The St. Mary’s Knights made two trips ending in big wins. The first was to New Ulm to play the Greyhounds on Thursday, Sept. 14 and then Tuesday, Sept. 19 to take on the Springfield Tigers.

The St. Mary’s Knights made two trips ending in big wins. The first was to New Ulm to play the Greyhounds on Thursday, Sept. 14 and then Tuesday, Sept. 19 to take on the Springfield Tigers.

St. Mary’s 3

Cathedral 1

(25-22, 25-21,

22-25, 25-17)

The Knights had a tough night ahead of them in New Ulm. Their long standing rivalry with the Greyhounds came out in the first set. The Knights managed to pull off a win by three points, but the Greyhounds stayed right on their heels in the second set as well.

In the third set the Greyhounds had a few plays called in their favor and took advantage of them to take a win. With the threat of a tie breaker looming over them, the Knights shut down the fourth set quickly.

Ali Beltz got 11 kills followed by Mallory Helget with nine. On defense Dani Weiss completed 36 digs. Jody Hansen got 36 set assists and completed 19 digs, putting her one dig away from a career 1,000.

"Beating Cathedral was a big conference win for us tonight,” said Coach Jen Walter. “The defense played outstanding and was key to our win tonight. Dani Weiss had a great defensive game getting 36 digs in the back row. We've been doing a good job taking care of the ball on our side of the net."

St. Mary’s 3

Springfield 0

(25-13, 25-19, 25-13)

On the road again, the Knights traveled to Springfield on Tuesday. The game was short as the Knights shut down three sets quickly. In the first set, Beltz led for kills with five. Hansen got nine set assists and five digs, quickly accomplishing her goal of reaching 1,000 career digs. She wasn’t done there and got another four in the second set.

“Last night was a big night for me,” said Hansen. “I’ve put a lot of work in ever since I’ve been a kid, and it’s really satisfying to see it pay off.”

By the third set, the Tigers seemed to have run out of steam and the Knights made short work of them, coming home victorious yet again. The Knights stand 11-2 overall for the season. “The season so far is going very well for us,” said Hansen. “People thought we were going to be down this year due to a huge graduating class, but we worked really hard this season, and we’re playing well together as a team.”

The Knights return home on Tuesday, Sept. 26 to defend the castle from the Sleepy Eye Indians at 7 p.m.