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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton BBE’s Jamie Meyer (10), Becca Gruber (8) and Taylor Gregory (7) react to a point in their match with Willmar on Saturday.

Prep volleyball: BBE wins Willmar Invite

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WILLMAR — The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa volleyball team ripped through the field at the seven-team Willmar Invitational, winning five pool matches and then blanking another strong area team, Central Minnesota Christian School, in the championship match on Saturday.

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BBE, now 16-3, repeated as the invitational’s champion. The Jaguars downed CMCS twice, once in pool play and then 25-19, 25-17 in the title match.

Willmar defeated New London-Spicer in the third-place match 25-23 and 25-20.

BBE’s Becca Gruber led the Jaguars with 67 kills and she also had 9 blocks. Kinlee Swanson had 34 kills and also served 8 aces.

Setter Hailey Braegelman played well all-around, finishing with 85 set assists, 28 kills, 8 ace serves and 5 blocks. Tessa Halvorson had 59 set assists and 16 blocks. Megan Weller served 13 aces.

Willmar’s Riley Grussing finished with 152 set assists, 9 ace serves and 8 blocks.

Leah Ruter had 56 kills and 8 ace serves, and Dani Rosen had 48 kills and 12 blocks.

NLS’ Sydney Stone led the Wildcats with 64 kills and she also served 6 aces.

Team scores

Willmar lost to Sauk Rapids-Rice -21-25   21-25; lost to  CMCS    18-25   25-20, lost to         BBE   12-25  12-25, def RCW 25-19   25-16, def          NLS  30-28   25-15, def.  Benson  25-13   25-21

BBE def  CMCS  25-23   25-19

             SRR    25-16   19-25

             Benson   25-22   25-19

             RCW   25-12   25-9

             NLS   25-27   25-21

Benson vs   CMCS   25-15   9-25

                  NLS   19-25   25-20

                  RCW   22-25   28-30

                  SRR   23-25   25-21

CMCS   vs   NLS   25-16   25-19

                  RCW  25-15   25-19

                  SRR   25-17   25-20

NLS   vs   RCW   25-20   25-14

                SRR   25-17   25-19

RCW def SRR   23-25   25-13 

3rd place match:   Willmar def. NLS   25-23   25-20

Championship:   BBE def. CMCS   25-19   25-17

How Area Teams Fared

 (Key: good-attempts-aces)

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa

Serving: Kinlee Swanson 39-51-8, Hailey Braegelman 39-44-6, Becca Gruber 40-48-7, Megan Weller 73-78-13, Karlee Kern 40-46-3, Tessa Halverson 51-63-7 … Set assists: Braegelman 85, Halverson 59 … Hitting: Swanson 78-92-34, Braegelman 65-71-28, Gruber 111-125-67, Weller 43-49-23, Taylor Gregory 22-26-10, Ashley Trustheim 2-2-2, Amanda Kollman 2-2-1, Katelyn Heinze 2-2-1, Jamie Meyer 22-26-8 … Blocking (aces): Swanson 3, Braegelman 5, Gruber 9, Weller 6, Halverson 16, Meyer 3, Haley Vanbeck 2… Digs: Swanson 33, Braegelman 37, Weller 18, Kern 41, Randl Gafkjen 9, Halverson 16

Willmar

Serving: Allie Roehl 60-64-11, Leah Ruter 38-43-8, McKenzie Hastad 19-19-1, Riley Grussing 32-36-9, Jamie Reyes 51-57-6, Ashlie Skonard 50-60-7, Miranda Roelofs 1-1-0, Addie Erickson 21-24-1, Emily Chermak 5-5-0 … Set assists: Grussing 152 … Hitting: Ruter 125-145-56, Hastad 23-32-7, Grussing 19-20-9, Dani Rosen 73-91-48, Jennie Magnuson 36-46-21, Cami Sletta 18-24-10, Tia Erickson 40-59-11, Roelofs 40-59-11 … Blocking (aces): Ruter 3, Grussing 8, Rosen 12, Magnuson 7, Sletta 4 … Digs: Roehl 47, Ruter 32, Hastad 15, Grussing 25, Reyes 43, Skonard 20

New London-Spicer

Serving: Sydney Stone 6 aces, Kelsie Rustad 1, Olivia Setterberg 2, Petra Lothert 1, Shelby Stehn 1, Lindsay Vagle 6, Alyssa Fredrick 1 … Set assists: Rustad 114, Lothert 4, Bri Fredrick 4 … Hitting: Stone 64 kills, Rustad 3, Setterberg 30, Lothert 14, Megan Thorson 11, Vagle 26 … Blocking (total): Stone 2.5, Rustad 2.5, Setterberg 8.5, Thorson 3.0, Vagle 1.5 … Digs: Stone 52, Rustad 27, Bri Fredrick 29, Stehn 31, Vagle 33, Alyssa Fredrick 17, Carley Cronen 20

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