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Benson tops Minnewaska in 3AA-North

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prep Willmar, 56201

Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

BENSON -- Jenny Bouta's 11 kills, two ace blocks and three ace serves paced Benson to a 25-13, 25-20, 25-20 sweep of Minnewaska Area in the quarterfinals of Section 3AA-North volleyball on Friday night.

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Taylor Semler added 23 set assists and three ace blocks for the Braves, who will now play Lac qui Parle Valley in the semifinals on Tuesday in Montevideo.

Robin Mithun led the Lakers with five kills, Kaylee Jacobs and Emily Roering had two ace blocks each, Jacobs served three aces and Trista Pahan recorded 11 digs.

Benson 3, Minnewaska 0

Benson..................................25 25 25

Minnewaska..........................13 20 20

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Benson

Serving: Emily Auch 2-2-0, Monica Lindblad 0-1-0, Kayla Hampton 9-10-0, Carli Collins 6-8-1, Mallory Jensen 5-6-0, Brenna Hagen 4-4-2, Taylor Semler 17-18-3, Jenny Bouta 9-12-3, Rachel Bausman 4-5-1, Abby Goff 7-8-1 ... Setting: Semler 52-54-23 ... Hitting: Auch 3-5-1, Lindblad 1-1-0, Hampton 12-14-6, Jensen 11-12-3, Semler 6-7-2, Bouta 15-16-11, Bausman 3-3-1, Michelle Erhardt 4-4-0, Goff 13-15-5 ... Blocking (aces): Hampton 1, Bouta 2 ... Digs: Auch 3, Michele Hanson 11, Lindblad 1, Hampton 4, Collins 4, Hagen 1, Semler 5, Bouta 3, Bausman 3, Erhardt 4, Goff 3

Minnewaska

Serving: Allie Ostrander 8-9-0, Callie Schiele 5-6-0, Chelsea Geiser 11-11-1, Kaylee Jacobs 8-10-3, Emily Toop 4-4-0, Abby Kreitlow 9-10-0, Amanda Nemmers 2-2-0 ... Setting: Ostrander 49-51-11 ... Hitting: Ostrander 10-12-2, Morgan Olson 9-11-1, Robyn Mithun 10-12-5, Geiser 10-18-1, Jacobs 6-13-2, Emily Roering 6-7-1, Toop 2-2-0, Trista Pahan 1-2-0, Kreitlow 1-1-0 ... Blocking (aces): Ostrander 1, Geiser 1, Jacobs 2, Roering 2 ... Digs: Ostrander 7, Schiele 4, Olson 7, Mithun 5, Toop 10, Pahan 11, Kreitlow 7

Montevideo 3, Morris 1

Montevideo will get a third crack at Yellow Medicine East as the Thunder Hawks upended Morris.

Brooke Tastad had 21 kills and Beka Schwendemann followed with nine to pace Montevideo's attack. The Thunder Hawks also got 38 set assists from Whitney Johnson and four ace blocks from Jaci Clauson.

Alissa Melberg's eight kills and Heather Gagner's five ace serves paced Morris.

Montevideo.....................23 25 25 25

Morris..............................25 10 17 12

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Montevideo

Serving: Elissa Christensen 20-21-3, Kayli Amborn 17-18-2, Rachel Schwachtgen 10-10-2, Whitney Johnson 15-18-3, Beka Schwendemann 10-11-0, Kelsie Diggins 16-18-1 ... Setting: Amborn 3-3-0, Molli Bruns 3-3-2, Nicole Strei 3-3-1, Johnson 70-70-38, Jaci Clauson 1-1-0, Schwendemann 2-2-0, Diggins 1-1-0 ... Hitting: Amborn 2-3-0, Bruns 2-3-1, Schwachtgen 1-1-0, Carly Beals 14-16-6, Brooke Tastad 31-38-21, Clauson 2-2-2, Schwendemann 18-18-9, Carrissa Larson 1-1-1 ... Blocking (aces): Bruns 1, Tastad 2, Clauson 4, Schwendemann 3 ... Digs: Christensen 5, Amborn 6, Bruns 1, Schwachtgen 8, Johnson 11, Beals 3, Tastad 4, Schwendemann 18, Diggins 15

Morris

Serving: Brooke Anderson 17-19-2, Kelsey Amundson 6-6-0, Heather Gagner 8-10-5, Dani Staples 2-3-0, Jenna Nelson 10-10-0, Erin Schieler 5-5-0, Brianna Neuman 10-11-2 ... Setting: Neuman 85-86-19 ... Hitting: Mary Rentz 16-20-4, Staples 9-10-2, Nelson 21-25-2, Schieler 13-17-3, Alissa Melberg 17-19-8, Neuman 3-3-0, Sara Beyer 11-12-5 ... Blocking (aces): Rentz 1, Nelson 1, Schieler 2, Melberg 1, Beyer 1 ... Digs: Anderson 7, Amundson 9, Rentz 5, Gagner 7, Nelson 11, Schieler 2, Melberg 3, Beyer 1

YME 3, Redwood Valley 0

Stina Leiseth had 13 kills and Macy McKay added 10 kills and four ace serves to help YME move into the sub-section semifinals.

Aimee Johnson also had four ace serves and 31 set assists and Jamie Baker pounded down 11 kills for the Sting, who won their fourth straight match.

No statistics were available from Redwood Valley.

Redwood Valley....................14 18 13

YME.......................................25 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Redwood Valley

Statistics not available

Yellow Medicine East

Serving: Stina Leiseth 5-6-2, Macy McKay 15-17-4, Courtney Knudson 10-10-2, Jamie Baker 11-12-3, Aimee Johnson 22-23-4, Livi Jeseritz 6-8-1 ... Setting: Leiseth 10-10-1, McKay 7-7-0, Knudson 10-10-1, Baker 5-5-0, Ashley Soderstrom 1-1-1, Johnson 75-76-31, Whitney Swenson 4-4-1 ... Hitting: Leiseth 22-24-13, McKay 21-25-10, Knudson 4-4-1, Baker 19-20-11, Johnson 2-3-1, Swenson 2-4-1, Jeseritz 15-23-3 ... Blocking (aces): Leiseth 1, Baker 2, Johnson 1, Jeseritz 1 ... Digs: Leiseth 14, McKay 13, Knudson 5, Soderstrom 4, Johnson 14, Swenson 1, Jeseritz 15

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