Photo by Chad Koenen
Alyana Baune and Kali Olson attempt to block a shot during a Frazee offense on Tuesday. 

By Chad Koenen


New York Mills got its Park Region Conference schedule underway with a big 3-0 sweep over Bertha-Hewitt on Thursday night.

The Eagles wasted little time in jumping all over the Bears as they won the first game by a score of 25-14, before coming away with wins of 25-15 and 25-13 to complete the three game sweep.

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Bella Bauck finished with 23 digs during New York Mills’ game against Bertha-Hewitt.

Kali Olson and Grace Brasel had big games at the net for the Eagles as they finished with 23 and 14 kills respectively, while Bella Bauck chipped in with 8 kills of her own. 

Ayla Olson led the way with 3 ace serves on a perfect 26-26 serving, as well as led the team with 25 assists.

In addition to opening their conference season, the Eagles fell to Park Christian in non-conference action by a score of 3-1 and finished with a 2-2 record at the Browerville Tournament. The Eagles lost their first two matches of the day by a score of 25-18, 25-23 to Brandon-Evansville and 25-23, 25-18 to Browerville, before defeating Verndale 25-22, 26-24 and LP-GE 25-14, 25-21 to end their tournament.

The Eagles are currently 4-3 overall and 1-0 in the conference as they will host Lake Park-Audubon in non-conference action on Tuesday, before head to Verndale on Thursday for their second conference game of the season. 

SERVING- Annika Dunrud 2-2, Kaylee Meech 24-25, Grace Brasel 9-10, Ayla Olson 26-26 (3 ace), Olivia Smith 12-13, Kailey Keskitalo 10-11 (2 ace), Kali Olson 11-13, Jada Newborg 11-11 (1 ace), Bella Bauck 23-23 (2)

KILLS- Annika Dunrud 1, Kaylee Meech 1, Grace Brasel 3, Ayla Olson 14, Olivia Smith 1, Kailey Keskitalo 6, Kali Olson 23, Jada Newborg 1, Bella Bauck 8

BLOCKS- Grace Brasel 1, Ayla Olson 1, Kailey Keskitalo 3, Kali Olson 4, Bella Bauck 2

ASSISTS- Annika Dunrud 2, Ayla Olson 25, Olivia Smith 1, Kailey Keskitalo 4, Kali Olson 22

DIGS- Kaylee Meech 16, Grace Brasel 9, Ayla Olson 13, Olivia Smith 3, Kailey Keskitalo 2, Kali Olson 12, Jada Newborg 8, Bella Bauck 23