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September 11, 2013

Belle Plaine downs TCU in volleyball

MONTGOMERY — Mariena Hayden smacked 15 kills and recorded nine digs to lead Belle Plaine to

a 25-23, 25-16, 27-25 Minnesota River Conference volleyball victory against Tri-City United on Monday.

MaUry Kay Nasby added nine kills and a team-high 13 digs for the Tigers. Devein Lehman dished out 37 set assists.

TCU was led by Amber Brokl's eight kills and 23 digs. Megan Rutt also had eight kills. Sam Hellerud and Alex David had 13 and 10 set assists, respectively.

TCU (0-3) hosts Waterville-Elysian-Morristown on Tuesday. Belle Plaine (4-0) is back in action Thursday against visiting Sibley East.

JWP volleyball 3, MR 1: Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton defeated Maple River 25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 25-20 in a nonconference match played Monday in Janesville.

Kennedy Strauss ripped 11 kills, blocked five shots and had seven digs for the Bulldogs. Callie Morton helped out with eight kills, nine blocks and 11 digs.

Hannah Olson finished with 12 set assists and Dani Ziemke added eight. Marissa Southwick had three ace serves.

JWP (2-3) plays at New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva on Thursday.

MR girls tennis 4, TCU 3: Maple River won the decisive match at third doubles to slip past Tri-City United in a close, nonconference match in Mapleton.

With the meet tied 3-3, Maple River's Mariah Proehl and Sarah Stromer delivered the pivotal victory, winning 7-5, 6-3 at the No. 3 doubles spot.

Maple River (2-5) hosts Fairmont Tuesday.

BP tennis 5, NP 2: Belle Plaine downed New Prague in a nonconference match played Monday in Belle Plaine.

The closest match of the day came at second singles where the Tigers' Jane Schneider won 6-3, 6-7, 10-6.

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