 16 for 16 (1 ace), Vedbraaten 11 for 11, Norby 11 for 12 (2 aces).

Service points: Toft 13, Dierkhising 13, Vedbraaten 8, Becker 7, Norby 7, Hass 4, Bliss 1.

Solo blocks: Norby 1.

Assisted blocks: Brown 5, Hanson 5, Norby 4, Bliss 2, Stenberg 2, Toft 2, Becker 1.

Sets: Hass 3 (1 assist), Becker 1, Bliss 6 (1 assist), Stenberg 1 (1 assist), Toft 51 (22 assists), Norby 5 (1 assist).

Digs: Norby 9, Gatewood 9, Becker 5, Hass 4, Toft 4, Dierkhising 2, Hanson 2, Vedbraaten 2, Bliss 1.

Serve receive: Becker 3 for 5, Hanson 1 for 1, Vedbraaten 1 for 4, Norby 11 for 13, Gatewood 6 for 7.

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