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Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa’s Becca Gruber slams the ball at a block poised by Morris/Chokio-Alberta’s Paige Schieler in the first game Monday at Brooten. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Prep Volleyball Roundup: BBE takes out Morris/CA in four

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Prep Volleyball Roundup: BBE takes out Morris/CA in four
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BROOTEN — A thrilling opening set that Morris/Chokio-Alberta came away victorious from soon turned in Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa’s favor as the Jaguars upended the visiting Tigers 26-28, 25-15, 26-24, 25-14 Monday in both program’s season opener.

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The Jaguars, coming off a 25-8 campaign that saw them fall one win shy of qualifying for the state tournament, got a balanced attack led by Becca Gruber’s 17 kills. Megan Weller added 14 kills and Kinlee Swanson chipped in another 11.

Hailey Braegelman guided the offense with 44 assists.

Gruber also had a team-high four ace blocks, while Randi Gafkjen served up a BBE-high four aces. Karlee Kern added three ace serves and a team-high 11 digs.

Terianne Itzen paced Morris, 16-9 last year, with 16 kills. Hunter Mundal added 27 digs.

BBE 3, Morris/CA 1

Morris/CA           28 15 24 14

BBE        26 25 26 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Morris/Chokio-Alberta

Serving (aces): Beth Holland 2 … Setting (assists): Haley Erdahl 10, Chelsey Ehleringer 12 … Hitting (kills): Terianne Itzen 16, Paige Schueler 4, Sydney Engebretson 5 … Blocking (aces): n/a … Digs: Hunter Mundal 27, Holland 14

BBE

Serving: Kinlee Swanson 10-11-0, Hailey Braegelman 11-11-2, Becca Gruber 17-18-2, Megan Weller 13-15-0, Karlee Kern 18-18-3, Randi Gafkjen 18-21-4, Ashley Trustheim 4-5-1 … Setting: Braegelman 112-114-44, Taylor Gregory 7-7-2 … Hitting: Swanson 24-29-11, Braegelman 3-3-3, Gruber 34-43-17, Weller 21-23-14, Kern 9-14-2, Gafkjen 1-1-0, Gregory 13-6-6 … Blocking (aces): Braegelman 2, Gruber 4, Weller 1 … Digs: Swanson 7, Braegelman 6, Gruber 3, Kern 11, Gafkjen 4, Trustheim 2, Mariah Heinze 3

Benson 3, LQPV 0

A balanced attack helped the Braves down the Eagles in a non-conference match between two former West Central Conference rivals on Monday.

Christa Motzko had 11 kills, Taylor Laumeyer had 10 and five other Braves had at least one kill in the 25-23, 25-20, 25-16 victory.

Hannah Lindblad made just four errors in 53 sets and finished with 24 assists. Motzko also had two service aces and six digs.

LQPV’s Sydney Wittnebel had 9 kills, 15 set assists and 14 digs. Morgan Croatt had 18 set assists.

Benson (1-1)      25 25 25

LQPV (0-1)          23 20 16

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Benson

Serving: Hannah Lindblad 9-9-2, Taylor Laumeyer 8-11-1, Shyanne Himley 13-14-3, Shaleah Schmidt 9-10-0, Christa Motzko 14-15-2, Mady Krienke 15-15-1 … Setting: Lindblad 49-53-24 … Hitting: Lindblad 2-2-2, Laumeyer 26-30-10, Himley 13-14-4, Motzko 19-24-11, Bethany Erhardt 7-9-3, Cyra Carlson 6-9-4, Hannah Moline 2-2-1 … Blocking (aces): None … Digs: Motzko 6, Krienke 8

Lac qui Parle Valley

Serving: Kylee Larsen 6-8-0, Jenny Arnold 9-9-1, Morgan Croatt 10-11-1, Sydney Wittnebel 7-8-1, Kaitlin Connor 8-8-0, Kelsey Kuechenmeister 4-5-1 … Setting: Croatt 40-46-18, Wittnebel 30-35-15 … Hitting: Kelsey Miller 2-3-1, Larsen 7-10-2, Arnold 11-12-2, Wittnebel 27-32-9, Kristi Larson 7-10-3, Connor 12-12-4, Kuechenmeister 6-8-2 … Blocking (aces): Kylee Larsen 2, Kristi Larson 1, Kuechenmeister 2 … Digs: Miller 6, Kylee Larsen 8, Jenny Arnold 10, Wittnebel 14

Dawson-Boyd 3, Montevideo 1

Alexis Schmitz had 12 kills in a 27-for-29 attacking performance and made four ace blocks for Montevideo.

Natalie Feldhake chipped in another nine kills for the Thunder Hawks, while teammates Erin Balken contributed six kills, 15 assists, 11 digs, an ace serve and one ace block, and Alyssa Stern seven kills.

Montevideo (1-1)            16 25 19 23

Dawson-Boyd    25 13 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Montevideo

Serving: Alyssa Stern 4-4-0, Alexis Schmitz 7-8-0, Natalie Feldhake 1-3-0, Tori Kuhlmann 6-7-0, Erin Balken 14-17-1, Jessie Jaenisch 2-2-0, Kayla Collins 13-13-2, Kiersti Grey 12-14-1 … Setting: Kuhlmann 89-92-32, Balken 45-48-15 … Hitting: Stern 25-27-7, KayCee Smith 9-11-1, Schmitz 27-29-12, Feldhake 25-27-9, Kuhlmann 5-5-1, Balken 17-22-6 … Blocking (aces): Stern 1, Schmitz 4, Feldhake 2, Kuhlmann 1, Balken 1 … Digs: Stern 6, Schmitz 16, Kuhlmann 10, Balken 11, Jaenisch 17, Grey 11

Dawson-Boyd

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