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Lady Warriors split volleyball matches

Contributing writer

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

Winter-16 assists

Preheim- 3 aces, 9 digs

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