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Volleyball loses to Waseca, St. Peter
October 8, 2017

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After losing the first two games by close scores, the Blue Earth Area Buccaneer volleyball team lost the third game by a lopsided score, as the St. Peter Saints swept them, 3-0 last Thursday night in St. Peter.

Game one was a close 25-18 score, and game two was even closer, with St. Peter coming out on top of a real battle, 26-24. But, the Bucs lost 25-11 in game three.

BEA kept their season record above .500, despite two losses during the week. They stand at 8-7 for the year, as they headed into their own Buc Invite Tournament which was held on Saturday, Oct. 7. Details will be in the next Faribault County Register.

Against St. Peter, the Buccaneers got some top performances from Sofie Blair and Lindsey Norman. They both had eight kills during the night, while Blair added 10 digs and two ace blocks, and Norman eight digs and four ace blocks.

Lindsey Norman, Alissa Norman and Samantha Naumann were all 9 of 10 from the service line. Both Norman sisters also had an ace serve while Lindsey had four service points, Alissa three and Naumann three.

Naumann added eight digs while Alissa Norman had six, plus 20 set assists.

Maddi Oelke had six kills and Alyssa Ripley two ace blocks in the effort.

Besides the Buc Invite, BEA was set to host Jackson County Central on Monday, then head to St. James on Tuesday and Le Sueur-Henderson on Thursday.

Waseca 3, BEA 1

The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer volleyball team fell 3-1 to the Waseca Bluejays last Monday night in Waseca.

Only the last game was not close.

The Bucs lost the first game by just two points, falling 25-23. The second game was similar, but this time the Bucs won, 25-22, to tie up the match.

The third game went to the 'Jays, by a score of 25-21, while BEA lost the fourth and final game of the night, 25-15.

"It was a sluggish Monday," coach Donna Nawrocki said. "We could not get going."

That was despite some incredible play by several of the players who put up some big numbers.

Maddi Oelke came up with 13 kills at the net. Alissa Norman had 34 set assists. Sofie Blair came through with 18 digs. And Lindsey Norman was 17 of 19 serving with three ace serves and 12 service points.

But, it was not a good enough effort to pull out the win.

Blair had seven kills and was 16 of 17 serving with two ace serves and 10 team points to add to her stats for the night.

Lindsey Norman also nailed seven kills and had 14 digs and four ace blocks.

Alyssa Ripley had two ace blocks and was 15 of 19 at the line with two ace serves and 10 service points. Hannah Johnson had six kills, while Samantha Naumann added 11 digs.

The loss put the Bucs' season record at 8-6.

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