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Jaguars’ Steinhaus clears 1,000 digs; FHS 1-1-1 at invite

Kambria Steinhaus

SLEEPY EYE — Kambria Steinhaus cleared the 1,000 career dig mark during the Martin Luther/Granada-Huntley-East Chain/Truman Jaguars’ opening volleyball match in Saturday’s Sleepy Eye Invitational.

Steinhaus needed only five scoops to hit the defensive bull’s-eye and finished with eight digs as Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s bested the Jaguars, 25-5 and 25-12.

Ella Nagorske went 4-for-4 serving and doled out three set assists for the Jaguars, while teammate Mallery Geistfeld connected on 4 of 4 serves.

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewartville squeezed by the Jaguars in second-round tourney action, 25-23 and 25-21.

Steinhaus produced 18 digs, Jaguar teammate Johnnie Zaharia delivered 15 digs, while Nagorske collected three kills and doled out three set assists.

Geistfeld completed 8 of 8 serves and smacked three kills for the Jaguars, while Josie Clow supplied three aces behind 4-for-5 serving.

The Jaguars then won Game 1 against Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial, 25-20, before dropping a 25-16 decision to the Knights in Game 2 during third-round play.

Steinhaus generated 11 digs, Clow chipped in eight digs, while Hayley Stensland connected on 7 of 7 serves.

The Jaguars travel to Trimont on Tuesday night for a Valley Conference match against the Martin County West Mavericks.

The Fairmont Cardinals compiled a 1-1-1 mark during bracket action opposite of Martin Luther/GHEC/ Truman at the Sleepy Eye Invitational on Saturday.

Fairmont opened play by splitting its opener with Mountain Lake Area, claiming the opener by a 27-25 decision before losing Game 2 by the same score in reverse.

Vanessa Bliesmer made 15 digs, served at a 9-for-10 clip and smacked three kills for Fairmont, while Kynlie Anderson distributed 15 set assists and went 15 of 16 serving.

Brittney Mosloski drilled 11 kills and went 8 of 9 serving with one ace for the Cardinals, while Cassidy Schultz collected 10 digs and three kills.

Grace Pendergast distributed eight set assists and smacked three kills for Fairmont, Jazlyn Geerdes supplied four kills, Chantel Moeller went 5 of 5 serving with an ace, while Olivia Ortega garnered seven digs and went 5 of 6 serving with an ace.

Sleepy Eye Public then swept Fairmont, 25-12 and 25-16, during second-round tournament action Saturday.

Schultz delivered seven kills and seven digs for the Cardinals, while Mosloski collected five digs and went 6 of 7 serving.

Ortega was perfect in six serves and made four digs, Bliesmer tallied three kills and three blocks, Pendergast doled out seven set assists and went 4-for-4 serving, while Anderson dished out six set assists and was 5-for-5 at the line.

Fairmont wrapped up the tournament by sweeping Madelia in third-round action, 25-21 and 25-20.

Bliesmer pounded out eight kills and pocketed eight digs to help pace the Cardinals’ winning ways, while Pendergast dished out 13 set assists and went 6-for-6 serving.

Anderson doled out eight set assists and was perfect in 13 serves, while Mosloski and Schultz each hammered out seven kills. Mosloski also went 10-for-10 serving, Emily Frank smacked three kills and Moeller went 9-for-10 serving with one ace and made nine digs.

Fairmont (2-5-1) travels to Blue Earth Area on Tuesday night for a Big South Conference match.

The Blue Earth Area Bucs lost four two-game matches during the St. Peter Invitational on Saturday in St. Peter.

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted kicked off the tournament action by downing Blue Earth Area, 25-13 and 25-9.

Eloise Blair smacked three kills and scooped up 13 opposing spikes for the Bucs, while Liz Beeler distributed eight set assists and went 6 of 7 serving for four points.

Maci Frommie drilled four kills for Blue Earth Area, Taylor Klabunde made seven digs, Katie Armon collected six digs , while Hailey Becker chipped in three kills.

Nicollet posted a 25-21, 25-17 second-round decision over Blue Earth Area.

Klabunde tallied eight digs and generated eight points behind 10-for-12 serving, including two aces, to pace the Bucs’ performance.

Beeler doled out seven set assists, Becker smacked three kills, while Blair, Alicia Machacek and Frommie each delivered two kills.

Armon scooped up nine opposing spikes, Blair added eight digs, while Haley Kalis doled out three set assists for BEA.

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva then edged Blue Earth Area in third-round play, 25-18, 25-21.

Blair delivered 16 digs, four kills and four points behind 6-for-7 serving, Beeler dished out seven set assists and notched six points on 9 of 9 serving, while Armon pocketed 10 digs.

Kalis doled out five set assists and added five points behind 7-for-8 serving, Machacek rejected three spikes, while Klabunde, Machacek, Becker and Frommie added two kills apiece.

NRHEG then defeated BEA in a final-round rematch, 25-22, 25-14.

Blair collected five kills and 11 digs, Beeler distributed seven set assists again, Kalis passed out four assists, Brita Hougen had three kills, Armon made seven digs, while Klabunde added eight digs and three kills.

Blue Earth Area plays host to Fairmont on Tuesday night in a Big South Conference match.

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