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Area Volleyball: Verndale wins tight match against Menahga

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VERNDALE -- Tess Jones recorded 16 kills, six blocks, three ace serves and six digs for the Verndale Pirates who defeated the Menahga Braves 3-0 in a Park Region Conference match Thursday, Oct. 3.

Ashley Aarseth added 13 kills, two ace serves, seven digs and one block for Verndale.

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Menahga 24 22 27
Verndale 26 25 29

Verndale statistics
Mallory Uselman 8 digs, 1 ace serve
Madison Schmitz 2 digs, 1 ace serve
Leigha Schmitz 4 digs, 2 ace serves, 4 kills
Ashley Aarseth 7 digs, 13 kills, 1 block 2 ace serves
Kaliyah Brownlow 1 block, 2 kills
Tess Jones 16 kills, 6 blocks, 3 ace serves, 6 digs
Sarah Barrett 2 digs, 3 kills
Melissa Hammer 3 blocks, 1 kill
Conference: V 2-3. Overall: V 7-13. Next: Verndale at Browerville/Eagle Valley 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Pine River-Backus 3, Cass Lake-Bena 0

CASS LAKE -- Olivia Adkins tallied seven kills, four blocks and six set assists in a 3-0 win for Pine River-Backus over Cass Lake-Bena Thursday in a Northland Conference game Thursday, Oct 3.

Rylie Hirschey finished with 12 set assists, three kills and three aces.

Cass Lake-Bena 10 11 18
Pine River-Backus 25 25 25

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Pine River-Backus statistics
Claire Dahl 11 digs
Emma Barchus 3 digs, 10 kills
Hannah Barchus 3 digs, 2 kills, 6 blocks, 3 ace serves
Cate Travis 1 dig
Anna Felthous 3 digs, 9 kills, 2 blocks
Jaime Johnson 9 digs, 10 kills, 3 blocks, 1 ace serve
Olivia Adkins 6 set assists, 5 digs, 7 kills, 4 blocks, 1 ace serves
Emily Hanneken 1 dig
Rylee Norman 1 dig
Ali Gravelle 1 dig
Rylie Hirschey 12 set assists, 4 digs, 3 kills, 2 blocks, 3 ace serves
Conference: PRB 5-0. Overall: PRB 19-1. Next: Pine River-Backus hosts Crosby-Ironton 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

Wadena-Deer Creek 3, New York Mills 2

WADENA -- Kennedy Gravelle finished with 29 kills and 15 digs as Wadena-Deer Creek defeated New York Mills in a Park Region Conference battle Thursday, Oct 3.

Both teams entered the contest unbeaten in conference play.

No more than three points separated the teams in any of the five sets.

Madison Carsten totaled 13 kills and 20 digs.

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New York Mills 22 25 23 24 13
Wadena-Deer Creek 25 22 25 26 15

Wadena-Deer Creek statistics
Mackenzie Carsten 4 kills, 10 digs, 49 set assists
Madison Carsten 13 kills, 20 digs, 1 block
Mari Grendahl 1 dig
Courtny Warren 32 digs, 1 ace serve
Kennedy Gravelle 29 kills, 15 digs, 3 ace serves, 4 blocks
Hailey Wiederich 8 digs
Katelyn Gardner 3 kills, 2 digs, 2 blocks
Lauryn Gravelle 4 kills, 2 digs, 3 blocks
Ashley Lepinski 3 kills, 6 digs, 2 blocks
Conference: WDC 5-0. Overall: WDC 12-4. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Barnesville 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

Little Falls 3, Pierz 0

PIERZ -- Kerstin Knopik recorded 12 kills with 10 digs for the Little Falls Flyers in a 3-0 Granite Ridge Conference win Thursday, Oct. 3.

Ellie Skeesick collected 11 digs and Taylor Jordans tallied 24 set assists.

Kiara Olesch totaled 10 set assists and nine digs for Pierz.

Pierz 14 22 8
Little Falls 25 25 25

Little Falls statistics
Taylor Jordan 24 set assists, 9 digs, 1 block
Madelyn VanRisseghem 10 kills, 2 digs, 4 blocks
Kerstin Knopik 12 kills, 2 ace serves, 10 digs, 3 blocks
Josie Sobiech 3 digs
Jayden Spillum 1 kill, 1 ace serve, 3 blocks
Emma Holey 9 digs
Ellie Skeesick 1 kill, 3 ace serves, 11 digs, 2 blocks
Samantha Tembreull 2 kills, 5 ace serves, 8 digs, 4 blocks

Pierz statistics
Amaya Rocheleau 5 digs, 1 set assist
Brekanda Lashinski 1 dig, 1 block, 1 kill
Jayden Smeija 13 digs, 1 block, 6 kills
Emily Sadlovsky 17 digs
Kiara Olesch 1 ace serve, 9 digs, 10 set assists
Ashley Kimman 2 digs, 1 block, 2 kills
Courtney Strohmeier 2 digs, 2 blocks, 1 kill
Katie LeBlanc 6 digs, 1 kill
Ellie Fischer 1 ace serve, 6 digs, 2 kills, 2 set assists
Mariah Olesch 2 digs, 1 kill, 1 set assist
Conference: LF 4-4, Prz 2-6. Overall: LF 8-10, Prz 7-11. Next: Little Falls hosts Fergus Falls 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8; Pierz at Moose Lake Tournament 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

Pequot Lakes 3, Staples-Motley 0

PEQUOT LAKES -- Kate Bolz-Andolshek totaled 10 kills with six ace serves for the Pequot Lakes Patriots in a 3-0 Mid-State Conference win over the Staples-Motley Cardinals Thursday, Oct. 3.

Mariah Rickard contributed 17 digs and Phoebe Glenn had 15 digs for the 11-4 Patriots.

Aubrey Brandt rallied 14 digs for the Cardinals.

Staples-Motley 5 15 16
Pequot Lakes 25 25 25

Pequot Lakes statistics
Rita Ganley 1 kill, 17 set assists, 4 digs
Mirjana Ganley 5 kills, 8 digs, 2 ace serves
Maddy Morrison 2 kills, 3 digs, 1 block
Ella Pfeiffer 6 digs
Phoebe Glenn 12 set assists, 15 digs, 4 ace serves
Maci Martini 5 kills, 1 dig
Kate Bolz-Andolshek 10 kills, 6 digs, 1 block, 6 ace serves
Lydia Hubbard 8 kills, 1 set assist, 1 dig, 1 block
Mariah Rickard 2 set assists, 17 digs, 6 ace serves
Camille Haman 1 kill
Ella Kratochvil 1 kill

Staples-Motley statistics
Alix Peterson 2 digs, 1 kills
Mackenna Bjerga 1-ace serve, 4 digs, 8 set assists
Bella Martin 8 digs
Aubrey Brandt 14 digs, 1 kills
Morgan Becker 2 digs, 2 kills
Ava Schneider 7 digs, 4 set assists
Tabetha Allen 1 ace serve, 4 digs, 4 kills, 1 blocks
Heidi Lombard 12 digs, 1 kills
Libby O’Neil 1 kills
Klaire Storry 3 digs, 1 kills, 1 blocks
Bo Erholtz 2 digs
Leah Bestland 1 dig
Brooke Heldman 2 digs, 2 kills
Conference: PL 3-1, SM 1-3. Overall: PL 11-4, SM 12-7. Next: Pequot Lakes at Perham Tournament 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5; Staples-Motley at Pelican Rapids 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Detroit Lakes 3, Aitkin 1

AITKIN -- Lyda Fellerman totaled 13 kills and 13 digs, while Noelle Jones accumulated eight kills and three blocks for Aitkin in a 3-1 loss to Detroit Lakes in a Mid-State Conference game Thursday, Oct 3.

Detroit Lakes 25 25 22 25
Aitkin 12 23 25 15

Aitkin statistics
Libbie Boser 5 digs
Jessica Much 8 digs
Lydia Fellerman 13 kills, 13 digs
Kate Pelarski 2 set assists, 20 digs
Noelle Jones 8 kills, 3 blocks, 1 ace serve, 1 dig
Trista Brandt 2 digs
Allison Ehnstrom 30 set assists, 4 ace serves, 5 digs
Madison Buisman 1 kill, 2 blocks, 2 digs
Raelene Nyberg 3 kills, 1 set assist
Teagan Piecek 11 kills, 1 dig
Conference: A 1-3. Overall: A 11-11. Next: Aitkin hosts Milaca 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Park Rapids 3, Crosby-Ironton 0,

CROSBY -- Caitlyn Gutzman registered 19 digs as the Crosby-Ironton Rangers fell 3-0 to the Park Rapids Panthers in a Mid-State Conference game Thursday, Oct. 3.

Jacey Rydberg contributed 16 set assists and eight digs for the Rangers.

Bailey Potter and Mya Decent each tallied six kills for the 10-9 Rangers.

Park Rapids 25 25 25
Crosby-Ironton 15 21 11

Crosby-Ironton statistics
Bailey Potter 6 kills, 1 ace serve, 3 digs
Caitlyn Gutzman 2 set assists, 19 digs
Cassidy Holtzleicer 1 set assists
Emma Sanford 1 dig
Jacey Rydberg 16 set assists, 3 ace serves, 8 digs, 2 blocks
Katie Kovatovich 1 kill
Kalli Papenfuss 4 kills, 6 digs
Madilyn Bodle 1 ace serve, 2 digs
Madison Bordwell 1 kill, 4 digs
Mya Decent 6 kills, 4 digs, 1 block
Conference: C-I 0-4. Overall: C-I 10-9. Next: Crosby-Ironton at Pine River-Backus 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.

Henning 3, Pillager 0

HENNING -- Maggie Schmit tallied 11 set assists with eight digs in the Pillager Huskies 3-0 loss to the Henning Hornets in a Park Region Conference game Thursday, Oct. 3.

Henning 25 25 25
Pillager 7 21 18

Pillager statistics
Kaylee Mudgett 1 dig
Jordyn VanVickle 6 kills, 5 digs
Kassie Gardner 1 ace serve, 6 digs
Maggie Schmit 11 set assists, 8 digs
Bailey Knoblauch 2 kills, 1 block, 4 dig
Danielle Kocur 2 kills, 4 digs
Emma Schmit 1 dig
Sadie Hopman 1 kill
Amelia Williams 3 digs
Conference: Pill 2-3. Overall: Pill 11-12. Next: Pillager hosts Swanville 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7.
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