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Area Volleyball: Aitkin, Pequot, PR-B, Verndale score sweeps

AITKIN - Ellie Michaletz pounded 16 kills and recorded two blocks to lead the Aitkin Gobblers past the Pierz Pioneers 3-0 in a non-conference matchup Tuesday night.

AITKIN - Ellie Michaletz pounded 16 kills and recorded two blocks to lead the Aitkin Gobblers past the Pierz Pioneers 3-0 in a non-conference matchup Tuesday night.

Taylor Ehnstrom tipped 25 set assists for the Gobblers who improved to 2-0.

Pierz 14 21 20

Aitkin 25 25 25

Aitkin statistics

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Ally Bright 4 kills, 2 digs

Samantha Stiernagle 3 digs

Taylor Ehnstrom 1 ace serve, 5 digs, 25 set assists

Taylor Crotty 2 ace serves, 1 dig

Ellie Michaletz 16 kills, 2 blocks, 9 digs

Maggi Fellerman 5 kills, 1 block, 2 set assists, 3 digs

Shelly Stephani 3 digs

Brooke Miller 5 kills, 1 block, 2 digs

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Rebecca Jensen 5 kills, 1 block

Overall: A 2-0, Prz 0-1. Next: Aitkin at Isle 7:30 p.m. Thursday; Dassel-Cokato at Pierz 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Pequot Lakes 3, Wadena-DC 0

PEQUOT LAKES - Josie Florell and Morgan Lohmiller put up 11 set assists apiece for Pequot Lakes in the Patriots' 3-0 win over the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Tuesday night.

Brittny Bzdok and Corina Ruud each had eight kills for the Patriots in the non-conference match.

Wadena-DC 10 18 13

Pequot Lakes 25 25 25

Pequot Lakes statistics

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Amanda Nies 4 digs

Josie Florell 11 set assists, 3 digs

Brittny Bzdok 1 ace serve, 8 kills, 8 digs

Quinn Kratochvil 1 set assist

Karli Skog 1 set assist

Morgan Lohmiller 1 ace serve, 6 kills, 11 set assists

Corina Ruud 8 kills, 4 blocks

Laura Squires 2 ace serves, 3 kills, 16 digs

Samantha Littman 2 kills, 2 digs, 2 blocks

Barbara Miller 1 kill, 5 digs, 3 blocks

Emily Stevens 1 ace serve, 4 digs

Overall: PL 2-0, WDC 0-1. Next: Pequot Lakes at Pillager 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8; Perham at Wadena-Deer Creek 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pine River-Backus 3,

Laporte 0

LAPORTE - Allison Anderson recorded 11 digs and Annie Semmler 25 set assists to help the Pine River-Backus Tigers defeat the Laporte Wildcats 3-0 in their season opener and Northland Conference match Tuesday.

Laporte 22 21 21

PR-Backus 25 25 25

Pine River-Backus statistics

Annie Semmler 4 digs, 2 kills, 1 block, 25 set assists, 1 ace serve

Allison Anderson 11 digs, 5 kills, 4 blocks, 2 ace serves

Bailey Wynn 3 digs, 8 kills, 2 blocks

Miah Hansen 6 digs, 5 kills, 2 blocks, 2 set assists

Emma Mills 2 digs, 6 kills, 7 blocks, 4 set assists

Conference: PRB 1-0. Overall: PRB 1-0. Next: Pine River-Backus hosts Crosby-Ironton 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

Verndale 3, Parkers Prairie 0

VERNDALE - The Glenz sisters, Shania and Jordyn, combined for 28 kills in the Verndale Pirates' 3-0 season-opening win over Parkers Prairie Tuesday.

Shania Glenz had 16 kills, two ace serves and three digs while Jordyn finished with 12 kills and six digs.

Sarah Moenkedick had a team-high 11 digs and Haley Stinar contributed 15 set assists and 10 digs for the Pirates.

Parkers Prairie 15 5 15

Verndale 25 25 25

Verndale statistics

Allison Olsson 1 kill, 2 set assists, 1 dig

Alyssa Thompson 4 digs

Shania Glenz 12 kills, 6 digs

Jordyn Glenz 16 kills, 2 ace serves, 1 set assist, 3 digs

Sarah Moenkedick 1 kills, 1 ace serve, 11 digs

Morgan Glenz 3 kills, 3 digs

Molly Holman 1 dig

Haley Stinar 2 kills, 2 ace serves, 15 set assists, 10 digs

Megan Dougherty 2 ace serves, 13 set assists, 3 digs

Alexys Thompson 1 set assist

Alexys Steege 7 digs

Overall: V 1-0. Next: Verndale at Crosby-Ironton 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Long Prairie-GE 3,

Staples-Motley 0

STAPLES - The Staples-Motley Cardinals dropped their season opener 3-0 to the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder Tuesday night.

Overall: SM 0-1. Next: Staples-Motley at New York Mills 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

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