Dresden Pass and Drew McDougall looked the part of players heading to Division I mid-major programs next year when they sparked Minnetonka in a 25-12, 26-24, 25-18 sweep of Wayzata at Minnetonka High School on Tuesday night.
Pass, a Central Florida recruit, delivered back-to-back service aces in the second set against the Trojans. McDougall, a South Dakota State commit, took a finger to her eye during a celebration in the same set but returned to help the Skippers rally.
“Coaches are looking for a lot of things at the next level,” Skippers coach Karl Katzenberger said. “Toughness and leadership are certainly high on the charts, and I thought Dresden and Drew both displayed that tonight.”
With the win, the Skippers (19-4, 5-1) avenged a five-set loss to the Trojans (15-4, 6-2) on Sept. 17.
Minnetonka, ranked No. 6 in the Class 3A coaches’ poll, avenged an early-season loss to Lake Conference foe Wayzata Tuesday night in a 25-12, 26-24, 25-18 sweep at Minnetonka High School.
The Skippers (19-4, 5-1) jumped ahead 4-1 early behind a block by senior outside hitter Erin Shoemaker and a kill by sophomore middle hitter Kali Engeman. Minnetonka went on to win the set in a blowout before edging the Trojans in the second set.
Trojans right side hitter Elizabeth Helmich, a junior, gave her team momentum in the second set with five kills, but the Trojans blew a late lead as Minnetonka’s senior setter Dresden Pass delivered back-to-back service aces.
Wayzata (15-4, 6-2) beat the Skippers in five sets on Sept. 17.
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