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Eagle Bend's Katie Sparby (7) attempts to block a kill shot by Verndale's Miranda Dougherty (15) in a West Sub-Section 5A playoff game Oct. 25 at Verndale. Looking on are Verndale's Teresa Moenkedick (6) and Eagle Bend's Danielle Pratt (14) and Ashtyn Benning (5). Photo by Brian Hansel

Bears oust Pirates from sub-section playoffs

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Janelle Bright's Bertha-Hewitt Bears eliminated Verndale from the West Sub-Section 5A volleyball tournament Oct. 26 with a 3-1 win on the Bertha court.


The Pirates saw the Bears rally for a 25-21 victory in Game 1. The Park Region Conference rivals split the next two games, with Bertha dominating Game 2 25-10 and the Pirates squeaking out a 25-22 win in Game 3. The second-seeded Bears won their match with the third-seeded Pirates by claiming the fourth game 25-17.

The Pirates closed out their season with a 18-9-4 record.

Verndale 3, Eagle Valley 0

The Pirates made quick work of the Rebels Oct. 24 night to advance to the second round of the West Sub-Section 5A playoffs.

Sarah Moenkedick and Elyssa Kern combined for 32 set assists. Teresa Moenkedick reeled off 15 kills and 14 digs. Jordyn Glenz and Sarah Moenkedick combined for 27 digs.

Verndale 25-25-25,

Eagle Valley 17-7-13

Sarah Moenkedick 22 set assists, 13 digs, 1 ace serve, 1 kill, 1 assist block

Shania Glenz 2 ace serves, 6 kills, 6 digs

Jordyn Glenz 5 kills, 3 ace serves, 14 digs

Teresa Moenkedick 15 kills, 14 digs, 2 ace serves

Elyssa Kern 10 set assists, 5 digs, 1 ace serve

Kirsta Dailey 3 kills, 2 assist blocks, 1 dig

Miranda Dougherty 7 digs, 5 kills, 1 ace serve, 1 solo block, 1 assist block

Meagan Dougherty 2 digs

Brian Hansel
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