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Chargers defeat Watertown-Mayer, move to 4-0

WATERTOWN — The Dassel-Cokato football team remained undefeated on the 2021 season, defeating Watertown-Mayer on the road 29-14 Friday.

The Chargers led 15-0 at the half, and outgained the Royals 361-203. DC had 311 yards on the ground.

Eli Gillman led the way for DC, carrying 30 times for 96 yards and two scores. Monte Gillman had 11 carries for 80 yards; Keyton Johnson 16 for 76 and a TD; and Greg Clark had 51 yards on 10 carries.

Clark went 2-for-6 through the air, for 50 yards. Devan Nguyen caught both of those passes, including a 30-yard score.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

#2 Royals breeze past Charger volleyball squad

COKATO – The #2 ranked team in Class AA volleyball, the Watertown-Mayer Royals, swept the DC Chargers by a score of 25-13, 25-17, 25-18 Thursday.

The Chargers struggled at the net against at tall W-M squad, hitting just .014 (16 kills-15 errors-70 attempts), and also had trouble handling the tough serves from the Royals.

Evelyn O’Brien led the team with seven kills. Emily Aho had 13 digs, with Emmy Haataja adding 11. Zoe Verhey and Taylor Pudas led the team with three blocks.

DC is now 7-5 on the season. They will host the DC Invitational Saturday at DCHS.

DC girls swimming floats past Watertown-Mayer

WATERTOWN – The Dassel-Cokato girls swimming team won 9 of 11 events at Watertown-Mayer Tuesday in an 88-58 victory.

There was no diving portion, as the W-M pool does not have capacity for diving.

Amelia Travis (200 Free and 100 Back) and  Kaisa Salmen (50 Free and 500 Free) both finished first in two events.

Eliana Hoffman (100 Fly) and Amy Kivisto (100 Free), also finished first, as did all three relay teams.

Check out next Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

DC Volleyball sweeps Foley

FOLEY – DC got their first three-set sweep of the season, defeating the Falcons (4-7) on the road Tuesday, 25-20, 25-15, 27-25. With the win, they improved their overall record to 7-4 on the season.

“It was really fun to get our first sweep!” said Resop. “We’ve been working on a lot of the little things in the gym so we have options in our pocket, and it all came together very nicely tonight. They played an all-around solid match tonight, moving the ball around offensively, pursuing every ball relentlessly, and serving smart.”

Indeed, the Chargers hit at a very smart clip of .222 (43 kills-17 errors-117 attempts). Evelyn O’Brien led the team in kills with 12 (.226 attack %), while Lauren Abfalter had perhaps her best game of the season, contributing 10 kills at a .318 clip. Zoe Verhey added nine kills.

Emily Aho continued her strong performance in the back court, collecting 21 digs, while O’Brien added 12.

Emmy Haataja had 20 assists, Kelly Kraemer 16, while Krista Tormanen added two aces.

Charger Volleyball off to strong start

The DC Charger volleyball team is off to a strong start under coach Linda Resop, going 6-4 through the first 10 games of the season.

DC defeated 3rd-ranked Maple Lake to open the season, and followed it up with a win over a strong Delano team.

After falling to Mound Westonka Tuesday, and Glencoe-Silver Lake Thursday, by identical scores of 3-1, DC went 3-1 at the Minnewaska Tournament over the weekend.

The team defeated Minnewaska Area 25-17, 25-23; Ortonville 22-25, 25-15 (DC technically won the match by point differential); and Lac Qui Parle Valley 25-23, 25-20.

DC lost to Kittson County Central 25-14, 25-20.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

DC girls swim & dive participates at U of M

MINNEAPOLIS – The DC girls swim & dive team participated in the Maroon & Gold Invite (Bronze Division) at the University of Minnesota Saturday.

DC finished 12th of 17 teams.

Amelia Travis (5th, 100 Free; 7th, 200 Free) was the only Charger to finish individually in the top-10.

The 200 Free Relay team also finished in the top-10, finishing eighth. (Team members: Amelia Travis, Veronica Stenberg, Kaisa Salmen, Laura Mayfield, 1:50.44).

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.