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Volleyball: Benson upends Monte to stay atop WC South

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BENSON -- Benson continued its run through the West Central South Conference Thursday, beating Montevideo 25-23, 25-16, 23-25, 25-21.

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The Braves (7-0, 15-2) are unbeaten in league action this season. Benson will be in Willmar Saturday for the six-team Willmar Invite.

Kayla Hampton posted 13 kills and two ace blocks to lead the team. Emily Auch added eight kills, Taylor Semler had three service aces and 29 assists, and Rachel Bausman had 14 digs.

Beka Schwendemann collected 13 kills to pace the Thunder Hawks (4-4, 9-5). Jaci Clauson added four ace blocks and Elissa Christenson had 13 digs.

Benson 3, Monte 1

Montevideo 23 16 25 21

Benson 25 25 23 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Montevideo

Serving: Nichole Strei 13-14-1, Hayley Kubista 7-7-0, Carly Beals 9-9-0, Brooke Tastad 3-4-1, Beka Schwendemann 16-16-0, Karrissa Larson 13-14-1, Ellisa Christenson 13-14-1 ... Setting: Strei 32-34-11, Beals 59-62-16 ... Hitting: Strei 1-1-0, Devon Payne 3-4-1, Kubista 1-1-0, Beals 5-5-2, Tastad 19-23-5, Jaci Clauson 4-6-2, Schwendemann 32-35-13, Miranda Kostboth 8-10-2, Larson 5-6-2, Christenson 2-2-0 ... Blocking (aces): Beals 1, Clauson 4, Schwendemann 1, Kostboth 2, Larson 2 ... Digs: Strei 4, Kubista 3, Beals 1, Tastad 5, Clauson 3, Schwendemann 6, Larson 2, Christenson 13

Benson

Serving: Emily Auch 19-20-1, Monica Lindblad 11-12-2, Kayla Hampton 8-11-1, Ashley Landmark 1-1-0, Mallory Jensen 9-12-0, Taylor Semler 17-20-3, Rachel Bausman 14-17-1 ... Setting: Lindblad 6-6-2, Hampton 5-5-1, Semler 96-96-29 ... Hitting: Auch 19-23-8, Lindblad 5-6-5, Hampton 30-35-13, Jensen 16-21-5, Semler 7-8-4, Bausman 9-11-4 ... Blocking (aces): Auch 2, Lindblad 2, Hampton 2, Bausman 1 ... Digs: Auch 12, Natasha Wiebold 2, Lindblad 8, Hampton 12, Landmark 2, Jensen 9, Semler 11, Emma Peterson 3, Bausman 14

BOLD 3, LQPV 0

Sarah Gass delivered 10 kills, Brittany Nissen had nine kills and four ace blocks and Katie Wick added seven kills to fuel the Warriors' sweep.

Steph Novotny dropped in three ace serves and was credited with 19 assists for BOLD (3-4, 6-9).

For LQPV (1-6, 4-9), Micaela Erickson had 11 kills and 16 digs. Rachel Streich aced three serves and had nine digs.

BOLD 25 25 25

LQPV 19 19 16

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

BOLD

Serving: Steph Novotny 16-17-3, Nikki Nissen 14-14-0, Brenna Holwerda 8-8-0, Amber Hosie 7-8-1, Sarah Gass 7-7-1, Katie Wick 6-7-0 ... Setting: Novotny 47-55-19, Holly Peterson 5-6-1, Wick 3-3-0, Nikki Nissen 1-1-0 ... Hitting: Gass 15-19-10, Brittany Nissen 11-14-9, Wick 13-17-7, Peterson 7-11-4, Hosie 5-7-3 ... Blocking (aces): N. Neisen 4, Hosie 1, Novotny 1, Peterson 1, Wick 1 ... Digs: Alex Ebnet 14, N. Neisen 7, Holwerda 7, Hosie 6, Novotny 6, Peterson 5, Gass 5

Lac qui Parle Valley

Serving: Micaela Erickson 8-9-1, Rachel Streich 7-10-3, Angie Thompson 6-7-0, Hannah Mork 6-7-1, Kacey Struxness 6-6-0, Rachel Schlieman 5-5-0, Brittany Long 4-4-0, Ashley Munsterman 4-5-0 ... Setting: Thompson 35-37-8, Struxness 21-21-6, Schlieman 21-23-5 ... Hitting: Erickson 26-33-11, Thompson 10-11-3, Streich 13-15-2, Mork 11-14-4, Lexi Monson 10-15-4, Struxness 7-8-2 ... Blocking (aces): Mork 2, Streich 1, Munsterman 1 ... Digs: Erickson 16, Streich 9, Mork 7, Long 6, Struxness 7, Munsterman 6, Thompson 5

Morris 3, ACGC 0

Morris (7-1, 12-2) kept pace with the conference leader by topping Atwater-Grove-City (4-4, 5-8) in a three-game sweep.

Setters Mackenzie Weath-erly and Dani Schultz spread the ball around with seven Tigers getting at least one kill, led by Shadow Olson with five. Erin Schieler had four kills and four ace blocks.

Katie Knisley led the Falcons' attacking with eight kills.

ACGC 15 20 18

Morris 25 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

ACGC

Serving: Paige Wilner 6-6-0, Sam Cunningham 3-3-0, Koryssa Rosenquist 1-3-0, Breckette Rogers 5-6-0, Lauren Kinzler 18-18-2, Miranda Hopp 3-5-0, Hailey Williams 3-5-0, Jessica Gilbert 2-2-0, Angela Blackwell 3-3-0 ... Setting: Wilner 24-28-5, Chastity Pautzke 2-2-2, Kinzler 20-23-4 ... Hitting: Wilner 1-1-0, Katie Knisley 20-25-8, Rogers 11-15-4, Pautzke 3-4-1, Jenna Peterson 5-10-1, Kinzler 6-8-1, Hopp 7-13-2, Anna Spencer 6-6-1, Williams 5-9-0... Blocking (aces): Knisley 2, Rogers 1, Pautzke 2, Peterson 5, Hopp 3, Spencer 2, Williams 1 ... Digs: Wilner 6, Cunningham 2, Knisley 7, Rosenquist 2, Rogers 5, Peterson 5, Kinzler 4, Hopp 6, Williams 5, Blackwell 2

Morris

Serving: Brooke Anderson 9-10-0, Carrrie Roske 17-17-2, Mary Rentz 4-4-0, Laura Zirke 4-4-0, Jenna Nelson 15-15-0, Dani Schultz 9-10-1, Mackenzie Weatherly 8-10-1 ... Setting: Anderson 3-3-1, Schultz 43-43-3, Weatherly 29-30-7 ... Hitting: Roske 10-13-1, Rentz 13-13-3, Miranda Hennen 3-3-1, Nelson 21-25-2, Shadow Olson 15-18-5, Erin Schieler 16-18-4, Schultz 8-12-1 ... Blocking (aces): Hennen 1, Rentz 1, Nelson 1, Olson 2, Schieler 4 ... Digs: Anderson 17, Roske 9, Rentz 5, Nelson 6, Olson 6, Schieler 4, Schultz 13, Weatherly 14

YME 3, Minnewaska 0

Emily Baker, Aimee Johnson and Ashly Sneller led a balanced YME (4-4, 7-8) attack with eight kills each. Baker added five ace serves and two ace blocks and Johnson had four ace blocks. Courtney Hinz had 24 assists and 11 digs.

Allie Ostrander smacked seven kills and 12 assists. Abby Kreitlow collected 23 assists to lead the Lakers (4-4, 9-12).

YME 25 25 25

Minnewaska 20 21 9

(Key: good-attempts-aces)

Yellow Medicine East

Serving: Emily Baker 17-18-0, Ashley Soderstrom 10-11-0, Sami Cross 13-14-0, Aimee Johnson 10-10-4, Mariah Skjefte 9-9-1, Courtney Hinz 8-8-3 ... Setting: Baker 3-3-1, Cross 3-3-1, Chandler Rodriguez 7-7-3, Courtney Hinz 82-85-24 ... Hitting: Baker 17-23-8, Johnson 14-18-8, Skjefte 13-15-6, Ashly Sneller 25-27-8, Hinz 1-1-1 ... Blocking (aces): Baker 2, Rodriguez 2 ... Digs: Baker 5, Soderstrom 8, Cross 3, Johnson 8, Skjefte 10, Sneller 7, Rodriguez 3, Hinz 11

Minnewaska

Serving: Allie Ostrander 9-10-0, Chelsea Geiser 7-7-0, Morgan Olson 1-2-0, Kaylee Jacobs 2-2-0, Callie Schiele 8-8-1, Abby Kreitlow 1-1-0, Traci Braaten 2-2-0, Sarah Aaberg 9-10-1, Shayla Paulzine 1-1-0, Lexi Amundson 8-8-0 ... Setting: Ostrander 72-74-12, Geiser 1-1-1, Jacobs 3-3-0, Braaten 6-6-1, Aaberg 2-2-0, Amundson 1-1-0 ... Hitting: Ostrander 20-24-7, Geiser 12-19-4, Olson 13-15-2, Jacobs 12-17-3, Kreitlow 3-3-1, Braaten 3-3-0, Aaberg 12-13-3, Amundson 8-10-1 ... Blocking (aces): Geiser 1, Amundson 1 ... Digs: Ostrander 2, Geiser 1, Olson 5, Schiele 15, Kreitlow 23, Braaten 5, Aaberg 19, Amundson 3

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