The Henning Hornets crushed Verndale 25-8 in Game 1 Tuesday but had to battle in Games 2 and 3 to gain a 3-0 sweep over the Pirates.
Verndale fell 25-21 in Tuesday's second game and pushed the Hornets into volleyball's edition of overtime in Game 3 before the stubborn Pirates lost 27-25.
Kaitlyn Richter and Elizabeth Johnson both recorded 10 set assists. Ashley Richter, Teresa Moenkedick and Kaitlyn Richter combined for 22 kills.
Pirates go 1-2 in Bertha-Hewitt Tournament
Ashley Richter contributed 23 kills and joined Jordanna Schluttner in racking up 33 digs at Saturday's Bertha-Hewitt Tournament.
The Pirates defeated New York Mills 25-13, 25-17 but lost to Brandon-Evansville 25-16, 25-23 and Pelican Rapids 25-18, 25-21.
Elizabeth Johnson came up with 17 assists in the tournament.
Schluttner and Kaitlyn Richter both scored five ace serves.
Teresa Moenkedick had seven digs while Kaitlyn Richter and Elizabeth Johnson had five assists each in a 3-0 loss to Sebeka.
Megan Schluttner and Megan Richter combined for eight digs.