Elly Hillukka served six aces and Rena Pinoniemi pounded down nine kills in leading the Menahga volleyball team to a 3-0 win at Lake Park-Audubon in a clash of Section 6A teams on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Annie Lake served three aces and had 20 set assists in the Braves’ 25-14, 25-11, 25-16 victory. Janie Tormanen (5), Hillukka (4) and Tara Hendrickson (4) combined for 13 kills while Rena Pinoniemi (12), Allie Pfeifer (9) and Maryn Pinoniemi (7) combined for 28 digs as Menahga improved to 1-2 on the season.

Jenna Kunerth’s 17 kills, Taylor Hamilton’s 13 kills and Allison Asfeld’s 14 digs led Browerville/Eagle Valley to a 25-13, 25-22, 14-25, 25-21 victory over the Braves on Aug. 29.

Hendrickson (11) and Hillukka (9) combined for 20 kills while Lake and Hendrickson served three aces apiece. Maryn Pinoniemi had 13 digs while Lake had 32 set assists and 11 digs for Menahga.

Menahga statistics vs. LP-A
Serving: M. Pinoniemi 12 for 12, M. Pinoniemi 11 for 12 (1 ace), Lake 13 for 14 (3 aces), Hillukka 15 for 17 (6 aces), Hendrickson 6 for 7, Pfeifer 11 for 12 (2 aces).
Attacks: Hendrickson 17 (4 kills), R. Pinoniemi 16 (9 kills), Hillukka 16 (4 kills), Tormanen 13 (5 kills), Besonen 5 91 kill), M. Pinoniemi 3 (1 kill), Lake 3, Peterson 2.
Set assists: Lake 20, Besonen 1.
Digs: R. Pinoniemi 12, Pfeifer 9, M. Pinoniemi 7, Peterson 4, Lake 3, Hendrickson 2, Hillukka 1, Besonen 1.
Assisted blocks: Tormanen 3, Lake 2, R. Pinoniemi 1.
Menahga statistics vs. B/EV
Serving: M. Pinoniemi 1 for 2, R. Pinoniemi 11 for 11 (2 aces), Tormanen 12 for 12, Lake 25 for 25 (3 aces), Hillukka 11 for 13 (1 ace), Besonen 6 for 7, Hendrickson 12 for 13 (3 aces).
Attacks: Hendrickson 31 (11 kills), Hillukka 29 (9 kills), R. Pinoniemi 23 (5 kills), Tormanen 17 (6 kills), Besonen 12 (4 kills), Lake 6 (2 kills), Peterson 2, M. Pinoniemi 1, Pfeifer 1.
Set assists: Lake 32, Besonen 2.
Digs: M. Pinoniemi 13, Lake 11, R. Pinoniemi 6, Pfeifer 4, Peterson 3, Hillukka 2, Hendrickson 2, Tormanen 1, Besonen 1.
Blocks (solo-assists): Tormanen 1-2, R. Pinoniemi 1, Besonen 1.