Volleyball take victory over LPGE

This article submitted by Laura Mages and Kristi Lieser on 9/16/97.

The Paynesville volleyball team started off their second week by competing against Litchfield and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle.

On Sept. 9, the Bulldogs lost a tough match to Litchfield with scores of 15-12,17-15, and 15-12.

The Bulldogs played with the Dragons every step of the way, but in the end, it was the Dragons who pulled off the win.

The Bulldogs served well against the Dragons. Leading the serving attack for the Bulldogs were Sara Spanier and Janel Meyer. Spanier was 17-17 with four aces and Meyer served 15-16 with two aces.

Last Thursday, the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder traveled to Paynesville to face the Bulldogs.

Paynesville came into the game hungry to win, and win they did. In the first game the Bulldogs allowed the Thunder to sneak in a win, with a score of 16-14, but after that the match belonged to the Bulldogs.

The girls won the next three games with scores of 15-11, 15-8, and 15-10. Looking for another win in the third game, the girls gave it everything they had, and it paid off with another win of 15-8. Even in the fourth game, the Bulldogs were able to add another win, 15-10.

During the match, the Bulldogs aced a total of 23 hits and 10 serves. Of the ten ace serves recorded, three belonged to Sara Spanier, who also had nine assists. Tanya Lieser had seven kills and Carrie Hemmesch had six.

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