Tricounty News

EV-W sweeps Maple Lake; wins Becker Tournament

By Julie Bulau, Staff writer

The EV-W volleyball team picked up some key wins the past week, sweeping a tough Maple Lake team Thursday night,

Sept. 13, and taking first place at the Becker Tournament Saturday, Sept. 15. The Eagles moved to

2-0 in the Central Minnesota Conference with a convincing victory over the visiting Maple Lake Irish Thursday night.

EV-W (4-3) downed Maple Lake (9-4) in three games 25-18, 25-17, 25-20.

"The win against Maple Lake was one of my biggest wins as a coach, and it was a huge confidence builder for the girls," head coach Andrea Millerbernd said. "We worked so in the practices leading up to Maple Lake that the girls truly believed they could beat them. I was so proud that they came out and put everything they had on the court that night."

Senior Kaylee Forcier and junior Brittany Hesse combined for 15 kills and 15 digs. Forcier was also 12-12 serving with two aces while Hesse was 11-11 hitting. Senior Baylee Lahr added seven digs, and was 10-10 serves while setter Holly Schumacher recorded six digs, was 8-8 serving (2 aces), and had 24 set assists.

Other Eagle statistics included: Clarissa Roy 13-15 serving (three aces) three digs, Paige Meyer 9-10 hitting (five kills) three digs and Jamie scherer 9-9 serving (two aces) and five digs. Eagles head coach Andrea Millerbernd was presented a plaque before the game recognizing her selection as CMC coach of the year in 2012.

Volleyball takes first at Becker Tournament

BECKER-The EV-W girls volleyball team cruised through the Becker Tournament Saturday, winning all six preliminary games on their way to the championship when they downed the host Bulldogs in convincing fashion

25-17, 25-14.

In their first game of the day, the Eagles downed St. Croix Prep 25-5 and 25-12. Senior Kaylee Forcier was 12-15 hitting with nine kills while Courtney Dilley was 10-11 hitting with five kills. Brittany Hesse went nine for nine from the serving line with five aces and Jamie Scherer was 13-13 serving with three aces.

EV-W faced Lester Prairie in game two winning 25-14 and 25-21. Kaylee Forcier led the Eagles going 17-20 hitting (7 kills), five digs, and two ace blocks. Brittany Hesse was 8-8 serving, 7-8 hitting (four kills), six digs and Holly Schumacher-7-8 serving (four aces), seven digs, 15 set assists. Jamie Scherer had another perfect game from the line, going

10-10 serving and Baylee Lahr recorded eight digs.

In game three, EV-W faced Rockford and came away with a two-game sweep, winning

25-11 and 25-14. Kaylee Forcier was 6-6 serving (1 ace), 14-17 hitting

(9 kills), and four digs. Clarissa Roy was 8-8 serving (1 ace), 7-7 hitting (3 kills), 3 digs. Holly Schumacher went 9-9 serving (3 aces),

6 digs, 14 set assists, Jamie Scherer was 9-10 serving (1 ace) and Baylee Lahr-6-8 serving (2 aces) and she had 4 digs.

In the championship, EV-W swept the host Becker team 25-17 and 25-14. Kaylee Forcier was 7-7 serving (1 ace), 11-14 hitting (8 kills), and had 4 digs. Brittany Hesse-10-11 serving, 8-8 hitting (2 kills) with 6 digs. Clarissa Roy went 10-10 serving with 5 digs. Baylee Lahr-10-10 serving (4 aces) and 8 digs. Holly Schumacher-5-6 serving (2 aces) with

11 set assists and Erica McCann-9-11 hitting (4 kills).

Two Eagles, Kaylee Forcier and Holly Schumacher, were named to the All-Tournament Team.

EV-W record moved to 8-3 and 2-0 in the Central Minnesota Conference.