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Verndale volleyers sweep Cardinals 3-0

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Verndale volleyers sweep Cardinals 3-0
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

The surprising Verndale Pirates ended their regular season slate on a winning note Tuesday as they swept Staples-Motley 25-17, 25-17 and 26-16 in Verndale.

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Teresa Moenkedick came up with 17 kills and Sarah Moenkedick combined with Elyssa Kern for 40 assists. Jordyn Glenz and Jessica Wright combined for 31 digs.

The Pirates take a 16-9-4 record into the West

Sub-Section 5A playoffs. The Pirates ended the regular season 8-16-3 last year.

Verndale 25-25-25,

Staples-Motley 17-17-16

Shania Glenz 2 ace serves, 8 kills, 12 digs

Teresa Moenkedick 1 ace serve, 17 kills, 12 digs, 1 block

Sarah Moenkedick 23 set assists, 16 digs

Jordyn Glenz 4 ace serves, 9 kills, 16 digs, 1 block

Elyssa Kern 17 set assists, 7 digs

Krista Dailey 4 kills, 3 digs, 2 blocks

Miranda Dougherty 3 kills, 3 digs

Jessica Wright 1 ace serve, 15 digs

Pirates place third at Barnesville Invite

Teresa Moenkedick and Jordyn Glenz combined for 81 digs as the Pirates pulled out a third place finish Saturday in the eight-team Barnesville Invitational.

Sarah Moenkedick and Elyssa Kern came up with 39 and 36 assists.

Teresa Moenkedick led the Pirates with 32 kills. Eighth-grader Shania Glenz gave a solid performance with 26 kills and 25 digs.

Barnesville Invitational

Pool Play

Verndale over Battle Lake 25-18, 25-18Rothsay tied Verndale 19-25, 25-21

Barnesville over Verndale 25-21, 25-24

Third Place

Verndale over Norman County East 25-21, 25-19

Shania Glenz 3 ace serves, 26 kills, 25 digs, 1 block

Teresa Moenkedick 1 ace serve, 32 kills, 1 set assist, 41 digs, 4 blocks

Sarah Moenkedick 1 ace serve, 3 kills, 39 set assists, 26 digs

Jordyn Glenz 4 ace serves, 7 kills, 1 set assist, 40 digs, 10 blocks

Elyssa Kern 4 ace serves, 1 kill, 35 set assists, 22 digs

Krista Dailey 11 kills, 4 digs, 6 blocks

Miranda Dougherty 1 ace serve, 6 kills, 3 set assists, 4 digs

Jessica Wright 1 ace serve, 33 digs

Sebeka 3, Verndale 0

The Trojans kept the Pirates at bay for a Park Region Conference sweep Thursday at Sebeka.

Sarah and Teresa Moenkedick both recorded 14 digs in the loss while Jessica Wright contributed 12. Jordyn Glenz was Verndale's kill leader with eight.

Sebeka 25-25-26,

Verndale 19-16-24

Shania Glenz 1 ace serve, 5 kills, 5 digs, 1 block

Teresa Moenkedick 6 kills, 14 digs, 1 block

Sarah Moenkedick 1 ace serve, 14 digs, 1 block

Jordyn Glenz 8 kills, 7 digs, 3 blocks

Elyssa Kern 3 ace serves, 12 set assists, 13 digs

Krista Dailey 2 kills, 1 dig, 3 blocks

Miranda Dougherty 3 kills, 3 digs, 2 blocks

Jessica Wright 12 digs

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Brian Hansel
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