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Waseca's Brianna Highum raises up to attempt a block on a Delaney Donahue (5) spike during the Bluejays' 3-0 loss to the top-rated Buccaneers on Tuesday night. (Jacob Swanson/Faribault Daily News)

The Waseca Bluejays volleyball team is sitting on the precipice of its first winning season in thirty years, but the ninth and deciding win will have to wait after the Jays were dispatched convincingly by the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Buccaneers on Tuesday night in Waterville.

The scores of the sets improved throughout the night, but after getting beat 25-9 in the first set, it was clear that the Bluejays were in for a long night.

WEM 3, Waseca 0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-21)

Waseca ran into the number one team in the Class A QRF rankings on Tuesday night and became the latest victim of the red-hot Buccaneers.

The first set was over quickly as the Bucs allowed the Bluejays to score just nine points in the 25-9 rout.

The second set improved, but even a more aggressive effort from Waseca wasn’t enough to stop WEM from running away again with a 25-13 final.

The Jays put a little something together in the third set, even going on a small run to close the gap, but in the end the speed and execution of the Buccaneers just proved to be too much as Waseca was swept out of the gym in the final set 25-21.

The Jays (8-7) will have their final match of the regular season on the road as they head to St. James to face the Saints in a 7:15 p.m. match on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

The Buccaneers (25-2) were scheduled to travel to Hayfield on Thursday, Oct. 11 for a 7 p.m. match with the Vikings before finishing up their season next week with a 7 p.m. home match against the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers on Monday, Oct. 15 and a match in Wells against the United South Central Rebels at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Sports Editor Ian Srp can be reached at 507-837-5447. Follow him on Twitter @WCNSports.

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