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Wolverines return to the win column at home

Wadena-Deer Creek's Courtny Warren lunges for the ball during the Wadena-DC's 3-0 victory over Breckenridge. Photos courtesy of Wadena-DC Schools and Jana Timm.

The Wadena-Deer Creek volleyball team returned to the win column with a 25-11, 25-14 and 25-19 victory over the Breckenridge Cowgirls on Oct. 2 in Wadena.

It was a strong bounceback victory after falling to New York Mills in straight sets. The Wolverines now have won four of their last five games, moving their record to 8-7 on the season.

A balanced attack led by Ashley Adams and Kennedy Gravelle up front helped the Wolverines to the win. Adams finished with 10 kills while Gravelle added nine. Kylee Hopp added five kills as well.

The Wolverines continued to be strong from the service line. Adams, Gravelle, Courtny Warren, Madison Carsten and Mari Grendahl all recorded ace serves. The Wolverines had three service errors in the game compared to their five ace serves.

Warren was flying all over the back row with 19 digs, while Madison Carsten added 11 and Adams finished with 10. MacKenzie Carsten finished with 13 set assists and Adams dished out 11.

The Wolverines return to the court when they take on Pillager at 7:30 p.m. in Wadena on Oct. 4.

Wadena-DC def. Breckenridge (25-11, 25-14, 25-19)

WDC: Ashley Adams 10K, 10D, 1AS, 11SA; Kylee Hopp 5K, 2D, 2B; Kennedy Gravelle 9K, 1D, 1AS, 3B; Courtny Warren 1K, 19D, 1AS; Madison Carsten 2K, 11D, 1AS; Kyla Ness 7D; Lauryn Gravelle 3D, 1B; Mari Grendahl 1D, 1AS; MacKenzie Carsten 13SA.

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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