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Volleyball: Benson tops Morris to keep pace in WC South

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Willmar, 56201

Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

BENSON - Behind the serving of Annie Ecklund and Courtney Frank, Benson held Morris to just eight points in the second game as the Braves went on to post a 25-15, 25-8, 19-25, 25-22 win in the West Central South Conference Thursday.

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Ecklund uncorked four straight aces at one point and after a sideout, Frank served five aces in a row for the Braves (5-2, 12-4) in the second game.

Emily Jensen had 14 kills and Kelly Jepma followed with 12 for Benson, which got 21 assists from Nikki Linn. Jenny Flatten piled up a match-high 18 digs.

Jasmine Henrich had three ace serves and amassed four ace blocks to pace Morris (3-5, 5-9). Jessica Nohl had 16 digs and Dani Kloos made three ace blocks.

Benson 3, Morris 1

Morris (3-5, 5-9) 15 8 25 22

Benson (5-2, 12-4) 25 25 19 25

Morris

Serving: Heidi Wulf 19-19-1, Brittany Nelson 9-9-0, Jodee Dittbenner 12-15-2, Jasmine Henrich 7-7-3 .... Setting: not available .... Hitting: not available .... Blocking (aces): Henrich 4, Megan Mahoney 2, Dani Kloos 3, Sarah Burke 1, Nelson 1 ... Digs: Jonna Beyer 8, Jessica Nohl 16, Dittbenner 13

Benson

Serving: Kelly Jepma 11-12-2, Jessica Ascheman 9-10-1, Emily Jensen 18-18-2, Annie Ecklund 22-23-5, Nikki Linn 11-12-1, Courtney Frank 10-15-5 .... Setting: Linn 99-100-21, Frank 10-10-1, Jensen 9-9-1 .... Hitting: Jepma 28-37-12, Ascheman 9-12-4, Jensen 25-27-14, Ecklund 6-8-2, Frank 9-11-4 .... Blocking (aces): Jepma 2, Ascheman 1, Ecklund 3, Frank 2 ... Digs: Jepma 7, Jenny Flaten 18, Jensen 7, Linn 2

Montevideo 3, ACGC 0

Montevideo's Dani Jensen served more than half of her 31 serves in the third game. Overall, she served six aces and had only one error.

Taylor Skoglund paced the Thunder Hawks (4-4, 9-6) with nine kills and five ace blocks. Jensen added 20 set assists and Kara Nelson and Brook Moseng had 11 digs each.

ACGC (1-7, 1-7) 16 13 9

Montevideo (4-4, 9-6) 25 25 25

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City

Serving: Amy Schmeling 7-9-2, Rachel Ruzicka 9-9-1 .... Setting: Paige Drange 25-28-4, Morgan Wall 24-25-4 .... Hitting: Leslie Ruzicka 15-16-3, Brittany Smith 8-11-3 .... Blocking (aces): Sara Lund 1, L. Ruzicka 1 ... Digs: R. Ruzicka 8, Schmeling 9

Montevideo

Serving: Dani Jensen 30-31-6, Brook Moseng 17-17-0, Jessi Roggatz 1-1-0, Kat Schwachtgen 4-6-1, Kaylee Johnson 3-3-0, Taylor Skoglund 5-7-0, Rikka Boike 3-5-0 .... Setting: Jensen 44-46-20, R. Boike 29-31-10 .... Hitting: Jensen 2-2-1, Moseng 20-23-9, Roggatz 2-2-2, Schwachtgen 6-6-4, Skoglund 16-19-9, Brittany Schwendemann 9-11-4, Amanda Boike 3-3-1 .... Blocking (aces): Moseng 1, Schwachtgen 3, Skoglund 5, R. Boike 4 ... Digs: Kara Nelson 11, Moseng 11, Jensen 5, Roggatz 2, Schwachtgen 1, Johnson 2, Skoglund 1, Schwendemann 1, Ashley Roder 2, R. Boike 1

BOLD 3, LQPV 0

The Warriors pushed their record to 8-0 in league matches with the 25-18, 25-23, 25-20 victory. The attacks were led by Missy Benson with 13 kills, Leah Miller with seven and Bre Keltgen with six. Keltgen also was 16 of 17 with four aces at the service line.

The Eagles played tough. C.J. Mahler had six ace serves in 18 deliveries. Kayhla Rheingans and Katie Schlieman each made five kills and Amber Moen was credit with 17 assists.

BOLD (8-0, 8-1) 25 25 25

LQPV (2-6, 3-10) 18 23 20

BOLD

Serving: Bre Keltgen 16-17-4, Laura Wallenta 4-5-2, Megan Novotny 4-5-2, Brit Keltgen 7-7-1, Missy Benson 9-9-0, Betsey Vogt 5-5-0 .... Setting: Rachel Marks 68-69-22, Wallenta 9-10-4 .... Hitting: Benson 17-20-13, Leah Miller 15-23-7, Bre Keltgen 16-20-6, Sara Grasmon 5-5-2, Novotny 8-8-2 .... Blocking (aces): Novotny 2, Benson 1, Miller 1, Wallenta 1 ... Digs: Kory Plumley 8, Allie Agre 8, Miller 8, Marks 7

Lac qui Parle Valley

Serving: C.J. Mahler 17-18-6, Amber Moen 15-15-1, Christine Bendel 9-10-1, Kayla Rheingans 7-7-2, Katie Schlieman 6-7-0 .... Setting: Moen 66-74-17 .... Hitting: Schlieman 19-23-5, Rheingans 22-28-5, Alyse Molden 13-17-4, Andrea Rheingans 8-11-3 .... Blocking (aces): A. Rheingans 2, K. Rheingans 1, Molden 1 ... Digs: Mahler 11, Schlieman 7, K. Rheingans 6

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