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PINE RIVER — Abby Palmer netted 24 digs, 12 kills and four ace serves as Pequot Lakes rallied to a 3-2 non-conference win over Pine River-Backus Thursday.

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The win extends the Patriots win streak to six.

Sabrina Aldin led the Patriots with 27 set assists and Kayla Miller pounded a team-best 13 kills.

Brittany Kelley led the Tigers with eight kills, nine digs and six blocks. Journee Howard added 24 set assists, five digs, three kills and two blocks.

Pine River-Backus 25 25 15 18 10

Pequot Lakes 16 20 25 25 15

Pequot Lakes statistics

Emma Clement 6 digs

Nicole Traut 1 ace serve, 3 digs, 6 kills, 1 block

Abby Palmer 24 digs, 4 ace serves, 12 kills, 1 set assist, 3 blocks

Kristin Rettkowski 2 kills, 4 blocks

Sabrina Aldin 4 aces serves, 1 dig, 27 set assists

Katie White 7 digs, 6 kills, 2 blocks, 27 set assists

Kayla Miller 3 ace serves, 13 kills, 3 blocks, 19 digs

Rosie Mitchell 7 digs, 3 ace serves, 9 kills, 1 block, 1 set assist

Ashley Abear 9 digs

Overall: PL 16-5. Next: Pequot Lakes hosts Crosby-Ironton 7:15 p.m. Monday.

Pine River-Backus statistics

Journee Howard 3 kills, 2 blocks, 24 set assists, 5 digs

Meg Stevenson 3 digs

Nicole Arends 1 kill, 1 dig

Kelsey Schwartz 2 digs

Liz Downie 2 ace serves, 7 kills, 1 block, 9 digs

Brittany Kelley 1 ace serve, 8 kills, 6 blocks, 1 set assist, 9 digs

Megan Felthous 6 ace serves, 10 kills, 8 digs

Lexi Smith 5 digs

Overall: PRB 13-6. Next: Pine River-Backus hosts Pillager 2 p.m. Friday.

Little Falls 3, Foley 0

LITTLE FALLS — Noelle Kurowski tallied 12 digs and four ace serves as the Little Falls Flyers beat Foley 3-0 in a Granite Ridge Conference match Thursday.

Emily Suska and Sierra Virnig each added 10 digs and Stephanie Wardarski notched 16 set assists for the Flyers.

Foley 20 11 21

Little Falls 25 25 25

Little Falls statistics

Brooke Finch 1 kill

Emily Suska 3 ace serves, 10 digs

Jennifer Ronning 3 kills, 6 ace serves, 3 digs

Katie Schulte 3 kills, 1 set assist, 2 digs, 3 blocks

Kendra Pohlman 4 kills, 1 ace serve, 6 digs, 1 block

Laura Fregin 1 kill, 1 set assist, 1 dig

Noelle Kurowski 5 kills, 2 set assist, 4 ace serves, 12 digs, 2 blocks

Sierra Virnig 3 kills, 10 digs

Stephanie Wardarski 16 set assists, 2 ace serves, 7 digs, 1 block

Tristen Zimmerman 2 kills, 1 dig

Conference: LF 5-5. Overall: LF 8-16. Next: Little Falls hosts Pierz 7 p.m. Monday.

W-DC 3, Bemidji 1

WADENA — Caitlin Volkmann collected 16 kills, 31 digs and five blocks for Class 2A’s ninth-ranked Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines who defeated Bemidji 3-1 Thursday.

Emily Miron posted 18 kills, 10 digs and nine blocks.

Bemidji 25 20 22 14

Wadena-Deer Creek 9 25 25 25

Wadena-Deer Creek statistics

Casey Volkmann 2 digs, 1 ace serve

Danyel Post 2 kills, 2 digs, 1 block

Caitlin Volkmann 16 kills, 31 digs, 5 blocks, 1 set assist

Melissa Moenkedick 1 dig, 12 blocks

Sarah Craig 1 dig

Hope Theisen 20 digs

Sydney Schissel 8 digs

Halley Maas 5 kills, 1 dig, 2 blocks, 1 assist

Heather Theisen 12 digs, 34 set assists, 4 blocks, 1 ace serve

Emily Miron 18 kills, 10 digs, 9 blocks

Carrie Nelson 4 digs, 1 ace serve

Overall: WDC 16-6. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Alexandria tournament 9 a.m. Saturday.

Lake Region 3,

Maplewood Academy 0

BAXTER — Bethany Cressman blasted 5 kills while collecting 15 digs and 3.5 blocks for the Lake Region Christian Hornets in a 3-0 Minnesota Association of Christian Schools victory over Maplewood Academy.

Sam Snow served up seven aces and added 19 set assists, while Grace Czeczok added 16 digs.

Maplewood Academy 12 7 19

Lake Region 25 25 25

Lake Region statistics

Marlee Moore 4 kills, 11 digs

Bethany Cressman 5 kills, 3.5 blocks, 15 digs, 1 set assist

Sam Snow 4 kills, 7 ace serves, 3 digs, 19 set assists

Taylor Snow 1 kill, 2.5 blocks, 3 ace serves, 13 digs

Grace Czeczok 7 kills, 1 ace serve, 16 digs, 3 set assists

Autumn Martin 3 kills, 2 digs

Molly Grider 2 kills, .5 block, 4 digs, 2 set assists

Overall: LRCS 12-5. Next: Lake Region hosts Foreston 5 p.m. Monday.

Braham 3, Aitkin 2

BRAHAM — Bailey Nordean collected 20 digs for the Aitkin Gobblers as they suffered their first loss in 10 games with a 3-2 defeat by Braham in a Great River Conference match Thursday.

Mikayla Michaletz added 17 digs and 17 kills. Jenae Herron notched 14 digs and 12 kills and Kassie Kokesh posted 25 set assists for Aitkin.

Braham 23 22 25 25 16

Aitkin 25 25 16 14 14

Aitkin statistics

Ashley Handt 2 kills, 1 block

Bailey Nordean 6 kills, 1 block, 20 digs

Mikayla Michaletz 1 ace serve, 17 kills, 3 blocks, 17 digs

Jenae Herron 2 ace serves, 12 kills, 1 block, 14 digs

Chelsea Coombs 8 set assists

Kassie Kokesh 1 ace serve, 8 kills, 3 blocks, 25 set assists

Melissa Paulson 2 ace serves, 6 kills, 2 blocks, 4 digs

Conference: A 8-2. Overall: A 12-6. Next: Aitkin at Pine City 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Hill City 3,

Crosby-Ironton 0

CROSBY — Bailey Swensen collected three ace serves, 11 digs and 25 set assists for the Crosby-Ironton Rangers during a 3-0 non-conference loss to Hill City Thursday.

Lisa Knutson led C-i with 11 kills, while Shania Johnson and Hallie Schmidt each notched 12 digs for the Rangers.

Hill City 25 25 25

Crosby-Ironton 20 13 22

Crosby-Ironton statistics

Mariah Melenich 2 kills, 5 digs

Shania Johnson 2 ace serves, 4 kills, 12 digs

Sam Anderson 2 kills, 2 digs, 1 block

Hallie Schmidt 3 ace serves, 10 kills, 12 digs, 1 block

Bailey Swensen 3 ace serves, 1 kill, 25 set assists, 11 digs

Lisa Knutson 1 ace serve, 11 kills, 1 set assist, 2 blocks, 9 digs

Kerra Grittner 1 kill, 3 digs

Overall: C-I 3-20. Next: Crosby-Ironton at Pequot Lakes 7:15 p.m. Monday.

New York Mills 3,

Pillager 0

PILLAGER — Katie Gillson turned in seven kills and two blocks while Kelly Mast put up 22 set assists in Pillager’s 3-0 loss to New York Mills in Thursday’s Park Region Conference match.

New York Mills 25 25 25

Pillager 14 17 22

Pillager statistics

Jesslynn Johnson 1 block, 3 digs

Kelly Mast 2 kills, 22 set assists, 7 digs, 1 block, 1 ace serve

Kalley Ladouceur 2 digs, 1 block, 1 kill

Lacy Hiltner 6 kills, 7 digs, 1 ace serve

Katie Gillson 7 kills, 2 blocks, 2 digs

Autumn Borders 2 kills, 11 digs, 1 block, 3 ace serves

Amber Posner 4 kills, 2 blocks

Carly Bell 3 kills, 18 digs

Conference: P 1-4. Overall: P 11-14. Next: Pillager at Pine River-Backus 2 p.m. Friday.

Belgrade-B-E 3,

Pierz 0

PIERZ — Jessica Hawks recorded 14 set assists as Pierz suffered their fourth consecutive loss with a 3-0 sweep from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in a Central Minnesota Conference match Thursday.

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 25 25 25

Pierz 15 14 23

Pierz statistics

Miranda Woitalla 1 digs

Jessica Hawks 5 digs, 14 set assists, 2 kills, 1 ace serve

Brook Brausen 3 digs, 10 set assists

Bridget Bednar 6 digs, 7 kills, 1 ace serve, 3 blocks

Megan Boser 9 digs, 1 set assist

Tiara Hopkins 9 digs, 4 kills, 1 block

Anna Welle 5 digs, 6 kills, 1 ace serve, 1 block

Kailee Monson 4 kills

Alyssa Boser 3 kills

Michaela Rocheleau 3 digs, 3 kills, 1 block

Conference: Prz 5-1. Overall: Prz 16-10. Next: Pierz at Little Falls 7 p.m. Monday.

Sebeka 3, Verndale 0

SEBEKA — Elyssa Kern served up three ace serves and collected 12 set assists and 13 digs as the Verndale Pirates lost to Sebeka 3-0 in Park Region Conference play Thursday.

Jordyn Glenz pounded eight kills and added seven digs and three blocks for Verndale and Sarah Moenkedick notched 14 digs for the Pirates.

Sebeka 25 25 26

Verndale 19 16 24

Verndale statistics

Shania Glenz 1 ace serve, 5 kills, 5 digs, 1 block

Teresa Moenkedick 6 kills, 14 digs, 1 block

Sarah Moenkedick 1 ace serve, 14 digs, 1 block

Jordyn Glenz 8 kills, 7 digs, 3 blocks

Elyssa Kern 3 ace serves, 12 set assists, 13 digs

Krista Dailey 2 kills, 1 dig, 3 blocks

Miranda Dougherty 3 kills, 3 digs, 2 blocks

Jessica Wright 12 digs

Conference: V 3-3. Overall: V 16-6-1. Next: Verndale at Barnesville tournament 9 a.m. Saturday.

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