Miners open Region play with sweep
By Jarann Johnson
The Beulah Miners are on a hot streak and have been dominating without one of their starting players, Nicole Schramm. The Miners added another sweep 25-13, 25-7 and 25-14 in the lone game last week – a Region 7 opener at home against Hettinger-Scranton.
The Miners held an 11-7 lead after two consecutive kills from senior outside hitter Jaime Murschel early in Set No. 1 before Hettinger-Scranton called a timeout. Hettinger Scranton’s timeout didn’t do much to reverse the momentum of the game.
The Miners kept rolling and went on a 14-6 run to win the game. The set ended on consecutive serving errors by both teams.
Hettinger-Scranton once again tried to keep the momentum away from Beulah in Set. No. 2 and the results weren’t favorable. After Murschel recorded a kill and tied the score 3-3 Hettinger-Scranton called a timeout.
The move to slow the Miners backfired. The Miners went on a 22-4 run to win Set. No. 2 by an impressive 22-7 mark and grab a 2-0 lead in the match.
Hettinger-Scranton knew the key to avoiding a 3-game sweep would be limiting Beulah’s timeouts. Early on in the third set it looked like Hettinger-Scranton might have enough to force at least one extra set.