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PBHS volleyball team wins tournament

Sports writer

PBHS claimed the championship trophy Saturday at the Peabody-Burns round robin preseason tournament at Peabody.

While the team lost the first match to Hartford 25-18, 19-25, 23-25, they came back to win four matches against Central-Burden 25-12, 25-15; Burlingame 25-16, 27-25; Chase County 25-17, 25-19; and Burrton 22-25, 25-19, 25-16.

Up next for the team is a trip to Inman Tuesday.

Hartford

Julie Wedel opened game one with four service aces. Hartford earned three before Michaela Methvin had a kill to put the Lady Warriors up 5-3. Wedel and Embry Hodges came up with blocks throughout the rest of the game to stop the Hartford net offense. Methvin finished the game with a block and the Lady Warriors took game one, 25-18.

The Lady Warriors were in control of game two early but Hartford came back to build an 8-point lead, 18-10. Traylee Woodruff and Julie Wedel recorded service aces, but PBHS lost game two, 19-25.

Hartford led game three early 5-1. PBHS offense came back with aces by Methvin and Hodges and kills by Hodges and Wedel. Tied at 14, the score remained tight throughout the rest of the game. Woodruff had three aces late in the match. Wedel and Methvin each added a kill and the final tie was at 23. Hartford earned the last two points for the win, 25-23.

Central-Burden

The Lady Warriors opened game one against Central-Burden with a 2-0 lead. A Hodges kill put the Lady Warriors at 6-2. Danielle Savage had a kill for the 8-3 lead. PBHS remained in control and game one ended at 25-12 with aces served by Methvin.

Wedel opened game two with three aces and the team built a 5-1 lead. The team took a 10-6 lead with a kill from Savage and aces by Savage and Methvin. The Lady Warriors closed the game at 25-15 with a kill from Hodges.

Burlingame

Down two early in game one against Burlingame, the Lady Warriors came back to tie the score at 3-3 on an ace from Methvin. Receiving errors put PBHS down 5-9, but a team rally that included kills by Hodges and Wedel, an ace by Savage, and a block by Hodges gave the Lady Warriors a 14-9 advantage. Wedel and Methvin recorded kills late in the game to give the team the win, 25-16.

The Lady Warriors went down by five, 2-7, early in game two. Lady Warrior offense closed the gap to one, 9-10. Combined kills by Savage, Wedel, and Methvin helped to bring PBHS to a 19-19 tie. Hodges put the team in a tiebreaker situation, 24-24, with a kill and a block. The Lady Warriors took the last two points and the team won game two, 27-25.

Chase County

Methvin and Savage opened game one against Chase County with a kill each.

Hodges had a block and the Lady Warriors led 3-2. The game was close but a scoring burst that included an ace by Kaitlin Preheim, blocks by Methvin and Savage, and a kill by Savage put PBHS in the lead, 17-11. The Lady Warriors went on to win game one, 25-17.

PBHS was down 3-7 in the early minutes of game two. Kills by Wedel, Savage, and Methvin and aces by Wedel and Methvin all combined to build to a 15-11 PBHS lead. Savage ended the game with a kill and the Lady Warriors won, 25-19.

Burrton

Game one started with errors for the Lady Warriors and the team trailed 5-2. The team came back and aces by Methvin and Savage gave the team a 7-6 lead. Burrton came back to take the lead, 14-11. Errors then ruled the match and the teams were tied at 18-18. Burrton took advantage of late mistakes by the PBHS squad and the Lady Warriors lost game one, 22-25.

Savage earned the first PBHS point for the team in game two with a kill to put it all even at one. Hodges, Mikayla Winter, Methvin, Savage, and Wedel earned kills, but the game remained tight. A Methvin kill gave the team the largest lead of the game, 22-16. Methvin also recorded a late ace and the team took the win, 25-19.

Wedel opened game three with an ace. A kill and two blocks by Savage put the Lady Warriors in control by a score of 5-1. Savage added two more kills and an ace, and Woodruff added a kill. Hodges ended the game with a kill and the PBHS squad won the game, 25-16.

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