Beulah wins first super regional game
Beulah Miners volleyball opened region play with an away game against Hettinger-Scranton. Each set was highly competitive but the Miners won 3-0 ( 25-21, 25-18, 25-18) and junior hitter Jaime Murschel was big reason the Miners won.
In the first set Murschel started the game strongly – scoring six of the Miners first nine points. Her last score in the opening moments of the game was an ace making the score 5-9. Hettinger kept within four points until the Miners took a 15-20 lead after a lift violation.
At that point it looked like Beulah was walking into a easy win. But Hettinger countered with three straight points, drawing within 2 points – 18-20. Beulah didn’t let Hettinger’s resurgence turn into a late set steal though.
A serving error put Beulah back on the serving line and Lakin Kessler’s kill moved the score to 18-22. But Courtney Mitchell committed a hitting error, keeping Hettinger’s late set steal hopes still alive. Mitchell recovered on the next play with a block and followed that play with a kill, making the score 19-24.
Hettinger called a late game timeout, hoping to freeze the Miners’ momentum and it worked for a short period. Hettinger rallied two scores making the score 21-24. But they couldn’t get the late game steal a lift call gave the Miners the win, 21-25.