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Time to Celebrate

By Staff | Sep 29, 2014

The Blue Earth Area volleyball team celebrated a win last Tuesday, which was followed up with some tough competition on Thursday.

Last Thursday, the Buccaneers hosted the St. Peter Saints who are currently the number one team in the conference.

The Saints won the match 3-0 in the first three games; 25-9, 25-13 and 25-8.

The Bucs’ Samantha Barslou was the leader at the net, racking up four kills. Barslou also had seven digs and one ace block.

Lindsey Norman was the top when it came to digs for the maroon and gold, tallying ten of them. She also had two ace blocks.

Alissa Norman continues to aid her team with set assists of which she had nine in the match against St. Peter.

Lindsey Jacobs had six digs and teammate Kylie Ahl had one ace block.

Samantha Ripley again used her height at the net and had two kills and one ace block.

This loss for the Bucs puts their overall record for the season at 1-15 and their Big South record at 1-6.

The Bucs will take on Jackson on Monday and details from that game will be featured in the next issue of the Faribault County Register.

BEA 3, Waseca 0

It was a season first for the Blue Earth Area Buccaneers when they shut out their opponents last Tuesday night.

The maroon and gold hosted the Waseca Bluejays and came out with a 3-0 win for the home volleyball team the Bucs first win of the season.

This bumped their overall record for the season to 1-14 and the conference record to 1-5.

“This was a great win for the team,” coach Donna Nawrocki said.

The first game worked out well in the Bucs’ favor. They finished with a nine point lead, winning 25-16.

Waseca tried to sneak a little closer to BEA in the second game, but the Bucs took the lead and kept it that way. The final score was still separated by five points in BEA’s favor, 25-20.

The Bucs needed to take the next game in order to win the match. So, that is just what they did. BEA had a 25-18 victory over Waseca.

Alissa Norman has been the top Buc when it comes to set assists, and the match against Waseca was no different for the freshman. She racked up 23 set assists during the match and also had seven digs.

Samantha Barslou was hot at the net with eight kills, and teammate Lindsey Norman aided another eight kills, as well. Norman also had eight digs.

Kylie Ahl found her hot spot behind the service line. She had a near perfect 18 for 19 and accounted for 16 points and three ace points. Ahl also was quick on her feet and tallied eight digs.

Devyn Braunshausen also was 18 for 19 serving and accounted for 13 points and three ace points. She had seven digs for the Bucs, as well. Sam Ripley and Elizabeth Ellis gave some height at the net which worked out in the team’s favor.

Ripley and Ellis each had two ace blocks at the net. Ripley also had six kills.

BEA 6th Place

On Saturday, Sept. 20, Blue Earth Area hosted the Buc Invite at the BEA?High School gym.

Six teams participated, including; Minnesota Valley Lutheran, Maple River, Martin Luther/GHEC, New-Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva and St. Peter.

BEA first played against MVL and lost the first two games and won the third. The game scores were 24-14 (MVL), 25-17 (MVL) and 15-13 (BEA).

Maple River was the second team to take on the Buccaneers. That match ended 2-1 in the Eagles favor. The scores were 25-21 and 25-23 for Maple River’s wins and 15-12 win for the Bucs.

BEA and Martin Luther/GHEC played next with a match ending 2-1 in the visitor’s favor. ML/GHEC took the first game 25-20. BEA won the second 25-21 and ML/GHEC won the last by just two points, 16-14.

The NRHEG Panthers, who were the No. 2 team at the Invite, played the Bucs fourth, winning all three games; 25-18, 25-19 and 15-7.

The final game of the tournament was against St. Peter, the top team of the day. St. Peter won all three games against BEA; 25-14, 25-16 and 15-9.

The final results of the invite were:?St. Peter first, NRHEG second, MVL third, ML/GHEC fourth, Maple River fifth and BEA sixth.