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Pirates find tough opponents in tourney

Photo by Brian Hansel Verndale's Elyssa Kern (7) bats the ball past a Henning defender in Thursday night's Park Region Conference match at Henning.

Teresa Moenkedick had 40 digs and 28 kills as the Verndale Pirates went 0-3-1 Saturday in the Ulen-Hitterdal Tournament.

The young Pirates managed to chalk up only one victory in pool play where they tied Norman County West by winning a 25-23 decision before losing 25-16.

Sarah Moenkedick dished out 29 assists and 25 digs to go along with 11 blocks and four ace serves. Jordanna Schluttner also played a major role with 25 digs and 21 blocks. Jordyn Glenz came up with 23 digs.

The Frazee Hornets claimed top honors in the Gold Division by topping the Underwood Rockets 2-1. Barnesville edged Hillsboro, N.D. 2-1 for the Silver Division title and Ulen-Hitterdal swept Fisher-Climax 2-0 for the Bronze title.

Ulen-Hitterdal Tournament

Pool Play

Kittson County Central 25-25, Verndale 17-11

Hawley 25-25, Verndale 14-14

Verndale 25-16, Norman County West 23-25

Tournament Play

Ulen-Hitterdal 25-25, Verndale 23-13


Gold Division

Frazee 25-20-15, Underwood 23-25-10

Silver Division

Barnesville 14-25-15, Hillsboro, N.D. 25-6-8

Bronze Division

U-H 25-25, Fisher-Climax 17-16

Teresa Moenkedick 28 kills, 40 digs

Sarah Moenkedick 4 aces, 29 sets, 25 digs, 11 blocks

Jordyn Glenz 23 digs, 8 blocks

Elyssa Kern 17 sets, 17 digs

Jordanna Schluttner 25 digs, 21 blocks, 9 kills

Krista Dailey 10 blocks, 5 kills

Miranda Dougherty 6 kills, 13 digs

Jessica Wright 25 digs

Henning 3, Verndale 0

Kaitlyn Richter collected 11 kills, was a perfect 21-for-21 at the serving line with five aces and dished out 16 assists in leading the Hornets past the Pirates.

Casey Haughdahl and Makenna Kaiser both had nine kills in the victory. Haugdahl came up with 14 blocks and Kaiser led the Hornets with nine assists. Rosie Johnson paced the Hornets with 17 assists while Gretch Freed had 12 digs.

Jordyn Glenz and Jordanna Schluttner combined for 21 blocks in the win. Teresa Moenkedick led the Pirates with 16 digs while Glenz, Miranda Dougherty and Jesssica Wright combined for 25 digs.

Sarah Moenkedick collected 13 assists in the loss.

Henning 25-25-25,

Verndale 9-12-7

Teresa Moenkedick 8 kills, 16 digs, 4 blocks

Sarah Moenkedick 1 ace serve, 1 kills, 13 set assists, 5 digs, 6 blocks

Jordyn Glenz 2 kills, 9 digs, 11 blocks

Elyssa Kern 6 set assists, 1 dig

Jordanna Schluttner 7 kills, 1 set assist, 4 digs, 10 blocks

Krista Dailey 1 set assist, 2 digs, 5 blocks

Miranda Dougherty 2 kills, 8 digs, 3 blocks

Jessica Wright 8 digs