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Paynesville Press - October 9, 2002

Netters beat Kimball, LPGE

By Mindy Meagher

Amanda Glenz The Bulldogs traveled to Kimball on Monday, Sept. 30, and gained another win, rallying to win the fourth and fifth sets to win 3-2.

The Bulldogs came out very strong taking the first match with no problems 15-6.

By the second set, the Dogs got overconfident and weren't able to control the play, losing 15-6. The Paynesville players got down on themselves and weren't able to finish a close third set, which ended in a 19-17 loss.

The Bulldogs knew they needed to win the fourth set or they would be going home with yet another loss. The Dogs took control and won the fourth set 15-9 and fifth set 15-2.

Junior Amanda Glenz slams home a point for the Bulldosg against LPGE on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Glenz had five ace blocks to lead the Bulldogs against the Thunder.

Sophomore Brittany Lieser served 100 percent for the night and had two ace serves. Senior Mindy Meagher added two ace serves, and junior Amy Roberg had one.

Senior Morgan Martinson led the team with 11 kills, followed by Meagher and junior Amanda Glenz with nine each.

The setters - Roberg and sophomore Kendra Johnson - had a good night with an outstanding 31 assists for the night.

This week, the Bulldogs hosted St. Cloud Cathedral on Tuesday. They will play Melrose next, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at home.

Paynesville--15 6 17 15 15
Kimball--6 15 19 9 2

Individual Results
Hitting: Morgan Martinson 25/28 - 11A; Amanda Glenz 31/37 - 9A; Mindy Meagher 25/32 - 9A;
Serving: Brittany Lieser 20/20 - 2A; Meagher 27/28 - 2A; Amy Roberg 19/19 - 1A;
Blocks: Glenz 6A; Jessie Virant 3A;
Assists: Roberg 84/85 - 18A; Kendra Johnson 66/66 - 11A;
Digs: Martinson 48/56; Lieser 34/44; Meagher 26/34.

Paynesville 3, LPGE 1
On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Bulldogs hosted Long Prairie-Grey Eagle for Parent's Night, giving their parents and fans a four-set victory.

The first set started quickly with the Dogs taking an 11-1 lead. The Bulldogs took the first set 15-4.

Morgan Martinson The second set was a little more exciting, with the Bulldogs trailing 5-1 early, but they weren't going to give up that easily and they tied the score 9-9 and then took a 11-9 lead. But LPGE scored the last six points and won the second set 15-11.

The Bulldogs were determined not to disappoint all the fans that were watching and took control of the third set with a 5-0 lead and finished strong, winning 15-4.

Senior Morgan Martinson spikes the ball. She had six aces against LPGE.

The Bulldogs took a roller coaster ride in the fourth set, playing really well and then not so well. The Bulldogs trailed 7-0 after a fast start by the Thunder, but Johnson then served five consecutive points, including one ace, to get the Bulldogs back in the match. Glenz also got an ace block for a point to fire up the Dogs.

Trailing 8-7, junior Jessica Paul served two points as the Dogs took a 9-8 lead. Johnson then served three more points, but LPGE scored three also, making the score 12-11 in Paynesville's favor.

Senior Laura Stoneburner served two points, with Meagher getting the kills both times, as Paynesville got within a point of victory at 14-11. After exchanging side outs, Roberg, who was perfect in 22 service attempts for the night, including six aces, served the winning point for the Bulldogs.

LPGE--4 15 4 11
Paynesville--15 11 15 15

Individual Results
Hitting: Mindy Meagher 16/17 - 8A; Morgan Martinson 13/13 - 6A; Brittany Lieser 12/14 - 5A;
Serving: Amy Roberg 22/22 - 6A; Lieser 18/19 - 4A; Kendra Johnson 12/18 - 4A;
Blocks: Amanda Glenz 5A; Meagher 3A;
Assists: Roberg 38/39 - 7A; Johnson 30/31 - 11A;
Digs: Glenz 15/16; Roberg 12/15; Val Callenius 8/11.

Albany 3, Paynesville 1
The Bulldogs traveled to Albany on Thursday, knowing that they were going to have their hands full against the Huskies.

The Bulldogs lost in four sets, but unlike earlier in the year, when they lost in straight sets, they did win one game.

The Dogs came out a little slow and let the Huskies take control, winning the first set 15-6. The Bulldogs took control of their serve receive in the second set and won 15-10.

That win gave the Bulldogs confidence, and they played outstanding volleyball in the third and fourth sets, giving the Huskies a run for their money. They lost 15-13 in the third set and 15-12 in the fourth set.

In the fourth set Albany led 14-8 when the Dogs rallied. The Dogs looked like they might pull an amazing comeback, but the Huskies prevailed.

The team was proud at how well they played against Albany, even though they lost.

Paynesville--6 15 13 12
Albany--15 10 15 15

Individual Results
Hitting: Mindy Meagher 28/28 - 7A; Morgan Martinson 25/29 - 9A; Amanda Glenz 22/25 - 4A;
Serving: Amy Roberg 15/15 - 3A; Meagher 14/15 - 3A; Laura Stoneburner 16/17 - 2A;
Blocks: Glenz 4A; Jessie Virant 1A;
Assists: Roberg 54/54 - 11A; Kendra Joohnson 27/28 - 9A;
Digs: Meagher 22/31; Stoneburner 7/10.

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