Sadie Thurner and Maggie Carrier served 12 points apiece in sparking the Nevis volleyball team to a 3-0 win over Laporte in a Northland Conference match Tuesday night at the Tiger Arena.

The Tigers finished with 12 ace serves and 30 kills in the 25-14, 25-10, 25-15 win.

Ashley Pyburn's kill and ace serve and two kills by Kia Heide gave Nevis a 7-6 lead in Set 1 before Carrier served an ace and five points to extend the lead to 13-6. Pyburn had three kills and Heide had a pair of kills during that run. Kills by Pyburn and Makenna Frazier, an ace serve by Andrea Dudley, and kills by Jessica Swanda and Cole Mastley made it 21-12 before a block by Dudley and Pyburn helped close out the set.

A block, tip and kill by Swanda gave Nevis a 4-1 lead to start Set 2 before Thurner served an ace and six straight points for a 10-1 advantage. Heide had a kill during that run. Kills by Heide and Swanda made it 13-6 before Carrier served six straight points. A block by Pyburn and Dudley and a kill by Heide helped the Tigers take a 19-6 lead. Another block by Pyburn and Dudley and an ace serve by Jayden Vredenburg closed out that set.

An ace serve by Pyburn and kills by Mastley, Frazier, Swanda, Heide and Dudley gave the Tigers a 9-4 edge in Set 3. Another kill by Mastley kept the Tigers in front 14-10 before Thurner served two aces for an 18-10 advantage. A kill by Swanda, an ace serve by Cora Umthun and a kill by Heide made it 22-13 before a block by Dudley and Frazier ended the match.

Heide's nine kills, Swanda's eight kills and Dudley's 22 set assists led the way offensively while Thurner's 13 digs led the defense as the Tigers improved to 2-1 in the conference and 10-5 overall. Laporte fell to 0-3 in the conference and 2-8 overall.

Nevis statistics

Service aces: Thurner 4, Umthun 2, Pyburn 2, Swanda 1, Dudley 1, Vredenburg 1, Carrier 1.

Kills: Heide 9, Swanda 8, Pyburn 6, Mastley 3, Frazier 2, Dudley 2.

Set assists: Dudley 22, Heide 2, Mastley 2, Umthun 1.

Digs: Thurner 13, Pyburn 7, Dudley 5, Carrier 4, Umthun 3, Vredenburg 2, Heide 1, Frazier 1, Swanda 1.

Blocks (solo-assists): Swanda 1-3, Pyburn 0-6, Heide 0-4, Dudley 0-4, Frazier 0-2, Mastley 0-1.

Tigers finish 2-2 at Duluth East

Nevis split four matches at the Duluth East tournament on Sept. 22 to finish in fifth place at the 12-team tournament.

The Tigers opened with a 2-1 win over Calumet (25-13, 23-25, 15-8) before dropping a 2-1 match to Brainerd (22-25, 25-22, 15-10). Nevis ended the tournament with a 2-0 win over Esko (25-17, 25-17) and a 2-1 loss to Princeton (25-19, 23-25, 15-7).

Heide's 25 kills, Swanda's 23 kills and Pyburn's 22 kills led the Tigers in the four tournament matches.

Nevis statistics vs. Calumet

Ace serves: Thurner 2, Umthun 1, Pyburn 1.

Kills: Heide 8, Pyburn 8, Swanda 8, Frazier 2, Dudley 2, Mastley 1.

Set assists: Dudley 27, Mastley 1, Pyburn 1.

Digs: Thurner 12, Pyburn 11, Dudley 7, Heide 3, Carrier 3, Umthun 2, Mastley 2, Swanda 2, Frazier 1.

Nevis statistics vs. Brainerd

Ace serves: Pyburn 2, Dudley 1, Thurner 1.

Kills: Swanda 7, Heide 6, Pyburn 5, Frazier 3, Dudley 3.

Set assists: Dudley 19, Frazier 2, Swanda 1, Thurner 1.

Digs: Thurner 15, Frazier 6, Carrier 6, Dudley 4, Pyburn 4, Heide 3, Umthun 1, Mastley 1.

Blocks (solo-assists): Pyburn 1-1, Swanda 1-0, Frazier 0-1.

Nevis statistics vs. Esko

Ace serves: Pyburn 2, Frazier 1, Thurner 1, Umthun 1.

Kills: Heide 5, Pyburn 3, Frazier 2, Dudley 2, Swanda 2, Mastley 2.

Set assists: Dudley 13, Mastley 2, Umthun 1.

Digs: Umthun 8, Thurner 6, Pyburn 5, Carrier 5, Dudley 4, Frazier 2, Swanda 1, Heide 1.

Blocks (solo-assists): Pyburn 1-2, Mastley 0-2.

Nevis statistics vs. Princeton

Ace serves: Frazier 1, Pyburn 1, Carrier 1.

Kills: Swanda 6, Heide 6, Pyburn 6, Dudley 2, Mastley 2, Frazier 1.

Set assists: Dudley 15, Frazier 2, Heide 2, Swanda 1, Thurner 1, Mastley 1, Pyburn 1.

Digs: Dudley 9, Thurner 8, Frazier 1.

Assisted blocks: Carrier 5, Heide 4, Mastley 3, Pyburn 3, Frazier 3, Swanda 3, Umthun 2, Pyburn 2, Heide 1, Mastley 1.