The perennial high school volleyball powerhouse Marshall Tigers were too much for host Worthington as they swept past the host Trojans 3-0 on Tuesday night in a match heard on 104.3 The Bridge. Game scores were 25-20, 25-14, 25-8.
Ellie Weg had 11 kills to lead the Trojans offensively. Tarren Spartz had five kills to go along with 9-for-13 serving, six points and two aces. She also had a team-best four digs.
Weg added four blocks for WHS and Brooklyn Scheitel-Taylor added two. Addison Gerber passed for 19 set assists.
The Trojans will host Spirit Lake, Iowa in a non-conference match on Thursday.
The Worthington Trojans boys soccer team turned in a dominating performance on Tuesday at Waseca, as they got out to a 7-0 first half lead en route to a 12-0 win.
With the triumph, the Trojans – ranked seventh in the latest state Class 2A poll – moved to 9-0 overall on the season.
Edgar Carrillo, Jonathan Banegas, Dalen Gonzalez. Cristian Tamas and Alan Flores each scored two goals for Worthington, and Isaiah Noble and Buoy Lia also scored.
In girls soccer Tuesday, Waseca defeated visiting Worthington 6-0. Waseca built a 5-0 advantage in the first half thanks to great crosses and runs up the middle, Trojans head coach Emily Ahlquist said. Ahlquist added that the Trojans were not playing at full strength because of injuries, but the girls fought hard and really were connecting passes better than their game against Marshall on Monday night.
The Trojans will practice today for the first time in a week, Ahlquist pointed out, and the team has a lot to work on offensively. The team played better overall than Monday, she said, but Waseca was a tougher team and it took advantage of the Trojans’ mistakes.
In high school volleyball action around the region Tuesday night, it was:
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 3, Kerhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 0
Westbrook-Walnut Grove 3. Adrian-Ellsworth 0
Southwest Minnesota Christian 3, Edgerton 1
Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda 3, Murray County Central 0
Jackson County Central 3, Windom 1
New Ulm 3, Fairmont 1
Unity Christian 3, Harris-Lake Park 0
Western Christian 3, Spirit Lake 0
Remsen St. Mary’s 3, Harley-Melvin-Sanborn 0
In high school girls tennis on Tuesday, Worthington edged Marshall at home 4-3. The following are individual match results:
No. 1 - Marah Darling, WORTHINGTON def. Eden Knudson, MARSHALL 6-2 , 7-6 (4)
No. 2 - Leah Matzner, MARSHALL def. Ivy jenson, WORTHINGTON 6-2 , 6-1
No. 3 - Kessey Aljets, WORTHINGTON def. Taylor Depover, MARSHALL 6-4 , 6-4
No. 4 - Bailey Newman, WORTHINGTON def. Taylor Miller, MARSHALL 6-2 , 6-0
No. 1 - Leah Schaefer and Regan Loft, MARSHALL def. Taya Oberloh and Brooke Nordseth, WORTHINGTON 6-0 , 6-1
No. 2 - Kaia Christensen and Kaylee Prins, MARSHALL def. Calah Riley and Madison Shaffer, WORTHINGTON 6-1 , 6-1
No. 3 - Taylor Nordseth and Hannah McNab, WORTHINGTON def. Danielle Ewing and Samantha Maher, MARSHALL 6-2 , 7-6 (8),