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Prep Volleyball: Benson sweeps Fighting Saints

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

KERKHOVEN -- Benson evened its record after allowing Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg just 2 points in Game 3 en route to collecting a 25-23, 25-17, 25-2 non-conference sweep Monday.

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The Braves (5-5) had just three players serve in the last game -- Alexa Nissen, Hannah Moline and Abby Tolifson. Benson ended the match on a 14-0 run with Tolifson behind the service line.

Emma Peterson and Brianna Staton both put away 9 kills and Tolifson also had 10 digs for Benson. Moline added 3 ace serves.

Sam Dunn and Erin Haglund had 8 kills apiece to pace the Fighting Saints.

Benson 3, KMS 0

Benson 25 25 25

KMS 23 17 2

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Benson

Serving: Emma Peterson 7-9-1, Alexa Nissen 11-12-0, Abby Tolifson 21-21-0, Mady Krienke 7-7-0, Hannah Moline 15-15-3, Hanna Lindblad 9-10-0 ... Setting: Nissen 46-48-7, Shyanne Himley 6-6-2, Tolifson 3-3-1, Lindblad 39-45-10 ... Hitting: Peterson 24-26-9, Nissen 10-12-4, Brianna Staton 23-25-9, Beth Erhardt 10-10-3, Himley 6-6-2, Lindblad 8-9-1 ... Blocking (aces): Peterson 1, Staton 1, Cyra Carlson 1, Himley 2, Lindblad 1 ... Digs: Nissen 7, Staton 5, Tolifson 10, Moline 5, Lindblad 5

KMS

Serving: Ali Krieger 4-4-0, Megan Holt 7-8-0, Madison Strandberg 10-10-1, Katie Wilts 6-6-0, Sam Dunn 6-6-0, Erin Haglund 6-8-0, Lyndsay Jorgenson 1-1-0 ... Setting (assists): M. Holt 13, Strandberg 1, Wilts 9 ... Hitting: Krieger 7-9-1, M. Holt 12-12-2, Strandberg 16-23-1, Kelly Holt 2-3-1, Dunn 23-30-8, Haglund 17-21-8, Jorgenson 8-12-3 ... Blocking (aces): none ... Digs: Krieger 16, M. Holt 7, Strandberg 11, Wilts 10, Dunn 13

Marshall 3, MACCRAY 0

The Wolverines' killer week continued on Monday with a loss to the top-ranked team in Class AA.

MACCRAY's Ashley Dirksen led the team with 9 kills and Aleah Schwitters and Ali Siverhus combined for 20 set assists.

Before getting Marshall on the road, MACCRAY played two Class A top-10 teams over the weekend (No. 4 Southwest Christian and No.6 Mabel-Canton).

After a home match against RTR today, the Wolverines play at No. 3 (Class) Minneota Thursday.

MACCRAY 10 12 15

Marshall 25 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

MACCRAY

Serving: Aleah Schwitters 7-8-0, Ali Siverhus 0-2-0, Ashley Dirksen 2-3-0, Brooklyn Gould 12-12-0, Emily Orwick 5-5-0, Molly Friese 5-6-1, Laura Hauser 2-2-0 ... Setting: Schwitters 52-53-12, Siverhus 31-31-8 ... Hitting: Gould 22-26-5, Schwitters 10-13-0, Orwick 19-23-3, Dirksen 39-44-9, Siverhus 10-12-2, Mallory VanKlompenberg 4-8-0 ... Blocking (aces): Schwitters 1 ... Digs: Friese 28, Gould 15, Dirksen 11

Marshall

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