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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
BOLD and Benson battle on the Braves' court Monday night for first place in the WC South. Here, BOLD's Samantha Luepke, right, extends to make a save as Samantha Goff, nearest net, and Alexa Nissen are ready to react. The Braves won Game 1 25-23.
Tribune photo by Rand Middleton BOLD and Benson battle on the Braves' court Monday night for first place in the WC South. Here, BOLD's Samantha Luepke, right, extends to make a save as Samantha Goff, nearest net, and Alexa Nissen are ready to react. The Braves won Game 1 25-23.

BOLD volleyball team takes over first place

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

BENSON -- The BOLD Warriors took over first place in the West Central South conference with a 3-1 win over the Benson Braves on Tuesday in Benson.

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The Warriors won 23-25, 25-22, 25-18, and 25-21. They improved their record to 7-1 in the conference and 13-7 overall. The Braves fell to 7-2, 13-6.

BOLD was led by Nikki Neisen with 24 kills and an ace block and Tyann Caspers who had 12 kills, five ace blocks and an ace serve.

Warrior setter Baylie Kubesh and outside hitter Samantha Luepke combined for 39 assists and were successful on 159 of 165 sets.

Samantha Goff had nine kills and three ace blocks in the losing effort for the Braves.

Benson's Ellen Reuss, Alexa Nissen and Bethany Erhardt combined for 17 kills.

BOLD has won seven of its last eight matches.

The Warriors will try to defend first place when they play Yellow Medicine East on Thursday in Olivia.

BOLD 3, Benson 1

BOLD (7-1, 13-7) 23 25 25 25

Benson (7-2, 13-6) 25 22 18 21

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

BOLD

Serving: Baylie Kubesh 17-18-0, Taylor Ebnet 1-1-0, Carly Sigurdson 16-16-2, Mal Steffel 13-15-1, Tyann Caspers 12-14-1, Samantha Luepke 24-25-1, Nikki Neisen 9-10-0 ... Setting: Kubesh 84-86-21, Luepke 75-79-18, Neisen 10-11-2 ... Hitting: Kubesh 13-16-2, Ebnet 3-4-0, Sigurdson 18-26-6, Steffel 21-27-6, Caspers 33-41-12, Luepke 8-9-2, Neisen 48-53-24 ... Blocking (aces): Kubesh 3, Steffel 1, Caspers 5, Luepke 1, Neisen 1 ... Digs: Kubesh 16, Sigurdson 20, Steffel 16, Caspers 19, Luepke 9, Neisen 16

Benson

Serving: Mackenzie Jensen 10-10-0, Alexa Nissen 6-7-0, Emma Peterson 11-16-2, Natalie Mikkelson 17-19-1, Gabrielle Doscher 14-15-1, Ellen Reuss 8-9-1 ... Setting: Nissen 79-91-11, Mikkelson 50-50-4, Bethany Erhardt 6-6-1, Shyanne Himley 6-7-1 ... Hitting: Nissen 13-14-5, Peterson 44-56-8, Erhardt 12-14-5, Samantha Goff 23-33-9, Reuss 27-36-7, Himley 2-2-1 ... Blocking (aces): Goff 3 ... Digs: Jensen 21, Nissen 7, Peterson 13, Mikkelson 8, Abby Tolifson 10, Reuss 7

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