Hawks take 4th in debut; Northwestern wins ‘B’

Mike Carroll/Huron Plainsman: Hailey Larson of Colman-Egan (right) battles at the net with Northwestern’s Ella Haven during the semifinals of the Class B State Volleyball Tournament on Friday at Huron Arena. The Wildcats won en route to taking the title, while the Hawks ended up fourth in their tourney debut.

HURON – Colman-Egan dropped a heartbreaker to cap its debut in the Class B State Volleyball Tournament on Saturday at Huron Arena.

Third-seeded Chester Area (23-3) defeated the fourth-seeded Hawks (25-5) by the set scores of 13-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-15 and 15-12 in the third-place match.

Breckyn Ewoldt totaled 22 kills in the victory.

Jayda Kenyon added 10 kills, 2 1/2 blocks and a service ace.

Kenna Brown guided the offense with 44 set assists and paced the defense with 28 digs. Emery Larson chipped in with 22 digs and Kaylor Geraets 17.

For CE, Olivia Baumberger racked up 19 kills and 5 1/2 blocks (three solo) to go with 14 digs.

Hailey Larson contributed 11 kills, three aces and a pair of blocks.

Mackenzie Hemmer ended up with 13 kills, 1 1/2 blocks and 10 digs.

Braiden Westley (21) and Kennedi Landis (19) combined for 40 set assists. Westley notched 14 digs and Landis eight.

Notes: Chester Area was the only Class B team to beat Colman-Egan in the regular season.

Championship

 No. 1 Northwestern 3, No. 2 Warner 1

The Wildcats (29-1) beat the Monarchs (24-2) by the set scores of 25-14, 22-25, 25-19 and 25-18 to claim their fourth title in five years – including second consecutively – and 12th consecutively.

Jennifer Aman recorded 28 kills in the victory.

Lauren Macuson had 12 kills and 14 digs, while Kendyl Anderson chipped in with eight kills and an ace.

Ava Nilsson dished out 40 set assists and came up with 11 digs. Summer Scepaniak logged 15 digs, Courtney Bjorgaard 14 and Peyton Fisher 13.

The Monarchs’ Sydney Schell finished with 21 kills, 2 1/2 blocks (one solo) and 20 digs.

Hannah Schentzel had 11 kills, five aces and 18 digs.

Brooklinn Halvorson totaled 35 set assists and 12 digs. Joclyn Haven had 16 digs.

Notes: The Wildcats topped the Monarchs 25-21, 25-18, 25-12 on Sept. 10. They were the only team to beat Warner in 2020. … Northwestern’s lone loss came at the hands of O’Gorman, 25-23, 25-19, on Sept. 26 in the Pentagon. … Northwestern also won crowns in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 (with Cresbard), 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2016, 2017 and 2019. The Wildcats were second in 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2008 and 2018. The Wildcats beat the Monarchs in the final in 2017 and lost in 2018. … Warner won in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018 and was runner-up in 2002 (winter), 2010, 2015 and 2017.

Fifth place

 No. 6 Faulkton Area 3, No. 5 Bridgewater-Emery 0

The Trojans (20-6) defeated the Huskies (22-4) by the set scores of 25-19, 25-16 and 25-18.

Peyton Melius totaled 20 kills, an ace, a block assist and 11 digs in the win. Isabel Aesoph added 13 kills, an ace, 21 digs and 19 set assists.

For BE, Julia Weber logged 10 kills, an ace and 15 digs.

Seventh place

 No. 7 Hitchcock-Tulare 3, No. 8 Corsica-Stickney 1

The Lady Patriots (19-6) won 25-13, 25-15, 24-26, 28-26.

Dannyn Peterson led a balanced attack with 12 kills, 4 1/2 aces (three solo) and 16 digs. Kaitlyn Schroeder had 12 kills, 2 1/2 blocks (one solo) and 16 digs. Kenidee Enander tallied 42 set assists and 12 digs.

The Jaguars (19-6) got 13 kills, two aces, a block assist and 20 digs from Raven Barse.

Friday

Semifinals

 Northwestern 3, Colman-Egan 0

The Wildcats defeated the Hawks 25-18, 25-19, 25-20.

Sydney Schell paced Northwestern with 23 kills, a solo block and six digs.

Hannah Schentzel added 14 kills, an ace, a block assist and 15 digs.

Brooklinn Halvorson guided the offense with 30 set assists. Joclyn Haven came up with 15 digs.

Colman-Egan’s Mackenzie Hemmer finished with 15 kills, a solo block and 10 digs.

Olivia Baumberger had five kills, 3 1/2 blocks (two solo) and eight digs.

Braiden Westley dished out 18 set assists, while Elizabeth Moore notched 12 digs.

Note: Colman-Egan beat Bridgewater-Emery 20-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-15 in the quarterfinals Thursday in its tourney debut.

 Warner 3, Chester Area 1

The Monarchs were 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-19 victors.

Jennifer Aman had 14 kills and Kendyl Anderson added 10 to go with a block assist. Ava Nilsson guided the offense with 35 set assists and Holli Jark paced the defense with 32 digs.

Consolation semifinals

 Bridgewater-Emery 3, Corsica-Stickney 2

The Huskies prevailed by the set scores of 25-17, 25-19, 14-25, 22-25 and 15-11.

Julia Weber had 23 kills, two aces, a block assist and 32 digs.

 Faulkton 3, Hitchcock/Tulare 0

The Trojans won 25-18, 25-16, 25-20. Isabel Aesoph had 20 kills and 23 digs.

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