Apple Valley Volleyball

Welcome to the Apple Valley Volleyball Homepage!

This is the homepage for the Apple Valley Junior Volleyball Club and the Apple Valley High School Girls Volleyball Boosters. Together we refer to ourselves as Apple Valley Volleyball, or AVVB.

Registration is Open for the 2015 JO Season

October 22, 2013

Tryouts for Apple Valley Junior Girls Volleyball will be held on two separate dates depending on age level. Girls eligible to play 10U-14U (birthdates on or after 9/1/1999) will try out Sunday, October 26 12:30-2:00 in the AVHS gymnasium. Girls eligible to play 15U-18U (birthdates on or before 8/31/1999) will try out Tuesday, November 11 7:00-8:30 in the AVHS gymnasium.

Practices will begin in December; competition starts in January and runs through April. Teams will typically practice twice per week and play two or three weekends per month. Fees for the season are anticipated to cost $450-800. Teams that play tournaments only (not Power League) will have higher fees. Exact fees may depend on the number of girls on each team.

Register now at SignUpToPlay or visit the tryouts page for more information. Refer to our FAQ List or Program Summaries for general descriptions of the Juniors program.

Devan goes to the floor to dig one up!

Eagles, Fighting to the End, Lose an Exciting Match to Panthers

October 23, 2014

Izzy over the shoulder dump!The Apple Valley volleyball team ended their season with an exciting match that went to extra points in the fifth set, losing to the Lakeville North Panthers (25-19,25-19,22-25,19-25,24-16).

The first set started out with the Panthers taking the early advantage, building a 12-9 lead. But the Eagles were able to take the momentum away from the Panthers and reversed the lead at 18-16. The Eagles were leading 21-19 and repeatedly attacked during a long volley. Each attack forced North out of system, but they managed to return the ball once, twice, three times. But the Eagles kept attacking, and on the fourth attempt the Eagles scored. The Eagles finished the set strong with a tip by Colleen Moore and a dump by Isabelle Rieth, winning 25-19.

The second set started out all Apple Valley as the Eagles jumped out to an 8-2 lead. The Panthers closed to within 3 at 7-10, but the Eagles answered. The Panthers closed to within 3 a second time at 15-18, but the Eagles, playing some of their best volleyball of the season, pushed through to the end winning 25-19.

Steph tipping over the blockThe third set looked to be a repeat of the second when the Eagle took an early 6-3 lead. Lakeville North battled back to within one at 8-9 before committing a service errorwith Apple Valley adding two more point before committing a service error in turn. The teams traded points until Apple Valley held a 19-15 lead and the North coach took a time out. Then the momentum swung to Lakeville North, with the Panthers coring five in a row and eight of the next nine points to lead 23-20. Montana Nelson notched a kill and Rieth added another to try to stop the Panther roll bringing the score to 22-23. But it wasn't enough, and the Panthers won the next two points to win their first set 25-22.

The beginning of the fourth set was a nightmare for Apple Valley. Although Devan Miliner and Dominique Dabu played fantastic defense, digging up many hard hit balls, the Panthers kept attacking, taking a 12-4 lead. The Eagles trailed by nine at 7-16 when Coach LaChapelle took her second time out. The Eagle came out with an 9-3 run, and with the score standing at 18-21, it felt like the Eagles had re-taken the momentum. But the teams traded points, and then North scored three in a row to win 25-19.

One last huddle ... The Eagles came out fighting and took a quick 6-3 lead on kills by Ruby Carlson and a tip kill by Colleen Moore. North took a time out and came back out scoring four in a row to take the lead. Apple Valley retook the lead 9-8 with a kill by Ashley Runck and an ace from Moore. North scored three, and Valley took a time out. Runck scored again, Stephanie Hecsel tipped over the block for a point, and Tia San Agustin poked a ball with her fist that landed just inside the line as Apple Valley took three of four to tie the set at 12-12. North took another time out and then the lead at 13-12. Vaelly score two with a kill by Nelson from the 10 foot line and a tip by Carlson that redirected the ball against traffic to give Apple Valley match point at 14-13. However, Apple Valley committed a service error and North followed up with two more points to finish the set and match in dramatic fashion.

Although they lost, it was a great match for the seniors and the rest of the team. Thank you Seniors! Stephanie Hechsel, Colleen Moore, Isabelle Rieth, Devan Miliner and Hannah Larson. You will be missed.

Section Pairings Announced

October 20, 2014 (Updated Oct. 22)

Apple Valley will host Lakeville North at 7pm, October 23. Come out and cheer our team on!

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AVVB SeniorsEagles Win Final Regular Season Match, Beating LNHS Panthers

October 14, 2014

It was Senior Night at the AVHS Volleyball match Tuesday night honoring seniors (and their parents), Stephanie Hechsel, Hannah Larson, Devan Miliner, Colleen Moore, and Isabelle Rieth. The Eagles took on the Lakeville North Panthers. The Varsity match went an exciting 5 sets. The first set was fairly evenly matched until the Panthers roared ahead midway, taking the set, 15-25. Apple Valley took the lead early in the second set, but LN managed to tie it at 15-15. Apple Valley went on to win 25-19. The Eagles started the third set, 1 – 7, but clawed their way back, tying at 22-22, the first of many ties, before Apple Valley won, 28-26. Apple Valley was only ahead on the first point of the 4th set, losing 20-25. The last set was close, tied at 7-7, before the Eagles pulled away, ahead to the end, winning 15-12. A great way to end the regular season, with many exciting points won by the team seniors!

Eagles celebrate!

Junior Varsity won their match in two sets (25-22, 25-15).

B Squad lost in two sets (16-25, 15-25).

In the 9A match up, the first set wasn't determined until the very end. Apple Valley would score and Lakeville would answer throughout the entire set. It was hard fought, but Apple Valley fell short by 3, losing 22-25. In the second set, Lakeville dominated right from the gate beating Apple Valley 25-10.

9B lost in two sets (17-25, 13-25).

Eagles Win Three of Four at October Classic

October 11, 2014

Hannah in serve-receiveAVHS Volleyball hosted their last tournament of the season last weekend, the 2014 October Classic. The Varsity team took fifth place, winning over Hibbing (25-5, 25-18) and losing to Edina (18-25, 13-25) on Friday evening, and winning both matches on Saturday over Osseo (25-19, 25-20) and Blaine (25-19, 27-25).

October Classic Results: Saturday

October 11

Championship Semis

5th-8th Semis

9th-12th Semis

13th-16th Semis

15th Place

13th Place

11th Place

9th Place

7th Place

5th Place

3rd Place

Championship

October Classic Results: Friday

October 11, 2014

First Round

Championship Quarterfinals

Consolation Quarterfinals

Ruby on the rightEagles Defeat Beacons in Five

October 9, 2014

Apple Valley Volleyball traveled to Concordia Academy in Roseville Thursday night. Varsity won in five sets (25-23, 19-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-6). The teams were evenly matched and there were good volleys and exciting saves throughout the first four sets, but the Eagles were primed for a decisive win in set 5 with great digs, passes, sets, kills and blocking by all!

JV won in two sets (25-10, 25-5) as did B Squad (25-6, 25-15). 9th grade teams did not play.

Apple Valley Eagles Best Eastview Lightning 3-2

October 7, 2014

DOMinationApple Valley Volleyball had their own Battle for the Apple, taking on the Lightning at Eastview Tuesday night. The Varsity team kept it exciting, going to 5 sets. Apple Valley was down much of the first set, tying the game 8 times and taking it to the wire to win 25-23. Although the second set was close and Apple Valley was ahead much of it, the Eagles lost 24-26. Apple Valley was behind almost the entire third set, only ahead at 12-11, eventually losing 19-25. The Eagles were behind much of the fourth set, but pulled ahead occasionally, tying at 19-19, then a run of points put them ahead 23-19. Despite a few errors, they maintain the lead and took the win, 25-21. Apple Valley started the last set behind 1-4, but managed to tie it at 4-4 and never looked back, taking the fifth set 15-7 and winning the match. Dominique Dabu and Isabelle Reith had 5 aces, Dabu had 28 digs, Isabelle Rieth 25 assists, Colleen Moore 14 kills, and Ashley Runck 4 blocks.

The JV team won in three, losing the first 17-25, but looking fast and hard hitting, took sets two and three, 25-20, 15-9.

The B Squad started behind the Lighting in the first set but caught them to tie it up at 12-12. Ashley Lind and McKenna Farrington both had a good string of serves to catch the Lighting and move the team ahead. Kayla Foster had 4 good outside kits, while both Gabby Lanenberg and Olivia Kohls each had a couple of hard hits. Ashley Peterson played good defense and was able to anticipate some quick returns from the Lighting and setting the ball up for her team. The Eagles rallied and won 25-23. Set 2 was neck and neck, making it anyone’s game for a while. Taylor Tilbury had four very strong serves to get the Eagles going and pulling ahead. Both Katie Noble and Ashley Lind doled up several back row hits, while Kayla Foster played hard at the net with awesome outside hits. The game was very competitive at 24-22, Eagles leading to finally win the set at 27-25.

Apple Valley 9A team had a hard loss the first set: 25-19. Teamwork improved and the second set proved to be a success with Valley winning 26-24. The last set was a nail biter, but Eastview took the lead and won 15-10.

The 9B team played with only 6 as 3 players were out injured. They lost the first set 23-25. The Eagles won set 2, 25-22, despite being down another player for part of the time. The Lightning took the third set 15-9, giving the Eagles a loss for the night.

Hope Chest FindraiserThank You Fans!

October 3, 2014

Thank you to our Volleyball Super Fans for your support during Cancer Awareness Night (Oct. 2). AVHS Volleyball raised $350.00 in donations for Hope Chest for Breast Cancer organization.

Eagles Swept by #6 Ranked Wildcats

October 2, 2014

The Eagles entered the stretch run to the playoffs with a los to a very solid Eagan team (19-25,14-25,17-25). There were two striking things about the Eagan squad: first no single player on their squad dominated the scoring for the Wildcats, and the Wildcats squad has so many sophomore and freshmen players. Montana digging it The Wildcats came out strong and took an early 8-2 lead. The Eagles narrowed the gap to two at 9-11 getting kills from Tia San Agustin, Colleen Moore, and two from Montana Nelson. The two sides traded points with the Eagles scoring on kills by Ashley Runck and Steph Hechsel, but then Eagan went on a five-point run to take a 20-12 lead. Eagan's run ended with a service error, but Apple Valley followed up with a 6-2 run including a kill by Ruby Carlson and an ace by San Agustin. But Eagan finished the set winning three of the last four points.

Eagan opened the scoring in set two and then built an 11-4 lead. The Eagles closed the gap to five points, 10-15, after succesive kills by Moore and Runck, but Eagan extended their lead with five straight points to get to a 22-12 lead. Hechsel scored the final Eagle point before Eagan closed it out at 25-14.

The Eagles tried a different starting line-up in the third set and took an early 4-2 lead on a block by Runck and Hecshel, a kill by Montana Nelson, and an ace by Dominique Dabu. Eagan then won the next six points leading the Eagles to take a time out. After returning to the court, San Agustin got a kill and that was followed by a kill by Nelson to pull to 6-8. However, Eagan went on a 10-3 run. Apple Valley tried to surge with a 5-1 run including a kill by Dabu on which the ball hit the tape and skittered along the top of the net before falling onto the Eagan side for the point. Steph Hechsel also knocked down two more kills during that run. The one point Eagan scored in that stretch was a long, hard-fought point that featured several dramatic digs by Colleen Moore and Dominique Dabu. Eagan came back again with four straight including two aces before Hecshel smashed another one onto an open spot of hardwood. Eagan had match point, but Ruby Carlson had a kill and San Agustin and Moore combined for a block before the Eagles succumbed to the Wildcats in set three.

JV, B-Squad, and 9th Grade

The Apple Valley Junior Varsity lost for the first time all season, losing to Eagan in three sets (15-25,25-15,10-15). In the first set the Wildcats jumped out to a quick 6-2 lead, but the Eagles fought back to take a 9-7 lead. Eagan then won three in a row before the Eagles' setter, Devon Mittelstaedt, dumped the ball for a point to tie it at 10-10. The teams traded points to a 13-13 tie with Eagan giving up two on service errors. Eagan then scored three in a row, but Maddie Hoeft tipped for a point to get the side out. Eagan then went on a eight point run which ended with a solo block by Abby Loe. Eagan won the next point to end the set. The Eagles took control in the second set, taking a 7-1 lead with a team block by Alyssa Gits and Abby Loe and an ace by Kate Mattison. The Eagles extended their lead to 14-5 on points by Amber Downs, a solo block by Amanda Jorgenson, and another kill by Mattison. The Eagles followed that up with a 6-3 run with all 6 points earned with kills by Lexi Kingsley, two by Mattison, a tip kill by Loe, and a kill by Downs. After the Eagles led 20-8, the Wildcats couldn't get closer than nine. Alyssa Gits poked over a sneaky tip for a kill, and Kate Mattison put an exclamation point on the set with a kill for set point. The Eagles started set three with a 4-1 lead with a kill by Abby Loe, Amber Downs knocking down an overpass, and a big, booming kill by Alyssa Gits. Eagan responded with a 5-1 run to take their first lead. Gits scored another kill to tie it at 6-6. Eagan went on a 5-2 run, with the Eagles scoring on a dump by Devon Mittelstaedt and a kill by Amanda Jorgenson. Trailing 8-11 the Eagles took a time out. They got the side out, and closed to 10-12 on a kill by Loe. But the Eagles couldn't retake the momentum, and Eagan scored the final three points to take the set and match.

The B-Squad lost to Eagan as well tonight, but also pushed their opponents to three sets, losing (25-19,17-25,10-15). In the first set the Eagles played really a good competitive set against the Wildcats. They had many long volleys. The two sides were evenly matched, but the Eagles soared during this set. In the second set, the Eagles started off with a good lead, the Wildcats tied it at 12-12. The Eagles were able to get the ball back on their side to serve at 13-16, but could not catch the Wildcats. In the final set the Wildcats jumped out to a 6-1 lead, and, despite hitting the ball hard and fighting all the way, the closest the Eagles came was within 3 points.

In the 9A match, Apple Valley started out the first set with a score of 5-1. Eagan then took over and had a strong lead. The Eagles slowly crept back in the game and tied it at 20. The next few points were battled by both teams but in the end the Wildcats triumphed by 3 winning 25-22. In the second set the Eagles came out strong tying it up 5-5 but could never take the lead in this game after that initial tie. Eagan would go on a multi-point run and then Apple Valley would go on a little streak. The Eagles couldn't get enough momentum going and fell to Eagan 17-25. There were many long volleys in both games making it an exciting match to watch. The Wildcats were just able to win more of the great long volleys. Only 2 more matches left for the season for this team.

Apple Valley Loses to Rosemount (0-3)Tia hitting high!

September 30, 2014

Apple Valley Volleyball traveled to Rosemount Tuesday evening. The Varsity team had an awesome first set, battling the Irish the entire time, but lost 30-32. The second set went 10-25. The third set started poorly for the Eagles, but they continued to fight the Irish, regaining some of the spark from the first set, but it ended 16-25.

JV, B-Squad, and 9th Grade

Alyssa on the attack!The Eagles' JV team kept their winning streak alive by beating the Rosemount Irish in three sets (23-25,25-16,15-8). The first set started out with both teams playing a bit sloppy, but the Irish grabbed an early lead of four or five points. However, the Eagles closed the score to 14-15 with Alyssa Gits clobbering an Irish overpass for a kill. The Irish responded with a 5-1 run. Maddie Hoeft tipped the ball over the defenders for points, Amber Downs contributed solid defense in the back row, and Devon Mittelstaedt dropped a couple of tricky dumps over the net as the Eagles tied the score at 21-21 and again at 23-23. The Irish got the side out and finished the set with an ace. In the second set, the Irish took an early lead, but the Eagles tied the score at 6-6 with Lexi Kingsley serving. The Eagles extended their lead to 10-7 before the Irish evened it at 10-10. Then the Eagles took control of the set. Amanda Jorgenson had a kill and Megan Munro served an ace as the Eagles built a 15-10 lead. Kate Mattison notched two kills as the Eagles and Irish traded points. By the time that Lexi scored an ace, the Eagles had their largest lead at 24-14 before closing it out 25-16. In the final set, Abby Loe blocked the Irish outside hitter for a 2-1 lead that the Eagles would not relinquish. Abby scored two kills as the Eagles grabbed the momentum and a 6-3 lead. On the next point, the Eagles showed that they were not going to give any ground with Alyssa Kremer and Lexi Kingsley making diving saves for a 7-3 lead. Megan Munro scored another ace, and Kate Mattison scored on a kill as the Eagles established a commanding 11-5 lead. Amanda Jorgenson had a kill and Kate added two more kills for the final three Eagle points.

The B-Squad did not have the luck of the Irish tonight, losing in straight sets (19-25,15-25). The first set was tight with the two sides volleying point-for-point until the game was tied at 19-19, but the Irish won the last six points to win the set. In the second set, the Irish took the lead from at the beginning, building a lead of 5 or 6 points that they maintained throughout the match. The teams had an impressive volley, but the Irish had too many short, quick sets against the Eagles that scored points.

The 9A volleyball team came out playing extremely well, and the first set was neck-and-neck. The Eagles served, hit, and passed well throughout the set, but they fell to the Irish 25-27. In the second set, Apple Valley couldn't gain any momentum and lost the second set 13-25.

9B lost in two sets (19-25, 21-25).

Ninth Graders Play in Eagan Tournament

September 28, 2014

The 9A team played in the Eagan Volleyball Tournament this weekend, and there was some great competition. The team started the day playing Eden Prairie and Prior Lake and lost both matches. They played Chanhassen for their third match. The team played two amazing sets and got the win! Their final match of the day was against Woodbury … what a nail biter! The first set went to extra points, but the girls lost 29-31. The second set Eagles won 25-19. The final set put them to the test, but they came out with a loss 10-15. The team continues to work hard and is making some great plays.

Happy Eight Grade PlayersFall League Court Report: September 27

September 28, 2014

Apple Valley 14-Brown played in Flight 2 of the Middle School League at the Midwest Volleyball Warehouse. They beat Kokoro 8/7 Rita (25-8, 26-24, 15-6) and then fell to Northern Lights 7 Black (25-18, 7-25, 9-15). 14 Gold played in Flight 10 and split their two matches. The first was a close loss to Prior Lake 14-2 (20-25, 26-24, 13-15). The second was a 3 set win over Kokoro 8/7 Tina (23-25, 25-20, 15-0).

Apple Valley Falls to Top-Ranked Eden Prairie

September 25, 2014 (updated Sept. 28)

Apple Valley Varsity Volleyball lost a non-conference match against the Eden Prairie Eagles (11-25,13-25,18-25). The Apple Valley Eagles lost the first set despite a number of points scored by Colleen Moore. The second set saw kills by Ruby Carlson and Tia San Augstin, assisted by Kayla Wangen, but the set went to the Eden Prairie Eagles. Set 3 again had a many kills by Colleen Moore, and the Apple Valley Eagles did not give up the fight.

JV, B-Squad, and 9th Grade

JV won again (18-25,25-21,15-11). The Apple Valley Eagles JV volleyball team remains undefeated at a perfect 9-0! The Eagles had a slow start against a tough Eden Prairie team, losing the first set. Apple Valley fought back in the second set, with all team members contributing for the win. The Eagles took an early lead in game 3 and kept it. Great teamwork!

B-Squad lost their match today in two sets (14-25,25-27). Set 1 got off to a good start with Kayla serving 5 in a row, and the team had some nice volleys. In set 2, Taylor had some nice strong serves the two times she served for the Apple Valley Eagles. There were a number of long volleys between the two teams and some exciting volleyball. Kayla, Gabby, Micayla and Katie were able to defend their side and get some great hits and passes back to the other side. The setters, McKenna and Emily, both worked well with the team, getting their sets nice and high for the hitters. Oliva came in and served to even up the score at 21-21. Both teams fought hard, and the great plays by both teams were fun to watch. Apple Valley and Eden Prairie played point-for-point to the very end. Great team playing by everyone!

The 9A team played a couple of tough sets today against Eden Prairie, losing the match in straight sets (11-25,17-25). However, there was some bright spots with some great serves, and strong play at the net with both hitting and blocking. 9A kept working hard, and they stayed in the game against some tough competition. The 9A team (and their fans) are looking forward to the Eagan Ninth Grade Tournament this weekend.

Apple Valley Tops Farmington in Four

September 23, 2014

Apple Valley and Farmington renewed a conference rivalry in volleyball after a three decade hiatus. In the mid 70's and early 80's, the Eagles and Tigers were in the Missota Conference. Both now reside in the South Suburban. Apple Valley won on their home court this year in four sets (25-11,20-25,25-17,25-21). Colleen Moore and Montana Nelson had 11 kills, Dominique Dabu had 2 aces and 25 digs, Kayla Wangen had 25 assists, and Tia San Agustin had 4 blocks.

JV, B-Squad, and 9th Grade

JV won in two sets (25-14, 25-20).

B-Squad lost in three (21-25, 25-21, 13-15). In set one, Kayla had a couple of nice hits against the Tigers. Katie Noble served a string of 9 serves in a row to try to catch up to the Tigers. At one point the game was 21-23, but the Eagles just couldn't close the gap. In set 2 the Eagles played much harder and came out confidently and took a big lead. The Tigers started to catch up, but the Eagle prevailed to win the set. Gabby had a nice string of 6 serves, including 2 aces, and Elise had 3 hits at the net. McKenna had a couple of her own great hits, and she set well during the match. In set three the Tigers established an early lead over the Eagles. The Eagles closed the gap to tie it at 12-12, with Micayla serving a string in a row. The B-Squad played hard with many long volleys, and they fought to the very end. Great game all around!

Set 1 of the 9A match was a little rough. The Eagles trailed the whole set. At one point the score was 13-22. The team made a run at the end, closing within 3 points but losing 21-25. Set 2 was dominated by Apple Valley. The Eagles made few errors and won 25-12. The Eagles maintained the momentum, beating Farmington 15-8 in the final set.

9B played a match that was fun to watch with lots of excitement. 9B has recently been trying new positions and different lineups. So the first set started with a little confusion, and the Tigers had the lead. However the Eagles came back strong from a 16-22 deficit and almost pulled off the win. The final score of the first set was 23-25. The second set was a totally different from the first, and the crowd could be heard supporting the Eagles all the way down the hallway. We saw aces from almost every player, and there were kills by Whitney Payne, Ariana Santos, with Mya Hardiman scoring set point with a kill. The score of the second set was 25-17. In the third set Whitney Payne served up 5 aces, and the Eagles really hustled. Unfortunately, Apple Valley lost 11 to 15.

AVVB 14-Brown Fall League Court Report: September 20

September 21, 2014

The 14 Brown team played at the Warehouse yesterday. They lost their first match 19-25, 25-22, 6-15, and won their second match 10-25, 25-20, 15-11. Carleen Olson had some great hits in the first match. Lindsey served six in a row to end the match and notched an ace for match point. The girls all hustled and played hard!

Eagle Invitational Results: Saturday

September 21

Championship Semis

5th-8th Semis

9th-12th Semis

13th-16th Semis

15th Place

13th Place

11th Place

9th Place

7th Place

5th Place

3rd Place

Championship

Eagle Invitational Results: Friday

September 21

First Round

Championship Quarterfinals

Consolation Quarterfinals

Lakeville South Sweeps Apple Valley 3-0

September 18, 2014 (updated Sept. 21)

The Cougars of Lakeville South went on the road and defeated the Eagles of Apple Valley 25-10,25-16,25-23 in South Suburban volleyball action.

It was Teacher Appreciation night as Apple Valley Volleyball hosted their favorite teachers and the Lakeville South Cougars. In the Varsity match, it was a quick first set as Lakeville South won 10-25 despite 3 kills by Ashley Runck and hits and blocks by Stephanie Hechsel. The second set saw a run of points with serves by Julia Running and hits by Tia San Agustin to tie the score at 10-10 and 11-11 before Apple Valley ran out of steam and lost 16-25. In the third set, Colleen Moore scored a number of points for the Eagles during a long service run by Isabelle Rieth. At the end of the run the Eagles held a 6 point lead, 17-11. Apple Valley maintained the lead until South tied the score at 20-20. The Eagles tied the score again, but lost 23-25. Colleen Moore had 7 Kills, and Isabelle Rieth had 2 Aces. Isabelle Rieth and Kayla Wangen had 10 assists each, Dominique Dabu had 10 Digs, and Stephanie Hechsel had 2 Blocks.

JV, B-Squad, and 9th Grade

Apple Valley JV continued on their winning streak defeating the Lakeville South Cougars. Set 1 saw the Eagles trailing and playing catch up for a majority of the game. However, after a brief surge they led 17-15. The Cougars came back to lead 19-17. The JV players showed determination and focus and finished strong despite trailing by scores of 21-23 and 22-24. They kept swinging at the ball and played with confidence, winning the set 26-24. After stumbling a bit at the start of the second set and trailing 4-6, the Apple Valley JV took control and embarked on a 13-3 run to take a 17-9 lead. Megan Munro served six or seven points. The Eagles never let the Cougars get closer than five points at 20-15 and 22-17. JV won the second set 25-18. The Eagles had a 94% serving percentage for the night.

The B team lost in two games: 6-25, 12-25. Fans reported that the entire team seemed to be off, and they just weren't in their regular rhythm. But everyone hoped to see the B-Squad turn a corner and play with more of the cohesive team volleyball that they played with at the beginning of the season.

The 9A team played two good sets of volleyball; however, they lost both sets to Lakeville South. The final score was 21-25, 22-25. There were some great blocks, and the team fought the entire game and never gave up! Keep up the good work 9A!

The 9B team lost a closely fought match to Lakeville South. The first set was 19-25. The Eagles started off with a great lead in the beginning, but Lakeville battled back to take a 14-13 lead. A kill by Mya Hardiman tied up 14-14. Olivia Murphy also had to kill. The Eagles lost the second set 18-25.

Eagles Fall to the Lakers

September 16, 2014

Valley celebrates a pointApple Valley traveled to Prior Lake Tuesday night in South Suburban Conference volleyball action, and, despite a valiant effort, the Lakers defeated the Eagles 25-15, 25-19, 25-21. Kills by Colleen Moore, with assists by Isabelle Rieth, and an assist, kill and block by Ruby Carlson were not enough to overcome the Lakers in the first set. An ace by Kayla Wangen, brought the score to 11-14, but this was the closest the Eagles came, losing the set 15-25. Apple Valley hung in with Prior Lake in set two, tying the score at 4-4. The Eagles tied the score again at 12-12 on a block by Tia San Agustin and Colleen Moore. Apple Valley continued to fight, but lost 19-25. Set three saw the Eagles ahead a number of times early on, but kills by Montana Nelson and Tia San Agustin, along with digs by Dominique Dabu, were not enough, as the Eagles fell 21-25. Stats: Ruby Carlson and Montana Nelson had 5 kills, Montana Nelson and Kayla Wangen each had 1 ace, Isabelle Rieth had 9 assists, Dominique Dabu had 15 digs, Montana Nelson and Tia San Agustin each had 2 blocks.

JV, B-Squad, and 9th Grade

Devon digs one up!The JV won an exciting match and extended their winning record to 6-0. The Prior Lake Lakers were probably the toughest team that the Eagles JV have faced, and the Eagles played their best volleyball of the season in meeting that challenge. The JV team fought to keep every ball off the floor, they got their hands up in front of the Lakers' attackers, and they passed precisely and swung hard on offense. Everyone contributed for the win! In the first set, the Eagles led in the early going but not by more than 2 points, and the Lakers tied the set at 13. Then the Lakers took control, again leading by no more than two until they opened up a three-point lead at 21-18. The Eagles could not close the gap and lost 20-25. The second set was different with Apple Valley showing a little more energy and playing at a faster tempo. They jumped out to a 14-9 lead. The Lakers took a time out, and stormed back to win the next five points and tie the set at 14. Apple Valley regained the lead, but the Lakers tied it at 17 and then took the lead. Kate digs one up!The Eagles tied it at 19. The Lakers took the lead four more times with the Eagles tying it at 21, 22, and 23. Finally the Eagles took the lead, and then closed the set out 25-23 with a kill by Megan Munro. In the third and deciding set, the Eagles took a 7-4 lead on an ace by Abby Loe. The Lakers tried to close the gap, but Apple Valley held a one point lead 8-7. Apple Valley pushed their lead to 10-7, forcing Prior Lake to take a time out. In the final three points, Abby Loe had a kill for Apple Valley to take a 13-9 lead, Abby and Amanda Jorgenson blocked the Laker outside hitter to take a 14-9 lead, and Kate Mattison served up an ace for match point!

B-Squad lost in two sets tonight 15-25, 23-25, During the first set, the team struggled in serve receive and could not make up the gap with the Lakers. They played much stronger in the second set, rallying to come from behind by 4 points or more in the first half of the set to tie the set at 20. They continued to fight, showing they could play with the Laker team. They played the Lakers point-for-point to the end, but they ended up losing 23-25. Kayla had some nice hits and blocks during the second game.

Apple Valley 9A volleyball lost to the Prior Lake Lakers in consecutive sets 25-17 and 25-14. With only 7 girls on the team and one out due to illness, the team was left scrambling and played with some uncertainty. With a full, healthy team the game would have certainly been more competitive. The team is looking for a better match on Thursday.

Autumn Attack 9th Grade Tournament

September 14, 2014

On Saturday September 13, Apple Valley Volleyball hosted the Autumn Attack 9th Grade Tournament. Every team played 4 matches in a bracket-play format, and Apple Valley met Cretin-Derham Hall and Shakopee in their first 2 matches. The Eagles took both teams to 3 sets but didn’t have quite enough to pull off a victory from either of them. Apple Valley played their 3rd and 4th matches against Roseville and Blaine. The Eagles 9A won both of those matches handily in only 2 sets, evening their record for the day at 2-2. Although the team struggled at points, they served consistently throughout the day.

The 9B team first played Cretin-Derham Hall and lost in 2 sets, 16-25 and 21-25. The 2nd match was against the same team they lost to on Tuesday September 9th, the Shakopee Sabers. The Eagles looked much stronger today and had several great volleys and aces in the 2nd set. However, the Sabers won, 10-25, 17-25. Match 3 was against Blaine and the Eagles came out strong, dominating the court and winning the 1st set easily 25-8. Set 2 was much closer but the Eagles remained strong and pulled out the victory, 25-23. Their final match against Roseville was a win for Apple Valley, putting their record for the day at 2-2.

Middle Schoolers in Action Saturday

September 13, 2014 (updated Sept. 15)

Middle Schoolers in ActionThe Apple Valley Junior Volleyball 14-Brown team had their first matches of the fall on Saturday at the Midwest Volleyball Warehouse. They played against Northern Lights 8-1s and were evenly matched, winning the first set 25-22 with an ace by Lindsey Munro. The second set found Apple Valley behind 1-4, but they rallied shortly after and were not behind the rest of the set. With some great volleys, and hits by Elizabeth Arens, the Eagles won 25-19. This league plays 3 sets regardless; Apple Valley won the third set 15-11. 14-Brown played their second match against Northern Lights 7-2s which was also a win. Apple Valley took a strong lead in the first set, winning 25-10. The Eagles trailed a bit in the second set, but an ace by Rachel Lind and tips by Julia Lee and Rose Carlson brought them back into the lead. After losing the lead, 4 aces by Kayla Tobroxen brought them back, and a hit by Rose Carlson was the winner, 25-21. The third set included an ace by Carleen Olson along with some good hitting by her and Elizabeth Arens. Another ace by Kayla Tobroxen gave them the game, 15-6.

Eagles Defeat the Blaze in Four Sets

September 12, 2014

Ashley on the attack!The Eagles put out the Blaze last night as Apple Valley Varsity Volleyball beat Burnsville in 4 sets, 25-15, 25-20, 15-25, and 25-18. Apple Valley started the first set behind, but pulled ahead after a 10 -10 tie with a string of serves by Dominique Dabu. The Eagles never looked back, winning 25-15. In the second set, Apple Valley started out with a 5-0 lead and led the entire set, winning 25-20. The third set saw Apple Valley behind the entire time, only tying at 11-11 and losing 15-25. Apple Valley won the 4th set 25-18 for their second conference win. Colleen Moore had 11 kills, Montana Nelson 3 aces, Kayla Wangen 18 assists, Dominique Dabu 12 digs, and Tia San Agustin had 5 blocks.

JV, B-Squad, and 9th Grade

Amber swinging hard!The JV remains undefeated with a three set victory over Burnsville. Apple Valley won the first set 25-15. In the second set Burnsville eked out a 25-22 win over the Eagle JV. Apple Valley came back in the third set winning 15-12. The Eagle JV had a 94% serving percentage for the night.

B-Squad was off for the day.

The 9A team played some great volleyball last night against the Burnsville Blaze. The first set was a tough one, and Apple Valley lost 14-25. The Eagle 9A team came roaring back in the second set with some great hits and serves, winning 25-16. The Eagles continued to communicate well and hustled for a 15-10 win in the final set.

The 9B game against Burnsville was a success! The players showed great teamwork and skill. The Eagles won in straight sets 25-15, 25-9. Whitney Payne had 8 aces and 1 kill. Mya Hardiman had 5 aces and 2 kills. Arianna Santos had 3 aces, Olivia Murphy had 2 aces, and Kaitlin Condon and Jordan Eibs each had 1 ace. The 9B team record now stands at 4 wins against 1 loss.

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Apple Valley Falls in Conference Opener to ShakopeeIsabelle sets up Ashley

September 9, 2014

Apple Valley welcomed Shakopee for their first ever South Suburban volleyball match in the conference opener for both schools. The Sabers defeated the Eagles 25-17, 25-16, 25-14.

Apple Valley was on top in the first set at 8-7. The score was tied at 11 and again at 12 with hits by Tia San Agustin and Ruby Carlson. However, the Eagles never managed to pull ahead, losing 17-25. In the second set Apple Valley won an exciting volley, bringing them close to the Sabers at 12-13, but the remainder of the set went in Shakopee's favor, 16-25. Apple Valley also lost the third and final set 14-25. Colleen Moore had 7 kills, Tia San Agustin 1 ace and 2 blocks, Isabelle Rieth had 11 assists and Dominique Dabu had 12 digs.

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JV, B-Squad, and 9th Grade

Amanda high over the middle.JV won their match in two sets. Apple Valley opened up an early lead 4-0, but the Sabers battled back. The two teams traded points, but Apple Valley served well and kept the ball from dropping. The Eagle extended their lead 21-14 and finished the set with a 25-15 win. The second set was closer from the beginning, though Apple Valley was generally ahead by a point or two throughout. There were many long rallies. Apple Valley opened up a bit of a lead late in the set at 23-18, but Shakopee battled back, cutting the lead to one point at 24-23 before Apple Valley closed out the set 25-23.

B-Squad won their match over Shakopee (23-25, 25-13, 15-12) and remain undefeated for the season. In the first set Apple Valley caught up from a 5 point deficit, coming close to beating the Sabers. However, in the end the Sabers fought and won. In the second set, Apple Valley pulled it together and played hard to confidently beat Shakopee. In the third set, Apple Valley had a strong lead, but Shakopee started to gain some ground on the Eagles. However, the Eagles held them off and took the match. Ashley, Katie and Kayla each had a nice string of serves in sets one and two. Way to go B-Squad!!

The 9A team suffered a tough loss. They played well against a strong Shakopee team. Apple Valley lost the first set 23-25 but came back in the second set with a 25-23 win. Both sets were close throughout. Although Apple Valley put up a good fight in the third game, they came up a bit short losing 11-15. It was a good effort by the team!

The 9B team lost to the Sabers, 25-14, 25-14.

Apple Valley Splits Matches 2-2 at Aerie Challenge, Finishes 10th

September 7, 2014

Montana scores!Apple Valley Volleyball hosted the Aerie Challenge tournament this past weekend. 16 teams competed on Friday night and Saturday. The Apple Valley team lost its opening match in 3 close sets to Hastings (26-28,26-24,15-12). In the first set Apple Valley seemed to be in the driver's seat with a 17-12 lead, but fell behind 21-23. However, they pulled it out in extra points 26-24. In the second set, remained close throughout with Apple Valley trailing by one or two points most of the set. The Eagles trailed again by 21-23 and were able to tie it at 24, but this time they were unable to take the set, losing (24-26). Later that evening they beat Virginia in 2 sets (25-15,25-11). The first set, the teams were tied 10-10. Apple Valley pulled away to 20-10 and went on to win 25-15. The second set was a decisive 25-11 win.

Colleen
celebrates an Eagle PointSaturday morning Apple Valley played St. Francis. The beginning of the first set was tight, but AV pulled away to 23-18. St. Francis tried to come back, but AV went on to win 25-19 with Montana Nelson hitting a ball to the back right corner. In the second set, Apple Valley was behind at the start but rallied to tie it at 10. They fell behind again 14-18 only to tie it again at 20. However, they let the set slip away 22-25. The third set saw a strong Apple Valley performance, led by Colleen Moore, with a 5-1 score. St. Francis tried to catch up, but never came close. Apple Valley won the third set 15-10.

Ashley hits it highSaturday afternoon saw Apple Valley taking on Minneapolis Southwest. In the first set, Southwest missed 2 serves early on, but Apple Valley lost the early lead. After a 13-13 tie, Southwest came on strong with several powerful hits and errors and some errors on the part of Apple Valley. The score was 16-21. However, with some nice hits by Colleen Moore and Montana Nelson and an ace by Julia Running, the Eagles tied the score at 21-21 and then pulled ahead at 23-22. Apparently tied at 25-25, the call was reversed and the set went to Southwest, 24-26. The second set saw Southwest with a strong start at 4-1, but it was soon tied at 4-4. The teams were evenly matched, and the set was tied again at 10-10 after a powerful hit by Moore. An ace by Dominique Dabu saw the score at 14-11. Apple Valley held the lead the rest of the set, winning 25-18. In the third set Apple Valley was behind 3-10, but the tide turned with a kill by Ashley Runck and Apple Valley clawed their way back into the game, eventually tying it at 14-14 with crucial hits from Tia San Agustin and Moore. In an intense finish, with the teams alternately holding the lead, the set and match went to Minneapolis Southwest 18-20.

Aerie Challenge: Saturday Results

Championship Semis

5th-8th Semis

9th-12th Semis

13th-16th Semis

15th Place

13th Place

11th Place

9th Place

7th Place

5th Place

3rd Place

Championship

Aerie Challenge: Friday Night

First Round

Championship Quarterfinals

Consolation Quarterfinals

Apple Valley Beats Jefferson in 4 Sets, Improves Record to 3-0

September 5, 2014

Apple Valley Varsity Volleyball team kept their winning streak intact, beating Bloomington Jefferson Jaguars in four sets (25-14, 25-16, 16-25, 25-21). The first point of the night was an ace by Kayla Wangen. Apple Valley held the lead for the entire first set, with Tia San Agustin serving over 10 points in a row. The Eagles won 25-14. Set two was slightly closer, but Apple Valley pulled ahead when Jefferson had 12 points, only letting them score 4 more before closing them down for the 25-16 win. Jefferson started the third set strong and went on to win it 25-16. Apple Valley came out strong in the fourth set and held a good lead for most of the game. The Jaguars rallied near the end, but the Eagles were victorious, 25-21. Colleen Moore and Montana Nelson led the team with kills, followed by Ashley Runck and Ruby Carlson. Dominique Dabu had 22 digs, and Kayla Wangen had 18 assists.

JV, B-Squad, 9th Grade

The JV volleyball team won their 3rd match of the season by beating Bloomington Jefferson in straight sets (25-14, 25-12). Lexi Kingsley had a great serving stretch in the first set. In the second set, the team came together and had another solid performance. The team is 3-0 on the season.

B-Squad won in three, with the third and deciding set going to extra points (25-18, 19-25, 17-15). The team looked really good in the first and third sets and came together really nice as a team to win over the Jefferson team.

The Apple Valley 9A Volleyball team lost the Jefferson Jaguars (22-25, 18-25). However, the team played hard and fought until the very end. There were some great volleys! The 9B Eagles easily beat the Jaguars in two sets (25-7, 25-14).

Aerie Challenge Pairings On-Line

September 3, 2014

Aerie Challenge pairings are on the tournament page.

Where Are They Now?

September 3, 2014

Eight AVHS alumnae continue to play volleyball for their college or university. Visit the Alumnae page for a list of the names of former AVHS players, the college teams they play for, and links to player information at their schools' websites.

Parent Volunteer Sign-Up Sheets

September 2, 2014

Parent sign-up sheets are available on-line. If you need a reminder of when and where you are volunteering, or if you need to swap with another parent, check the sign-up sheets.

Apple Valley Eagles Win Home Opener

September 2, 2014

Apple Valley won their 2014 home opener over the Albert Lea Tigers in a 3-set sweep, 25-22, 25-15, 25-11. JV, B-Squad, and both 9th grade teams won as well.

Apple Valley Eagles Sweep Kennedy

Aug 26, 2014

Here are the scores from today:

Pictures and story to come.

Looking for Website Help

August 25, 2014

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Captains at the Ice Cream SocialAugust 19 Player/Parent Information Meeting & Ice Cream Social

August 11, 2014 (Updated Aug. 20)

Players and parent met for an information meeting on Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30pm in the AVHS gym. Parents had an opportunity to meet the coaches and players. The boosters and coaches shared important 2014 season information. The 2014 Fundraising AVVB Campaign Coffee/Soup Sales was introduced and each player received a package. (If you are interested in buying coffee or soup, contact us at the website.) Warmups and spirit wear were on sale, and parents were able to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

Some pictures are posted on the photo share-site. Check out the video of the fight song!

AVHS Tryout Information

July 25, 2014

Tryouts for the upcoming 2014 high school volleyball season will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 11-13. Tryouts will be in two sessions on Monday and Tuesday, from 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-2:30. Wednesday will have a morning session 8:30-11:30. Teams will be decided by the end of the day Wednesday. Dates and times for tryouts and preseason practices are posted on the calendar.

Please come to tryouts dressed and ready to participate by the start time of each session. Bring a water bottle and a healthy bag lunch, unless you are planning to get lunch off-campus. All eligibility documents, including physicals and MSHSL documents should be completed with the Athletic Office prior to August 8. If you have questions regarding eligibility please check the AVHS website.

Captains' Practices — Save the Dates

July 25, 2014

Captains practice will be on the grass at AVHS Aug. 4-8. Practice will be held from 8:30am to 10am Monday through Friday.

Register Now for 2014 Fall Leagues

July 25, 2014

Fall league tryouts have been set for Monday evening August 11 for all girls in grades 4-8 who are interested in playing in a fall league.

Date: Monday, August 11
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Apple Valley High School Gym
Fee: $170

AVVB Camp This Week! Photos Requested

July 13, 2014

Apple Valley volleyball players will be in the gym this week for four days of summer volleyball camp: high school players in the morning from 8-12, and players entering grades 3-8 in the afternoons starting at 1pm.

If you are handy with a camera, have time to drop by camp to take some photos, and you are willing to share them, we would love to post them on our website. Please contact the webmaster.