Wolverines stop Yellowjackets 3-0
A Homecoming test with Perham had the Wadena-Deer Creek gym rocking Tuesday night and the state-ranked Wolverines prevailed over the Yellowjackets 25-17, 27-25, 25-13 to improve their season mark to 9-0.
Coming off a win in the big Sauk Rapids Invitational, the Wolverines shook off a pumped up Perham squad to prevail in Game 1. The Yellowjackets held a 14-12 lead at one point but the Wolverines rallied to out-score them 13-3 down the stretch.
The Yellowjackets made it hot for the Wolverines again in Game 2 but WDC's experience paid off in a two-point overtime win.
"Anytime we play Perham it is a fun and intense game," WDC Head Coach Sue Volkmann said. "Our defense was once again outstanding. This was the best blocking game we have had so far and Emily (Miron), Melissa (Moenkedick) and Brittney (Noon) did a great job in that area. Heather (Theisen) continues to improve and is doing a great job setting for us and with that our offense is getting better."
Caitlin Volkmann had a huge night on defense with 24 digs and Hope Theisen contributed 15. Brittney Noon, Melissa Moenkedick and Emily Miron were rock solid at the net combining for 29 blocks. Heather Theisen dished out 34 sets and helped out at the net with six blocks.
Noon contributed 18 kills on offense while Miron came up with 13.
Brooke Mickelson paced Perham with 20 digs and 10 kills. Becky Stoll came up with 14 digs and combined with Katrina Moenkedick for 19 kills.
Wadena-Deer Creek 25-27-25,
Kills - Brittney Noon-18, Emily Miron-13, Caitlin Volkmann-5, Melissa Moenkedick-4, Kaitlin Ditsworth-1, Halley Maas-1
Digs - Brittney Noon-6, Avery Jackson-2, Caitlin Volkmann-24, Melissa Moenkedick-1, Halley Maas-4, Hope Theisen-15, Heather Theisen-6, Sydney Schissel-8
Serving -Brittney Noon-8 for 8 with an ace, Caitlin Volkmann-12 for 12, Avery Jackson-8 for 8, Hope Theisen-13 for 13 with 2 aces, Sydney Schissel- 7 for 8 with an ace, Heather Theisen-18 for 19 with an ace, Morgan Lugert-3 for 4
Blocking - Heather Theisen-6, Caitlin Volkmann-4, Brittney Noon-9, Melissa Moenkedick-9, Emily Miron-11, Halley Maas-4
Setting Assists - Heather Theisen-34
Wolverines defend title
in Sauk Rapids invitational
Brittney Noon had 47 kills and Heather Theisen dished out 84 assists Saturday as they Wolverines defended their title in the 15-team Sauk Rapids Invitational.
The Wolverines defeated Rogers 2-0, Sauk Rapids 2-1 and Elk River 2-1 to reach the championship match where they topped Mora 2-0.
Hope Theisen led the Wolverines defensively with 45 digs. Emly Miron was credited with 14 blocks.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Invitational
Wadena-Deer Creek def. Mora 25-22, 25-8
Elk River def. Little Falls 22-25, 25-15, 15-6
Albany def. Melrose 25-9, 25-22
Dassel-Cokato def. Sauk Rapids 25-19, 25-12
WDC 3, Pequot Lakes 0
Brittney Noon collected 19 kills and Avery Jackson sparked a big defensive night with 18 digs as the Wolverines pulled out a 25-14, 28-26, 25-17 sweep of the Patriots Thursday in Mid-State Conference action.
Caitlin Volkmann backed up Jackson with 17 digs while Hope Theisen had 13 and Heather Theisen had 11.
Emily Miron contributed 12 kills combined with Melissa Moenkedick and Noon for 22 blocks.
Heather Theisen had one of her better setting nights with 34 assists.
"I hope a pattern isn't developing. We come out and play a very good first game and have a let down in game 2 and end up fighting our way back," WDC Head Coach Sue Volkmann said. "Thankfully we are able to pull it out and then finish the third game strong. We did this against Sebeka and now Pequot Lakes. Hopefully we learned our lesson. Pequot Lakes is much improved over last year, but when we played well we controlled the game. Once again our defense played well and Brittney Noon had a great offensive game for us and really carried the load when we needed it. We do a lot of things well, we just need to do it consistently."
Abby Palmer and Nicole Traut combined for 19 kills in the loss. Sabrina Aldin dished out 17 assists.
Wadena-Deer Creek 25-28-25,
Pequot Lakes 14-26-17
Kills-Brittney Noon-19, Emily Miron-12, Avery Jackson-1, Caitlin Volkmann-4, Melissa Moenkedick-2, Kaitlin Ditsworth-1, Heather Theisen-1
Digs- Brittney Noon-5, Emily Miron-1, Avery Jackson-12, Caitlin Volkmann-17, Melissa Moenkedick-1, Kaitlin Ditsworth-2, Hope Theisen-13, Heather Theisen-11, Sydney Schissel-9
Serving- Brittney Noon-11 for 12, Caitlin Volkmann-20 for 20 with an ace, Avery Jackson-10 for 12 with an ace, Hope Theisen-16 for 16, Sydney Schissel-6 for 7, Heather Theisen-10 for 10 with an ace
Blocking-Heather theisen-5, Caitlin Volkmann-2, Brittney Noon-4, Melissa Moenkedick-7, Emily Miron-5, Kaitlin Ditsworth-2
Setting Assists-Heather Theisen-34