PBHS volleyball took to their home court Tuesday and recorded one win and one loss for the night. The Lady Warriors defeated Bennington 25-17, 22-25, 25-17 and lost to Ell-Saline 25-15, 23-25, 14-25. The team will have a busy week ahead of them with a trip to Little River to take on Canton-Galva and Little River and also an appearance in the Olpe tournament.
Early aces by Michaela Methvin and Danielle Savage helped to boost the Lady Warriors to an 11-8 lead in game one. Good net play by Embry Hodges, Julie Wedel and Mikayla Winter helped the PBHS squad to build a 19-12 advantage. PBHS offense included a Savage kill, a Kaitlyn Preheim ace and a Savage/Traylee Woodruff block in the last four points of the game for the PBHS win 25-17.
While the Lady Warriors led 2-0 early in game two, Bennington came back to take the lead 6-2, capitalizing on PBHS receiving errors. Two kills by Savage and an ace by Preheim closed the gap to two, 6-8 but Bennington built an eight point lead that the PBHS squad could not overcome. Despite kills by Hodges, Savage, Wedel and Methvin, the Lady Warriors lost game two, 22-25.
Savage had two kills and an ace early in game three to give the Lady Warriors the edge 3-2. Methvin and Traylee Woodruff added aces and Savage, Hodges, Methvin and Wedel added kills. Woodruff ended the game with a service ace and the Lady Warriors won game three 25-17, and the match.
Wedel began game one with two service points, including an ace. PBHS built a good lead 20-10, with kills by Savage, Hodges, Wedel, and Winter. Aces throughout the game by Woodruff, Hodges, and Methvin helped to put the Lady Warriors in the position of a game-one victory. Wedel ended the game with a kill 25-15.
While the Lady Warriors led most of game two, Ell-Saline stayed in the contest and eclipsed the PBHS squad in the last three game points. Hodges, Savage, and Wedel combined for 10 kills but an Ell-Saline kill ended the game for the PBHS squad. The Lady Warriors lost game two 23-25.
Ell-Saline controlled game three early and built a six-point lead 12-6, before the Lady Warriors came back to tie the game at 14. PBHS errors ruled the rest of the contest and Ell-Saline scored the last 11 points in the game and the match. PBHS lost to Ell-Saline 14-25.
Savage — 21 kills, 2 aces, 11 digs, 4 blocks
Wedel-8 kills, 3 aces, 13 digs, 2 blocks
Hodges-8 kills, 3 aces, 1 dig, 2 blocks
Woodruff-24 assists, 6 aces, 1block
Methvin- 5 kills, 5 aces, 2 blocks
Preheim- 3 aces, 9 digs