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Pirates rack up five-game victory over Braves

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A gutsy fifth game carried the Verndale Pirates past Menahga's Braves 3-2 Tuesday night in a Park Region Conference contest at Menahga.

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The Pirates rallied from a 25-10 blowout in Game 1 to win 25-22, 25-23. The Braves won Game 4 26-24 but the Pirates dominated the fifth game 15-6.

Setting the pace defensively for the Pirates were Teresa Moenkedick with 27 digs and Jordyn Glenz with 19. Jordanna Schluttner blocked 10 shots. Schluttner and Teresa Moenkedick combined for 23 kills. Sarah Moenkedick and Elyssa Kern combined for 34 assists.

Verndale 10-25-25-24-15,

Menahga 25-22-23-26-6

Teresa Moenkedick 5 aces, 13 kills, 27 digs, 1 block

Sarah Moenkedick 2 kills 19 assists, 12 digs, 1 block

Jordyn Glenz 1 ace, 6 kills,19 digs, 1 block

Elyssa Kern 1 ace 15 assists, 13 digs

Jordanna Schluttner 11 kills, 1 assist, 7 digs, 10 blocks

Krista Dailey 4 kills, 2 assists, 4 blocks

Miranda Dougherty 2 aces, 11 kills, 10 digs, 4 blocks

Jessica Wright 10 digs

New York Mills 3, Verndale 2

Lexie Rankka dished out 50 assists and Brooke Kupfer had 29 assists Thursday as the Eagles won a tough Park Region Conference match with the Pirates.

The Pirates grabbed the early advantage with 25-22 and 25-23 wins in Games 1 and 2. The Eagles forced the match to five games by winning 25-23 and 25-20. The Eagles posted a 15-11 win in the tiebreaker.

Jackie Imsande and Ellie Rutten combined for 36 kills. Rutten added 14 blocks.

"All the games were extremely close," said New York Mills Head Coach Amy Koskela. "It was good for us to come back and play games four and five. All the girls contributed to this big conference win."

Teresa and Sarah Moenkedick had strong defensive nights recording 31 and 24 digs respectively. Teresa came up with 26 kills and five ace serves. Sarah had 24 assists. Miranda Dougherty and Jordyn Glenz helped on defense with 24 and 22 digs. Glenz had 16 blocks while Jordanna Schluttner contributed 15 and Krista Dailey racked up 12.

New York Mills 22-23-25-25-15,

Verndale 25-25-23-20-11

Teresa Moenkedick 5 ace serves 26 kills, 31 digs 3 blocks

Sarah Moenkedick 1 ace serve 23 set assists, 24 digs, 6 blocks

Jordyn Glenz 6 kills, 1 set assist 22 digs, 16 blocks

Elyssa Kern 3 ace serves, 14 set assists, 10 digs

Jordanna Schluttner 1 ace serve, 5 kills, 1 set assist, 8 digs, 15 blocks

Krista Dailey 3 kills, 1 set assist, 3 digs, 12 blocks

Miranda Dougherty 4 kills, 1 set assist, 24 digs, 3 blocks

Jessica Wright 24 digs

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