Volleyball: Elks pepper North Branch 3-1

Getting kills from all around the rotation, the Elk River volleyball team stayed unbeaten with a 25-17, 25-23, 18-25, 25-15 conquest of North Branch at home Thursday evening.

Kara Ziemer made 18 kills, Janell Finkbeiner 10, Austyn Beese eight, Lindsey Lowe six and Kelly Kolles six for the Elks (3-0).

Ziemer also served 21-for-24 with five aces. Finkbeiner made 23 assists and Bailey Lundquist 19. Lundquist had 13 digs and Finkbeiner 12. Ziemer led with 22 serve receives and Rachel Anderson made 19.

The Elks will open conference play at Centennial on Tuesday.