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Perham takes down Breckenridge for seventh straight win

After dropping a 2-1 decision to the Burnsville during the Southwest Minnesota Challenge, the Perham volleyball team has been on a tear. They continued their roll with a 25-13, 25-23, 25-20 victory over Breckenridge on Sept. 21 in Breckenridge.

The victory was the Yellowjackets seventh straight overall since falling to 3-5 on the season. During that run, the Yellowjackets have yet to drop a set, won the Minnewaska Area Tournament and defeated two Heart O’Lakes Conference contenders.

Gabby DeBoer and Hannah Ekse led the offensive attack in the win. DeBoer finished with 13 kills, while Ekse added 11.

The Yellowjackets weren’t tested in the first set, racing out to a big lead and cruising to a 25-13 win. Breckenridge battled in game two, but Perham withstood the surge, winning 25-23. They were able to close out with a 25-20 win set three, earning the sweep.

One of the keys for the Yellowjackets during the surge has been its service game. Perham had only three service errors in 73 attempts and had four ace serves in the win. Rachel Muer had two ace serves, while Deboer and Kolbey Bormann had a pair of aces.

Lisa Meader finished with 21 digs for the Yellowjackets, while DeBoer came in with 17. Aixa Kolofale and Tayler Parks had nine each. Allie King ended with 19 assists, while Aixa Kolafale finished with 13.

The Yellowjackets are 10-5 overall on the season and 2-1 against HOL opponents. They put their winning streak on the line with a road trip to Bemidji on Monday, Sept. 25.

Perham def. Breckenridge 25-13, 25-23, 25-20

PER: Allie King 2K, 19SA, 5D; Hannah Ekse 11K, 1D; Laura Alstadt 6K, 2D; Gracie DeBoer 1K, 1SA2D; Gabby DeBoer 13K, 3SA, 1AS, 17D; Rachel Muer 3K, 2AS, 5D; Lisa Meader 21D; Aixa Kolofale 1K, 9D; Kolbey Bormann 1AS, 1D; Mesa Schultz 1K, 1D; Sydney Riepe 1K, 1D; Tayler Parks 1K, 9D.

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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