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Prep volleyball: Nevis ends BBE's season

Photo by Randy Olson, Sauk Centre Herald BBE hitter Kendra Braegelman slams a shot while teammate Becca Gruber looks on during the Jaguars' Section 5A final match Saturday against Nevis in Pierz. Nevis defeated the Jags to advance to the Class A state tournament.

PIERZ -- The BBE volleyball team started its Section 5A championship match against Nevis in the worst possible way and the Jaguars never fully recovered, falling in three games on Saturday night.

Nevis (24-8-1) downed the Jaguars 25-6, 25-23, 25-20, and will play Win-E-Mac in the Class A state quarterfinals on Thursday.

BBE ended the season with a 25-8 record and a second straight loss to Nevis in the section title game. The Jaguars had an identical season record after falling to Nevis in last year's section final.

This marks the fifth straight year the teams have faced off for the championship, with BBE winning titles in 2010 and 2008.

Becca Gruber led the Jaguars with 9 kills and Brittany Roelike and Miriah DeKok both had 7.

Hailey Braegelman was perfect on 82 sets and finished with 25 assists.

Nevis 3, BBE 0

BBE (25-8) 6 23 20

Nevis (24-8-1) 25 25 25

(Key: good-attempts-aces)


Serving: Brittany Roelike 5-5-1, Taylor Braegelman 10-10-0, Becca Gruber 5-6-0, Mariah Rach 4-5-0, Hailey Braegelman 10-12-1, Courtney Kern 12-12-0 ... Setting: H.Braegelman 82-82-25, T.Braegelman 3-3-0, Gruber 3-4-1, DeKok 4-4-1, K.Braegelman 1-1-0, Rach 1-1-0 ... Hitting: Roelike 20-25-7, T.Braegelman 9-14-3, Gruber 20-24-9, DeKok 13-15-7, Kendra Braegelman 10-15-1, Kinlee Swason 3-4-1, H.Braegelman 5-5-0 ... Blocking (aces): Roelike 1, Gruber 2 ... Digs: Roelike 9, T.Braegelman 12, Gruber 3, DeKok 3, K.Braegelman 4, Rach 2, H.Braegelman 6, Kern 8