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Bears oust Pirates from Section 5A tournament

Verndale’s Sarah Moenkedick (6) drives the ball across the net against Eagle Valley’s Heather Kunerth (3) in a Section 5A volleyball contest Oct. 24.

The Verndale Pirates stumbled Friday losing a 3-0 volleyball decision to Bertha-Hewitt in the Section 5A tournament.

The Bears ended the season for the young Pirates with victories of 25-13, 25-18, 25-19 on the Bertha court.

Krista Dailey led the Pirates with 10 kills. Jordyn Glenz and Sarah Moenkedick combined for 11 kills. The Bears held Shania Glenz to four kills. Moenkedick and Haley Stinar led the defensive effort for Verndale with 14 and 10 digs respectively. Elyssa Kern came up with 15 set assists in the win.

The loss ended Verndale’s season at 19-10-1. The Bears improved to 20-9-2.

Bertha-Hewitt 3, Verndale 0

Blocks- Alexys Thompson 1, Krista Dailey 1, Jordyn Glenz 1, Shania Glenz 1

Kills- Krista Dailey 10, Jordyn Glenz 7, Sarah Moenkedick 3, Shania Glenz 4

Set Assists- Elyssa Kern 15, Haley Stinar 6, Sarah Moenkedick 1

Digs- Sarah Moenkedick 14, Haley Stinar 10, Shania Glenz 9, Krista Dailey 6, Jessica Wright 4, Elyssa Kern 4, Megan Dougherty 2, Alexys Thompson 1

Verndale 25-25-25,

Eagle Valley 14-18-15

The Pirates gave the Rebels a good taste of their balance Thursday night in Section 5A sweep on the Verndale court.

Shania Glenz, Sarah Moenkedick and Jordyn Glenz combined for 20 kills. Shania Glenz teamed up with Haley Stinar and Jessica Wright for 21 digs. Krista Dailey led the Pirates with four ace serves and four blocks. Elyssa Kern had a team-high 13 assists.

Verndale 3, Eagle Valley 0

Ace Serves- Krista Dailey 4, Haley Stinar 3, Shania Glenz 2, Elyssa Kern 1

Kills- Shania Glenz 7, Sarah Moenkedick 7, Jordyn Glenz 6, Krista Dailey 4, Megan Dougherty 2

Set Assists- Elyssa Kern 13, Haley Stinar 6

Digs- Haley Stinar 8, Shania Glenz 7, Jessica Wright 6, Elyssa Kern 5, Sarah Moenkedick 4, Jordyn Glenz 1, Krista Dailey 1

Blocks- Krista Dailey 4, Elyssa Kern 3, Sarah Moenkedick 1, Jordyn Glenz 1