In area volleyball action from Tuesday evening, the Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms were looking to snap a three-match losing streak at home versus Maple River in the Gopher Conference, but a rally back from a 2-0 deficit came up just short as the Eagles were able to pull out a 3-2 win by scores of 25-12, 25-21, 21-25, 21-25 and 15-13.
Addison Doocy led the Blossoms offensively with 18 kills Tuesday evening, plus she led team in ace blocks as well with six, and she also tallied four digs, Macy Lembke led Blooming Prairie in set assists for the match with 33, plus she added three blocks, one ace serve, 18 digs defensively and two kills, Ella Smith put down nine kills, and she also chipped in five digs and three blocks, Layla Lembke led the Blossoms in digs Tuesday night with 26, plus she also served up a pair of aces, Annaka Forsberg contributed six kills, two digs, three blocks and one set assist, Elizabeth Mine tallied five kills, three digs, one ace serve and one block, Claire Schwarz played a strong match overall for the Blossoms Tuesday night with two kills, 11 digs defensively, one ace serve, three blocks and two set assists, Sam Helfing totaled 21 digs and added three ace serves, which was tied for the team high with Madelyn Harvey, who also chipped in 16 digs, Mairead Holmes tallied two digs and one ace block, and Brianna Deplitch added one block in the five-set loss.
With the loss, the Blossoms are now 2-7 overall on the season and 0-2 in the Gopher Conference, and Blooming Prairie returns to action Thursday night at home versus Hayfield in the Gopher Conference, with the varsity action scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m.
After going 1-4 at the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown invitational over the weekend, the Grand Meadow Superlarks were back on the road to Spring Valley Tuesday evening for a Southeast Conference matchup with the Lions, and it was Spring Grove winning in a 3-0 sweep 25-10, 25-15 and 25-11.
Haylie Paul and Gracie Foster each tallied four kills to lead the Superlarks offensively Tuesday evening, plus Foster added six digs defensively and Paul added three, Lexy Foster put down three kills and served up the only ace of the match for the Larks, Kendall Jack, Rylee Schaufler and Lauren Queensland all tallied two kills apiece, with Jack adding one dig defensively, Schafuler added three and Queensland tallied six, Hallie Hendrickson led the Larks in set assists Tuesday evening with 11, plus she added four digs, Cheyenne Bakken led the squad in digs with 12, and Grace Soltau added a pair of digs in the match Tuesday night.
Grand Meadow is now 6-7 overall on the season and 3-2 in the Southeast Conference, and the Superlarks will look to get back on the winning track in LeRoy Thursday night versus the Cardinals of LeRoy/Ostrander, with the varsity match scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m.