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Volleyball playoffs: Top-seeded Rebels eliminate Jackets

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton setter Mandy Mercil broke D-G-F's school volleyball record in assists against Perham. David Samson/The Forum

GLYNDON -- After a five-set nail biter over Pelican Rapids Thursday night, the Perham volleyball team had a tall task Friday traveling to top-seeded Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in Class 2A, Section 8 South sub-section volleyball.

The Rebels defeated the Yellowjackets 3-0, by scores of 25-11, 25-14, 25-14.

"The five-set match at Pelican Rapids took its toll on the girls," Head Coach Dan Christenson said. "They played with little enthusiasm and just couldn't get going."

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton's Mandy Mercil tallied 26 assists to break the career school record and pace the Rebels to victory.

Hannah Young led D-G-F with nine kills and Amy Bentow recorded eight blocks.

"We struggled to get balls hit past the great blocking of D-G-F," Christenson said.

D-G-F will play in Perham against Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m in the subsection finals for a trip to the section final against the winner of Pequot Lakes and Thief River Falls.

Perham ends their season with a record of 9-19-1.

DGF defeats Perham 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-14)

Perham statistics:

Kills: Miranda Lockhart 6, Maria Rutten 5, Tina Scheidecker 5, Analea Erickson 3, Hope Slettebak 1.

Assists: Allie Christenson 17, Tina Scheidecker 3, Brooke Boedigheimer 1.

Aces: Tina Schmitz 2, Hope Slettebak 1, Tina Scheidecker 1.

Digs: Tina Scheidecker 11, Miranda Lockhart 6, Tina Schmitz 6, Allie Christenson 5, Brooke Boedigheimer 5, Amy Scheidecker 3, Analea Erickson 2, Hope Slettebak 2.

Blocks: Hope Slettebak 2, Miranda Lockhart 1, Analea Erickson 1.

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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