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Perham volleyball season ends in Wadena

Kelly Meehl, left, and Katrina Moenkedick put up a block on Breckenridge Cowgirl Baylee Wilson.

A rematch with undefeated and #2 ranked Wadena-Deer Creek ended the Yellowjacket volleyball season. The two teams met earlier in the season to a similar fate.

The Wolverines defeated Perham 3-0, by scores of 25-16, 25-17, and 25-15.

"I was proud of our front row defense tonight-something that has plagued this team all year long. Front row blocking was much improved," Head Coach Dan Christenson said.

All three sets were tight to 13 and 14 points before the Wolverines pulled away.

"They have too many weapons and it is easy to see how they are the favorites to repeat as 8AA champs."

Perham ends their season at 16-11.

The Yellowjackets defeated Breckenridge, 3-0, by scores of 25-13, 25-18 and 25-23 in the opening round of Section 8AA volleyball play.

Perham dominated the first two sets before sneaking by in set three, perhaps, with their eyes on the rematch Wadena-Deer Creek.

"Breckenridge had a good game plan defensively, we were just able to make adjustments to counter and were successful as a result."

Katrina Moenkedick led the Jackets with 14 kills, while Kaylan Huber defended the back with 27 digs.

"Kaylan was automatic from the back row - everything starts with a pass, and she started many transitions tonight. 27 of 29 on digs, and almost perfect serve receive - makes it much easier to run an offense."

Perham had to come from behind in set three. Katie Herrmann came off the bench to lead the Yellowjackets from behind with her serving. Down 17-14, Herrmann served seven straight points to make the score 21-17. The Jackets never looked back.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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