Volleyball team splits two conference matches

This article submitted by Courtney Karsch on 10/20/99.

mayer setting After the Minnewaska tournament, the Bulldogs wanted to come back strong. They did just that when they beat Long Prairie-Grey Eagle in four games at home on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

The Thunder won the first game 15-11, but Paynesville won the next three games.

Steph Krupke led the team in ace serves with three and assists with 23. Another outstanding player, Tanya Lieser, led the team in ace hits with 18 and ace blocks with three. Joy Hemmesch also had three ace blocks. Good job, ladies!

The Bulldogs would like to thank their parents for coming and supporting them on parents' night against LPGE and throughout the season.

LPGE--15 13 8 10
Paynesville--11 15 15 15

Individual Results:
Hitting: Tanya Lieser 38/44-18A; Carrie Hemmesch 21/24-9A; Jenny Habben 11/15-4A;
Serving: C. Hemmesch 15/17-1A; J. Hemmesch 19/19; Steph Krupke 19/22-3A;
Setting: Krupke - 23; Jenni Mayer - 11;
Blocking: Lieser - 3; J. Hemmesch - 3.

Melrose 3
Paynesville 0
On Friday, the Bulldogs headed to Melrose. The girls were very excited and full of energy to try hard and win. Melrose is in first place in the conference, so the girls knew they had a tough match ahead of them, but they were ready.

The girls lost to the Dutchmen in three close games, but they are headed in the right direction and starting to play the way that they can. The Bulldogs were proud of how they played and are still holding their heads high.

Lieser supplied the Bulldogs with 10 ace hits, and Carrie Hemmesch added nine. Jenni Mayer(pictured above) had 18 assists for the team as well.

Paynesville--14 12 11
Melrose--16 15 15

Individual Results:
Hitting: Lieser 27/30-10A; C. Hemmesch 29/35-9A;
Serving: C. Hemmesch 11/11-2A; Krupke 11/13-2A;
Setting: Mayer 57/62-18A; Krupke 56/57-14A;
Blocking: Lieser - 4; Mayer - 3.

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