Blossoms edge out Packers in four games

Published 10:13 pm Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Blooming Prairie volleyball team was able to hold off Austin and win in four games by scores of 25-23, 26-24, 18-25, 25-22 in BP Tuesday.

Sam Wurst had nine kills and she racked up 16 blocks for the Awesome Blossoms (4-3 overall).

Blooming Prairie’s Ayren Ingvalson receives a serve during game one against Austin Tuesday night in Blooming Prairie. Eric Johnson/

“It was a great win against Austin tonight,” BP head Rannell Kittelson said. “The girls really showed determination to finish even though we lost momentum and flow in our game on set three to lose that one. We played an aggressive offense when our passes were in system and held some nice blocks to help us on defense.” 

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Avery Thompson had 10 blocks for the Packers (1-5 overall) and Lauryn Bell added 24 digs.

Austin’s Lauryn Bell receives a serve against Blooming Prairie in game two Tuesday night in Blooming Prairie. Eric Johnson/

“I’m proud of the girls with the consistency of play we had tonight,” Austin head coach Cindy Owen said. “We played hard against a pretty good team. The kids are going to continue to work hard.”

Austin stats: Teddi Eisenberg, 14 points serving, 4 kills; Lauryn Bell, 9 points serving; Jenna Braaten, 8 points serving, 2 kills, 13 set assists; Caitlin Kaercher, 7 points serving, 7 set assists; Avery Thompson, 5 points serving, 1 kill, 10 blocks; Jordyn McCormack, 10 points serving, 8 kills, 6 blocks; Lauryn Petersen, 3 kills, 5 blocks; Erica Lundberg, 2 kills, 2 blocks; Lauryn Bell, 24 digs; Elyse Hebrink, 2 blocks

Austin’s Jenna Braaten sets during game one against Blooming Prairie Tuesday night in Blooming Prairie. Eric Johnson/

BP stats: Sam Wurst, 9 kills, 16 blocks; Heather Pirkl, 34; Linnea Sunde, 16 digs; Micalyn Trihus, 8 blocks, 8 kills; McKenna Hein, 10 kills, 4 blocks; Julia Worke, 10 kills

Blooming Prairie’s Micalyn Trihus reaches for the ball at the net against Austin Tuesday night in Blooming Prairie. Eric Johnson/