Volleyball advances to section final showdown


Janine Grasswick

The Sartell Volleyball team congrats Elizabeth Dille on her 1000 career kills while on varsity

Tuesday night at Sartell High School the Sabre volleyball team defeated the Alexandria Cardinals three sets to zero. The Sabres won set one with a score of 25-14, set two with 25-16 win, and set three with a score of 25-17.  The Sabre volleyball team hasn’t made it to section finals since 1976.  That year they also went to the state volleyball tournament.

Elizabeth Dille led the way with 22 kills and an ace to top it off. Senior Gretta Mahowald commented on some of the keys to last night’s success saying, “We played together well; it was a team effort.” When asked about the upcoming game Saturday she said “We need to prepare for everything…. we haven’t played them yet this year.”

Teammate Faith Wettstein shared that Coach Hornseth advised the girls just keep doing what they are doing because it’s working.

[We need to] play the same…we shouldn’t change to anything new.”

— Faith Wettstein on her goal for Saturday's game

The players are excited about how the season has gone so far and nervous about this weekend. When asked about it, player Morgan Vosberg explained that Tuesday night was a long one for her.  She ended the interview jokingly by saying “Sleep is for the weak.”

Did I sleep at all last night? No, I didn’t sleep well last night.”

— Morgan Vosberg

The section final will take place Saturday. With the win on Tuesday, they will now face off against Moorhead at Alexandria High School at 7 pm.

The video below was created by SHS junior Ava Williams.

Ava Williams