Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
By Julie Bulau, Staff writer
It was a happy homecoming for EV-W players and fans alike, as the Eagles rolled over the visiting Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Lakers 52-14 Friday night.
It was the first win of the year for the Eagles who put on an offensive show. Junior quarterback Nick Pauly was 15-22 for 232 yards and four touchdowns. EV-W also gained 178 yards on the ground.
Defensively, the Eagles forced four HL-W-W turnovers and held the Lakers to 242 yards total offense,
After the first quarter ended 6-6, the Eagles erupted for
26 points in the second quarter to build a 32-6 halftime lead.
Eagle receiver Austin Pelkey finished the night with six catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns. Brent Stenger also grabbed six catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns.
EV-W running back Alex Geislinger was the leading rusher with 90 yards on 15 carries. Two of those rushes went for touchdowns. Senior Zach Blonigen also picked up two rushing touchdowns.
This was the last home game of the regular season for EV-W. The Eagles are on the road Friday as they head east on Highway 55 to face Central Minnesota Conference rival Kimball. The close out of the regular season is Oct. 17, when they head west on Highway 55 to play Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.
HL-W-W (1-5, 0-5), 6 0 8 0-14
EV-W (1-5, 1-4), 6 26 14 6-52
Team: EV-W... Scoring play: Brent Stenger 3-yard pass from Nick Pauly... PAT: kick failed.
Team: HL-W-W... Scoring play: Dallas Eastman 18-yard run... PAT: kick failed.
Team: EV-W... Scoring play: Austin Pelkey 3-yard pass from Pauly... PAT: Jared Streit kick.
Team: EV-W... Scoring play: Alex Geislinger 2-yard run... PAT: Streit kick.
Team: EV-W... Scoring play: Zach Blonigen 1-yard run... PAT: kick failed.
Team: EV-W... Scoring play: Stenger 12-yard pass from Pauly... PAT: pass failed.
Team: EV-W... Scoring play: Pelkey 66-yard pass from Pauly... PAT: Pauly kick.
Team: EV-W... Scoring play: Geislinger 10-yard run... PAT: Streit kick.
Team: HL-W-W... Scoring play: Brody Egeberg 7-yard run... PAT: Alex Smith run.
Team: EV-W... Scoring play: Blonigen 3-yard run... PAT: kick failed.
HL-W-W-Rushing: Alex Smith 11-30, Tyler Aalid 2-16, Dallas Eastman 10-59, Brody Egeberg 13-70, Austin Solberg 5-30, Liam Fury 5-9. Passing (cmp-att-yds-TD-Int): Smith 4-8-28-0-2. Receiving: Ryan Galley 1-13, Eastman 1-1, Bryce Bangasser 2-14.
EV-W-Rushing: Alex Geislinger 15-90, DeShaun James 7-48, Zach Blonigen 12-37, Austin Pelkey 2-12. Passing (cmp-att-yds-TD-Int): Nick Pauly 15-22-232-4-0. Receiving: Pelkey 6-103, Brent Stenger 6-83, Jared Streit 1-13, Geislinger 1-22, Cain Renner 1-11.
EV-W volleyball sweeps Lakers
The Eagles brought out the brooms Thursday night as they swept Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted in a Central Minnesota Conference match.
It was homecoming for the Eagles who moved to 4-1 in the CMC with two games remaining. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Pierz are currently tied for first with records of 5-0.
The Eagles downed HL-W-W 25-20, 25-21 and 26-24.
Courtney Dilley was a force at the net going 22-22 hitting with 10 kills while Kaylee Forcier was 18-25 hitting with eight kills and Holly Schumacher was 8-9 hitting with six kills.
Two Eagles were perfect from the serving line. Kaylee Forcier was 12-12 serving and Mickael Thielen 11-11 serving with one ace. Baylee Lahr was 13-14 serving with two aces and Holly Schumacher 7-9 serving with one ace.
Lahr also had 10 digs and Schumacher had 25 set assists.
EVW is now 13-7 overall. The Eagles will played their last home game of the regular season Tuesday night when they faced Osakis.
Dig Pink helps fight breast cancer
"Go Pink or Go Home" was the theme Thursday night as the EV-W girls' volleyball team participated in the "Dig Pink' night aimed at raising awareness to help fight breast cancer.
A big crowd was on hand for the Oct. 4 homecoming game against Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted. The crowd was dominated by pink in honor of the night which raised money for breast cancer research and awareness.
Dig Pink® is The Side-Out Foundation's trademark name for its fundraising event. All proceeds benefit Side-Out, which in turn awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing compassionate support to breast cancer patients and their families. The program started in the state of Virginia in 2004 and has spread across the nation on the middle, high school and college level.
The Eagles dedicated the match to Darla Geislinger, mother of junior Jordan Geislinger, who was diagnosed with breast cancer this spring. On behalf of the team, Jordan presented her mom a bag of special gifts including a "dig pink" T-shirt, identical to ones worn by the team during warm ups.