Posted On: 10/9/20 8:20 AM

Noelle VanOort started the 2020 season with a bang as she tallied 24 kills for Kasson-Mantorville despite a 3-1 loss to defending Class 2A state champion Stewartville Thursday.

VanOort also posted nine digs for the Komets.

The Hiawatha Valley League rivals clashed amid 137 other games around Minnesota as matches took place for the first time since MSHSL’s decision to move the sport back to the fall.

Standouts from Opening Night

Maddie Converse Maddie Converse 5'10" | S Kasson-Mantorville | 2022 State MN

Converse also had a big night for the Komets. The 5-10 junior setter totaled 45 set assists in the loss to Stewartville.

Sydney Schnichels Sydney Schnichels 6'3" | OH Wilmar | 2023 State MN

The 6-4 Willmar sophomore outside hitter posted 14 kills and a pair of block assists in the Cardinals’ 3-0 win over St. Cloud Apollo.

Brenna Stamm Brenna Stamm 5'3" | DS/L Andover | 2021 State MN

Andover’s 5-3 senior libero/defensive specialist shined with 25 digs in a 3-0 win over Blaine. She also posted three service aces.

Presley Sommers

Middle blocker Presley Sommers helped Andover around the net with six blocks in a 3-0 victory against Blaine. The 5-11 senior also had three kills and digs each.

Paige Sheehan Paige Sheehan 5'9" | S North Branch | 2021 MN

Sheehan garnered 42 set assists in a 3-1 win for North Branch over Becker. The 5-9

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