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Members of the New York Mills volleyball team give a stunned look to the official during their 1st round playoff loss to Ulen-Hitterdal Oct. 29 at the NY Mills Sports Center.

NYM Volleyball: Ulen-Hitterdal upsets Eagles in 1st round of 6A playoffs

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Kevin Cederstrom

A sweep at the hands of previously winless Ulen-Hitterdal ended the season for the Eagles volleyball team in the first round of playoffs Thursday night at the NY Mills Sports Center. The Eagles, seeded No. 6 in the Section 6A-North playoffs, were upset by No. 11 Ulen-Hitterdal, 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 34-32).

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The Eagles started well in game one, scoring the first three points of the night off senior Betsy Helmeke's serve. U-H rallied to go ahead 10-7 and never gave up that lead the rest of the game.

The Eagles were able to get within one point at 18-19, and later following kills by Alicia Boe and Katie Schik, were within striking distance at 22-24 but gave up the final point to lose 22-25.

In game two, the Eagles fell behind early and couldn't catch up. U-L jumped ahead 6-1 and maintained the lead throughout to win 25-21 and take a 2-0 lead in the match.

The Eagles did all they could in set three to hang on and continue their season, before falling, 34-32.

It was the first win of the season for the Spartans (1-23-1) and just their third win over the last two seasons.

U-H would go on to lose to No. 3 Norman County East in Friday, North quarterfinals, 3-0.

Katie Schik led the team with 12 kills at the nets. She added six digs and three blocks. Megan Cole had a team-high six blocks to go with eight kills. In her first return to action in nearly a month, sophomore Alicia Boe contributed with nine kills, and five blocks. Lauren Rud had 27 set assists.

Thursday, October 29

Section 6A-North Playoffs

#11 Underwood 3, #6 NY Mills 0

(25-22, 25-21, 34-32)

Eagles--(Kills-Digs-Blocks)--Alicia Boe (9-4-5), Betsy Helmeke (3-8-1), Kimberlee Erickson (3-7-0), Lauren Rud (1-9-0), Katie Schik (12-6-3), Megan Cole (8-2-6), Nicole Nebosis (3-2-0), Taylor Geiser (0-0-1), Amy Nebosis (0-3-0), Brittnie Menze (0-3-0), RaeAnna Salo (0-15-0).

Assists--Rud 27, Helmeke 3, Boe 1.

Aces--Helmeke 2, Schik 2, Menze 2, Salo 1.

Section 6A-North Play-In

#7 Barnesville 3, #10 Frazee 0

#8 Park Christian 3, #9 Waubun 0

Section 6A-South Play-In

#5 Underwood 3, #1 Ashby 0

#6 W/H-C 3, #11 Hillcrest 0

#7 C-G-B 3, #10 Henning 0

#9 West Central Area 3, #9 Battle Lake 2

Friday, October 30

Section 6A-North Quarterfinals

#1 Ada-Borup 3, #8 Park Christian 0

#2 Norman Cty West 3, #7 Barnesville 1

#3 Norman County East 3, #11 U-H 0

#4 Rothsay 3, #5 Lake Park-Audubon 2

Section 6A-South Quarterfinals

#1 Parkers Prairie 3, #9 WCA 0

#2 Hancock 3, #7 C-G-B 0

#3 Brandon/Evansville 3, #6 W/H-N 1

#5 Underwood 3, #4 Chokio-Alberta 0

Tuesday, November 3

Section 6A-North Semifinals

#1 Ada-Boorup vs. #4 Rothsay

#2 Norman Cty. West vs. #3 Norman Cty. East

Section 6A-North Semifinals

#1 Parkers Prairie vs. #5 Underwood

#2 Hancock vs. #3 Brandon/Evansville

Next:

Thursday, November 5

at University of Minnesota-Morris

6A-North Finals, 6 pm

6A-South Finals, 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 7

Section 6A Championship, 7 pm

at University of Minnesota-Morris

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