Bears oust Pirates from sub-section playoffs
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.
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