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VB: Perham takes regular season home finale

Perham-It was a bittersweet night for the Perham Yellowjacket volleyball team when they hosted Pelican Rapids on Oct. 12 at the Prairie Wind Middle School Gymnasium.

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Perham's Olivia Strand hits it past the Pelican Rapids' block of Taylor Berndt and Jessica Weinrich. Jason Groth/FOCUS

Perham-It was a bittersweet night for the Perham Yellowjacket volleyball team when they hosted Pelican Rapids on Oct. 12 at the Prairie Wind Middle School Gymnasium. The sweet part came from a 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-11) victory over the Pelican Rapids Vikings. The bitter part of the evening was that it was the final regular season home game for Perham’s seven seniors on the team.
“I’ve had this group of seniors since eighth grade and I have grown right along with them,” Perham Head Coach Eryn Moser said. “They are an exceptionally great group of girls that bring a lot of personalities, a lot of fun and will be really missed by our coaching staff next year.” The Yellowjackets honored Marina Reese, Amy Scheidecker, Morgan Byer, Jaci Schuett, Ella Von Ruden, Maria Rutten, and Alex Lubitz along with manager Amy Nordick prior to the contest. The Yellowjackets went through the motions of their final regular season home game, yet picked up the victory over the Vikings. “A win is a win. We didn’t play up to our expectation,” Moser said. “We are playing through some icky volleyball right now. I’m hoping that coming into the end of the season; we will be able to fix it in practice.” The night featured another milestone set by a Yellowjacket senior. Rutten entered the contest 22 kills away from reaching the 1,000 career kill mark. Rutten secured her spot in the 1,000 kill club with just two points remaining in the third game. “We wanted to get it done tonight. We wanted to honor her at home in front of her family and her peers,” Moser said. “We certainly didn’t want to go to DGF with a conference championship on the line, with that in the back of our minds. Our setters knew their job was to get it done. Point 24 was cutting it close, but we got it done.” The Yellowjackets battled through the extra emotions. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2076627","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Block","width":"480"}}]] “We have a lot of things that were on our plate that we were trying to get through such as Maria’s 1,000th kill and the emotions of senior night,” Moser said. “Now that stuff is done, I’m hoping our focus can be on coming in and playing good volleyball.” The Yellowjackets built an eight point lead in game one, 19-11, only to see the Vikings battle back. The Vikings pulled within two points, yet the Yellowjackets closed out game one 25-23, on a kill by Rutten. It was one of 22 kills on the night for the senior. Both teams were even throughout the second game, with Perham pulling out the win late against the Vikings, 25-20. The Yellowjackets outscored Pelican Rapids, 9-4, after the game was tied at 16 all. The Yellowjackets got back on track in the third game. They used their power advantage at the net to wear down the scrappy Vikings. The Yellowjackets built up a huge lead at 20-10, leaving the only unanswered question: would Rutten get her 1000th kill? Rutten achieved that mark with a blast down the right side, lifting Perham to a 24-13 lead. The Yellowjackets closed out the match, shortly thereafter, 25-13. After the match, Moser was quick to praise her graduating senior class. “They are a great group of girls. They each bring something different to our team. Lubitz is a quiet player, brings intensity and leads by example. Reese is our cheerleader and is getting everyone going,” Moser said. “Scheidecker and Byer are our generals. They are running things and have stepped up to that. Ella Von Ruden is a dominant player at the net. “I can’t tell you enough my respect for Jaci Schuett. She gruels it out at practice every day and there is not a complaint out of her. She is in the locker room saying things before the games and getting them moving. She is one of those players that are so selfless. She is the one player on the team that says she is going to do whatever it takes to get my team to win. That says a lot about her character.” Rutten finished with 22 kills on the evening, while Ella Von Ruden added five. Gabby DeBoer finished with three kills. Alex Lubitz and Olivia Strand finished with a kill each. Serena Langen finished with 19 set assists, while Morgan Byer ended with 14. The Yellowjackets improve their season mark to 23-4 overall. They take to the road on Tuesday, Oct. 20 to take on the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels for the Heart O’Lakes Conference Championship.   Perham def. Pelican Rapids (25-23, 25-20, 25-11) PER: Maria Rutten 22K, 4B, 1AS; Ella Von Ruden 5K, 3B; Gabby DeBoer 3K 3D; Alex Lubitz 2K, 3B: Olivia Strand 2K, 3B; Janie Wunderlich 1K, 2B; Serena Langen 2AS, 19 SA; Morgan Byer 14 SA, 3D; Amy Scheidecker 16D; Marina Reese 12D, 1AS. Perham-It was a bittersweet night for the Perham Yellowjacket volleyball team when they hosted Pelican Rapids on Oct. 12 at the Prairie Wind Middle School Gymnasium. The sweet part came from a 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-11) victory over the Pelican Rapids Vikings. The bitter part of the evening was that it was the final regular season home game for Perham’s seven seniors on the team. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2076626","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Von Ruden","width":"480"}}]] “I’ve had this group of seniors since eighth grade and I have grown right along with them,” Perham Head Coach Eryn Moser said. “They are an exceptionally great group of girls that bring a lot of personalities, a lot of fun and will be really missed by our coaching staff next year.” The Yellowjackets honored Marina Reese, Amy Scheidecker, Morgan Byer, Jaci Schuett, Ella Von Ruden, Maria Rutten, and Alex Lubitz along with manager Amy Nordick prior to the contest. The Yellowjackets went through the motions of their final regular season home game, yet picked up the victory over the Vikings. “A win is a win. We didn’t play up to our expectation,” Moser said. “We are playing through some icky volleyball right now. I’m hoping that coming into the end of the season; we will be able to fix it in practice.” The night featured another milestone set by a Yellowjacket senior. Rutten entered the contest 22 kills away from reaching the 1,000 career kill mark. Rutten secured her spot in the 1,000 kill club with just two points remaining in the third game. “We wanted to get it done tonight. We wanted to honor her at home in front of her family and her peers,” Moser said. “We certainly didn’t want to go to DGF with a conference championship on the line, with that in the back of our minds. Our setters knew their job was to get it done. Point 24 was cutting it close, but we got it done.” The Yellowjackets battled through the extra emotions.
“We have a lot of things that were on our plate that we were trying to get through such as Maria’s 1,000th kill and the emotions of senior night,” Moser said. “Now that stuff is done, I’m hoping our focus can be on coming in and playing good volleyball.” The Yellowjackets built an eight point lead in game one, 19-11, only to see the Vikings battle back. The Vikings pulled within two points, yet the Yellowjackets closed out game one 25-23, on a kill by Rutten. It was one of 22 kills on the night for the senior. Both teams were even throughout the second game, with Perham pulling out the win late against the Vikings, 25-20. The Yellowjackets outscored Pelican Rapids, 9-4, after the game was tied at 16 all. The Yellowjackets got back on track in the third game. They used their power advantage at the net to wear down the scrappy Vikings. The Yellowjackets built up a huge lead at 20-10, leaving the only unanswered question: would Rutten get her 1000th kill? Rutten achieved that mark with a blast down the right side, lifting Perham to a 24-13 lead. The Yellowjackets closed out the match, shortly thereafter, 25-13. After the match, Moser was quick to praise her graduating senior class. “They are a great group of girls. They each bring something different to our team. Lubitz is a quiet player, brings intensity and leads by example. Reese is our cheerleader and is getting everyone going,” Moser said. “Scheidecker and Byer are our generals. They are running things and have stepped up to that. Ella Von Ruden is a dominant player at the net. “I can’t tell you enough my respect for Jaci Schuett. She gruels it out at practice every day and there is not a complaint out of her. She is in the locker room saying things before the games and getting them moving. She is one of those players that are so selfless. She is the one player on the team that says she is going to do whatever it takes to get my team to win. That says a lot about her character.” Rutten finished with 22 kills on the evening, while Ella Von Ruden added five. Gabby DeBoer finished with three kills. Alex Lubitz and Olivia Strand finished with a kill each. Serena Langen finished with 19 set assists, while Morgan Byer ended with 14. The Yellowjackets improve their season mark to 23-4 overall. They take to the road on Tuesday, Oct. 20 to take on the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels for the Heart O’Lakes Conference Championship.   Perham def. Pelican Rapids (25-23, 25-20, 25-11) PER: Maria Rutten 22K, 4B, 1AS; Ella Von Ruden 5K, 3B; Gabby DeBoer 3K 3D; Alex Lubitz 2K, 3B: Olivia Strand 2K, 3B; Janie Wunderlich 1K, 2B; Serena Langen 2AS, 19 SA; Morgan Byer 14 SA, 3D; Amy Scheidecker 16D; Marina Reese 12D, 1AS. Perham-It was a bittersweet night for the Perham Yellowjacket volleyball team when they hosted Pelican Rapids on Oct. 12 at the Prairie Wind Middle School Gymnasium.The sweet part came from a 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-11) victory over the Pelican Rapids Vikings. The bitter part of the evening was that it was the final regular season home game for Perham’s seven seniors on the team.
“I’ve had this group of seniors since eighth grade and I have grown right along with them,” Perham Head Coach Eryn Moser said. “They are an exceptionally great group of girls that bring a lot of personalities, a lot of fun and will be really missed by our coaching staff next year.”The Yellowjackets honored Marina Reese, Amy Scheidecker, Morgan Byer, Jaci Schuett, Ella Von Ruden, Maria Rutten, and Alex Lubitz along with manager Amy Nordick prior to the contest. The Yellowjackets went through the motions of their final regular season home game, yet picked up the victory over the Vikings. “A win is a win. We didn’t play up to our expectation,” Moser said. “We are playing through some icky volleyball right now. I’m hoping that coming into the end of the season; we will be able to fix it in practice.”The night featured another milestone set by a Yellowjacket senior. Rutten entered the contest 22 kills away from reaching the 1,000 career kill mark. Rutten secured her spot in the 1,000 kill club with just two points remaining in the third game. “We wanted to get it done tonight. We wanted to honor her at home in front of her family and her peers,” Moser said. “We certainly didn’t want to go to DGF with a conference championship on the line, with that in the back of our minds. Our setters knew their job was to get it done. Point 24 was cutting it close, but we got it done.”The Yellowjackets battled through the extra emotions.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2076627","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Block","width":"480"}}]]“We have a lot of things that were on our plate that we were trying to get through such as Maria’s 1,000th kill and the emotions of senior night,” Moser said. “Now that stuff is done, I’m hoping our focus can be on coming in and playing good volleyball.”The Yellowjackets built an eight point lead in game one, 19-11, only to see the Vikings battle back. The Vikings pulled within two points, yet the Yellowjackets closed out game one 25-23, on a kill by Rutten. It was one of 22 kills on the night for the senior. Both teams were even throughout the second game, with Perham pulling out the win late against the Vikings, 25-20. The Yellowjackets outscored Pelican Rapids, 9-4, after the game was tied at 16 all. The Yellowjackets got back on track in the third game. They used their power advantage at the net to wear down the scrappy Vikings. The Yellowjackets built up a huge lead at 20-10, leaving the only unanswered question: would Rutten get her 1000th kill? Rutten achieved that mark with a blast down the right side, lifting Perham to a 24-13 lead. The Yellowjackets closed out the match, shortly thereafter, 25-13. After the match, Moser was quick to praise her graduating senior class.“They are a great group of girls. They each bring something different to our team. Lubitz is a quiet player, brings intensity and leads by example. Reese is our cheerleader and is getting everyone going,” Moser said. “Scheidecker and Byer are our generals. They are running things and have stepped up to that. Ella Von Ruden is a dominant player at the net.“I can’t tell you enough my respect for Jaci Schuett. She gruels it out at practice every day and there is not a complaint out of her. She is in the locker room saying things before the games and getting them moving. She is one of those players that are so selfless. She is the one player on the team that says she is going to do whatever it takes to get my team to win. That says a lot about her character.”Rutten finished with 22 kills on the evening, while Ella Von Ruden added five. Gabby DeBoer finished with three kills. Alex Lubitz and Olivia Strand finished with a kill each. Serena Langen finished with 19 set assists, while Morgan Byer ended with 14.The Yellowjackets improve their season mark to 23-4 overall. They take to the road on Tuesday, Oct. 20 to take on the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels for the Heart O’Lakes Conference Championship. Perham def. Pelican Rapids (25-23, 25-20, 25-11)PER: Maria Rutten 22K, 4B, 1AS; Ella Von Ruden 5K, 3B; Gabby DeBoer 3K 3D; Alex Lubitz 2K, 3B: Olivia Strand 2K, 3B; Janie Wunderlich 1K, 2B; Serena Langen 2AS, 19 SA; Morgan Byer 14 SA, 3D; Amy Scheidecker 16D; Marina Reese 12D, 1AS. Perham-It was a bittersweet night for the Perham Yellowjacket volleyball team when they hosted Pelican Rapids on Oct. 12 at the Prairie Wind Middle School Gymnasium.The sweet part came from a 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-11) victory over the Pelican Rapids Vikings. The bitter part of the evening was that it was the final regular season home game for Perham’s seven seniors on the team.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2076626","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"320","title":"Von Ruden","width":"480"}}]]“I’ve had this group of seniors since eighth grade and I have grown right along with them,” Perham Head Coach Eryn Moser said. “They are an exceptionally great group of girls that bring a lot of personalities, a lot of fun and will be really missed by our coaching staff next year.”The Yellowjackets honored Marina Reese, Amy Scheidecker, Morgan Byer, Jaci Schuett, Ella Von Ruden, Maria Rutten, and Alex Lubitz along with manager Amy Nordick prior to the contest. The Yellowjackets went through the motions of their final regular season home game, yet picked up the victory over the Vikings. “A win is a win. We didn’t play up to our expectation,” Moser said. “We are playing through some icky volleyball right now. I’m hoping that coming into the end of the season; we will be able to fix it in practice.”The night featured another milestone set by a Yellowjacket senior. Rutten entered the contest 22 kills away from reaching the 1,000 career kill mark. Rutten secured her spot in the 1,000 kill club with just two points remaining in the third game. “We wanted to get it done tonight. We wanted to honor her at home in front of her family and her peers,” Moser said. “We certainly didn’t want to go to DGF with a conference championship on the line, with that in the back of our minds. Our setters knew their job was to get it done. Point 24 was cutting it close, but we got it done.”The Yellowjackets battled through the extra emotions.
“We have a lot of things that were on our plate that we were trying to get through such as Maria’s 1,000th kill and the emotions of senior night,” Moser said. “Now that stuff is done, I’m hoping our focus can be on coming in and playing good volleyball.”The Yellowjackets built an eight point lead in game one, 19-11, only to see the Vikings battle back. The Vikings pulled within two points, yet the Yellowjackets closed out game one 25-23, on a kill by Rutten. It was one of 22 kills on the night for the senior. Both teams were even throughout the second game, with Perham pulling out the win late against the Vikings, 25-20. The Yellowjackets outscored Pelican Rapids, 9-4, after the game was tied at 16 all. The Yellowjackets got back on track in the third game. They used their power advantage at the net to wear down the scrappy Vikings. The Yellowjackets built up a huge lead at 20-10, leaving the only unanswered question: would Rutten get her 1000th kill? Rutten achieved that mark with a blast down the right side, lifting Perham to a 24-13 lead. The Yellowjackets closed out the match, shortly thereafter, 25-13. After the match, Moser was quick to praise her graduating senior class.“They are a great group of girls. They each bring something different to our team. Lubitz is a quiet player, brings intensity and leads by example. Reese is our cheerleader and is getting everyone going,” Moser said. “Scheidecker and Byer are our generals. They are running things and have stepped up to that. Ella Von Ruden is a dominant player at the net.“I can’t tell you enough my respect for Jaci Schuett. She gruels it out at practice every day and there is not a complaint out of her. She is in the locker room saying things before the games and getting them moving. She is one of those players that are so selfless. She is the one player on the team that says she is going to do whatever it takes to get my team to win. That says a lot about her character.”Rutten finished with 22 kills on the evening, while Ella Von Ruden added five. Gabby DeBoer finished with three kills. Alex Lubitz and Olivia Strand finished with a kill each. Serena Langen finished with 19 set assists, while Morgan Byer ended with 14.The Yellowjackets improve their season mark to 23-4 overall. They take to the road on Tuesday, Oct. 20 to take on the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels for the Heart O’Lakes Conference Championship. Perham def. Pelican Rapids (25-23, 25-20, 25-11)PER: Maria Rutten 22K, 4B, 1AS; Ella Von Ruden 5K, 3B; Gabby DeBoer 3K 3D; Alex Lubitz 2K, 3B: Olivia Strand 2K, 3B; Janie Wunderlich 1K, 2B; Serena Langen 2AS, 19 SA; Morgan Byer 14 SA, 3D; Amy Scheidecker 16D; Marina Reese 12D, 1AS. 

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