The Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Buccaneers remain unbeaten following a 25-12, 25-10, 25-14 sweep of the Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms tonight.  The match was played in the Bucs gym.

The official Buccaneer statistics had seniors Kylie Pittman and Toryn Richards with 18 and 15 kills respectively.  They had attack percentages of .395 and .565.  The team attack percentage was .456.

Senior setter Ellie Ready had 29 assists and junior Mikaya Schuster added 8 while seeing extra playing time in the third set.

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown is getting better with their middle block and attack.  Junior 6'0 Alex Heuss smacked 5 kills with just one hitting error on the night and 6'0 senior Lily Grohman added 2 kills in 3 attempts.  Both hit .667 on the night.

The Bucs had 10 ace serves, 8 service errors.  I had Blooming Prairie with 2 ace serves and 5 service errors.

The Awesome Blossoms were led offensively by senior outside hitter Micalyn Trihus with 6 kills.

Teams just don't get to be on offense much against Waterville-Elysian-Morristown because they serve so strong to keep teams out of system.  It puts a premium on efficiency.  I counted 20 errors for the Awesome Blossoms. 20 for the Buccaneers.

Senior Allison Rients had 4 ace serves and no errors.  Pittman, Autumn Taylor and Rylee Pelant added 2 ace serves each.

Freshman Macy Lembke, senior Allison Krohnberg had ace serves for Blooming Prairie.

The Awesome Blossoms had 5 kills in the first set, 4 kills in the second set, 4 kills in the final set compared to the Bucs 14, 16, 13.

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown was led defensively by Richards with 8 digs.  Pittman and Taylor added 6 each, Ready had 5 digs.  The Buccaneers finished with 33 digs.

The match took just under a hour to complete.

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown hosts Class A #9 ranked Medford Thursday.  The match will be broadcast on KDHL 920 AM beginning 7:00 p.m. if the varsity match is on time.

Blooming Prairie Huddles in Waterville. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Blooming Prairie Huddles in Waterville. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld


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