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Paynesville Press - October 2, 2002

Netters beat EV-W for fifth win

By Mindy Meagher

The Bulldogs volleyball team defeated visiting Eden Valley-Watkins in four sets on Tuesday, Sept. 24, during Homecoming week.

It started off rough, with the Bulldogs not being strong at the net and holding off their hitting. The first set ended in a 15-10 loss for the Dogs.

After that, the Bulldogs knew that they needed to pick up the pace because there were way too many fans watching. "When the first game was over we wanted to really show them what volleyball was about," said junior Amy Roberg.

The Bulldogs came into the next set determined to win. They played with their hearts and had tons of fun doing it. The Bulldogs won the second set 15-10, the third set 15-6, and the fourth set 15-8 to take the match 3-1.

Senior Morgan Martinson led the Bulldogs in serving, going 24/25 with five aces. Senior Mindy Meagher added three aces, going 18/21, and sophomore Val Callenius served 100 percent for the night, going 9/9 with two aces.

Both of the setters did an excellent job setting for the evening. Roberg set 38/40 with 11 assists and sophomore Kendra Johnson closely followed with 39/40 and six assists.

Meagher had seven kills for the night followed by junior Amanda Glenz with six and Martinson with four.

This week, the Bulldogs played at Kimball on Monday night and hosted LPGE on Tuesday. They will play at Albany on Thursday and they will host St. Cloud Cathedral on Tuesday, Oct. 8.

EV-W--15 10 6 8
Paynesville--10 15 15 15

Individual Results
Hitting: Mindy Meagher 17/18 - 7A; Amanda Glenz 27/27 - 6A; Morgan Martinson 14/18 - 4A;
Serving: Martinson 24/25 - 5A; Meagher 18/21 - 3A; Val Callenius 9/9 -2A;
Blocks: Glenz 5A;
Assists: Amy Roberg 38/40 - 11A; Kendra Johnson 39/40 - 6A;
Digs: Martinson 40/49; Glenz 11/13; Roberg 10/11.

Sauk Centre 3, Paynesville 2
The Bulldogs traveled to Sauk Centre on Thursday to meet the Mainstreeters again. The first time the Dogs played Sauk Centre this year the Dogs won in five exciting sets, getting their first victory against Sauk Centre in a decade.

The Bulldogs came out very strong again last week and won the first two sets. It appeared that the Dogs were going to defeat Sauk Centre in three sets.

But the Bulldogs just didn't have what it took to keep the Streeters from fighting back. It was also homecoming in Sauk Centre, and the Streeters weren't going to go home with a loss.

Down 2-0, the Mainstreeters won three straight sets to claim the match 3-2.

"Both teams played really well, but we just didn't have enough to finish it at the end," said senior Laura Stoneburner.

Glenz led the Bulldogs with nine kills and 10 ace blocks. Both sophomore Brittany Lieser and Stoneburner served 100 percent for the night.

The Bulldogs went home with another loss to make their conference record 2-4 and their overall record 5-9 for the season.

Paynesville--15 15 9 6 3
Sauk Centre--13 10 15 15 15

Individual Results
Hitting: Glenz 36/36 - 9A; Meagher 36/40 - 7A; Martinson 34/40 - 8A;
Serving: Brittany Lieser 20/20 - 3A; Johnson 19/20 - 1A; Laura Stoneburner 16/16;
Blocks: Glenz 10A; Meagher 5A; Jessica Virant 4A;
Assists: Roberg 55/55 - 16A; Johnson 61/61 -11A;
Digs: Martinson 65/77; Meagher 35/40.

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