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Pyburn leads Tigers to sweep over W-DC

Sadie Thurner had 23 digs as Nevis went 3-1 at the Becker tournament. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

Ashley Pyburn pounded down 16 kills in leading the Nevis volleyball team to a 25-23, 25-23, 25-21 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday night at the Tiger Arena.

Jessica Swanda and Kia Heide added nine kills each as the Tigers had 44 kills to offset 24 hitting errors. Cora Umthun and Pyburn served two aces each with Andrea Dudley tallying 38 set assists. Sadie Thurner (12), Pyburn (11) and Maggie Carrier (9) combined for 32 of the Tigers' 49 digs. The win lifted Nevis to 5-3 on the season.

Ashley Adams' 14 kills, Kennedy Gravelle's nine kills and five blocks, and Courtny Warren's 17 digs led the Wolverines, who fell to 4-5 on the season.

Nevis statistics

Serving: Thurner 11 for 11, Carrier 6 fo r6, Swanda 2 for 3, Heide 14 for 15, Umthun 12 for 15 (2 aces), Pyburn 11 for 13 (2 aces).

Attacks: Thurner 6 (1 kill), Swanda 22 (9 kills), Dudley 14 (5 kills), Heide 21 (9 kills), Frazier 11 (2 kills), Umthun 1 (1 kill), Pyburn 33 (16 kills).

Set assists: Dudley 38, Heide 2, Umthun 2, Thurner 1, Pyburn 1.

Assisted blocks: Swanda 3, Heide 3, Dudley 2, Pyburn 2.

Digs: Thurner 12, Pyburn 11, Carrier 9, Umthun 6, Dudley 4, Heide 3, Swanda 2, Frazier 1.

Serve receive: Thurner 16 for 18, Carrier 11 for 11, Swanda 2 for 3, Frazier 6 for 6, Umthun 11 for 11, Pyburn 12 for 12.

Tigers finish 3-1 at Becker tourney

The Tigers won three or four matches at the Becker tournament on Sept. 8, defeating West Lutheran and Minneapolis Washburn twice and dropping a match to Becker.

Pyburn's five kills and Dudley's four kills led the Tigers to a 25-13, 25-16 win over Washburn in the first match. Thurner and Umthun served two aces each while Pyburn (6), Dudley (5) and Carrier (5) combined for 16 digs. Nevis put 45 of 46 serves in play while tallying only eight hitting errors during that match.

Dudley served three aces while Thurner, Umthun and Pyburn served two aces each in sparking the Tigers to a 25-13, 25-15 win over West Lutheran. Pyburn (5) and Swanda (4) combined for nine kills while Dudley had 13 set assists and seven digs. Thurner (5), Umthun (4) and Carrier (4) combined for 13 digs for the Tigers, who put 46 of 47 serves in play and had nine hitting errors.

Swanda had 11 kills while Pyburn (9) and Heide (6) combined for 15 kills in the Tigers' 21-25, 25-22, 15-10 loss to Becker. Thurner and Umthun served two aces each as Nevis put 54 of 58 serves in play while committing 12 hitting errors. Dudley finished with 26 set assists with Thurner (9) and Heide (7) combining for 16 of the Tigers' 40 digs.

Pyburn (7), Swanda (6) and Heide (5) combined for 18 kills in leading the Tigers to a 25-21, 25-18 win over Washburn in the final match. Heide served three aces while Dudley had 15 set assists. Thurner led the team with five digs. Nevis went 44 for 49 in serves with seven hitting errors.

Nevis statistics vs. Washburn 1

Serving: Thurner 9 for 9 (2 aces), Carrier 10 for 11 (1 ace), Dudley 5 for 5, Heide 7 for 7 (1 ace), Vredenburg 1 for 1, Umthun 7 for 7 (2 aces), Pyburn 6 for 6.

Attacks: Carrier 1, Swanda 7 (3 kills), Keezer 6 (1 kill), Dudley 8 (4 kills), Heide 11 (3 kills), Frazier 4, Vredenburg 2, Pyburn 11 (5 kills).

Sets: Dudley 32 (9 assists), Pyburn 4 (2 assists), Heide 3 (1 assist), Keezer 2, Carrier 2 (2 assists), Frazier 1, Thurner 1, Umthun 1).

Blocks (solo-assists): Swanda 1-1, Heide 0-1.

Digs: Pyburn 6, Carrier 5, Dudley 5, Thurner 4, Frazier 1.Umthun 1, Heide 1.

Serve receive: Thurner 8 for 9, Carrier 3 for 4, Swanda 3 for 3, Keezer 1 for 1, Heide 2 for 2, Frazier 1 for 1, Vredenburg 0 for 1, Umthun 2 for 3.

Nevis statistics vs. West Lutheran

Serving: Thurner 10 for 10 (2 aces), Carrier 7 for 7, Dudley 11 for 11 (3 aces), Heide 3 for 3, Umthun 6 for 7 (2 aces), Pyburn 9 for 9 (2 aces).

Attacks: Thurner 2 (1 kill), Swanda 8 (4 kills), Keezer 5, Dudley 4 (1 kill), Heide 9 (3 kills), Frazier 11 (2 kills), Vredenburg 3, Umthun 1, Pyburn 8 (5 kills).

Sets: Dudley 31 (13 assists), Pyburn 6, Frazier 2, Swanda 2, Heide 2, Keezer 2 (1 assist), Thurner 1 (1 assist), Carrier 1.

Blocks (solo-assists): Swanda 1-2, Heide 1-0, Dudley 0-2, Frazier 0-1, Pyburn 0-1.

Digs: Dudley 7, Thurner 5, Carrier 4, Umthun 4, Pyburn 2, Frazier 2, Heide 1, Keezer 1.

Serve receive: Thurner 8 for 11, Swanda 2 for 2, Keezer 1 for 1, Frazier 3 for 3, Vredenburg 2 for 2, Umthun 3 for 3, Pyburn 3 for 3.

Nevis statistics vs. Becker

Serving: Thurner 16 for 17 (2 aces), Carrier 5 for 6, Dudley 6 for 6, Heide 9 for 9 (1 ace), Umthun 8 for 9 (2 aces), Pyburn 10 for 11 (1 ace).

Attacks: Thurner 6 (2 kills), Swanda 22 (11 kills), Keezer 5 (3 kills), Dudley 10 (2 kills), Heide 19 (6 kills), Frazee 10, Vredenburg 1, Pyburn 23 (9 kills).

Sets: Dudley 69 (26 assists), Frazier 4 (1 assist), Pyburn 4, Thurner 3, Keezer 3, Umthun 2 (1 assist), Carrier 2, Swanda 1, Vredenburg 1.

Assisted blocks: Frazier 3, Dudley 3, Swanda 3, yburn 3.

Digs: Thurner 9, Heide 7, Pyburn 5, Keezer 5, Umthun 4, Carrier 4, Swanda 2, Frazier 2, Dudley 1, Vredenburg 1.

Serve receive: Thurner 15 for 17, Carrier 8 for 10, Swanda 4 for 4, Keezer 6 for 7, Frazier 5 for 6, Umthun 1 for 2, Pyburn 6 for 7.

Nevis statistics vs. Washburn 2

Serving: Thurner 6 for 7, Carrier 5 for 6, Keezer 9 for 10, Dudley 4 for 4, Heide 10 for 11 (3 aces), Umthun 3 for 4 (1 ace), Pyburn 7 for 7 (1 ace).

Attacks: Thurner 4 (1 kill), Carrier 1, Swanda 11 (6 kills), Keezer 2, Dudley 4 (2 kills), Heide 9 (5 kills), Frazier 4, Vredenburg 3, Pyburn 15 (7 kills).

Sets: Dudley 36 (15 assists), Heide 5 (2 assists), Pyburn 4, Thurner 2 (1 assist), Swanda 1 (1 assist), Vredenburg 1, Carrier 1.

Solo blocks: Swanda 1, Heide 1.

Digs: Thurner 5, Heide 3, Keezer 3, Carrier 2, Pyburn 2, Dudley 1, Swanda 1, Umthun 1, Frazier 1.

Serve receive: Thurner 6 for 6, Carrier 6 for 8, Swanda 3 for 3, Keezer 5 for 5, Heide 1 for 1, Frazier 1 for 2, Vredenburg 1 for 1, Umthun 1 for 1, Pyburn 4 for 5.