The Montevideo volleyball team split West Central Conference South matches with Paynesville and Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City the past week.
The Thunder Hawks have conference matches with Yellow Medicine East here today (Thursday) and with BOLD Tuesday at Olivia.
Monte 3, Paynesville 2
Trailing three sets to one, the Thunder Hawks stormed back to defeat Paynesville in a West Central Conference match last Thursday at Paynesville.
After taking the opening set 25-19, the Bulldogs edged the T-Hawks 25-23 in the second and third sets.
That didn't deflate the T-Hawks, who dominated the fourth set 25-8 before edging Paynesville 15-13 in the decisive fifth set.
Seniors Nettie Duvall and Rhea Melby both had efficient nights at the net. Duvall led the team with 11 kills on just 22 attempts, while Melby added eight kills.
Sophomore Natalie Feldhake had seven ace blocks and Duvall added four.
The T-Hawks also had a good night serving, with 11 aces, led by Melby and Jessie Janisch with three each.
Monte 25 23 23 25 15
Paynes 19 25 25 8 13
Monte: Serving (good-attempts-aces): Alyssa Stern 23-24-3, Jessie Janisch 23-25-2, Rhea Melby 14-15-3, Ashley Hoehne 13-13-2, Nettie Duvall 12-14-1, Kayla Collins 5-5-0.
Setting (good-attempts-assists): Tori Kuhlmann 110-113-19, Collins 36-38-9.
Hitting (good-atempts-kills): Duvall 23-30-11, Melby 22-24-8, Hoehne 41-50-7, Stern 26-34-5, Natalie Feldhake 13-16-3.
Ace blocks: Feldhake 7, Duvall 4, Melby 2.
Digs: Janisch 31, Stern 22, Hoehne 12, Kiersti Grey 11, Kuhlmann 10, Duvall 9.
ACGC 3, Montevideo 1
After taking the first set 26-24, the Thunder Hawks saw the Falcons come back to win the match in four sets Tuesday at Grove City.
Syndey Larson had 19 kills for the Falcons, who defeated Montevideo for the second time this season. Ashley Hoehne paced the T-Hunder Hawks with nine kills.
Monte 26 15 22 7
ACGC 24 25 25 25
Monte: Serving (good-attempts-aces): Ashley Hoehne 14-15-1, Jessie Janisch 13-15-1, Nettie Duvall 9-10-1, Rhea Melby 9-10-0, Alyssa Stern 9-10-0, Tori Kuhlmann 7-7-0.
Setting (good-attempts-assists): Tori Kuhlmann 92-93-23, Kayla Collins 17-19-4.
Hitting (good-atempts-kills): Hoehne 33-37-9, Natalie Feldhake 16-22-7, Duvall 19-24-6, Melby 19-23-5, Stern 23-26-5.
Ace blocks: Feldhake 2.
Digs: Janisch 34, Duvall 12, Stern 11, Kuhlmann 11, Hoehne 10.