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Cardinals claim two wins in busy week

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Stacy Olson for the Star Herald

The Luverne volleyball team went 2-1 in the past week, sweeping St. James in three and taking Edgerton-Adrian-Ellsworth 4-1 after losing a Sept. 28 match 3-0 to Worthington.
The Cardinals improved their record to 12 wins and 6 losses on the season and will take on Jackson County Central Thursday night at home.
WHS 3, LHS 0
Luverne traveled to Worthington on Tuesday, Sept 27. Worthington swept Luverne with scores of 23-25, 24-26 and 12-25.
Seniors Christina Wagner and Emma Beyer led the Cardinals at the service line, with each completing 9 of 9 serves and Wagner recording an ace.
Senior hitters Anja Jarchow and Kamryn Van Batavia each charted five kills against the Trojans. Beyer recorded 10 set assists and senior Averill Sehr recorded seven set assists for LHS.
Carly Olson, senior libero, led LHS with 14 digs.
At the net senior Elizabeth Wagner charted two solo blocks and two assists for the Cardinals. 
LHS 3, St. James 0
The Cardinals returned home on Thursday, Sept 29, to take on St. James.
The Cardinals swept St. James in three games with scores of 25-16, 25-12 and 25-13. Hitters Anja Jarchow and Kamryn Van Batavia recorded nine and 14 kills respectively.
Carly Olson led from the back row with 16 digs. Emma Beyer completed 16 set assists, and Averill Sehr added another nine set assists.
Jarchow was 19 for 19 at the service line. Beyer also racked up three aces at the service line and completed 17 of 18 serves. Junior Kiesli Smith led the Cardinals at the net with one block and four block assists. Christina Wagner assisted with four blocks. 
The Cardinals traveled to Ellsworth Monday to take on the Adrian/Ellsworth volleyball team.
Luverne played four games against Adrian/Ellsworth, winning three with scores of 25-23, 25-20 and 25-20 while dropping Game 2 by a score of 25-23.
Seniors Mallory VonTersch and Emma Beyer led the Cardinals at the service line with Beyer completing 18 of 19 serves and VonTersch completing 16 of 16 serves with one ace.
Beyer contributed 23 set assists for Luverne and Averill Sehr charted 15 set assists.
Anja Jarchow dominated the night with 11 kills, 18 digs, three solo blocks and two block assists.
Kamryn Van Batavia recorded eight kills for LHS. Carly Olson added 14 digs in the four games. Junior Tori Serie added two solo blocks and three block assists to secure the Cardinal victory.

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