Bloomington Jefferson and Chanhassen entered Tuesday's match each with one loss in the Metro West Conference, still in the hunt for a league title with leader Chaska.

The Storm, with large deficits in games one and two, rallied to even at 23, but was unable to close out either game in a 25-23, 25-23, 25-15 loss to the Jaguars.

Chanhassen had the momentum in the first two sets, coming all the way back from a 17-9 hole on a combination of Storm swings and Jefferson errors. Hard-hitting Cassie Sieling smashed the ball at 24-23 before serving up an ace for game one.

Chanhassen trailed 19-15 in game two, even taking a 23-22 lead before the Jaguars scored three consecutive points, including a Melanie Meyer rocket at 24-23 before a Bryn Powers swing went through the hands of a Storm defender for a 2-0 Jefferson lead.

An early 7-5 lead quickly went the other direction, Bloomington Jefferson taking a double-digit lead, three consecutive aces from Meyer at one point, to finish out the match.

The Jaguars, once No. 2 in Class 4A, owning a five-game win over Eagan in August, are the heavy favorites to advance to state out of Section 6AAAA.

Ziembiec had a team-high 12 kills with Brooklyn Charles adding a career-night with seven kills for the Storm.

Chloe Rogers had three of the team's five aces, and 20 of the team's 42 digs, in her back row libero position. Ashlyn Steding added 18 assists, one ace and three blocks.

Chanhassen, which had a four-match winning streak halted, having won nine out of the last 11, are 4-2 in the Metro West Conference with top-half teams from Waconia and New Prague still on the schedule.

The Storm host No. 3 Eden Prairie, which lost in three to Wayzata on Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7.


Chaska outpointed last-place St. Louis Park 75-25 in a three-game sweep, 25-5, 25-10, 25-10, on Dig Pink night on Oct. 5.

The Hawks, ranked No. 5 in Class 4A, are 6-0 in Metro West Conference play.

Avery Rosenberg and Mallory Heyer had 13 and 12 kills with Ella Christ and Rosenberg leading servers with six and four aces, respectively. MaKina Larson had two solo blocks, while Kiki Thompson had 32 assists.

Heyer (12), Lucy Dardis (six) and Sam Schmidt (five) led the Hawks in digs.

Chaska hits the road in a 7 p.m. contest on Wednesday, Oct. 6, against No. 2 Eagan.


A match-up of ranked teams in Class AA, No. 1 Southwest Christian came away with the upper hand, a 25-22, 25-22, 25-16 win over No. 5 and host Watertown-Mayer on Oct. 5.

It was a crossover of top teams in the east and west divisions of the Wright County Conference.

The Stars, now 18-2 overall, have won 13 straight matches after a tournament loss to second-ranked Eagan on Sept. 11.

Next up for Southwest Christian is an away match at Mound-Westonka at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7.


A slow start, Minnetonka came alive in game two, routing Edina the rest of the way, a 23-25, 25-15, 25-14, 25-15 win on the home court Oct. 5.

It was the first Lake Conference victory for the Skippers, which started the league schedule with losses to No. 1 Wayzata and No. 3 Eden Prairie.

Statistics were not immediately available.

Minnetonka (14-5) is at No. 10 St. Michael-Albertville at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7.


Four tight games, Dassel-Cokato won the final three, snapping a three-match win streak for visiting Holy Family Catholic on Oct. 5.

Game scores were 23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-20.

Statistics were not immediately available.

Holy Family Catholic hosts Jordan at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7.