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PHS Volleyball: W-DC knocks off Yellowjackets again in 8AA playoffs

Elisa Moenkedick played her final match as the lone senior on the volleyball team Tuesday night against Wadena-Deer Creek. W-DC beat the Jackets in the 8AA South Finals, 3-0, in Park Rapids.1 / 2
Kelli Meehl celebrates a key point in the 8AA South Sub-Section Finals Tuesday against W-DC.2 / 2
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PHS Volleyball: W-DC knocks off Yellowjackets again in 8AA playoffs
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John George

For the third straight year, the Yellowjacket volleyball team had their season ended by Wadena-Deer Creek. On Tuesday night in Park Rapids, W-DC, seeded No. 1 in the 8AA South Sub-Section, knocked off No. 7 Perham, 3-0 (25-19, 27-25, 25-14) in the sub-section finals.

The first two sets were close from opening serve through the final point. Perham had a brief 11-10 lead in set one before the Wolverines scored the next four points. W-DC eventually won a long set point to win, 25-19.

The Jackets had an early lead in the second set and still led 17-15 late, but W-DC put together six-straight points to go up 21-17.

Perham withstood the rally, and had a pair of set points at 24-23, and 25-24, but the Wolverines rallied for the final three points to win, 27-25, and go up, 2-0.

The third set was also close early on until W-DC scored seven-straight to open a 22-12 lead. They closed out the match with an ace to win, 25-14.

W-DC, ranked No. 10 in Class AA, beat Perham earlier this season, 3-0 (25-7, 25-12, 25-19). In addition to knocking off the Jackets in three straight playoff appearances, the Wolverines have now beaten Perham in seven of their last eight meetings.

Wadena-Deer Creek will now face the North's No. 1 team, D-G-F, in the Section 8AA Finals. The Rebels beat Roseau in the North final Tuesday night, 3-0.

W-DC and D-G-F will play in Hawley on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. W-DC is the defending 8AA champs. D-G-F won the 2007 section title and finished third in Class AA at State that year.

Perham ends the season with a 13-12 record.