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Minnetonka sweeps Lake Conference foe Wayzata in three sets

By Matthew Davis, SportsEngine, 10/02/18, 9:15AM CDT

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With their win over the Trojans, the Skippers took control of the Lake with two league games left on their schedule.

Skipper Dresden Pass (9) sets up Kali Engeman (14) for the kill. Minnetonka took down Lake Conference rival Wayzata in three sets, 25-12, 26-24 and 25-18 on Tuesday night. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

Skipper Dresden Pass (9) sets up Kali Engeman (14) for the kill. Minnetonka took down Lake Conference rival Wayzata in three sets, 25-12, 26-24 and 25-18 on Tuesday night. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

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.

Sophomores Kali Engeman (14) and Sophia Jesewitz (13) square off at the net in the second set. Engeman's strong net play helped Minnetonka roll past Wayzata. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

Sophomores Kali Engeman (14) and Sophia Jesewitz (13) square off at the net in the second set. Engeman's strong net play helped Minnetonka roll past Wayzata. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

First Report

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.

Outside hitter Kate Long (right) sends the ball past Alison Sundem (5).  The Trojans lost in three sets to the Skippers at Minnetonka High School. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

Outside hitter Kate Long (right) sends the ball past Alison Sundem (5). The Trojans lost in three sets to the Skippers at Minnetonka High School. Photo by Cheryl Myers, SportsEngine

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