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Prep volleyball roundup: BOLD upends St. Mary's

OLIVIA -- BOLD got back into the win column Thursday by clipping Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 25-13, 25-19, 20-25, 25-23 in the quarterfinal round of the Section 2A North playoffs.

After having their six-match winning streak snapped Monday by Sauk Centre, the No. 2 seed Warriors (14-12) rebounded to move into Tuesday's sub-section semifinals where they will meet No. 3 Minnesota Valley Lutheran (16-11-3) at 7:45 p.m. in Gaylord.

Baylie Kubesh pounded away 12 kills after misfiring on just two hits in 41 attempts and Carly Sigurdson and Andrea Maher added eight kills each for BOLD. Mallarie Steffel served up four of the Warriors' nine ace serves and also had 26 digs on defense. Sigurdson led the team with 27 digs.

BOLD 3, SE St. Mary's 1

Sleepy Eye SM 13 19 25 23

BOLD 25 25 20 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Sleepy Eye St. Mary's

Statistics not available

BOLD

Serving: Baylie Kubesh 21-25-2, Bailey Elbert 9-10-0, Carly Sigurdson 14-15-3, Mallarie Steffel 22-24-4, Samantha Luepke 7-7-0, Paige Larsen 13-13-0 ... Setting: Kubesh 63-64-13, Sigurdson 8-8-3, Luepke 57-57-10, Larsen 8-8-1 ... Hitting: Kubesh 39-41-12, Taylor Ebnet 11-14-4, Bailee Gass 1-1-0, Sigurdson 23-31-8, Steffel 16-20-4, Luepke 1-1-0, Andrea Maher 29-33-8, Larsen 12-13-3 ... Blocking (aces): n/a ... Digs: Kubesh 19, Elbert 11, Ebnet 8, Sigurdson 27, Steffel 26, Liza Reinert 5, Luepke 9, Larsen 15

BLHS 3, Cleveland 0

The Mustangs (13-15-1) stampeded into the sub-section semifinals behind 13 ace serves and a balanced offensive attack.

BLHS, the No. 3 seed, will now play top-seeded Springfield (25-4) on Tuesday in Gaylord at 6 p.m. Springfield beat the Mustangs in four games earlier in the season and is 14-1 in its last 15 matches.

Mikayla Paulson paced BLHS with four ace serves and 11 kills. Carley Klabunde followed with five kills while Ashley Tintes and Hannah VanderVoort each served three aces.

Cleveland 22 21 21

BLHS 25 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Cleveland

Statistics not available

Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart

Serving: Ashley Tintes 16-16-3, Hannah VanderVoort 15-16-3, Carley Klabunde 7-7-1, Maddie Ludowese 11-11-2, Karly Sifferath 5-5-0, Mikayla Paulson 18-18-4 ... Setting: Tintes 58-61-14, Jacey Nelson 4-5-2, Sifferath 43-44-8, Paulson 1-1-1 ... Hitting: Tintes 8-11-4, VanderVoort 20-20-3, Nelson 9-12-2, Klabunde 10-11-5, Becca Ebbers 1-1-0, Ludowese 18-20-2, Sifferath 3-3-1, Paulson 34-39-11 ... Blocking (aces): Nelson 1, Klabunde 3, Ludowese 1 ... Digs: VanderVoort 6, Ebbers 4

Minn. Valley Lutheran 3, ACGC 2

Minnesota Valley Lutheran beat Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 18-25, 25-21, 25-22, 22-25, 15-12. Further information was not available at press time.

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