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Bucs lose first home game, 3-0

By Staff | Sep 14, 2014

The Blue Earth Area volleyball team traveled to St. Peter last Thursday night for their third Big South conference game of the season.

The Bucs went into their match up against the Saints with an 0-2 conference record under their belt and were hoping to tally their first win.

However, after just three games the maroon and gold walked away with yet another loss.

The first game of the match ended quickly for the Bucs and the Saints took the first game, 25-2.

BEA recovered from that loss and tried to edge a little closer to their opponents. Their efforts landed them with another loss at 25-14.

The third game was the deciding game of the match. The Saints needed to win this to end the match early, which is just what happened.

St.?Peter took the final game at 25-6; winning the match 3-0.

The Buccaneers’ loss to the Saints put their overall record for the season at 0-9 and their conference record at 0-3.

The next match for the Bucs will be against the New Ulm Eagles on Monday, Sept. 16, in Blue Earth and will play again next Thursday, Sept. 18, against the Fairmont Cardinals in Fairmont.

St. James 3, BEA 0

The Blue Earth Area volleyball team played against St. James for their second conference game of the season.

And, although the Buccaneers had a home court advantage last Tuesday, Sept. 9, they couldn’t muster up a win against the Saints.

The Bucs stayed close to the opposing team in the first game ending in a 20-25 loss for the home team.

Unfortunately the last two games ended quickly and in St. James’ favor; 25-10 and 25-17.

“It was another good team effort,” Buc coach Donna Nawrocki said after the game.

Freshman Alissa Norman led the Bucs in set assists with 12. She also had six digs and two kills.

Norman was a strong force behind the service line as well. She was 14 for 17 serving, accounting for 12 points and two ace points.

Lindsey Norman, who had an injury in the Bucs’ first game against Lake Crystal-Welcome Memorial, was back in the game last Tuesday and accounted for two kills at the net.

Kaylor Jacobs had four kills. Lindsey Jacobs had three kills and five digs.

Elizabeth Ellis had six digs and was the only Buc to have an ace block against St. James.

Samantha Barslou was a perfect 8 for 8 behind the service line accounting for six points and one ace point.