Volleyball: Elks ace their way to 3-0 win over Hornets in opener

by  Bruce Strand, Sports editor

A smallish Elk River volleyball team is counting on powerful serving to help them win a few matches this season.

The Elks had that weapon going in a season-opening 25-20, 25-9, 25-18 win over Big Lake at  home on Tuesday evening.

Jordan Moening notched 10 aces at the service stripe for the Elks. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

The Elks served 66-for-74 and were credited with 21 aces, led by Jordan Moening, who was 15-for-19 with 10 aces, and Bailey Lundquist, who was 14-for-14 with six aces.

Bailey Lundquist celebrated after an ace serve. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

The Elks started to break the match open when Lundquist served for six straight points, two of them aces, in game two to open a 14-4 lead. Big Lake, after playing well in the first game, missed several serves in game two.

Jayde Krauth, 5-foot-9 senior, led at the net with 10 kills. Kara Ziemer was next with four.

The Elks will host St. Francis on Thursday at 7 p.m.