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Volleyball: Benson repels Monte's late rally

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MONTEVIDEO -- Benson withstood a late rally by Montevideo on Thursday, holding off the Thunder Hawks 25-18, 24-26, 25-21, 19-25, 15-13 in West Central South Conference volleyball.

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Benson led 8-1 and 14-9 in the fifth game before Montevideo closed within 14-13. But Benson got a kill through a double block to put the match away.

Jenny Bouta had 16 kills and eight ace serves for Benson (6-1, 11-4), which stayed in a virtual tie for the conference lead with Yellow Medicine East. Kayla Hampton and Mallory Jensen had seven kills each and Taylor Semler six.

For Montevideo (5-3, 11-8), Brooke Tastad pounded down 25 kills and had five ace blocks, and Beka Schwendemann had 12 kills and 16 digs.

Benson 3, Montevideo 2

Benson 25 24 25 19 15

Montevideo 18 26 21 25 13

Benson

Serving: Emily Auch 4-4-0, Kayla Hampton 22-23-1, Carly Collins 10-12-1, Mallory Jensen 2-4-0, Taylor Semler 17-18-0, Jenny Bouta 27-28-8, Rachel Bausman 4-4-0, Abby Goff 13-13-0 ... Setting: Hampton 10-11-1, Semler 96-97-18 ... Hitting: Auch 11-13-4, Hampton 17-27-7, Collins 1-1-0, Jensen 26-35-7, Semler 12-14-6, Bouta 33-38-16, Michelle Erhardt 3-3-1, Goff 13-16-3 ... Blocking (aces): Hampton 3, Jensen 2, Semler 1, Bouta 2 ... Digs: Auch 3, Michele Hanson 12, Hampton 4, Collins 8, Jensen 9, Semler 3, Bouta 13, Bausman 2, Erhardt 2, Goff 2

Montevideo

Serving: Elissa Christensen 21-22-2, Kaylie Amborn 17-17-0, Rachel Schwachtgen 17-17-1, Whitney Johnson 18-19-3, Beka Schwendemann 11-12-0, Kelsie Diggins 21-22-2 ... Setting: Johnson 107-107-33 ... Hitting: Amborn 4-5-0, Bruns 5-5-1, Schwachtgen 2-2-1, Carly Beals 11-16-4, Tastad 40-47-25, Clauson 9-12-4, Schwedemann 35-39-12 ... Blocking (aces): Bruns 1, Tastad 5, Clauson 2, Schwendemann 2 ... Digs: Christensen 5, Amborn 13, Bruns 5, Schwachtgen 10, Johnson 12, Beals 6, Tastad 7, Clauson 4, Schwendeman 16, Diggins 17

Morris 3, ACGC 0

Erin Schieler of Morris smacked nine kills in 17 errorless attempts to lead the Tigers (5-3, 10-4). Sara Beyer added six kills and was 16 for 17.

Heather Gagner served five of Morris' seven aces, Brianna Neuman had 17 set assists and Brooke Anderson had seven digs.

Miranda Hopp and Hailey Williams had five kills each to pace the Falcons (1-7, 4-11). Lauren Kinzler served three aces and had 14 digs.

Morris 25 25 25

ACGC 22 14 17

Morris

Serving: Brooke Anderson 1-1-0, Kelsey Amundson 6-6-0, Mary Rentz 3-3-0, Heather Gagner 17-17-5, Dani Staples 7-8-0, Jenna Nelson 6-6-0, Erin Schieler 13-13-1, Brianna Neuman 11-12-1, Fallen Miexel 1-1-0, Shawna Itzen 2-2-0 ... Setting: Rentz 1-1-1, Neuman 55-56-17, Itzen 13-14-5, Sara Beyer 5-5-2 ... Hitting: Rentz 9-10-4, Gagner 1-1-1, Staples 3-6-2, Nelson 8-10-4, Schieler 17-17-9, Alissa Melberg 16-17-4, Neuman 2-2-0, Meixel 5-6-2, Beyer 18-19-6 ... Blocking (aces): Staples 1, Nelson 1, Schieler 1, Melberg 2, Beyer 2 ... Digs: Anderson 7, Amundson 2, Rentz 5, Gagner 4, Staples 1, Nelson 1, Schieler 3, Melberg 1, Neuman 1, Meixel 1, Itzen 2, Beyer 1

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City

Serving: Paige Wilner 9-9-0, Lauren Kinzler 11-13-3, Jenna Peterson 2-3-0, Angela Blackwell 3-3-0, Bethany Nelson 11-11-1, Megan Daun 4-5-0, Miranda Hopp 2-3-0, Hailey Williams 6-9-1 ... Setting: Wilner 27-28-8, Kinzler 31-34-7, Breckette Rogers 5-5-3, Bethany Nelson 13-13-1, Hopp 3-3-1 ... Hitting: Wilner 1-1-0, Kinzler 12-17-3, Sam Cunningham 1-1-0, Peterson 2-2-1, Rogers 6-6-2, Nelson 11-12-3, Hopp 9-10-5, Anna Spencer 8-10-1, Williams 12-17-5 ... Blocking (aces): Nelson 1, Spencer 2 ... Digs: Wilner 2, Kinzler 14, Cunningham 1, Blackwell 5, Nelson 11, Daun 4, Hopp 10, Spencer 2, Williams 8

YME 3, Minnewaska 0

YME (7-1, 11-1-1) served 13 aces, led by Macy McKay with five. Courtney Knudson and Aimee Johnson added three each and Stina Leiseth had two. McKay also pounded down 11 kills in 15 attacks.

Knudson also notched 14 set assists for the Sting.

Kaylee Jacobs had four kills to lead the Lakers (3-5, 9-12). Chelsea Geiser added three ace blocks.

Minnewaska 13 20 8

YME 25 25 25

Minnewaska

Serving: Callie Schiele 5-6-1, Kaylee Jacobs 4-4-0, Emily Toop 4-7-0, Trista Pahan 5-5-1, Abby Kreitlow 5-5-1, Traci Braaten 6-8-1 ... Setting: Schiele 19-27-6, Jacobs 3-3-1, Roering 5-9-1, Braaten 11-15-2, Callie Bergsrud 5-8-1 ... Hitting: Schiele 1-2-0, Morgan Olson 8-9-3, Robyn Mithun 9-12-2, Chelsea Geiser 6-13-1, Jacobs 5-11-4, Roering 4-5-2, Toop 1-1-0, Pahan 1-2-1, Kreitlow 2-2-1, Braaten 3-3-0, Bergsrud 3-4-1 ... Blocking (aces): Mithun 1, Geiser 3 ... Digs: Schiele 4, Olson 3, Mithun 1, Geiser 5, Jacobs 1, Roering 1, Toop 6, Pahan 11, Kreitlow 7, Braaten 3, Bergsrud 4

Yellow Medicine East

Serving: Stina Leiseth 8-9-2, Macy McKay 13-14-5, Courtney Knudseon 13-13-3, Jamie Baker 7-8-0, Ashley Soderstrom 5-5-0, Aimee Johnson 19-21-3 ... Setting: Knudson 34-36-14, Johnson 12-12-7 ... Hitting: Leiseth 8-9-3, McKay 13-15-11, Knudson 2-2-1, Baker 11-12-5, Johnson 6-9-3, Whitney Swenson 5-6-2 ... Blocking (aces): Leiseth 1½, McKay ½, Knudson ½, Baker 3, Johnson 1, Swenson 2 ... Digs: Leiseth 4, McKay 5, Knudson 7, Baker 1, Soderstrom 2, Sami Cross 5, Johnson 6, Swenson 2

LQPV 3, BOLD 0

Lac qui Parle Valley (5-2, 12-3) rolled over BOLD behind seven kills from Andrea Rheingans and six each by Calli Bergeson and Kayla Henneberg. Miranda Bonk made 18 assists and Missy Carruth had four ace blocks. Rheingans also amassed 23 digs for the Eagles.

Steph Novotny had a team-high five kills for BOLD. Nikki Neisen aced three blocks and Sarah Howley had two ace serves.

LQPV 25 25 25

BOLD 20 11 23

Lac qui Parle Valley

Serving: Angie Thompson 11-12-0, Andrea Rheingans 12-14-2, Kayla Henneberg 12-14-1, Miranda Bonk 14-15-1 ... Setting: Bonk 36-42-18, Thompson 22-27-7 ... Hitting: Henneberg 17-19-6, Rheingans 13-16-7, Micaela Erickson 13-15-4, Calli Bergeson 14-15-6 ... Blocking (aces): Missy Carruth 4, Rheingans 1, P.J. Thole 1, Bergeson 1, Erickson 2 ... Digs: Rheingans 23, Henneberg 12, Carruth 12

BOLD

Serving: Steph Novotny 6-7-0, Sarah Howley 11-11-2, Christy Gass 7-7-1, Nikki Neisen 10-11-1 ... Setting: Novotny 30-31-8, Sarah Howley 57-57-12 ... Hitting: Courtney Ervin 5-7-0, Novotny 18-24-5, Laura Rodel 4-4-1, Gass 11-16-3, Katie Wick 10-11-4 ... Blocking (aces): Neisen 3 ... Digs: Kali Schmoll 12, Gass 8, Rodel 7, Novotny 6, Howley 4

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