The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers volleyball team tried hard to stage a come-from-behind rally in Waseca last Thursday night, but fell short, losing 3-1.
After losing the first game by a large margin, 25- 9, the Buccaneers rallied and played hard in the second game.
Unfortunately they fell by the close score of 25-22 to the Bluejays, putting the match at 2-0.
In game three it was do or die time. BEA played well and came out with a 25-20 win.
The Bluejays, however, cut the Bucs rally short and finished off the match by taking game four by a score of 25-19.
Audrey McDonald led the Bucs by hitting 10 kills and making 10 digs and going 13 of 14 serving with six service points.
Haley Resutek led the BEA squad with 15 digs in the match that was held in the Waseca gym.
Elizabeth Ellis recorded five kills and made two blocks at the net.
BEA's Nicole Krinke had 20 assists in the four-game match, as well as making 28 digs and going 17 of 18 at the service line and scoring 12 service points.
Buccaneer Ciarra Olson made 12 digs plus hit five kills.
The loss dropped BEA's record to 2-9 overall and 0-5 in the South Central Conference.
This week the Bucs travel to St. Peter on Tuesday and then host St. James on Thursday.
They will also host the Buc Invite on Saturday in the BEA gym.
Fairmont 3, BEA 1
The Blue Earth Area volleyball team went head to head in a friendly rivalry against the Fairmont Cardinals.
The Cardinals, who had a season record of 1-8, managed to add another win from the match at BEA High School Tuesday.
The teams fought for the lead in a four-game match, where three games went to Fairmont; 25-20, 25-15 and 25-17 the second game ending in the Bucs' favor 25-22.
Despite the overall loss against their opponents, the Bucs had some good plays.
Ciarra Olson showed some leadership on the court on Tuesday night. She was 15 for 18 at the service line, scoring 12 points and two aces.
Olson also led the team in kills, tallying 11 of them. She also had 13 digs and one ace block.
Nicole Krinke led the team in digs and sets. She had 19 set assists and 14 digs. She also managed six kills.
Krinke was 15 for 15 serving, scoring seven points and one ace.
Also assisting the Bucs in sets was Kylie Ahl who had seven and also had one ace block.
Audrey McDonald was 14 for 14 at the back line managing seven service points and one ace. She also had 10 digs.
Haley Resutek had 12 digs and Elizabeth Ellis had seven kills.
The loss against Fairmont puts the Bucs overall record at 2-9 and South Central Conference record at 0-4.