Spartan spikers are on a rollThe victory extends Superior’s winning streak to six games and comes on the heels of going 4-0 and winning the Esko Tournament last weekend and winning 3-2 (25-18, 17-25, 23-25, 25-18, 15-12) at Ashland on Oct. 10.
The Superior High School volleyball team ended the regular season on a roll.
The Spartans played their final home match of the season Tuesday night, defeating Duluth Denfeld 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-13).
The victory extends Superior’s winning streak to six games and comes on the heels of going 4-0 and winning the Esko Tournament last weekend and winning 3-2 (25-18, 17-25, 23-25, 25-18, 15-12) at Ashland on Oct. 10.
Against Denfeld, Jessica Lindstrom had 16 kills and nine blocks, and Nicole Sorensen added 23 set assists and four ace serves.
Superior also got five kills, three aces and four blocks from Ellen Stromgren; and two aces and two blocks from Jessie Pluntz.
Ciarra Taipale had nine kills for the Hunters (6-19).
In the Spartans’ 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 26-24) loss Oct. 7 in Cloquet, Lindstrom had 14 kills and nine blocks; Sorenson had 16 set assists; and Miranda Flynn had five digs.
Up next for the Spartans are the WIAA playoffs, which begin Oct. 24. Superior plays at Hudson.
SPARTAN SPIN: Hermantown repeated as Lake Superior Conference champions with a 3-2 win over Cloquet. Cloquet won the first two games, 25-21 and 25-19, before the Hawks stormed back with wins of 25-18, 25-22 and 15-6.
At Saturday’s Esko Tournament, the Spartans defeated Warroad 2-0 (25-15, 25-21); South Ridge of Culver, Minn., 2-1 (22-25, 25-11, 16-14) and Cloquet 2-0 (25-21, 25-12) for a berth in the championship match, where they beat Hermantown 2-0 (27-25, 25-20).
Statistically on the day for Superior, Lindstrom had 30 kills and 35 blocks; Sorensen had 30 set assists; Flynn had 15 digs; Lily Kline had 15 blocks; Stromgren had 10 blocks; and Jessie Pluntz blocked seven shots.
The Spartans raised more than $1,000 during their annual “Dig Pink” event, which raised money for breast cancer awareness.
The event took place during Superior’s match with Rice Lake on Oct. 3 in the SHS gym.
The SHS volleyball team also has a website with the Side Out Foundation that currently has generated $120 in donations and will continue to accept donations through October. The site may be found at https://www.side-out.org/cb/campaigns/campaign/7680.