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Lady Warriors finish volleyball season

Sports writer

The Lady Warriors wrapped up the regular volleyball season with a trip to Remington and an appearance at home in the consolation bracket of the Heart of America League tournament.

At Remington, the PBHS squad lost to Goessel 13-25, 18-25 and also to Remington 21-25, 11-25.

In the HOA consolation tourney PBHS was victorious over Bennington, 25-10, 25-21, but the squad lost to Hutch Trinity 22-25, 9-25 and to Canton-Galva 27-25, 9-25, 15-25.

The team will travel to Herington for sub-state competition Saturday. Brackets had not been set at press time.


Neither team had the clear advantage in the early minutes of game one. Danielle Savage earned the first Lady Warrior kill. Embry Hodges put the Lady Warriors within one, 6-7, with a kill, but team errors aided Goessel to a four-point lead at 6-10. Julie Wedel had a kill to make the margin three, 7-10, but the gap would only increase with team errors. PBHS lost game one, 13-25.

Michaela Methvin opened game two with a block to give the Lady Warriors the 1-0 lead. Kaitlyn Preheim served up two aces and the PBHS team led, 4-1. Goessel came back to tie the game at 4-4 and the game was even until a Wedel kill gave the Lady Warriors a one point advantage, 8-7. Goessel took the lead once again at 10-12, but an ace by Preheim and a block by Savage and Methvin tied the game at 13.

PBHS would again trail by two, but a Wedel kill and Hodges ace put the team even at 17. Errors then became the story in the last eight points of the game. PBHS lost game two, 18-25.


Early in game one Savage had three kills and a block to pace the team to a 4-3 advantage. Remington then earned four points and the Lady Warriors trailed, 4-7. Hodges had a kill as did Savage and Wedel but the team could not close the four-point gap, 14-18. Blocks were earned by Savage, Hodges and Sarah Hofkamp and late in the match a Savage kill put the team in striking distance, 21-23. Remington earned the last two game points and PBHS lost, 21-25.

Remington took a nine-point lead and remained in control in game two. Preheim had an ace in the contest and Methvin, Wedel, and Savage each recorded kills. PBHS lost game two, 11-25.

Hutch Trinity

A Methvin ace made game one all even at 4-4. The game remained knotted until Hutch Trinity pulled away to a four-point edge, 8-12. Wedel, Methvin, Savage, and Hodges scored points to keep the Lady Warriors in the game. A Methvin/Savage block made the score even at 21. PBHS led briefly, 22-21, but PBHS receiving errors helped Hutch Trinity to the win.

Hutch Trinity led by seven before two Hodges kills and one Wedel kill reduced the margin to five at 6-11. Hodges had an ace in the game and Methvin had a kill. PBHS lost game two, 9-25


Wedel had two aces early, taking a 7-1 lead over Bennington. Methvin and Savage each recorded a kill and PBHS led 10-2.

The PBHS squad then rolled to a victory with kills from Savage and Hodges and blocks from Hodges and Wedel. Methvin ended the match with the service game earning two aces in the last three points. PBHS won game one, 25-10.

A Preheim ace and Methvin kill kept the Lady Warriors in the early scoring of game two. Bennington took a five-point lead 13-8 before Mikayla Winter had a kill to cut the lead by one. Savage had two kills and an ace and Wedel had two kills and PBHS tied the game at 18. A Wedel block earned a one-point advantage. Wedel followed with a kill and Methvin with a block. A kill from Methvin gave the team the 23-19 edge and a Wedel ace made the score 24-19. Bennington scored the next two points, but PBHS took the win 25-21.

Canton Galva

Two kills from Methvin and one from Savage were not enough to overpower the Canton-Galva team early in game one. Down 3-10, two Hodges kills cut into the Eagle lead. A Hodges/Hofkamp block and another kill from Hodges cut the Canton-Galva lead to three. Traylee Woodruff served an ace and Hodges had another kill to bring PBHS to within two, 13-15. PBHS stayed in the game to tie the game at 23. Points were scored late in the game on a Wedel block, two Savage aces, and a Wedel kill. The Lady Warriors took the win, 27-25.

Savage had two kills in the early 4-4 tie in game two. Canton-Galva then went on an eight-point run and PBHS could not recover. Wedel and Hodges had a block and Methvin had a kill but PBHS lost game two, 9-25.

An early nine-point deficit grew to 12, 2-15, before three aces from Savage and kills from Wedel and Hodges cut into the Canton-Galva lead. The PBHS squad lost game three, 15-25.


Savage — 31 kills, 8 aces, 9 digs, 9 blocks

Wedel — 17 kills, 7 assists, 4 aces, 32 digs, 6 blocks

Hodges — 13 kills, 1 ace, 7 digs, 7 blocks

Methvin — 9 kills, 1 assist, 3 aces, 8 digs, 4 blocks

Woodruff — 17 assists, 1 ace, 18 digs,

Preheim — 4 aces, 22 digs,

Hofkamp — 18 assists, 3 digs, 3 blocks

Winter — 1 kill, 17 assists, 8 digs

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