Netters win first round of playoffs, then lose to BBE

This article submitted by Kristi Lieser on 11/4/97.

The Bulldog volleyball team ended their season in sub section play with a win over Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles on Oct. 27 and a tough loss to #1 seeded Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa on Oct. 28

The Bulldogs started the match slowly and allowed EV-W to take the first game with a score of 15-10.

The Bulldogs picked up their pace in the remaining games and defeated the Eagles with scores of 15-11, 15-6, and 15-7. Strong hitting and serving were the key factors in this win. The Bulldogs recorded 35 kills and 11 ace serves during the match.

Paynesville: 10 15 15 15
EV-W: 15 11 6 7

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Bulldogs traveled to Brooten to face the Jaguars.

After the Jags won the first two games with scores of 15-7 and 15-7, it seemed inevitable that the girls would be taking an early trip home. But late in the third game, the Bulldogs began their attack and defeated the Jaguars, 17-15.

During the fourth game, it was obvious the Bulldogs had surprised the Jags. The Bulldogs were able to develop a strong 14-9 lead.

After a Jaguar time out, BBE started to get their rhythm back and tied the game at 14-14.

For the next 10 minutes, the two teams battled back and forth as the lead exchanged hands. In the end, the Jags squeezed by with a score of 19-17.

Paynesville: 7 7 17 17
BBE: 15 15 15 19

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