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Bucs volleyball finishes 4th at tourney

October 22, 2012
Fairmont Sentinel

ROCHESTER - The Blue Earth Area Bucs volleyball team finished 2-2 for fourth place at the 16-team Rochester Century Invite on Friday and Saturday.

The Bucs opened the tournament with a 25-15, 25-15 victory over Minneapolis Patrick Henry on Friday.

Krista Hassing pounded six kills and made four blocks, while Janessa Jahnke smoked five kills in the win.

Ashton Hendricksen led the defensive effort with four digs for the Bucs.

Monica Krieger doled out 14 set assists along with an 11-for-13 serving effort with two aces.

Audrey McDonald served a perfect 16 of 16 with one ace serve in the opening match.

In the second round, the Bucs' winning ways continued, with Blue Earth Area downing host Rochester Century 25-17, 25-20 on Friday.

Hassing tallied eight kills and made four digs for the Bucs in the win. Jahnke added seven kills and made five digs, along with serving up two aces.

Hendricksen made a team-best six digs and Krieger distributed 20 set assits.

Whitney Pirsig was nearly perfect from the serving line, going serving 12 of 13 with four aces for the Bucs.

Rochester John Marshall dealt the Bucs their first loss of the tournament on Saturday morning, winning 25-13, 25-12.

Hassing had seven kills, five digs and three blocks, while Jahnke had three kills and four digs.

Nicole Krinke doled out seven set assists.

Glencoe-Silver Lake snuck past Blue Earth Area in the fourth match of the tournament, winning 23-25, 25-11, 15-7.

Hendricksen and Ciarra Olson each served perfect games and tallied one ace, with Hendricksen serving 7-for-7 and Olson serving 4 of 4 for the Bucs.

Hendricksen also made seven digs in the match.

Hassing recorded a weekend-best 12 kills, six digs, two blocks and went 7 of 8 from the service line with two aces.

Jahnke tallied six kills and made seven digs along with two blocks in the match.

Blue Earth Area (20-8) travels for a 7:30 p.m. nonconference match against Windom Area today.



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