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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).