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V-ball struggles at Olpe, Little River

Staff writer

PBHS Lady Warrior volleyball had a tough day Saturday with five match losses in the Olpe Tournament.

The losses were to Olpe 25-22, 19-25, 9-25; Marais des Cygnes 22-25, 25-19, 7-25; Goessel 25-23, 17-25, 11-25; Northern Heights 24-26, 14-25; and Central Christian 11-25, 12-25.

Olpe

A Michaela Methvin kill put the Lady Warriors on the scoreboard first against Olpe. A Danielle Savage block and kill and a Methvin ace gave the Lady Warriors a 5-3 advantage. PBHS took the lead and did not trail again but Olpe did tie the game at 22-22. Julie Wedel came up with two kills in the last three points and the PBHS squad won the first game against Olpe, 25-22.

Kills were recorded by Embry Hodges, Wedel, Savage, and Methvin.

PBHS played an even pace in game two with kills by Savage and Wedel. PBHS errors helped Olpe to build a five-point lead at 19-14, and despite kills by Hodges and Wedel, PBHS lost game two, 19-25.

The Lady Warriors had a tough game three with Olpe in control with a 17-point lead down the stretch. Methvin, Hodges, and Wedel each recorded kills but PBHS lost game three, 9-25, and the match.

Marais des Cygnes

Game one was even at two, with a Methvin kill. A Savage ace and a Wedel kill tied the game again at five. Wedel kept the game even at six with a kill, but Marais des Cygnes took a slim lead, 9-7, until a Hodges ace made it all even at 10.

Marais des Cygnes then recaptured the lead. The Lady Warriors stayed in the game, tying the score at 21 on a Hodges ace and also 22 with a Wedel kill. PBHS lost the last three points and game one, 22-25.

Down three, 0-3, early in game two, the Lady Warriors played back to even at four. Two Hodges aces, a Wedel block, and Methvin kill gave the Lady Warriors an eight-point edge, 16-8. Late in the game, Savage and Hodges each recorded a kill and Wedel finished the game with two kills to give the PBHS squad the victory in game two, 25-19.

The third game was dismal for the PBHS squad. Marais took the lead 9-3 and went on to win the game. The Lady Warriors lost game three, 7-25, and the match.

Goessel

Goessel controlled game one early until a Wedel kill put the Lady Warriors on the board, 1-7. A big defensive rally sparked the PBHS squad and with kills from Savage, Hodges, and Methvin, the Lady Warriors came from seven down to tie the game at 21 on a Traylee Woodruff ace.

With Hodges serving, Wedel earned the final point of the game with a kill to give the victory to PBHS, 25-23.

An early 3-1 lead for PBHS disappeared and Goessel held the lead the remainder of the game. Kills were recorded by Savage, Methvin, and Wedel but receiving errors cost the Lady Warriors the last several points in the game and PBHS lost, 17-25

A Kaitlyn Preheim ace tied game three at three but receiving errors plagued the team. The Lady Warriors lost game three, 11-25, and the match.

Northern Heights

Preheim helped the Lady Warriors to an early two-point lead with good serving that included an ace. PBHS squad had the lead, 12-8. Northern Heights came back to tie the game at 14, but a Hodges block gave the Lady Warriors the next lead, 16-15.

A Woodruff ace, a Hodges kill, and a Paige Lewis kill gave the Lady Warriors a 21-19 edge, but Northern Heights came back to make it all even at 23. A Savage kill earned point 24, but Northern Heights scored the last three points. The Lady Warriors lost game one, 24-26.

PBHS hitting errors made it tough for the Lady Warriors early in game two. PBHS lost game two, 14-25, and the match.

Central

PBHS trailed for most of game one against Central. Savage, Hodges, and Methvin earned kills but the Lady Warriors lost, 11-25.

Again, playing from behind, the Lady Warriors struggled with the attack of Central in game two. Methvin, Lewis, Hodges, and Savage had kills in the game, but PBHS lost game two, 12-25, and the match.

Savage — 25 kills, 12 digs, 4 blocks

Winter — 20 assists

Methvin — 12 kills, 17 digs, 2 blocks

Hodges — 18 kills, 6 digs, 3 blocks

Woodruff — 40 assists, 24 digs

Wedel — 19 kills, 21 digs, 3 blocks

Lewis — 3 kills, 12 digs

Preheim — 24 digs

Two losses at Little River

Two matches at Little River Sept. 22 ended with two losses for the Peabody-Burns Lady Warriors. The squad lost to Canton-Galva 14-25, 20-25, and to Little River 8-25, 25-22, 23-25.

Canton-Galva

Canton-Galva scored the first four points before a kill by Savage put the Lady Warriors on the board. Methvin and Savage teamed up for a block to earn the second Lady Warrior point but Canton- Galva scored four before an ace from Methvin added another PBHS score, 3-10.

The seven-point Canton-Galva advantage was a problem for the Lady Warriors. The PBHS squad lost, 14-25.

Early in game two, two points separated the Lady Warriors and Canton-Galva at 7-9 with a kill by Hodges. Canton-Galva stretched their lead to as many as nine, but Lady Warrior net play from Wedel and Hodges pulled the team back to within five. PBHS lost the game, 20-25, and the match.

Little River

PBHS went scoreless in game one until a kill by Methvin put the Lady Warriors on the board, 1-6. Woodruff had an ace, Hodges had a kill, and Methvin had a block but errors by the team continued and the Lady Warriors lost game one, 8-25.

Hodges put the PBHS squad on the board with a kill, 1-0. A Methvin kill evened the score at 2-2 but Little River then ran off nine straight points. A Hodges kill at 5-14 started a slow, steady rally for the team. Wedel, Winter, Woodruff, Methvin, Savage, Kaitlyn Preheim, Sarah Hofkamp, Lewis, and Hodges contributed offensive and defensive plays to bring the team from down by 10, 9-19, to a 25-22 game-two victory.

Hodges had a block and a kill late in game three, and Wedel had a kill, but Little River earned the last two points. PBHS lost game three, 23-25, and the match.

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