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Wolverine volleyball winning streak continues

The Wadena-Deer Creek volleyball team dismantled host New York Mills Eagles in three games (25-16, 25-18, 25-9) on Sept. 23 as senior Brigetta Berg slammed home 19 kills, collected 20 digs to go along with her seven blocks.

The Wadena-Deer Creek volleyball team dismantled host New York Mills Eagles in three games (25-16, 25-18, 25-9) on Sept. 23 as senior Brigetta Berg slammed home 19 kills, collected 20 digs to go along with her seven blocks.

Brittany Noon contributed 14 kills. Steph Perkins added 18 digs to go with her three aces. Courtney Volkmann dealt out 35 set assists, 11 digs and six kills for the Wolverines.

"Our defense passed and serve-received well and so we were able to get everyone involved in the offensive attack," Wolverine coach Sue Volkmann said. "They couldn't get to all the hitters and by the third game we wore down their defense."

Kelly DeFoe had a team high 10 blocks and Amy Brown had an ace on 13-for-14 serving in the sweep.

Berg had a monster game against Pine River-Backus as the Wolverines mauled the visiting Tigers 3-0 (25-6, 25-11, 25-21) on Sept. 25. She was all over the court and hammered home 23 kills, chipped up 22 digs, blocked nine shots and had five ace serves in the sweep.

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Volkmann dished out 30 set assists and served up a team-high six aces from the service line as the Wolverines remain unbeaten in conference play.

"We have to give our defense credit because they set the tone for the game," Volkmann said. "When they play well, Courtney can get the offense going and our front line can really put the ball away."

The Wolverines captured the championship in the Pioneers Classic volleyball tournament in Pierz Saturday. They won five of six matches, losing only to Mabel-Canton (18-25, 23-25) in the second round pool play.

The Wolverines bounced back to beat Mabel-Canton 25-11, 25-21 in the semifinals and then defeated the host Pioneers 25-10, 25-15 for the title.

The 10th-ranked Wolverines (16-2) hosted Bertha-Hewitt on Tuesday and will host rival Staples-Motley at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday).

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