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Volleyball: Benson sinks YME in WC South marathon

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BENSON -- After splitting the first four matches, Benson outlasted Yellow Medicine East in the fifth game to post a 18-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 15-11 win to hand YME its first loss in the West Central South Conference Tuesday.

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Benson (5-1, 10-4) took a commanding 8-2 lead in the fifth game before YME (6-1, 10-2-1) took a timeout. The Sting then got within three at 9-6, but Benson wouldn't relinquish the lead.

Kayla Hampton sparked the Braves' attack with 15 kills, while Taylor Semler chalked up 40 assists. Semler and Jenny Bouta each had eight kills.

Aimee Johnson pounded down a match-high 15 kills for YME with Stina Leiseth following with 14, Macy McKay 13 and Jamie Baker 10. Courtney Knudson had 36 set assists.

Benson 3, YME 2

YME 25 25 23 23 11

Benson 18 23 25 25 15

Yellow Medicine East

Serving: Stina Leiseth 10-10-1, Macy McKay 21-25-1, Courtney Knudson 22-22-0, Jamie Baker 15-19-1, Ashley Soderstrom 11-13-0, Aimee Johnson 12-15-2 ... Setting: Knudson 110-115-36, Whitney Swenson 21-21-4 ... Hitting: Leiseth 32-35-14, McKay 38-43-13, Baker 24-28-10, Johnson 37-41-15, Swenson 13-18-4 ... Blocking (aces): Leiseth 3½, McKay 2, Knudson 1½, Baker 6, Johnson 1, Swenson 2 ... Digs: Leiseth 15, McKay 21, Knudson 18, Baker 4, Soderstrom 9, Sami Cross 3, Johnson 17, Swenson 5

Benson

Serving: Emily Auch 21-21-1, Kayla Hampton 18-18-0, Carli Collins 12-12-0, Mallory Jensen 13-14-1, Taylor Semler 20-21-2, Jenny Bouta 1-3-1, Rachel Bausman 7-8-0, Abby Goff 7-8-2 ... Setting: Semler 104-106-40, Collins 7-7-0, Bouta 9-9-1 Michelle Erhardt 4-5-1 ... Hitting: Auch 9-11-5, Hampton 29-37-15, Semler 14-16-8, Bouta 32-34-8, Erhardt 2-2-0, Goff 12-12-3 ... Blocking (aces): Jensen 1, Semler 2, Bouta 2, Erhardt 1 ... Digs: Auch 3, Michele Hanson 18, Hampton 6, Collins 5, Jensen 9, Semler 3, Bouta 3, Bausman 1, Erhardt 2, Goff 3

LQPV 3, ACGC 0

The hitting leader for Lac qui Parle Valley was Missy Carruth, who was perfect on 11 chances with seven kills. Calli Bergeson chipped in with five kills and three ace blocks.

The Falcons got five kills from Haily Williams and four each from Anna Spencer and and Bethany Nelson. Williams also made 19 digs.

ACGC 17 16 21

LQPV 25 25 25

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City

Serving: Angie Blackwell 13-13-0, Bethany Nelson 10-11-1, Lauren Kinzler 9-9-0, Paige Wilner 5-5-0 ... Setting: Wilner 37-39-6, Kinzler 33-34-10 ... Hitting: Hailey Williams 17-20-5, Kinzler 14-15-0, Anna Spencer 10-10-4, Breckette Rogers 9-10-1, Nelson 12-17-4 ... Blocking (aces): Spencer 2 ... Digs: Williams 19, Nelson 10, Spencer 9, Kinzler 7

Lac qui Parle Valley

Serving: Missy Carruth 16-16-1, Angie Thompson 14-14-1, Miranda Bonk 11-11-1, Kayla Henneberg 15-17-1 ... Setting: Bonk 43-51-16, Thompson 15-17-5 ... Hitting: Andrea Rheingans 18-19-6, Missy Carruth 11-11-7, Micaela Erickson 14-17-5, Henneberg 9-11-3, Calli Bergeson 14-20-5 ... Blocking (aces): Bergeson 3, Erickson 3, Carruth 2, Rheingans 1, P.J. Thole 1 ... Digs: Carruth 12, Henneberg 11, Rheingans 9

Morris 3, Minnewaska 0

The Tigers (4-3, 9-4) had nine ace blocks, two each from Mary Rentz and Erin Schieler. The two also led the attack with six kills each. Brianna Neuman had 22 assists.

The Lakers (3-4, 9-11), who were playing without starting setter Allie Ostrander, were led by Morgan Olson and Chelsea Geiser with six kills each. Geiser added two ace blocks.

Minnewaska 10 19 23

Morris 25 25 25

Minnewaska

Serving: Callie Schiele 4-7-0, Chelsea Geiser 7-8-1, Kaylee Jacobs 7-7-2, Emily Toop 9-13-0, Abby Kreitlow 9-10-1, Traci Braaten 8-9-1 ... Setting: Schiele 21-25-5, Emily Roering 11-12-2, Braaten 25-27-8, Callie Bergsrud 9-9-3 ... Hitting: Schiele 1-1-0, Morgan Olson 23-27-6, Robyn Mithun 8-15-3, Geiser 17-22-6, Jacobs 101-2-2, Roering 5-6-2, Toop 1-1-0, Trista Pahan 3-4-0, Kreitlow 3-3-0, Braaten 2-3-0, Bergsrud 4-7-0 ... Blocking (aces): Geiser 2 ... Digs: Schiele 7, Olson 4, Mithun 1, Geiser 2, Jacobs 3, Roering 1, Toop 10, Pahan 4, Kreitlow 5, Braaten 9, Bergsrud 1

Morris

Serving: Kelsey Amundson 8-8-0, Mary Rentz 8-8-1, Heather Gagner 8-8-2, Dani Staples 5-5-0, Jenna Nelson 21-22-1, Erin Schieler 6-7-1, Brianna Neuman 9-10-1, Shawna Itzen 2-2-0 ... Setting: Neuman 53-57-22 ... Hitting: Rentz 18-19-6, Staples 7-8-2, Nelson 16-18-5, Schieler 10-10-6, Melberg 8-11-4, Neuman 6-6-0, Meixel 2-4-0, Itzen 1-1-0, Sara Beyer 5-7-2 ... Blocking (aces): Rentz 2, Staples 1, Nelson 1, Schieler 2, Meixel 1, Itzen 1, Beyer 1 ... Digs: Brooke Anderson 6, Amundson 9, Rentz 10, Gagner 4, Staples 1, Nelson 9, Schieler 1

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