Volleyball: Elks beat Park Center 3-0 on senior night

Elk River seniors donned fancy hats and in some cases facial frosting in a post-game fete for them. From left are Rachel Anderson, Lindsey Lowe, Austyn Beese, Brittni Gillquist, Bailey Lundquist, Janell Finkbeiner, Kara Ziemer. (Photo by Pam Gothe).


Elk River celebrated senior night for seven players with a 25-18, 25-19, 25-19 win over Park Center in the home regular-season finale on Thursday evening.

“This was a good night for the seniors with everyone playing a lot and playing well,” said coach Pam Gothe. “They have been a really good group, a fun group.”

The seniors are Lindsey Lowe, Kara Ziemer, Janell Finkbeiner, Bailey Lundquist, Brittni Gillquist, Rachel Anderson and Austyn Beese.

Ziemer notched 12 kills and 4 aces, Finkbeiner 10 kills and 19 assists, Lowe 6 kills and 3 aces, Lundquist 9 assists, Gillquist 2 aces and 9 digs, and Anderson 14 digs.

Park Center is the NWSC last-place team at 0-9 in conference and 4-13 overall.

TheĀ  Elks (5-4 conference, 14-8 overall). have the Alexandria tournament on Saturday and will close the regular season at Maple Grove on Tuesday.