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Benson topples BOLD

Benson middle hitter Chelsea Goff, right, strikes for one of her 15 kills despite the defensive effort of six-foot BOLD middle hitter Tyann Caspers during action in Game 2 Tuesday at Olivia. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

OLIVIA -- Benson won an intense early-season matchup with West Central South Conference rival BOLD on Tuesday as the Braves prevailed 25-14, 26-28, 25-19, 26-24.

BOLD's problem with serve/receive led to the 11-point deficit in Game 1. They tightened up after that and rallied from four points down at 18-22 in Game 2.

At that point Benson (3-1, 3-1) had nine ace serves (eight by Emma Peterson) to one by BOLD.

No ace serves were recorded by either team the rest of the way.

The Braves attack line was led by Samantha Goff with 15 kills, Ellen Reuss with 12 and Peterson with 11. Setter Alexa Nissen recorded 21 assists.

For BOLD (1-1, 3-6), Tyann Caspers made good on 15 of 40 attacks with 12 errors. Nissen finised with 12 kills and Baylie Kubesh tallied 27 assists in 67 sets.

Benson 3, BOLD 1

Benson (3-1, 3-1) 25 26 25 26

BOLD (1-1, 3-6) 14 28 19 24

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Benson

Serving: Mackenzie Jensen 7-9-0, Alexa Nissen 8-9-0, Emma Peterson 28-30-8, Natalie Mikkelson 17-20-0, Samantha Goff 7-8-0, Ellen Reuss 12-13-1... Setting: Nissen 61-68-21, Mikkelson 39-41-9 ... Hitting: Nissen 3-4-1, Peterson 33-41-11, Beth Erhardt 8-10-3, Goff 24-28-15, Reuss 25-28-12, Shyanne Himley 4-7-0 ... Blocking (aces): Goff 2 ... Digs: Jensen 20, Peterson 13, Mikkelson 7, Reuss 6, Goff 5

BOLD

Serving: Baylie Kubesh 16-18-0, Mallarie Steffel 13-14-0, Tyann Caspers 13-13-0, Samantha Luepke 12-13-0, Nikki Neisen 8-8-1 ... Setting: Kubesh 64-67-27, Luepke 36-38-10 ... Hitting: Kubesh 13-16-5, Carly Sigurdson 21-26-1, Steffel 11-13-5, Caspers 28-40-15, Neisen 29-35-12 ... Blocking (aces): Caspers 5, Steffel 1, Neisen 1 ... Digs: Kubesh 19, Bailey Elbert 14, Sigurdson 7, Steffel 19, Casper 17, Neisen 38

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