Kia Heide's 11 kills and Ashley Pyburn's 12 digs powered the Nevis volleyball team to a 3-0 win over Blackduck in a Northland Conference win Thursday night at the Tiger Arena.

Cora Umthun served three aces while Sadie Thurner and Pyburn served two aces apiece as Nevis put 66 of 73 serves in play. Pyburn joined Makenna Frazier with nine kills while Jessica Swanda had seven kills as the Tigers had 41 kills with five hitting errors. Thurner tallied eight digs as Nevis improved to 1-1 in conference matches and 7-3 overall.

Blackduck fell to 1-2 in the conference and 2-9 overall. Pine River-Backus and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley top the conference standings with 3-0 records.

Nevis statistics

Service aces: Umthun 3, Thurner 2, Pyburn 2.

Kills: Heide 11, Frazier 9, Pyburn 9, Swanda 7, Mastley 4, Dudley 1.

Set assists: Dudley 28, Heide 2, Matsley 2, Pyburn 2, Swanda 1.

Assisted blocks: Swanda 2, Dudley 1, Heide 1, Mastley 1, Pyburn 1.

Digs: Pyburn 12, Thurner 8, Dudley 4, Carrier 3, Swanda 2, Umthun 2, Frazier 1, Heide 1, Mastley 1, DeWulf 1.