Sub Section loss puts end to season
Blue Earth Area ended their season last night after the first round of Sub Section play.
The Buccaneer volleyball team headed to Kenyon to take on the No. 1 seeded team, Kenyon-Wanamingo, last Thursday night.
Unfortunately, the Bucs fell quickly to their opponents in a 3-0 match, with set scores of 25-12, 25-4 and 25-11.
The Knights will now move on to the next round of Sub Section at Mankato East High School where they will play Tri City United at 6 p.m.
However, the maroon and gold will end their season here with a 2-26 overall season record.
As coach Donna Nawrocki predicted at the beginning of the season, the age of the team was going to be a big factor.
“We will take some hits because of our youth,” the coach had said.
But, she also added that although they were young, they were athletic and that showed throughout the season.
“They have done well this season,” Nawrocki said. “And the younger girls have gotten a lot of experience.”
This was reflected down to the very last game of the season in Kenyon.
Freshman Alissa Norman had eight set assists and five digs.
Lindsey Norman, also a freshman, had five digs and was one of three Buc players to tally two kills at the net.
Samantha Ripley led the team with ace blocks with two and also had two kills.
Samantha Barslou and Elizabeth Ellis had one ace block each. Barslou also had two kills.
Sophomore Kaylor Jacobs had four digs.
Devyn Braunshausen led the team in serves. She had a perfect 5 for 5 serving and accounted for three points.
The Blue Earth Area Volleyball team traveled to Rochester last Friday and Saturday to participate in the Rochester Tournament.
The Buccaneers played four games; two on Friday and two on Saturday, with a record for the weekend of three losses and one win.
Mayo 2, BEA 0
The first game on Friday night for the Bucs was played against Rochester Mayo. The match ended 2-0 in Mayo’s favor with scores of 25-8 and 25-9.
Alissa Norman had six set assists during this game.
Lindsey Norman led the team with five digs and also had two kills.
Elizabeth Ellis led the team with three kills, and team mate Samantha Barslou had two kills.
Devyn Braunshausen was a perfect 4 for 4 serving during this match.
Mayfield 2, BEA 0
The Bucs second game showed a little more action for the BEA?girls as they came a bit closer in score to their opponents. However,?Mayfield took the win 2-0 with game scores of 25-17 and 25-13.
Lindsey Norman led the team in digs with nine and in kills with five. She also had one ace block.
Alissa Norman had seven set assists, six digs and one ace block.
Lindsey Jacobs was hot behind the line serving 7 for 8 and accounting for two points. She also had five digs.
Analicia Swanson was a perfect 3 for 3 serving and had one ace serve.
Kylie Ahl had five digs.
Irondale 2, BEA 0
The first game for the Bucs on Saturday was against Irondale when the competition was even more closely matched. The Bucs lost 2-0 with game scores 26-24 and 25-21.
Samantha Barslou was the team leader when it came to serving, going 14 for 14 and accounting for seven ace points. She also led the team in kills with three and had one ace block.
Alissa Norman had eight digs, seven set assists and one ace block.
Lindsey Norman went 8 for 9 serving with three ace points, had two ace blocks, six digs and two kills.
Both Kaylor Jacobs and Samantha Ripley had one ace block each.
Devyn Braunshausen had two kills and five digs and Elizabeth Ellis had four digs.
BEA 2, MPH 0
The final game of the weekend was the win for the maroon and gold. They played Minneapolis Patrick Henry and won 2-0 with game scores of 25-8 and 25-21.
Devyn Braunshausen was a perfect 18 for 18 serving, accounting for six ace points. She also had seven digs.
Samantha Barslou had four kills and three digs while serving 6 for 7 with one ace point.
Alissa Norman was 7 for 7 serving with one ace point and had three digs.
Lindsey Norman had two kills and four digs.
Both Kaylor and Lindsey Jacobs had two kills each. Kylie Ahl had one ace block.