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EV-W volleyball team plays in Dassel-Cokato tournament

The Eden Valley-Watkins volleyball team competed in the Dassel-Cokato tournament Satur-day, Sept. 28. This type of tournament really doesn’t mean too much in the win/loss aspect. It is an excellent forum to play against good competition and gather in a lot of valuable experience. The EV-W girls played four matches, vs. Kimball, Sibley East, Dassel-Cokato, and Rockford.

EV-W lost to Kimball 15-25, 17-25: Hitting: Brittany Hesse 10-11 (3 kills); Tiffany Donnay 13-15 (3 kills); Mindy Forcier 5-6 (3 kills); Serving: Christina Salzl 4-4 (2 aces); Jamie Scherer 4-5; Blocks: Brittany Hesse 4-7 (2 solo); Digs: Brittany Hesse 8-11; Sets: Faith Forcier 14-16 (4 assists); Jordyn Geislinger 13-16 (3 assists).

Lost to Sibley East 24-26, 9-25: Hitting: Raevon Willner 8-10 (6 kills); Mindy Forcier 11-13 (4 kills); Serving: Brook Stang 8-8; Christina Salzl 7-7 (1 ace); Digs:  Christina Salzl 13-22; Blocks: Tiffany Donnay 2-2 (1 solo); Sets: Faith Forcier 27-28 (6 assists); Jordyn Geislinger 21-24 (5 assists).


EV-W volleyball team loses to Royalton

In a rare Monday evening match, the Eden Valley-Watkins volleyballers traveled to Royalton, Monday, Sept. 30, to take on who else? … the Royalton Royals. The Eagles looked good and put up a gallant battle, but the hosts were victorious, 22-25, 18-25, and 24-26. 

Match Statistics: Hitting: Raevon Willner 14-24 (7 kills); Mindy Forcier 14-17 (7 kills); Serving: Brook Stang 11-11
(1 ace); Christina Salzl 11-11; Jamie Scherer 10-11 (3 aces); Sets: Faith Forcier 44-46 (8 assists); Jordyn Geislinger 36-36 (9 assists); Digs: Raevon Willner 10-16; Christina Salzl 7-11; Blocks: Tiffany Donnay 5-6; Mindy Forcier 11-14.
EV-W’s overall record now stands at 8-12 and 2-2 in the conference. The Eagles’ next match is at
5:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted.


EV-W volleyball team loses to Pierz

It was a valiant and tough effort portrayed by the Eden Valley-Watkins volleyball team Thursday, Sept. 26, as they invited the Lady Pioneers to town. Aiming to spoil Eagles’ Homecoming festivities, Pierz proved to be a formidable opponent, taking the match 3-1 (23-25, 25-16, 25-15, and 25-18). The hiccup pushes the Eagles to an even 2-2 mark in the conference, and a respective 8-7 record overall.

Stats: Hitting: Brittany Hesse 26-26 (8 kills); Raevon Willner 22-30 (10 kills); Serving: Faith Forcier 14-14, Christina Salzl 12-13; Digs: Brittany Hesse 8-9, Christina Salzl 9-12, Raevon W-IMG 1682Willner 5-9; Blocks: Brittany Hesse
2 solo, Mindy Forcier 1 solo; Setting: Faith Forcier 47-50 (13 assists); Jordyn Geislinger 32-34
(8 assists).

EV-W’s schedule: Monday,
Sept. 30, 6 p.m., at Royalton; Thursday, Oct. 3, 5:45 p.m., at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted.


EV-W girls went hed-to-head with a strong Pierz team, and won their first match. They fought hard but lost their next three matches. Staff photo by Jean Doran Matua.


EV-W volleyball girls drop a heartbreaker, win a thriller

The Eden Valley-Watkins volleyball team lost a tough one on the road Tuesday, Sept. 17, as the Litchfield bunch was too much to handle. Match scores were 25-21, 24-26, 25-14, 25-20, in the 3-1 non-conference decision. Eagles junior Raevon Willner was brilliant with 10 kills, and teammate sophomore Faith Forcier shined with 16 set/assists, but the Dragons tenacity was more than EV-W had bargained for.

Match Stats: Hitting: Raevon Willner 27-30 (10 kills), Tiffany Donnay 28-32 (8 kills); Serving: Faith Forcier 19-21 (3 aces), Raevon Willner 9-9; Digs: Jamie Scherer 10-14; Blocks: Brittany Hesse 4-6 (2 ace blocks); Setting: Faith Forcier 64-66 (16 assists), Jordyn Geislinger 38-39 (7 assists).

Shaking off the Tuesday night loss to Litchfield, the Eagles welcomed in Holdingford for a Thursday, Sept. 19, conference clash. EV-W took the 3-2 decision in a 5-set classic battle, winning the final three in comeback fashion, and sending the fans off to the Dairy Queen, with smiles. Despite a few serving woes, EV-W came alive, scoring 7 of the last 8 third-set points on kills. Brittany Hesse’s 12 kills and Raevon Willner’s 10 kills and 16 digs, helped the Eagles seal the win.

Upcoming week for the Eagles: Thursday, Sept. 26, 5:45 p.m., Homecoming vs. Pierz; Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m., at Dassel-Cokato Tournament (Varsity + JV); Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m., Maple Lake Tournament (C squad).

EV-W-K cross country teams look good at invite

“Thankfully, the rain cleared out for a nice evening of racing!” said Eden Valley-Watkins/Kimball cross-country coach Holly 

Hansen. Emily Donnay took first place with a time of 16.36. The competition was held at the Kimball Golf Club Thursday, W-547004 10201575930511921 1659278853 nSept. 19. Team results: Girls’ Varsity: first, Dassel-Cokato; second, EV-W-K; third, Maple Lake; fourth, St. John’s Prep; fifth, Sauk Rapids-Rice.

Results: Varsity girls: (first) Emily Donnay, 16.36; (16th) Grace Kopitzke, 18:47; (19th) Brooke Winter, 19:12; (20th) Taylor Schreiner, 19:16; (22nd) Stephanea Roeser, 19:34; (24th) Maria Roeser, 19:50.