Fergus Falls continues playoff run with win over Perham

Perham's Lily DeBoer hits the attack over and around the block attempt of Fergus Falls' Katie Strommen during the Section 8AA Tournament in Perham. Carter Jones/FOCUS

The Fergus Falls Otters continued their magical run in the Section 8AA Volleyball Tournament with a 28-26, 26-24 and 25-20 victory over the Perham Yellowjackets on Oct. 25 in Perham.

The Otters entered the game as the No. 7 seed and previously defeated the No. 2 seed, Staples-Motley, in straight sets. The Otters continued their improved play with another 3-0 blanking over Perham. The Otters hope to continue their momentum when they take on the No. 1 seed in the subsection, Pequot Lakes, on Oct. 29 in Wadena.

A pair of close games between the two gave way to a strong third game for the Otters. Fergus Falls earned a narrow 28-26 victory over Perham in game one. Perham battled and had opportunities to take game two, but Fergus Falls rallied for a 26-24 victory. Perham tried a late rally in game three, cutting a nine-point lead down to four, but Fergus Falls was able to close out with the 25-20 victory, eliminating the Yellowjackets from postseason play.

Lily DeBoer finished with 16 kills for Perham, while Katie Zepper finished with 10. Katie Johnson dished out 28 set assists, while Grayce Mickelson led the team with 31 digs. Sydney Anderson finished with 25 digs and Lily Lorenson added 14.

Perham finished the season with a 12-16 record overall, while Fergus Falls improved its season mark to 11-19.


FF def. PER 28-26, 26-24, 25-20

PER-Katie Johnson 28SA, 6D; Katie Zepper 10K, 1AS, 13D; Kaylie Kirchenwitz 5K, 2D; Lily DeBoer 16K, 17SA, 11D; Sydney Anderson 3K, 1AS, 25D; Stella Raser 5K, 1SA, 7D; Grayce Mickelson 1K, 1SA, 31D; Jaden Hackel 2K, 1D; Lily Lorenson 14D; Willow Thiel 5K, 4D.

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