The combination of 28 kills and 11 ace serves powered the Nevis volleyball team to a 3-0 victory over Cass Lake-Bena in a Northland Conference match at Cass Lake on Sept. 12.

Makenna Frazier’s 10 kills and three ace serves apiece by Jayden Vredenburg and Maggie Carrier sparked the Tigers’ 25-17, 25-11, 25-10 victory.

Kia Heide added eight kills and eight digs and joined Frazier with two ace serves. Cora Umthun set up 24 kills with Addison Lindow and Carrier chipping in six digs apiece as Nevis improved to 1-1 in conference matches. The Tigers had only nine hitting errors to go along with seven service errors in the match.

Cass Lake-Bena fell to 0-1 in the conference and 1-7 overall. Pine River-Backus, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley and Clearbrook-Gonvick top the Northland Conference standings with 2-0 records.

Nevis statistics
Serving: Carrier 8 for 8 (3 aces), Lindow 6 for 7, Heide 15 for 16 (2 aces), Frazier 6 for 7 (2 aces), Vredenburg 16 for 18 (3 aces), Umthun 7 for 7 (1 ace), Mastley 7 for 9.
Attacks: Frazier 18 (10 kills), Heide 14 (8 kills), Lindow 12 (4 kills), Carrier 7 (3 kills), Umthun 4 (2 kills), Mastley 3, Vredenburg 2 (1 kill).
Set assists: Umthun 24, Thurner 1, Heide 1.
Digs: Heide 8, Lindow 6, Carrier 6, Frazier 5, Umthun 1, Mastley 1.
Assisted blocks: Lindow 1, Heide 1, Mastley 1, Carrier 1.

Pirates defeat Tigers

Tess Jones tallied 11 kills to spark Verndale to a 3-1 win over the Tigers in a Section 5A North showdown at Verndale on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Sarah Barrett and Melissa Hammer contributed nine kills apiece in the Pirates’ 25-15, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22 victory.

Heide (15) and Frazier (14) combined for 29 kills for Nevis, which made 29 hitting errors in the match. Heide served four aces while Lindow and Vredenburg served three aces apiece. Umthun set up 27 kills.

Defensively, Sadie Thurner had 17 digs while Lindow (11) and Heide (10) also had double digits in digs.

The loss dropped Nevis to 0-2 against section foes and 3-8 overall while Verndale improved to 3-2 against section teams and 5-10 overall.

Nevis statistics
Serving: Thurner 9 for 11 (2 aces), Carrier 3 for 4 (1 ace), Lindow 15 for 15 (4 aces), Heide 17 for 18 (4 aces), Frazier 7 for 8, Vredenburg 13 for 14 (3 aces), Umthun 12 for 14 (1 ace), Stacey 1 for 1, Mastley 1 for 1.
Attacks: Heide 40 (15 kills), Frazier 35 (14 kills), Lindow 20 (2 kills), Carrier 10 (2 kills), Umthun 9 (1 kill), Mastley 9 (1 kill), Thurner 9, Vredenburg 6.
Set assists: Umthun 27, Mastley 4, Thurner 1.
Digs: Thurner 17, Lindow 11, Heide 10, Umthun 8, Frazier 6, Carrier 3, Vredenburg 3, Munn 2, Mastley 1.
Assisted blocks: Frazier 1, Umthun 1.