The Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Buccaneers picked up their 5th straight victory tonight in 4 sets against the Triton Cobras.

Bethlehem Academy swept New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva in Van Orsow Auditorium in Faribault. Scores were 25-15, 25-18, 25-10.

Both teams remain undefeated in the Gopher Conference.  Kenyon-Wanamingo kept pace with a 4 set win over Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton in Bulldogs country.

The Buccaneers match with the Cobras was on KDHL.  Scores were 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21.

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown sophmore, 5'5 Josie Volkman was all over the court on defense with 29 digs.  Volkman finished the night with 7 kills while connecting for a .261 hitting percentage.

Classmate, 5'8 Alayna Atherton hit .400 with 6 kills.  Senior Riley Sammon led in number of kills with 12 while hitting .259.

WEM had a team hitting percentage of .137 with 36 total kills and 18 hitting errors.

Junior 5'6 Jordan Green had 18 assists.  Senior setter, 5'6 Mikaya Schuster 8 assists, 3 ace serves.

The Bucaneers had 13 ace serves with Schuster, senior, 5'3 Rylee Pelant and sophomore, 5'8 Claire Bohlen each hammering 3 aces.

Waterville-Elysian-Morristown senior 5'9 Grace Petersen spent much of the night on the bench with ice wrapped in a towel applied to her forehead.

In the first set Sammon followed through on an attack at the net and her elbow accidently caught Petersen in the side of her head.

Buccaneers Head Coach Crystal Lamont told KDHL following the match her team is young and will have ups and downs throughout the season.  They are striving to become more efficient.

WEM sent me their official statistics.  My very unoffficial statistics for Triton had the Cobras with 29 kills, 20 hitting errors.

The Cobras had 34 total errors in the 4 sets.  They also hit 15 ace serves.

Senior 5'1 Sydney Flores led in kills with 10,  She also had 5 ace serves.

Senior 5'7 Emma Ogren connected for 9 kills.  Junior Kyla Smith had 4 kills, 2 ace services.  Junior setter Cameron Vermilyea 4 kills and an ace serve.

Senior 5'5 Serenity Shumacher placed 4 ace serves.

Kenyon-Wanamingo traveled to Janesville and won the first two sets 25-15, 25-17 before succumbing 22-25 in the third and winning 25-23 in the 4th set.

The Knights ended the match with 52 kills led by Leah Berg with 19, Tessa Erlandson had 10 kills.

Josie Quam finished with 31 assists, 8 kills, 2 ace serves, 14 digs.  Erlandson also achieved a double-double with 20 digs.

Rachel Ryan had 17 digs.  Julia Dahl finished with 8 kills, 16 digs.

Carmen Nesseth 17 assists, 7 digs.

Other scores reported from the Faribault area included:

  • Mankato West 3  Faribault Falcons 2 .  Faribault was up 2 sets to 1 before the Scarlets won the 4th set 25-10 and captured the 5th 15-7.
  • Medford swept Hayfield 25-23, 25-19, 25-17
  • Northfield rolled by Owatonna 25-16, 25-8, 25-21
  • Red Wing over Winona 25-15, 25-10, 25-15
  • Rochester John Marshall swept Albert Lea 25-18, 25-19, 25-18
  • Rochester Mayo over Mankato East 3-0 no scores reported
  • Eagan swept Prior Lake
  • Belle Plaine defeated LeSueur-Henderson 25-16, 25-16, 25-21
  • Byron over Plainview-Elgin-Millville  25-12, 25-7, 25-12
  • Farmington downed Eastview 25-23, 24-26, 25-20, 25-19
  • Goodhue over Wabasha-Kellogg 25-18, 25-16, 26-28, 26-24
  • Kasson-Mantorville 3 Rochester Century 1  25-19, 25-16, 17-25, 25-18
  • Lake City swept Pine Island
  • Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial downed Mankato Loyola 25-12, 25-17, 25-20
  • Lakeville South 3  Lakeville North 0  25-17, 25-20, 25-16
  • Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity 3  Tri-City United 2  24-26, 25-16, 20-25, 25-19, 15-12
  • Mabel-Canton over Southland 25-15, 25-15, 25-11
  • Mayer-Lutheran 3  Sibley East  0  25-11, 25-9, 25-18
  • Rosemount swept Burnsville
  • Shakopee over Apple Valley 25-10, 25-8, 25-20
  • St. Peter downed Blue Earth Area 25-19, 25-17, 25-15
  • Stewartville swept Hill-Murray
  • Winona Cotter over Rochester Lourdes 25-18, 25-14, 27-25

WEM hosts Belle Plaine Tuesday and travels to Kenyon-Wanamingo for a match next Thursday that will  be on KDHL Radio.  Before that they are involved in the Class AA Volleyball Showcast Tournament in Burnsville this weekend.

Triton has home cooking next week with Lake City and United South Central scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday respectively.

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