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Packers fall to Cougars in three

The Austin volleyball team was swept by Mankato East by scores of 25-18, 25-10, 25-19 in Packer Gym Thursday.

Avery Thompson had seven kills and 13 digs for the Packers (6-2 overall, 0-1 Big Nine) and AJ Richard added 16 set assists.

Austin’s Alijha Richard (6) and Kyra Walters (12) try to block a hit by Mankato East’s Mackenzie Schweim during game two Thursday night in Packer Gym. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Austin stats: Avery Thompson, 7 kills, 13 digs; Erica Lundberg, 6 kills, 15 digs; Lexi Stich, 2 kills; Elyse Hebrink, 2 kills, 11 digs; Madisyn Retterath, 10 digs, 1 ace; AJ Richard, 16 set assists, 6 digs

Austin’s Eric Lundberg hits in game one against Mankato East Thursday night in Packer Gym. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com