The Spectrum Sting lost a close one to St. Croix Prep Academy on Tuesday. Scores were 25-19, 15-25, 28-26, 25-24. Eighth-grader Jasmine Nelson had 10 aces, four kills and five digs for the Sting (3-6). Rachel Neiss, a sophomore, and Maddie Hays, a freshman, had eight aces each. Sadie Ehr, a junior, had seven aces and 10 digs. The Sting will take on FAIR charter school in Minneapolis on Friday.