Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, seeded number two in the Class A State Volleyball Tournament, ended Hennings hope for championship run with a quick three set victory, 25-11, 25-21, 25-18 in their quarterfinal match at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday November 7.
The Buccaneers were led by junior hitter Toryn Richards who had 13 kills and 20 digs. Trista Hering added 9 kills, block assists and one solo block, Delaney Donahue contributed 9 kills and 10 digs, Kylie Pittman came through with 8 kills and 9 digs, and Ellie Ready distributed 28 set assists and served up 4 aces to go along with 9 digs.
Junior middle hitter Megan Rinicker, of Henning led the Hornets with nine kills. Ellie Dague came off the bench and added 6 kills for the Hornets and Abi Eckhoff had five. Dig leaders were Kylee Mesker with 15 and Faith Fisher with 9. Sydney Eckhoff added 25 set assists and 8 digs.
Henning will meet Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in the consolation semifinals on Friday at 3:00pm at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Hornets must win on Friday to play again on Saturday.