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Elk Mound netters host quad and compete at McDonell

The Elk Mound volleyball team defeated Ellsworth, New Richmond and Elmwood for a 3-0 record at their home quadrangular Sept. 10, then played five matches in a Saturday tournament at McDonell Central two days later finishing with a record of 3-2.

The Mounders won 25-15 and 25-13 over Ellsworth with Hannah Flatness slamming eight kills in the match and Allie Weber adding three. Madysen Borofka led the Mounders in assists with 10 and had a pair of ace serves and Kari Jo Nigon added five assists. Jordyn Abramowitz smacked a trio of aces, Abbey Olsen added two aces with four digs, Serena Wieser collected five digs while Morgan Radtke led the team in blocked shots with three.

In the 25-22, 25-18 win over New Richmond, Flatness came up with seven kills, two ace serves and three blocks, Olsen dug the ball up eight times and Nigon assisted her teammates 12 times and had four digs. Borofka added eight assists to go with four blocks by Radtke and five Wieser digs.

Playing a team within the conference, Elk Mound needed three sets for the win over Elmwood, 25-14, 22-25 and 15-10. Flatness again was big at the net with eight kills and four blocks, Wieser added six kills with eight digs and Radtke finished with six kills. Borofka picked up 11 assists while Nigon had eight assists and six digs, Olsen added 10 digs and Abramowitz finished with seven.

“Overall, it was a good night for our girls,” coach Sam Weix said. “We played very well. Elmwood was much stronger then we have seen in the past. They were scrappy and their outside hitters gave us some trouble.”

McDonell

The Mounders defeated Glenwood City, Greenwood and Osseo-Fairchild and lost to McDonell and Loyal. Radtke totaled 52 kills on the day while Flatness added 16, Wieser 14 and Nigon 13. Borofka led the Mounders in assists with 44 and Nigon collected 43, Olsen showed her strong serving abilities by putting down 11 aces and Abramowicz slammed nine and Nigon seven. Defensively, Olsen picked up 31 digs while Obramowicz and Nigon both had 23. Radtke denied points at the net with seven blocks.

Elk Mound begins conference play Sept. 15 at home against Elmwood.