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Volleyball: Hawley takes conference game in Perham 3-0

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PERHAM -- Tuesday night was a rough night for area volleyball teams as both New York Mills and Perham were swept at home. Perham lost their second Heart O' Lakes Conference match in three attempts. Hawley defeated the Yellowjackets 3-0 (25-21, 28-26, 25-18).

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Miscues were the downfall of the Yellowjackets. 13 hitting errors combined with 10 serving errors gave the Nuggets 23 points, almost a full game.

"Unforced errors are the difference in our wins/losses columns right now," Perham Head Coach Dan Christenson said.

Perham is 1-2 in the HOL and 5-10 overall, including tournament play.

After a brutal week of nearly constant competition, the Jackets have a week off before their next match at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton next Tuesday.

"It's been a roller coaster these past six days," Christenson said. "We need a break and a chance to get back to practice."

Maria Rutten had a great night both front and back row against Hawley. The freshman outside hitter had eight kills, 15 digs, and three blocks.

"She is really maturing into her role, even though she is only a ninth grader."

Allie Christenson continues to move the ball effectively on offense. The junior had another career night tallying 30 assists.

Hawley 3, Perham 0

(25-21, 28-26, 25-18)

Kills:

Miranda Lockhart 14

Maria Rutten 8

Analea Erickson 5

Allie Christenson 2

Breanna Zepper 1

Mackenzie Schwantz 1

Assists:

Allie Christenson 30 (career high)

Aces:

Miranda Lockhart 2

Allie Christenson 1

Hope Slettebak 1

Tina Schmitz 1

Blocks:

Hope Slettebak 3

Maria Rutten 3

Allie Christenson 2

Analea Erickson 1

Digs:

Maria Rutten 15

Brooke Boedigheimer 10

Tina Schmitz 9

Miranda Lockhart 6

Hope Slettebak 4

Amy Scheidecker 3

Allie Christenson 1

Analea Erickson 1

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
(218) 346-5900 x223
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