Tricounty News

EV-W volleyball has perfect week; best Upsala, Rockford


Looking for back-to-back home victories, the Eden Valley-Watkins volleyball team shined in their 3-1 win over Upsala, Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Johnson-Peterson Gymnasium. The final tally was 21-25, 25-18, 25-18, and 25-12, sealing the first 2-0 early season record since 2010. Eagles coach Andrea Huschle was pleased with the result. “We did a very good job of reading Upsala’s defense and finding spots to place the ball. We were more relaxed and worked together on every single point.” Raevon Willner was swatting Mikasas like open season on house flies, pounding down nine kills on a 14-18 hitting performance. Senior Brittany Hesse had a couple of aces and eight kills of her own in the win.

Match Stats: Serving: Brook Stang 32-34 (6 aces); Brittany Hesse 14-17 (2 aces); Hitting: Raevon Willner 14-18 (9 kills); Brittany Hesse 15-15 (8 kills); Digs: Christina Salzl 7; Raevon Willner 5; Setting: Faith Forcier 13 assists.


With the gym floor still smoking hot from Tuesday’s awesome showing by the Eagles, Eden Valley-Watkins welcomed Rockford to their confines on Thursday, Sept. 5, for a Central Minnesota Conference opener matchup. Seeking to improve on their undefeated season, the Eagles were sharp as tacks and played as if they never left from Tuesday nights’ successful performance. Brittany Hesse led the hitting attack with nine big kills, as the lady Eagles glided to a 3-1 victory for the second time in the week. Games were 25-23, 18-25, 25-20, and 25-20, which was plenty good enough to keep EV-W on the unblemished record status.

Match Stats: Serving: Raevon Willner 16-17 (2 aces); Faith Forcier 16-16 (1 ace); Brook Stang 11-11; Hitting: Brittany Hesse 14-18 (9 kills); Raevon Willner 15-19
(8 kills); Tiffany Donnay 16-20
(7 kills); Mindy Forcier 19-20 (7 kills); Digs: Raevon Willner 7-11; Blocks: Brittany Hesse 4-9; Faith Forcier 5-11; Sets: Faith Forcier 35/35 (13 assists); Jordyn Geislinger 37/40 (13 assists).

Next up on the schedule for the Eagles is action on Saturday, Sept. 7
at 9 a.m., for the Howard Lake-
Waverly-Winsted Tournament (Varsity only).