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W-DC defeats Nevis in battle of rated volleyball teams

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Emily Miron's 21 kills and Caitlin Volkmann's 15 kills helped Wadena-Deer Creek hand the Nevis volleyball team its first loss of the season with a 25-15, 25-15, 25-22 victory Monday night at Wadena.

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Volkmann also had 15 digs and six blocks while Miron added 10 digs and four blocks as the Wolverines improved to 6-0 on the season.

Katie Becker served nine points and had 12 digs, Megan Norby served eight points and had eight kills, and Riley Hanson had 10 kills for the Tigers, who fell to 5-1 on the season.

W-DC is rated No. 8 in this week's state Class AA poll while Nevis is rated No. 4 in the state Class A poll.

Nevis statistics

Attacks: Becker 7, Bliss 5 (2 kills), Brown 9 (1 kill), Toft 2 (1 kill), Hanson 38 (10 kills), Norby 34 (8 kills), Gatewood 1 (1 kill).

Serving: Hass 4 for 4 (1 ace), Becker 11 for 11 (1 ace), Toft 5 for 6, Dierkhising 11 for 11, Hanson 8 for 10 (1 ace), Norby 12 for 13.

Service points: Becker 9, Norby 8, Dierkhising 4, Hanson 4.

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

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

Sets: Hass 1, Becker 4 (1 assist), Bliss 1, Brown 3, Toft 78 (17 assists), Hanson 5 (1 assist), Norby 6 (1 assist), Gatewood 1.

Digs: Becker 12, Norby 8, Hass 5, Gatewood 4, Brown 3, Toft 3, Hanson 3, Dierkhising 1.

Serve receive: Hass 0 for 2, Becker 1 for 7, Stenberg 0 for 1, Hanson 11 for 13, Norby 17 for 22, Gatewood 5 for 10.

Tigers outlast Bemidji

Pounding down 66 kills and serving 12 aces led the Tigers to a dramatic win over Bemidji last Thursday.

Hanson had 33 kills (surpassing 2,000 in her career) and five solo blocks, Norby added 22 kills and 19 digs, and Olivia Toft served four aces and 18 points and set up 46 kills in leading the Tigers to a 25-13, 19-25, 23-25, 27-25, 15-11 victory.

Nevis statistics

Attacks: Hass 1 (1 kill), Becker 8 (1 kill), Bliss 9 (5 kills), Brown 6 (3 kills), Toft 5 (1 kill), Hanson 59 (33 kills), Norby 41 (22 kills).

Serving: Hass 10 for 10, Becker 9 for 11 (1 ace), Bliss 2 for 2, Toft 27 for 27 (4 aces), Dierkhising 17 for 18 (1 ace), Hanson 15 for 17 (3 aces), Norby 18 for 18 (2 aces).

Service points: Toft 18, Hanson 9, Norby 9, Dierkhising 8, Hass 5, Becker 4.

Solo blocks: Hanson 5, Norby 2, Bliss 1.

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

Sets: Hass 4 (1 assist), Becker 4 (1 assist), Bliss 3 (1 assist), Brown 3, Toft 108 (46 assists), Hanson 8 (3 assists), Norby 5 (2 assists), Gatewood 2 (1 assist).

Digs: Norby 19, Hass 14, Becker 11, Hanson 9, Gatewood 7, Toft 6, Brown 1, Dierkhising 1.

Serve receive: Hass 1 for 2, Becker 3 for 9, Brown 1 for 1, Hanson 14 for 19, Norby 28 for 31, Gatewood 3 for 8.

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