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Miners take 7th at state
By Jarann Johnson
The Beulah Miner volleyball team had a tough weekend at the Minot State Dome in Minot. The Miners were swept in their first match with Carrington on Thursday and suffered another sweep on Friday to Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood. On Saturday the Miners ended their state tournament with a victory in the seventh place game.
The Miners faced Carrington – one of the teams that earned a seed for the tournament. The top four teams in the tournament were awarded based off an online coaching voting process. Then the the bottom four teams were randomly drawn and matched up against one of the top four seeds.
Carrington was No. 4 and the Miners weren’t seeded for the game. Early on the game was back-and-forth. Neither team could take full advantage. There were five ties early on but Beulah kept managing to rebuild leads after the tie.
After the score was tied 12-12 junior outside hitter Delaney Johansen gave her team the lead with a kill. Two Carrington errors gave Beulah a 3-point 15-12 lead and forced Carrington into a mid-set timeout to regroup.
Carrington’s regrouping effort lead to a 16-16 tie, capped by a Jacey Engelhorn kill. After Carrington’s game-tying run Beulah tried to regroup. Beulah’s coach, Kevin Peterson, called a timeout but his team failed to regroup after the timeout.