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Bucs start out at 1-1

By Staff | Sep 3, 2017

Maddi Oelke goes sky high to tip the ball back over the Knights defender during action in BEA’s 3-0 victory over Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial in the Bucs home opener last Tuesday night. Oelke had five kills and four ace blocks.

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer volleyball team took care of business last Tuesday night during their season home-opener.

The Bucs swept the Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Knights by scores of 25-17, 25-12, 25-21, with just the final game being close.

BEA got a big boost from Sofie Blair, who had eight kills, eight digs and was 13 of 14 from the serving line, with three ace serves and nine service points.

Lindsey Norman added five kills for the team, had six digs and two ace blocks. She was also 16 of 19 serving, with 6 ace serves and 13 service points.

Maddi Oelke had five kills and four ace blocks, while Alissa Norman had four kills to go along with her 26 set assists. Norman also was 9 of 10 from the service line with four service points.

Hannah Johnson had four kills to go along with her 9 of 11 performance from the serving line, with two aces and seven points. Alyssa Ripley also had two ace blocks for the Buccaneers.

BEA evened their record for the young season at 1-1.

This week the Bucs will be heading to Fairmont on Thursday, and to Luverne on Saturday.

Marshall 3, BEA 0

The Bucs knew opening their season against the Marshall Tigers would be difficult, and it turned out to be true.

The Tigers are a perennial Class AA powerhouse and start the season ranked sixth in State in Class AA.

BEA lost to Marshall in three games, 25-6, 25-11, 25-18 at the Big South Conference crossover competition in Windom on Saturday, Aug. 26.

Lindsey Norman had three kills, six digs and four ace blocks to lead the Bucs.

Maddi Oelke also had three kills, along with four digs and two ace blocks.

Alissa Norman was 7 of 7 serving with two service points. She also had 11 set assists. Sidney Blair was 6 of 7 from the line, with an ace and four service points.