BENSON — Leading into one of its biggest matches of the fall, the BOLD volleyball team kept its momentum rolling.

The Warriors won their sixth straight match with a three-set victory against Benson on Tuesday.

BOLD improved to 5-0 in the West Central Conference with the 25-18, 25-18, 25-15 win.

The Warriors’ attack was led by outside hitter Leslie Snow. The 5-foot-8 senior had a match-high 18 kills along with seven digs and an ace serve. Layla Pfarr and Nellie Boerer tied for the team lead with three ace serves. Pfarr also had 13 set assists and seven digs. Lidia Plass had a BOLD-best 13 digs, and Delaney Tersteeg finished with 18 set assists.

Benson finished the night with six ace serves, with Libby McGeary and Lilly Slaughter accounting for two each. Slaughter also had a team-high four kills to go with nine digs. Adysen Himley controlled the Braves’ offense with eight set assists, and Ellie Krusemark led the defense with 13 digs. McGeary and Himley each had 10 scoops.

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BOLD (12-2) is host to Sauk Centre on Thursday. Sauk Centre is ranked 10th in the state in Class AA. Benson (3-11) will look to end a five-match losing streak Thursday when Melrose comes to town.

Benson junior Lilly Slaughter (12) goes up for an attack while BOLD's Abby Meyers (10) goes up for a block attempt during a West Central Conference match on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at Benson. 

Joe Brown / West Central Tribune
Benson junior Lilly Slaughter (12) goes up for an attack while BOLD's Abby Meyers (10) goes up for a block attempt during a West Central Conference match on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at Benson. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

West Central

BOLD 3, Benson 0

BOLD (12-2) 25 25 25
Benson (3-11) 18 18 15
BOLD
Serving (aces): Nellie Boerer 3, Layla Pfarr 3, Caylee Weber 1, Leslie Snow 1, Mari Ryberg 1 … Set assists: Delaney Tersteeg 18, Pfarr 13, Borer 3 … Hitting (kills): Leslie Snow 18, Abby Meyers 7, Ady Knake 5 … Blocking (aces): Weber 1, Ryberg 1, Meyers 1 … Digs (5 or more): Lidia Plass 13, Ryberg 8, Snow 7, Pfarr 7
Benson
Serving (aces): Libby McGeary 2, Lilly Slaughter 2, Emma Krusemark 1, Ellie Krusemark 1 … Set assists: Adysen Himley 8, LaKeasha Bartz 1, Em. Krusemark 1 … Hitting (kills): Slaughter 4, El. Krusemark 2, Kyra Gronseth 2, Himley 1, Isabella Wolter 1 … Blocking (aces): Torie Andrews 1/2, Himley 1/2, Wolter 1/2, Gronseth 1/2 … Digs (5 or more): El. Krusemark 13, McGeary 10, Himley 10, Slaughter 9

BOLD senior Abby Meyers (10) high-fives teammate Delaney Tersteeg after coming up with a kill in the first set of a West Central Conference match against Benson on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at Benson. 

Joe Brown / West Central Tribune
BOLD senior Abby Meyers (10) high-fives teammate Delaney Tersteeg after coming up with a kill in the first set of a West Central Conference match against Benson on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at Benson. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

Morris/CA 3,

Minnewaska 0

Minnewaska is still seeking its first win after taking a three-set West Central Conference loss to Morris/Chokio-Alberta in Morris.

Brooklyn Larson paced the Lakers with five kills and 11 digs. Haley Shea chipped in with 10 set assists while Avery Fier had 10 digs and an ace serve.

Minnewaska plays at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Montevideo.



Minnewaska (0-9-1) 14 17 16
Morris/CA (2-9) 25 25 25
Minnewaska
Serving (aces): Avery Fier 1 … Set assists: Haley Shea 10, Fier 1 … Hitting (kills): Brooklyn Larson 5, Amanda Lohre 3, Miaya Guggisberg 2, Dacia Fleury 1, Shea 1 … Blocking (aces): Addy Kath 1, Larson 1 … Digs (5 or more): Larson 11, Fier 10, Grace Zenk 7, Fleury 5, Brooklyn Meyer 5
Morris/CA
Stats not available

Sauk Centre 3,

Melrose 0

Sauk Centre won its 11th straight match with a straight-set victory at Melrose.

Abbie Meyer and Ella Froseth each had 13 set assists, and Emma Kittelson had a team-high eight kills for the Mainstreeters.

Sauk Centre heads to Olivia to play BOLD on Thursday.

Sauk Centre (13-1) 25 25 25
Melrose (5-5) 13 15 9
Sauk Centre
Serving (aces): Abbie Meyer 3 … Set assists: Meyer 13, Ella Froseth 13 … Hitting (kills): Emma Kittelson 8, Tori Jennissen 7, Heidi Lieser 6 … Blocking (aces): Jennissen 3 … Digs (5 or more): Madeline Nelson 10, Cierra Kortan 9
Melrose
Stats not available

Central Lakes

Willmar 3, Fergus Falls 0

Willmar remained the only unbeaten team in the Central Lakes Conference with the victory over Fergus Falls at Willmar.

The Cardinals are now 6-0 in the Central Lakes Conference and 9-3 overall. They are ranked third in the state in Class AAA behind Marshall and Stewartville.

Lydia Larson had 29 set assists and three ace serves for Willmar. Sydney Schnichels had 13 kills and Mackenzie Knofczynski added 12 for the Cards.

Willmar plays host to St. Cloud Apollo at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Fergus Falls (1-12) 10 13 13
Willmar (9-3) 25 25 25
Fergus Falls
Stats not available
Willmar
Serving (aces): Hannah Stark 2, Lydia Larson 3, Mackenzie Knofczynski 3, Gretchen Volk 1, Allie Rosendahl 1, Kaylena Carranza 1 … Set assists: Larson 29, Marissa Rosen 1, Knofczynski 1 … Hitting (kills): Sydney Schnichels 13, Knofczynski 12, Rosen 5, Volk 2 … Blocking (aces): Rosen 2, Larson 1, Knofczynski 1, Schnichels 1, Dena Mathison 2, … Digs (5 or more): Stark 10, Schnichels 7, Rosen 5

Camden

Minneota 3, CMCS 0

The second-ranked (Class A) Minneota Vikings move to 5-0 in Camden Conference play after sweeping Central Minnesota Christian at Minneota.

Coco Duininck had 19 set assists for the Bluejays. The biggest benefactor was Molly Mulder with a team-high 13 kills. She also led CMCS with eight digs.

The Bluejays host Lakeview at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in Prinsburg.



CMCS (8-5) 17 16 15
Minneota (9-2) 25 25 25
CMCS
Serving (aces): Lauren Taatjes 1 … Set assists: Coco Duininck 19 … Hitting (kills): Molly Mulder 13, Lilly Mellema 5, Maaike Duininck 4, Taatjes 3, C. Mulder 2, C. Duininck 2 … Blocking (aces): Taatjes 1, C. Mulder 1 … Digs (5 or more): M. Mulder 8, Sydney Damhof 7, C.C. Roiseland 7, C. Duininck 6.
Minneota
Stats not available

RTR 3, D-B 0

Russell-Tyler-Ruthton swept Dawson-Boyd at Tyler.

For Dawson-Boyd, Kate Dahl had 10 kills and 11 digs. Chelsie Husby added 21 set assists for D-B.

The Blackjacks play Minneota at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Dawson.

D-B (2-7) 12 18 17
RTR (8-5) 25 25 25
Dawson-Boyd
Serving (aces): Kate Dahl 2, Reese Johnson 1 … Set assists: Chelsie Husby 21, Alivia Haas 2, Reese Johnson 1 … Hitting (kills): Dahl 10, Johnson 5, Ayiana Hastad 4, Bailey Bothun 3, Hayley Anderson 3, Husby 1 … Blocking (aces): Ayiana Hastad 1, Bailey Bothun 1 … Digs (5 or more): Dahl 11, Haas 9, Husby 7, Hastad 7.
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton
Stats not available

YME 3, LQPV 1

Aria Peters had 57 set assists and Ruby Bones and Yansi Flores each had big nights on the attack to help Yellow Medicine East beat Lac qui Parle Valley at Granite Falls.

Bones had 20 kills and Flores contributed 18. Bones also had six blocks. Lexi Smith, Flores and Kiara Sakry all had 20 digs for the Sting.



LQPV plays at 7:15 p.m. Thursday against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton in Madison. YME plays at 7:15p .m. Thursday against MACCRAY at Clara City.

LQPV (9-6) 14 26 23 16
YME (7-8-1) 25 24 25 25
Lac qui Parle Valley
Stats not available
Yellow Medicine East
Serving (aces): Aria Peters 1, Ruby Bones 3, Hannah Stark 2, Lexi Smith 3, Lily Jaenisch 1 … Set assists: Peters 57, Yansi Flores 4, Riley Streich 1 … Hitting (kills): Bones 20, Flores 18, Stark 9, Smith 8, Shelby Mortenson 5, Peters 2, Gracie Kleven 1 … Blocking (aces): Bones 6, Mortenson 2, Flores 2, Stark 2, Smith 2, Peters 1 … Digs (5 or more): Flores 20, Smith 20, Kiara Sakry 20, Peters 12, Bones 7, Stark 7, Kayla Nordaune 5, Jaenisch 5

Canby 3, MACCRAY 1

The third-ranked (Class A) Canby Lancers closed out MACCRAY in four sets for a Camden Conference win at Canby.

Sydney Thein paced the Wolverines with 15 kills along with 11 digs, a block and an ace serve. Brielle Janssen made hitting tough at the net with six blocks.

MACCRAY is back in Clara City on Thursday to face Yellow Medicine East.

MACCRAY (8-2-1) 15 17 25 16
Canby (9-2) 25 25 20 25
MACCRAY
Serving (aces): Sydney Thein 1, Annie Bourne 1, Jordan Thien 1 … Set assists: N/A … Hitting (kills): S. Thein 15, J. Thein 8, Kylee Kimpling 7, Brielle Janssen 6, Gabby Randt 3, Elsie Sumner 3 … Blocking (aces): Janssen 6, S. Thein 1 … Digs (5 or more): Ella Bourne 32, Kylee Kimpling 17, G. Randt 17, S. Thein 11, J. Thein 8
Canby
Stats not available

TMB 3, KMS 0

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg dropped its fourth straight match as Tracy-Milroy-Balaton got the three-set Camden Conference win at Tracy.

Elsa Gjerde came up with eight digs while Grace Collins had 15 set assists for the Fighting Saints.

KMS plays Russell-Tyler-Ruthton at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Kerkhoven.

KMS (1-9) 15 13 9
TMB (8-4) 25 25 25
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
Serving (aces): Karli Jensen 1 … Set assists: Grace Collins 15, Kelsey Butler 1, Savannah Petersen 1 … Hitting (kills): Emily Wagner 5, Julia Carlson 3, Taylor Haats 3, Josie Gjerde 2, Petersen 2, Kelsey Butler 1, Olivia Noble 1 … Blocking (aces): Petersen 4 … Digs (5 or more): Elsa Gjerde 8, J. Gjerde 5, Jensen 5
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton
Stats not available

RCW 3, Lakeview 0

Renville County West left Cottonwood a three-set victor over Lakeview in Camden Conference play.

Hannah Pharr had a Jaguar-best 13 kills while Alice Hanson compiled eight kills and 20 digs. Addyson Tanner led RCW in set assists (29) and digs (21).

The Jaguars play Canby at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Renville.

RCW (6-7-1) 25 25 25
Lakeview (4-10) 23 8 21
Renville County West
Serving (aces): Addyson Tanner 1, Ellie Wulf 1, Ali Aalderks 1 … Set assists: Tanner 29, Holly Bratsch 3, Alice Hanson 1, Anna Garza 1 … Hitting (kills): Hannah Pharr 13, Hanson 8, Rachel Jakel 6, Wulf 4, H. Bratsch 3, Tanner 2 … Blocking (aces): Jakel 3, Pharr 1, H. Bratsch 1 … Digs (5 or more): Tanner 21, Hanson 20, Wulf 11, Bethany Bratsch 8, H. Bratsch 6, Aalderks 5
Lakeview
Stats not available

Non-Conference

Litchfield 3, EVW 1

Litchfield fought back after a first-set loss to beat Eden Valley-Watkins at Eden Valley.

Kaity Kusler had a team-high 15 kills along with two ace serves and a block. Addi Marquardt came up with 15 digs and four ace serves, both high marks for the Dragons.

Litchfield is host to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted at 7 p.m. Thursday in a Wright County West match.

Litchfield (5-6) 20 25 25 25
EVW (8-6) 25 17 14 23
Litchfield
Serving (aces): Addi Marquardt 4, Olivia Holmgren 3, Asha Ehlers 3, Kaity Kusler 2 … Set assists: Holmgren 40, Marquardt 2 … Hitting (kills): Kusler 15, Ehlers 9, Izzy Pennertz 9, Greta Hansen 8, Morgan Falling 4, Ciarra Resmen 1 … Blocking (aces): Hansen 3, Kusler 1, Ehlers 1, Pennertz 1 … Digs (5 or more): Marquardt 15, Holmgren 12, Resmen 9, Grace Braaten 7, Ehlers 6
Eden Valley-Watkins
Stats not available

Paynesville 3,

Montevideo 0

Paynesville was downright dominant at the service line with 18 aces in a three-set non-conference win at Montevideo.

Emma Stanley had a Bulldog-best six ace serves to go with eight digs. Aubrie Spanier followed up with five aces to go with her 26 set assists. Kyleigh Tangen added three aces and 15 kills.

The Thunder Hawks had 17 kills and two ace serves from Avery Koenen. Tenley Epema tallied 19 set assists in the loss.

Paynesville plays at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Morris/Chokio-Alberta. Montevideo is host to Minnewsaka at 7 p.m. Thursday in a West Central Conference match.

Paynesville (13-2) 25 29 25
Montevideo (6-6) 22 27 13
Paynesville
Serving (aces): Aubrie Spanier 5, Emma Stanley 6, Natalie Riley 1, Kyleigh Tangen 3, Sophie Schroeder 1, Emma Flanders 2 … Set assists: Spanier 26, Stanley 2 … Hitting (kills): Tangen 15, Riley 6, Flanders 6, Kaitlyn Gilk 2, Maddie Frieler 1 … Blocking (aces): Tangen 1, Gilk 1-1/2, Frieler 1, Flanders 1-1/2 … Digs (5 or more): Stanley 8, Riley 6
Montevideo
Serving (aces): Avery Williams 1, Avery Koenen 2, Callie Augeson 2 … Set assists: Tenley Epema 19, Teagan Epema 1, Alyssa Sachs 1 … Hitting (kills): A. Koenen 17, Emmie Koenen 2, Williams 1 … Blocking (aces): A. Koenen 1, E. Koenen 1 … Digs (5 or more): Tea. Epema 6, Ten. Epema 5