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Volleyball: Benson outlasts Monte in five-game marathon

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BENSON -- The momentum swung in Benson's favor in the final game Thursday and the Braves edged Montevideo 25-16, 27-25, 10-25, 22-25, 15-12 in a West Central South Conference match.

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Montevideo (2-4, 7-6) led 11-10 in the fifth game before Kelly Jepma was at the service line when Benson (4-2, 7-4) rattled off four straight points. Nikki Linn then ended the match with a tip over the middle that found its way through the Montevideo defense.

Emily Jensen paced a balanced Benson attack with 15 kills. Jepma followed with nine kills while Linn chalked up 30 assists and Jenny Flaten piled up 24 digs.

Taylor Skoglund and Brittany Schwendemann both had 16 kills in a combined 89 attacks for Montevideo. Dani Jensen and Rikka Boike both had 24 assists and Kari Nelson notched 28 digs.

Benson 3, Montevideo 2

Montevideo (2-4, 7-6) 16 25 25 25 12

Benson (4-2, 7-4) 25 27 10 22 15

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Montevideo

Serving: Dani Jensen 14-14-2, Brook Moseng 24-24-1, Kaylee Johnson 16-18-0, Taylor Skoglund 13-13-0, Rikka Boike 13-16-3, Kari Blommel 12-13-0, Jessi Roggatz 2-2-0 .... Setting: Jensen 83-85-24, R. Boike 76-78-24 .... Hitting: Jensen 15-17-4, Moseng 31-37-9, Johnson 1-2-1, Skoglund 38-43-16, Brittany Schwendemann 43-46-16, Boike 14-16-2, Amanda Boike 7-9-3, Blommel 2-2-0 .... Blocking (aces): Jensen 2, Moseng 1, Skoglund 1, Schwendemann 1, R. Boike 3, A. Boike 2 ... Digs: Jensen 9, Moseng 22, Kari Nelson 28, Johnson 5, Skoglund 3, Schwendemann 2, Ashley Roder 4, R. Boike 9, Blommel 1

Benson

Serving: Kelly Jepma 14-16-1, Jessica Ascheman 11-11-0, Emily Jensen 11-12-0, Annie Ecklund 9-11-1, Nikki Linn 15-15-0, Courtney Frank 21-23-1 .... Setting: Linn 118-122-30, Jenny Flaten 12-13-0, Jensen 5-5-0, Frank 11-13-0 .... Hitting: Jepma 30-36-9, Ascheman 14-17-4, Flaten 2-2-1, Jensen 32-38-15, Ecklund 1-3-0, Linn 1-1-0, Frank 8-13-1 .... Blocking (aces): Jepma 1, Ascheman 1, Ecklund 1, Linn 1, Frank 1 ... Digs: Jepma 12, Flaten 23, Jensen 11, Katie Razink 4

BOLD 3, ACGC 0

Leah Miller pounded down eight kills, served seven aces and piled up five digs to help BOLD (6-0, 6-1) remain unbeaten in the conference.

The Warriors also got seven kills from Missy Benson and 16 assists, six digs and two ace serves from Rachel Marks.

Ashley Schmeling led Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (0-6, 0-6) with four kills. Paige Drange had five digs and Brittany Smith had two ace blocks.

BOLD (6-0, 6-1) 25 25 25

ACGC (0-6, 0-6) 6 11 18

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

BOLD

Serving: Leah Miller 21-24-7, Rachel Marks 13-13-2, Missy Benson 8-8-1, Megan Novotny 6-6-2, Betsy Vogt 5-5-1, Bre Keltgen 5-6-2 .... Setting: Laura Wallenta 14-15-7, Marks 34-34-16 .... Hitting: Miller 11-14-8, Keltgen 9-10-4, Benson 10-14-7, Novotny 3-4-2 .... Blocking (aces): Benson 1, Novotny 2 ... Digs: Marks 6, Benson 6, Miller 5, Vogt 5

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City

Serving: Paige Drange 7-9-1, Lesly Ruzicka 6-7-0, Toni Litzau 4-4-0 .... Setting: Drange 22-24-7, Morgan Wall 16-17-2 .... Hitting: Ashley Schmeling 9-10-4, Sara Lund 7-10-3, Ruzicka 7-9-2, Litzau 7-8-1 .... Blocking (aces): Brittany Smith 2, Lund 1, Ruzicka 1, Schmeling 1 ... Digs: Wall 4, Drange 5, Steph Nelson 3

YME 3, LQPV 0

Audrey Formo pounded down 13 kills and had 11 digs to lead the Sting (4-2, 8-2-1). She and Kayla Aus served five aces each. Kristina Kietzmann was a perfect 23-of-23 attacks for 10 kills and recorded four ace blocks.

The Eagles (2-4, 3-8) lost Mindy Clark, one of their top players, to an ankle injury at the beginning of the second game. Her status is undetermined.

Katie Schlieman's nine kills paced LQPV. Amber Moen had 16 set assists and Kayla Rheingans had 17 digs.

YME (4-2, 8-2-1) 25 25 25

LQPV (2-4, 3-8) 19 16 23

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Yellow Medicine East

Serving: Kayla Aus 24-25-5, Audrey Formo 8-11-5, Kristina Kietzmann 8-9-2, Sarah Cross 11-11-3, Abby Olson 9-11-0 .... Setting: Mallory McKay 37-40-16, Cross 38-40-14 .... Hitting: Formo 26-31-13, Kietzmann 23-23-10, Macie McKay 9-12-4, Anne Jepson 11-12-3, Jamie Baker 9-10-2 .... Blocking (aces): Kietzmann 4, Formo 1, Macie McKay 1 ... Digs: Formo 11, Aus 7, Olson 7

Lac qui Parle Valley

Serving: C.J. Mahler 13-15-1, Christine Bendel 12-12-1, Moen 8-8-0 .... Setting: Moen 70-73-16 .... Hitting: Katie Schlieman 21-23-9, Kayla Rheingans 28-36-5, Alyse Molden 13-15-4, Bendel 8-8-1.... Blocking (aces): Rheingans 3, Bendel 2, Clark 1, Molden 1, Moen 1 ... Digs: Rheingans 17, Schlieman 15, Mahler 10

West Central South

Conf. All

BOLD 6-0 6-1

YME 4-2 8-2-1

Benson 4-2 7-4

Morris 3-3 5-6

Montevideo 2-4 7-6

Lac qui Parle Valley 2-4 3-8

ACGC 0-6 0-6

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