Lanesboro at Grand Meadow

The Burros were defeated in straight sets Oct. 1 at GM, 26-24, 25-10, 25-19.

Once again, LHS was competitive for most of the match.

Olivia Haug had six kills for LHS. Steph Erickson provided 11 set assists. Regan Howerton went 10 for 10 in serve receive, while Kaia Hongerholt returned seven of seven.

Overall the Burros placed 89 percent of their serves in-bounds. On defense, the team totaled 44 digs.

No GM stats were provided.

Lanesboro at Mabel-Canton

A trip to Mabel two days later gave Lanesboro a second chance to play the state-ranked (No. 6) Cougars. The home team prevailed in three consecutive sets, 25-14, 25-10, 25-5.

Haug scored with three kills and four ace blocks. Alexis Jorgensen had three ace blocks, two kills, and went 13 of 14 on serve receive. Erickson provided eight digs. Hongerholt had one kill.

The Burros again placed 89 percent of their serves in-bounds, but against M-C, most of those came back as kill attempts. Aggressive Cougar serving (19 aces) limited LHS serve receive (returns) to 76 percent.

Lydia Geving led the Cougars with 13 kills, five service aces, and four digs. Belle Sand had 10 kills, four aces, and an ace block. She also had five digs.

"Lanesboro is a very scrappy group and did a good job of digging balls and not making errors," M-C coach Lonnie Morken reported.

Up next

LHS traveled to Spring Grove on Oct. 8. Today (Thursday), LeRoy-Ostrander visits Lanesboro. A twice-postponed match at Fillmore Central is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 14.