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Warriors Eliminate KMS in 6A Volleyball Playoffs

By Craig Olson, 10/28/21, 8:00AM CDT


The Wheaton/Herman-Norcross Warriors knocked Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg out of the Section 6A Volleyball playoffs with a 3-0 (28-26, 25-20, 24-19) victory over the Saints on Wednesday night in Wheaton.

The Warriors missed only 4 serves all night and boasted three perfect servers in the match, Avah Sykora (21/21), Lesley Rinke (9/9) and Kyah Thomas (8/8).  Brylie Schultz was 12-for-13 at the line and Emily Berger was 8-for-9 with an ace.  Ellissa Rinke served up a pair of aces on 14-of-16 serving.

Schultz led the Warriors attack with 14 kills, 3 solo blocks and 2 block assists.  Megyn Kelly added 7 kills and Thomas had 5 kills.  Emily Berger distributed 18 set assists and Lesley Rinke added 9 set assists.

Dig leaders were Berger and Thomas with 10 each, Ellissa Rinke with 9, Sykora with 8 and Lesley Rinke with 7.

The Warriors will host Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley on Friday night at 7:00pm in Wheaton.