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Tigers serve 17 aces in win over Mustangs

Cora Umthun and Ashley Pyburn served four aces apiece as the Nevis volleyball team relied on 17 ace serves to spark a 3-0 Northland Conference win over Northome-Kelliher Tuesday night.

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Cora Umthun served four aces during Neivs' win over Kelliher-Northome Tuesday night. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

Cora Umthun and Ashley Pyburn served four aces apiece as the Nevis volleyball team relied on 17 ace serves to spark a 3-0 Northland Conference win over Northome-Kelliher Tuesday night.

Andrea Dudley served there aces and had 23 set assists in the Tigers' 25-13, 25-14, 25-7 victory. Pyburn led Nevis with 16 kills while Jessica Swanda (8) and Kia Heide (6) combined for 14 kills. The Tigers put 67 of 74 serves in play and had 37 kills with 10 hitting errors against the Mustangs.

Pyburn also led Nevis with seven digs while Sadie Thurner (5) and Dudley (4) combined for nine digs as the Tigers improved to 4-1 in conference matches and 12-5 overall. Pine River-Backus (4-0) and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley (5-1) top the conference standings.

Nevis statistics

Service aces: Umthun 4, Pyburn 4, Dudley 3, Frazier 2, Thurner 2, Swanda 1, Heide 1.

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Kills: Pyburn 16, Swanda 8, Heide 6, Dudley 4, Matley 2, Frazier 1.

Set assists: Dudley 23, Umthun 5, Pyburn 2, Mastley 1, Carrier 1.

Assisted blocks: Swanda 2, Frazier 1, Mastley 1.

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

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