Volleyball: Blaine pummels Elks

A tall, talented Blaine Bengals team was  too much for previously-beaten Elk River on Thursday evening, drubbing the Elks 25-10, 25-14, 25-13.

“We were hoping to at least get a game off them, but Blaine is really good,” said Elk coach Pam Gothe. “They have the Dimke sisters, and a lot of really tall girls. They have three Division I players and a libero who’ll go to one of the best D-II teams. We came out a little scared.”

Lydia and Sydney Dimke led the attack by Blaine (5-0).

The Elks were held to 13 kills, led by Jordan Moening and  Kara Ziemer with four each, while their serving, frequently their best weapon, was ineffective against Blaine, with seven errors and just three aces in 39 attempts.

Next for the Elks (5-1)  is the Sauk Rapids-Rice Invitational on Saturday.