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Blugolds visit Holmen for a matchup of top MVC contenders

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HOLMEN, Wisc. (WXOW) - The Vikings came up just short of being named in the latest Division 1 State Poll, and they're out to prove that they deserve a spot. They welcomed Aquinas Thursday night, hoping to put a stranglehold on the MVC.

Vikings took the first set, but the Blugolds wouldn't be going down without a fight. Macy Donarski sets it to Jacy Weisbrod for the kill.

Plays later, again it's Donarski. This time she finds Sydney Emineth who slams it down.

Vikings getting it going. A great dig by Ellie Kline saves the point. Then Marissa Pederson sets it over to Mara Schmidt for one of her 16 kills on the night.

The second set was a wild one! Aquinas's Donarski again getting up the set and finding Lauren Kelsey to tie up the set at 32 apiece. Blugolds would win the set 35-33.

But it was all Holmen after that, Kline places a nice bump for Chloe Hammond to slam down.

The teams took a pause during the second set to recognize Ellie Kline. The Holmen libero reached the milestone of 1,500 digs as she added 34 to her total on the night.

Holmen wins it 3-1. 25-19, 33-35, 25-12, 27-25.

Other Notable Vikings: Rayna McArdle - 11 kills, 15 assists, 12 digs; Marissa Pederson - 26 assists, 13 digs

Notable Blugolds: Jacy Weisbrod - 14 kills, 12 digs; Macy Donarski - 5 kills, 21 digs, 38 assists