The Perham volleyball team continues to search for its first road win of the season after suffering a 25-23, 25-20 and 25-20 defeat to the Detroit Lakes Lakers on Sept. 3 at the Ralph Anderson Gymnasium.
It was Detroit Lakes' first win against Perham since 2013, snapping a seven match winning streak against the Lakers. The Yellowjackets have struggled on the road during the early portion of the season, dropping matches to Wadena-Deer Creek and now Detroit Lakes.
Laura Prussia finished with nine kills for Detroit Lakes, while Gabby Fredrickson and Taylor Prussia finished with eight each. The Lakers finished with 39 kills as a team in the win.
The Yellowjackets jumped ahead in the first game, but Detroit Lakes was able to rally and get the win late. Laura Prussia recorded back-to-back kills, before Jocelyn Patnaude recorded an ace for a 25-23 win in game one.
Perham struggled to get the momentum on its side in the second game. A 16-6 Detroit Lakes' run gave them a 20-10 lead. Perham rallied back but could not close the deficit to less than five and dropped the second game, 25-20.
The Yellowjackets dug themselves a hole in game three, falling behind 17-10. However, used a 7-1 run to tie the match at 18. Detroit Lakes was able to respond and close out the match with a kill by Fredrickson, earning the 25-20 win in game three.
Stella Raser finished with nine kills for Perham, while Lily DeBoer added six. Katie Zepper and Willow Thiel finished with five each.
Perham dropped its season mark to 1-2 overall, while Detroit Lakes improved to 1-1 overall.
The Yellowjackets will head to Marshall for the annual Southwest Minnesota Challenge on Sept. 6 and 7.