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Bucs take on the Fairmont Cards

By Staff | Oct 12, 2014

It was a night spent celebrating the seniors on the Buccaneer volleyball team last Thursday night.

The Blue Earth Area team recognized its five seniors; Elizabeth Ellis, Mariah Twedt, Devyn Baunshausen, Analicia Swanson and Kylie Ahl.

However, the game play that night was not all about celebrating.

The Fairmont Cardinals traveled to Blue Earth for a conference match. The Bucs tallied a couple of impressive stats, but the Cards ultimately took the win for the night.

They finished the match with a 3-0 victory.

“This was not our best game,” coach Donna Nawrocki says. “The third set was our best but it was too late.”

The Bucs did take awhile to warm up and it showed during the first game of the match. BEA?was left trailing by 12 points, with Fairmont notching the first win 25-13.

The second set didn’t prove much better for the Bucs as they finished with an 11-point gap between them and the opposing team.

They seemed to reenergize for the last game of the match, but as Nawrocki said, it was too late to salvage the match. The Cards won the last game 25-22 and claimed the match, 3-0.

Although it was senior night, it was sophomore Lindsey Jacobs who was a leader on the court. She found her strength serving for the Bucs and went a perfect 17 for 17 accounting for 10 points and one ace point. Jacobs also had seven digs.

Samantha Barslou led the team in digs with 11 and also had three kills.

Alissa Norman had 11 set assists and six digs.

Lindsey Norman tallied seven digs, five kills and one ace block.

Senior Baunshausen had eight digs and Ellis had one ace block.

The Bucs will play again on Tuesday at Worthington, details from that game will be featured in the next issue of the Faribault County Register.

New Ulm 3, BEA?0

Blue Earth Area traveled to New Ulm last Tuesday for some Big South conference volleyball action.

The Bucs had their sweet spots on the court which helped keep game scores close. However, the Eagles powered ahead winning the match 3-0.

The first game put New Ulm on the board quickly and while BEA?attempted to sneak up on the opposing team they still lost, 25-13.

Then, the Bucs found even more momentum in the second game, inching closer yet to the Eagles. New Ulm took the second game, which ended 25-16.

The third game was the closest yet, making fans question whether the Bucs would force the match into more games to determine the winner.

The Bucs and Eagles remained close in score to the end of the game, but eventually ended 25-21 in New Ulm’s favor.

Lindsey Norman led the Buccaneers with nine digs. She also had the most kills at the net for her team, tallying six of those. Norman also had one ace block.

Alissa Norman was a force to be reckoned with behind the back line. She went a perfect 10 for 10 serving accounting for seven points and two ace points.

Norman also aided the team with eight set assists and four digs.

Lindsey Jacobs was also hot on the serve. She was a perfect 9 for 9 accounting for four points.

Samantha Ripley gave some height and power at the net and had six kills. She also had one ace block.

Kaylor Jacobs and Samantha Barslou both had four digs each and Elizabeth Ellis had one ace block.

The Bucs loss against New Ulm puts them at a conference record of 1-8 and overall season record of 1-20.