Hitters lead Vikings past Panthers PDF Print E-mail

Jennen Hennen slapped the ball past TMB.

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisherjenna hit

Minneota got 32 kills from three hitters Tuesday night.

They coasted to a 3-0 win over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in the first of two homecoming week games.

Ashlyn Muhl led the way with 15 kills at the net with Sara Maeyaert adding nine kills and Rachel Cheadle eight.

Minneota had 39 kills in beating the Panthers, 25-19; 25-14 and 25-20.

The Panthers started strong, taking a 10-7 lead in the first game. Then Kelsey Hennen went to the line for Minneota. She served seven straight points, including an ace, and by the time she finished the Vikings had taken control and went on to the 3-0 sweep. Hennen served 16 of 18 with three aces and Katelyn Kack added 15 of 16 serves for points.

Taya Kockelman set the ballup 35 times — helping her squad to the large number of kills.

With TMB's Ashley Daniels patroling the net and hitting the ball well, Minneota had a lot of chances for digs, with Kelsey Hennen digging 14 balls, Haylee Davis 13, Jenna Hennen 10, Kack nine and Kockelman eight. Kockelman led the team with a pair of blocks.

The Vikings are now 13-2 on the year and are undefeated in Camden Conference play. They host section rival Windom at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the homecoming game.