The Paynesville girls have gotten used to the five-game match, as that is what they usually end up playing.
On Monday night, Sept. 20, the Bulldogs traveled to Kimball, where they won all three games in 40 minutes. The whole team got a chance to play and they all did very well. Tanya Lieser led the team in ace serves and Joy Hemmesch led with ace hits.
Jenny Mayer and Joy Hemmesch, right, combine for a block against the Albany Huskies Thursday.
Hitting: Joy Hemmesch 9/10-4A; Tanya Lieser 9/11-3A;
Serving: Lieser 23/24-5A; Jenni Mayer 8/9-2A;
Setting: Steph Krupke 23/24-12A; Mayer 16/17-3A;
Blocking: Hemmesch -2A; Lieser -1A.
The Bulldogs played at home on Tuesday, Sept. 21, against Melrose. The girls knew the competition that was ahead of them, as Melose entered the contest with an undefeated conference record.
The Bulldogs made some great plays and came back in the games when the scores were down. They really felt that they played their hearts out, but Melrose won in a five-game match.
Steph Krupke, a setter, led the team in assists with 23. Lieser led the team in kills with 20 and also in blocking with three aces.
After the game, even though they lost, the Bulldogs still held their heads up high with pride, knowing that they played well against a very tough team.
Hitting: Lieser 49/57-20A; Carrie Hemmesch 38/42-8A; J. Hemmesch 32/39-12A; Courtney Karsch 22/29-10A;
Serving: Karsch 20/22-2A; J. Hemmesch 21/21-2A; Lieser 21/22-2A;
Setting: Krupke - 23A; Mayer - 8A;
Blocking: Lieser -3A.
The Bulldogs really had a good match against Albany Thursday. Yes, again the match lasted five games, and the Bulldogs won.
The girls really played well together. When the substitutes went in they really helped out the team and led them to victory. Tanya Lieser had another great game with 26 kills, four ace serves and 10 ace blocks.
The team really played well and ended on a good note last week.
The Bulldogs had a match on Monday against Belgrade and another yesterday against Litchfield. Their next game is during Homecoming week, against Sauk Centre on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at home. That night is also Jam the Gym night, so come and have a good time.
The Bulldogs record is now 6-2.
Hitting: Lieser 67/71-26A; J. Hemmesch 29/34-6A; C. Hemmesch 29/34-5A;
Serving: Lieser 24/27-4A; Krupke 28/29-3A; Mayer 16/16-1A;
Digging: Krupke 41/46; Lieser 40/43; C. Hemmesch 32/37;
Setting: Krupke 72/73-20A; Mayer 65/66-15A;
Blocking: Lieser -10A; J. Hemmesch -5A.
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