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Wolverines stay perfect, advance in playoffs

Wadena-Deer Creek's Rachael Carlisle (10) and Rachel Craig (12) seek to block a shot by Pequot Lakes' Rachel Mott (10).1 / 2
WDC hitter Brittney Noon (5) goes one-one-one at the net with Pequot Lakes' Sam Allen (4).2 / 2

The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines dealt with a long-standing rival Friday night to earn a berth in the South Sub-Section 8AA championship match.

Playing their final match of the season on their new home court at WDC Elementary, the Wolverines kept their perfect record intact by topping the Perham Yellowjackets 25-16, 25-17, 25-15.

The victory gave the Wolverines a 28-0 record and propelled them into a Thursday match with the Fergus Falls Otters, 15-11.

"A lot of kids stepped up and I thought the whole team played well," WDC head coach Sue Volkmann sad.

Brittney Noon chalked up 12 kills and Courtney Volkmann dished out 32 assists to lead the Wolverines.

The Wolverines had strong night on defense. Volkmann and Hope Theisen both had a dozen digs while Avery Jackson contributed 11 and Caitlin Volkmann had 10.

Rachel Craig and Emily Miron both blocked 12 shots.

Kills - Courtney Volkmann-5, Kelsi Crawford-12, Rachael Carlisle-3, Rachel Craig-2, Brittney Noon-12, Emily Miron-7

Digs-Courtney Volkmann-12, Kelsi Crawford-2, Rachael Carlisle-2, Rachel Craig-4, Mandy Perkins-8, Brittney Noon-7, Avery Jackson-11, Caitlin Volkmann-10, Emily Miron-1, Hope Theisen-12

Serving-Courtney Volkmann-11 for 12 with 2 aces, Mandy Perkins-10 for 10 with 2 aces, Brittney Noon-4 for 5 with an ace, Avery Jackson-14 for 15, Caitlin Volkmann-13 for 13 with an ace, Hope Theisen-18 for 18 with an ace

Blocks-Courtney Volkmann-9, Kelsi Crawford-1, Rachael Carlisle-5, Rachel Craig-12, Brittney Noon-3, Emily Miron-12

Setting Assists - Courtney Volkmann-32

WDC 25-25-25,

Pequot Lakes 8-13-11

The top-seeded Wolverines eliminated Pequot Lakes in the first round of South Sub-Section 8AA action with a workmanlike 3-0 sweep of the Patriots.

Sue Volkmann's Wolverines gave a balanced effort with Courtney Volkmann dishing out 23 assists and combining with Hope Theisen for 19 digs. Avery Jackson had a great serving night with seven aces. Emily Miron, Brittney Noon and Rachel Craig combined for 20 kills.

Miron and Craig both had six blocks.

Kills - Courtney Volkmann-3, Kelsi Crawford-4, Rachael Carlisle-2, Rachel Craig-6, Brittney Noon-7, Emily Miron-7, Melissa Moenkedick -1

Digs - Courtney Volkmann-9, Kelsi Crawford-1, Rachael Carlisle-1, Rachel Craig-1, Mandy Perkins-3, Brittney Noon-2, Caitlin Volkmann-4, Emily Miron-1, Hope Theisen-10, Sydney Schissel-3, Kaitlin Ditsworth-1

Serving - Courtney Volkmann-5 for 8 with 4 aces, Mandy Perkins-7 for 8 with an ace, Brittney Noon- 5 for 8 with 2 aces, Avery Jackson-20 for 23 with 7 aces, Caitlin Volkmann-8 for 8, Hope Theisen- 13 for 13 with an ace, Morgan Lugert 2 for 2 with an ace

Blocking - Courtney Volkmann-2, Rachael Carlisle-1, Rachel Craig-6, Emily Miron-6

Setting Assists - Courtney Volkmann-23, Heather Theisen-2 5-18-8