By the end of the night, one streak was going to continue and another was going to come to an end when the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines and the Henning Hornets squared off in a Park Region Conference volleyball tilt at the Wadena-DC High School gymnasium on Sept. 19.
Entering the contest, the Wolverines were undefeated at home at 5-0, while the Hornets were a perfect 10-0 without dropping a single game. Kennedy Gravelle's 33rd kill of the night ensured the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines would keep their perfect home record in tact when they earned a 23-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22 and 15-12 victory over the Henning Hornets.
It was a back-and-forth battle as the two teams were battling for the top spot in the conference. After six ties in the first game, the Hornets eventually prevailed with a 25-23 win. However, The Wolverines came back in the second with a 25-22 victory. The third game showcased how close the two teams are as they had 15 ties in the game, but it was a late run from the Hornets that gave them the three-point edge.
Wadena-Deer Creek grabbed a big lead in game four, but Henning rallied back. However, the Wolverines were able to close out the fourth game 25-22, forcing a deciding fifth. The Wolverines eventually closed out the match with a kill by Gravelle, securing the win in game five, 15-12.
Along with Gravelle's big attacking night, Madison Carsten recorded 14 kills and Katelyn Gardner finished with five to help the Wadena-DC attack. Courtny Warren finished with 22 digs, while Carsten added 19. Gravelle and Mari Grendahl had 12 of their own. Gravelle recorded eight blocks at the net, while MacKenzie Carsten finished with 50 set assists.
The Wolverines improved to 8-4 overall and 3-0 in the Park Region Conference, while the Hornets dropped to 10-1 overall and 2-1 in the conference. The Hornets dropped their first two games of the season in the loss to Wadena-DC.
The Wolverines return to action on Sept. 23 when they travel to Pelican Rapids to take on the Vikings. The Wolverines are back home on Sept. 26 when they host Verndale in a Park Region Conference battle at 7:30 p.m.