Bucs volleyball beats the Cards, 3-1
The Buccaneer’s volleyball team took on the Waseca Blue Jays Thursday, Sept. 20 in Waseca.
Blue Earth Area played a quick three game match, winning 3-0.
The past few matches for the Bucs team have been close-scoring, especially in their previous game play against their rivals the Fairmont Cardinals.
But, the girls came to win against Waseca with scores, 25-17, 25-14 and 25-13.
Krista Hassing led the Bucs with 21 kills and served 9 for 9. She also has three ace blocks and six digs.
Janessa Jahnke also had 14 kills and eight digs for the BEA?win.
Audrey McDonald had an impressive night at the service line for the Bucs. She went 21 for 21, scoring 15 points with two service aces.
Whitney Pirsig had four kills and eight digs and Ashton Hendrickson had two ace blocks.
Monica Krieger assisted with 37 sets in Thursday nights match against Waseca.
This win for the Bucs bumps their South Central Conference record up to a still undefeated 5-0.
Their overall record this season is 10-2.
The Buccaneer volleyball team’s next game is against St. Peter on Tuesday in Blue Earth.
They will also play on Thursday, in a match against St. James which will be held in St. James.
BEA 3, Fairmont 1
The Blue Earth Area volleyball team faced up in a close scoring match against their rivals the Fairmont Cardinals.
The Bucs played a four game match in Fairmont on Tuesday and came away with a 3-1 win.
However, the first game started in Fairmont’s favor as they kept the lead from the Bucs in the beginning.
BEA took the lead for the first time in the game when they bumped the score to 10-9.
The two teams kept each other close, scoring back and forth. They eventually tied it up at 13-13 when BEA?lost the serve to Fairmont.
It was a kill followed by a tip over the net, both by Krista Hassing, that regained the upper hand for the Bucs. They were ahead with a score of 17-15.
After that, Fairmont only managed to score four more points in the first game.
Janessa Jahnke went in for a hit that found an opening and won the first game for the Bucs, 25-19.
The Cards started off the scoring in the second game, but it didn’t take long for the Bucs to creep back into the lead.
It was a hit by Whitney Pirsig that tied up the second game, 5-5.
Similar to the first game the rival teams rallied for points against each other.
Another kill by Jahnke put BEA at 9-6 and they stayed in the lead through the rest of the game.
They pulled out another win with a score of 25-18.
If the Bucs won the next game they would take the match. However, the Cards were not ready to give in that easy.
Fairmont started the scoring in the third game and stayed in the lead.
A?bad serve on behalf of the Cards gave the Bucs their first lead in the fourth game, 11-10.
Possession of the ball went to BEA?and Jahnke stepped up to the service line. Unfortunately, her serve fell short and tied the score back up.
Fairmont would inch ahead by a point, then BEA?would match them in score.
The Bucs tried to make a comeback but they continued to trail the Cards.
Fairmont finally won their first game of the match, 25-23.
To avoid playing all five games of the match, it was up to BEA?to win the fourth game. Fairmont started with possession of the serve but that didn’t last long. The serve landed out of bounds giving BEA?the first point.
The Bucs took that early lead and never looked back, refusing to let the Cards get ahead even once during the fourth game.
BEA won the last game of the match with a score of 25-10.
Leading the Bucs in kills in their match against the Cards was Jahnke with 20. She also had 14 digs and three ace blocks.
Monica Krieger assisted with an impressive 38 sets in Tuesday’s match.
Hassing also helped the Bucs toward a victory with 13 kills, 15 digs and six ace blocks.
Pirsig was 18 for 21 at the service line for the Bucs with four aces and scoring 14 points. She also had two ace blocks.
Audrey McDonald served 15 of 15 with one ace and scoring nine points for BEA. She also had eight digs.
Ashton Hendrickson also helped the Bucs win the match with five kills.
Their win against Fairmont put them at an overall record of 9-2 this season. They are undefeated in the South Central Conference with a record of 4-0.