After two five-set marathons in their opening matches, the Burros continued to scrap in back and forth competitions last week, losing two long matches of five and four sets.

Lanesboro vs. Hope Lutheran

The team hosted Hope Lutheran first on Sept. 3, taking the first and third sets (25-18, 26-14). Set two went to the Patriots 25-17, as did the fourth frame, 25-18. The tie-breaker went to the visitors, 15-9.

For the Burros, Steph Erickson provided 33 sets, three aces, and nine digs. Madison Ming had six kills, 12 digs, and one ace. Kaia Hongerholt recorded 12 kills, 11 digs and two aces. Alexis Jorgensen had seven kills, and four ace blocks. Olivia Haug had seven kills, four ace blocks and 17 digs. Regan Howerton had eight ace blocks, four kills and 12 digs.

Lanesboro at Houston

Thursday's road trip to Houston began with a close set (25-21) that went to the Hurricanes, followed by a 25-16 loss for the Burros. LHS rallied in the third, winning 25-19, before a fourth-set meltdown (7-25).

Hongerholt had 10 kills and seven digs. Jorgensen stepped up with four kills and two ace blocks. Haug also had four kills. Howerton recorded three kills, while Olivia Rogers and Ming scored two kills each.

Houston mounted a balanced attack, allowing setter Alexa Horihan (20 assists, six ace serves) to distribute the ball to five hitters, coach Steve Kinstler reported. He cited good passing as making the difference in the match. Abbey Loken and Kelly Jerviss led the Hurricanes with eight kills each.

Up next

A busy week is in store for the Burros. LHS traveled to Fillmore Central on Monday, Sept. 9, after this issue went to press. See next week's Republican-Leader for a full report. A trip to Lyle/Pacelli was set for the following night. On Thursday Sept. 12, Lanesboro hosts Mabel-Canton. Finally, LHS will compete in the Wabasha-Kellogg tournament on Saturday, Sept. 14.



SEC Volleyball

EAST DIVISION

Mabel-Cantron 4-0 SEC, 11-0 season

Houston 3-1, 6-6

Spring Grove 3-1, 6-5

Hope Lutheran 3-2, 5-2

Lanesboro 1-4, 1-4

WEST DIVISION

Grand Meadow 3-2, 3-3

Schaeffer Academy 3-3, 3-3

Lyle/Pacelli 2-2, 3-5

Glenville-Emmons 1-4, 1-4

LeRoy-Ostrander 0-5, 0-9