Thursday, September 16, 2021

A crucial Central Minnesota Conference win (VIDEOS)

In a key Central Minnesota Conference match up tonight, the B-B-E Jaguars volleyball team prevailed by a 3-1 margin over Eden Valley-Watkins tonight at EV-W high school. The Jaguars had solid 14.5 percent hitting. Senior Paige Rupp drilled a season-high 13 kills on 16.2 percent hitting. Junior Ava Mueller had 25 percent hitting with 15 kills on 36 attacks. At the service line, the Jaguars had a monster night with just three service errors, six ace serves and a serving percentage of 96.6. Mueller served three ace serves. Serving at 100 percent were Rupp, Kailey Fischer, Tayjah Marthaler and Brooklyn Fischer. Game scores were 25-23, 15-25, 25-13, 25-14. B-B-E is 6-5 overall and 2-0 in the CMC.

EV-W fell to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in the CMC. They also lost earlier this week at state-ranked Watertown-Mayer by a 3-0 margin. The Eagles are an outstanding unit on the volleyball court this fall. This past Saturday, EV-W went 4-0 to claim the title at the Becker tournament. 

This was a huge and exciting win! The Jaguars cut into a 16-11 deficit in game one to trail 17-14. The Eagles then scored two straight to hold a 19-14 lead. That's a tough deficit to climb out of, especially on an opponents' home floor. The Jaguars then got a kill and an ace serve for back-to-back points from Ava Mueller. The Jaguars earned a third straight point when the Eagles hit long to narrow the score to 19-17. After EV-W called a timeout, the Eagles had what's called a "double" hitting error. Brooklyn Fischer then earned a thunderous ace block to tie the game at 19-19. EV-W later held a 22-20 lead, but they had two successive attacks go long to tie it up at 22-22. An EV-W net violation put the Jaguars in front 23-22. The Jaguars then committed a net violation to tie it at 23-23. Allie Dingmann had an ace attack off a tip for a 24-23 lead. Dingmann's kill ended the game for B-B-E as they earned a thrilling 25-23 comeback win.

After the Jaguars lost 25-15 in game two, they bolted out to a quick 3-0 lead in game three. The Eagles then turned the tables and scored five straight points to lead 5-3. Ties followed at 5-5, 6-6 and 7-7 before the Jaguars rallied again. With Mueller serving, the Jaguars scored six straight to lead 13-7. The Eagles struggled the rest of the game as B-B-E scored five of the last six points in a 25-13 win.

*Here's video from the final points scored in game one tonight:

Allie Dingmann put the finishing touches on game one with a kill to give the Jaguars an exciting 25-23 comeback win. The Eagles held a 16-11 lead earlier in the opening set.

In game four, the Jaguars caught fire early and had the pressure cranked up from start to finish. They built a quick 7-1 lead with three kills from Mueller and another from Tayjah Marthaler. The Eagles cut it down to a 10-6 deficit, but that's as close as they got. B-B-E scored the last four points in a 25-14 win.

**Here's a video interview of senior Avery Sczcesniak that's one week old now, featuring her after the Jaguars defeated Holdingford in the CMC opener:

More to come.

In a key CMC match up tonight, No. 7-ranked Class 2A Maple Lake won by sweep at Paynesville Area to keep pace with the Jaguars in the CMC race. The Bulldogs fell to 12-2 overall with the loss. The Irish, meanwhile, are 6-3 overall. That record is deceiving, however, as two of their losses were five-set barn burners to quality teams from Dassel-Cokato and St. Cloud Cathedral.

In another CMC match tonight, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City lost 3-1 at Holdingford. Both teams are now 2-8 overall.

I was browsing over the state rankings released on September 12, and I saw that Sauk Centre was ranked No. 11 in the Class 2A poll. Dassel-Cokato was ranked No. 12.

This is exciting! Very exciting! I just learned this tonight while visiting with coaches at football practice...the B-B-E Jaguars JV football team is 2-0 after they won on Tuesday at Benson by a 12-0 score. The Monday game was postponed due to weather, and I haven't had a chance to follow up on it until today. The varsity team heads to Benson tomorrow night for Friday Night Lights III. If you can't make it in person to Benson (and I REALLY hope you can!) then you can tune in at 107.1 FM to catch play-by-play coverage of the game on Smooth Magic 107 FM of Glenwood.

I'm finally getting more albums added to the Fall 2021 sports gallery at the Bonanza Valley Voice newspaper's SmugMug gallery. The link to see the fall sports albums is =

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