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Paynesville Press - October 15, 2003

Netters top Kimball, fall at Melrose

By Michael Jacobson

The Paynesville girls' volleyball team won its seventh match of the season, sweeping Kimball in three games on Monday, Oct. 6.

The first game was the closest, with the Bulldogs winning 25-21. Paynesville dominated the second game 25-11 and won the third game to sweep the match 25-16.

"The Bulldogs started slow in this match," said coach Dawn Knoll. "The intensity level was lacking throughout the match, but the team was able to put together enough consistent serves and attacks to pull out the match."

Paynesville won 75 points in the match, compared with 48 for Kimball.

Senior Amanda Glenz led the Bulldogs with nine kills, three ace blocks, and perfect serving in 18 attempts, including three aces.

Junior Rachael Wendlandt added seven kills.

"As we get closer to playoffs, we still have to find the combination of players that will execute as a team throughout the entire match," added Knoll. "We need to work on putting together a consistent effort in all aspects of the game. Our lack of consistency is a bit frustrating to the players and the coaching staff."

The Bulldogs (now 7-11 overall) played their last regular season match on Tuesday, Oct. 14, when they hosted Sauk Centre. Subsection seeding will be held on Sunday, Oct. 19, with subsection playoffs starting next week on Thursday, Oct. 23.

The match against Sauk Centre will be very important for seeding, according to Knolll.

Paynesville--25 25 25 25 15
Paynesville--25 25 25 25 15

Kimball 21 11 16 Paynesville 25 25 25 Individual Results
Hitting: Amanda Glenz 19/22 - 9A; Rachael Wendlandt 17/17 - 7A;
Serving: Glenz 18/18 - 3A; Kendra Johnson 17/18 - 2A;
Blocks: Glenz - 3A; Wendlandt 1A;
Assists: Amy Roberg 45/45 - 9A; Johnson 29/30 - 8A.

Melrose 3, Paynesville 0
Melrose beat the Bulldogs for the second time this fall, sweeping the Dogs in Melrose on Tuesday, Oct. 7. In September, Melrose rallied to beat the Dogs in five games.

Melrose won over 60 percent of the points (75 out of 121) for the match, winning the three games 25-13, 25-14, and 25-19.

"The Bulldogs team just seemed out of sync against Melrose," said Knoll. "The Melrose gym is a difficult place to play because it affects the depth perception of the players. We did not adjust well to their facility."

"Our timing between our setters and the hitters was off for most of the night," added Knoll. "We had some flashes of good play but we were once again plagued by inconsistent effort."

Paynesville's setters - senior Amy Roberg and junior Kendra Johnson - made hittable sets in all their attempts, but Paynesville had only 16 kills as a team.

With the loss, the Bulldogs fell to 1-8 in the conference.

Paynesville--13 14 19
Melrose--25 25 25

Individual Results
Hitting: Glenz 16/24 - 4A; Wendlandt 14/22 - 4A;
Serving: Johnson 9/9 - 2A; Glenz 7/8;
Blocks: Glenz - 3A; Wendlandt - 1A;
Assists: Roberg 58/58 - 11A; Johnson 30/30 - 5A.

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