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Yellowjackets take down Detroit Lakes, 3-0

The Perham Yellowjacket volleyball team went through the motions in their 3-0 (28-26, 25-22, 25-15) victory over the Detroit Lakes Lakers on Sept. 6 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium.

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Perham's Hannah Ekse hits it over the block attempt of Detroit Lakes' Bre Price. Jason Groth/FOCUS

The Perham Yellowjacket volleyball team went through the motions in their 3-0 (28-26, 25-22, 25-15) victory over the Detroit Lakes Lakers on Sept. 6 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. The Yellowjackets were coming off a tough 3-2 defeat to Wadena-Deer Creek in their home opener, but lacked emotion and struggled to get going against the Lakers. “It was a win, but it was an ugly win for us,” Perham head coach Eryn Moser said. “We didn’t execute the way we wanted to and we played with a lackadaisical attitude. We know we have to do better. We are going to see better teams and we have to compete better than that.” The Yellowjackets used a balanced attack with Olivia Strand and Gabby DeBoer leading the way offensively. Strand finished with 10 kills, while DeBoer added nine. However, it was some new faces that came up with several key kills for the Yellowjackets. Jenna Bjerke added six, while Abbey Zepper and Hannah Ekse finished with five kills each.
However, the Yellowjackets continued to shoot themselves in the foot with unforced errors. The errors put the Yellowjackets in a big hole in game one, trailing by seven points at one point in the contest. The Yellowjackets dug out of the hole, taking game one. “We had several, several unforced errors. We talked significantly about our errors and when we give them that many, we can’t win games that way,” Moser said. “Controlling our unforced errors is definitely something we are going to be focusing on in our next couple of games.” One of the things that’s hurting the Yellowjackets early on is their tentative play. Moser said they need to play with a tenacious attitude. “Right now, we are playing hesitantly and when we play hesitantly we start to make mistakes. I think they are starting to figure that out,” Moser said. “We are keeping a point chart, showing how they score points and how we score points and that’s in black and white for them. We had 17 unforced errors and they had three kills in game one, really makes us think about our side of the court.” The Yellowjackets trailed 14-7 in game one, before slowly coming back. It was a strong service run from Serena Langen, which helped Perham erase the deficit and lifting Perham to a 24-23 lead. Detroit Lakes rallied right back, taking a 25-24 lead, but a kill by Bjerke staved off the game one upset. The teams exchanged points, before Ekse ended the game with a kill, helping Perham to a 28-26 game one win. Abbey Zepper helped the Yellowjackets stave off a game two rally by Detroit Lakes. Her kill stopped a 7-0 run, helping Perham earn a 25-22 win in game two. Perham went wire-to-wire with the lead, but got comfortable late, building up a 24-15 lead. Bre Price had a pair of kills and Haidyn Gunderson added a block, while Naomi Larson contributed with an ace serve during the run for Detroit Lakes. The Yellowjackets controlled game three for the most part, cruising to a 25-15 victory and the sweep. Perham built up an early lead behind kills from Strand and Janie Wunderlich, while Allie King dropped in back-to-back ace serves. King finished with four ace serves on the night. It was Ekse, who ended the night for Perham with an ace serve, allowing the ‘Jackets to close out the win. Langen finished with 21 set assists and two ace serves, while King added 17 set assists and four ace serves. Lisa Meader finished with 12 digs, while DeBoer added 10. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2798888","attributes":{"alt":"Allie King with the pass for the Yellowjackets. ","class":"media-image","height":"383","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] The Yellowjackets sit at 2-1 overall and close out a three game home stand with the Heart O’Lakes Conference Champion, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, on Thursday, Sept. 8. “We know they are going to be a sound team. We know they have a good outside in Faith Anderson,” Moser said. “We know we have to contain her and control her. We have to control our side of the court and that is the biggest thing we have to work on right now. I think we focus too much on what happens on their side and we take away from our game. Our game plan is going to be focusing on what we can control on our side of the court.” Perham def. Detroit Lakes 3-0 (28-26, 25-22, 25-15) PER- Abbey Zepper 5K, Allie King 4AS, 17SA 3D, Gabby DeBoer 1AS, 9K, 4B, 10D, Hannah Ekse 2AS, 5K, Janie Wunderlich 4K, Jenna Bjerke 6K, Lisa Meader 12D, Olivia Strand 10K, Serena Langen 2AS, 21SA. The Perham Yellowjacket volleyball team went through the motions in their 3-0 (28-26, 25-22, 25-15) victory over the Detroit Lakes Lakers on Sept. 6 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. The Yellowjackets were coming off a tough 3-2 defeat to Wadena-Deer Creek in their home opener, but lacked emotion and struggled to get going against the Lakers. “It was a win, but it was an ugly win for us,” Perham head coach Eryn Moser said. “We didn’t execute the way we wanted to and we played with a lackadaisical attitude. We know we have to do better. We are going to see better teams and we have to compete better than that.” The Yellowjackets used a balanced attack with Olivia Strand and Gabby DeBoer leading the way offensively. Strand finished with 10 kills, while DeBoer added nine. However, it was some new faces that came up with several key kills for the Yellowjackets. Jenna Bjerke added six, while Abbey Zepper and Hannah Ekse finished with five kills each. [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2798886","attributes":{"alt":"Olivia Strand with the kill, hitting it past Detroit Lakes' Haidyn Gunderson.","class":"media-image","height":"419","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]] However, the Yellowjackets continued to shoot themselves in the foot with unforced errors. The errors put the Yellowjackets in a big hole in game one, trailing by seven points at one point in the contest. The Yellowjackets dug out of the hole, taking game one. “We had several, several unforced errors. We talked significantly about our errors and when we give them that many, we can’t win games that way,” Moser said. “Controlling our unforced errors is definitely something we are going to be focusing on in our next couple of games.” One of the things that’s hurting the Yellowjackets early on is their tentative play. Moser said they need to play with a tenacious attitude. “Right now, we are playing hesitantly and when we play hesitantly we start to make mistakes. I think they are starting to figure that out,” Moser said. “We are keeping a point chart, showing how they score points and how we score points and that’s in black and white for them. We had 17 unforced errors and they had three kills in game one, really makes us think about our side of the court.” The Yellowjackets trailed 14-7 in game one, before slowly coming back. It was a strong service run from Serena Langen, which helped Perham erase the deficit and lifting Perham to a 24-23 lead. Detroit Lakes rallied right back, taking a 25-24 lead, but a kill by Bjerke staved off the game one upset. The teams exchanged points, before Ekse ended the game with a kill, helping Perham to a 28-26 game one win. Abbey Zepper helped the Yellowjackets stave off a game two rally by Detroit Lakes. Her kill stopped a 7-0 run, helping Perham earn a 25-22 win in game two. Perham went wire-to-wire with the lead, but got comfortable late, building up a 24-15 lead. Bre Price had a pair of kills and Haidyn Gunderson added a block, while Naomi Larson contributed with an ace serve during the run for Detroit Lakes. The Yellowjackets controlled game three for the most part, cruising to a 25-15 victory and the sweep. Perham built up an early lead behind kills from Strand and Janie Wunderlich, while Allie King dropped in back-to-back ace serves. King finished with four ace serves on the night. It was Ekse, who ended the night for Perham with an ace serve, allowing the ‘Jackets to close out the win. Langen finished with 21 set assists and two ace serves, while King added 17 set assists and four ace serves. Lisa Meader finished with 12 digs, while DeBoer added 10.
The Yellowjackets sit at 2-1 overall and close out a three game home stand with the Heart O’Lakes Conference Champion, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, on Thursday, Sept. 8. “We know they are going to be a sound team. We know they have a good outside in Faith Anderson,” Moser said. “We know we have to contain her and control her. We have to control our side of the court and that is the biggest thing we have to work on right now. I think we focus too much on what happens on their side and we take away from our game. Our game plan is going to be focusing on what we can control on our side of the court.” Perham def. Detroit Lakes 3-0 (28-26, 25-22, 25-15) PER- Abbey Zepper 5K, Allie King 4AS, 17SA 3D, Gabby DeBoer 1AS, 9K, 4B, 10D, Hannah Ekse 2AS, 5K, Janie Wunderlich 4K, Jenna Bjerke 6K, Lisa Meader 12D, Olivia Strand 10K, Serena Langen 2AS, 21SA. The Perham Yellowjacket volleyball team went through the motions in their 3-0 (28-26, 25-22, 25-15) victory over the Detroit Lakes Lakers on Sept. 6 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. The Yellowjackets were coming off a tough 3-2 defeat to Wadena-Deer Creek in their home opener, but lacked emotion and struggled to get going against the Lakers. “It was a win, but it was an ugly win for us,” Perham head coach Eryn Moser said. “We didn’t execute the way we wanted to and we played with a lackadaisical attitude. We know we have to do better. We are going to see better teams and we have to compete better than that.”The Yellowjackets used a balanced attack with Olivia Strand and Gabby DeBoer leading the way offensively. Strand finished with 10 kills, while DeBoer added nine. However, it was some new faces that came up with several key kills for the Yellowjackets. Jenna Bjerke added six, while Abbey Zepper and Hannah Ekse finished with five kills each.
However, the Yellowjackets continued to shoot themselves in the foot with unforced errors. The errors put the Yellowjackets in a big hole in game one, trailing by seven points at one point in the contest. The Yellowjackets dug out of the hole, taking game one. “We had several, several unforced errors. We talked significantly about our errors and when we give them that many, we can’t win games that way,” Moser said. “Controlling our unforced errors is definitely something we are going to be focusing on in our next couple of games.”One of the things that’s hurting the Yellowjackets early on is their tentative play. Moser said they need to play with a tenacious attitude. “Right now, we are playing hesitantly and when we play hesitantly we start to make mistakes. I think they are starting to figure that out,” Moser said. “We are keeping a point chart, showing how they score points and how we score points and that’s in black and white for them. We had 17 unforced errors and they had three kills in game one, really makes us think about our side of the court.”The Yellowjackets trailed 14-7 in game one, before slowly coming back. It was a strong service run from Serena Langen, which helped Perham erase the deficit and lifting Perham to a 24-23 lead. Detroit Lakes rallied right back, taking a 25-24 lead, but a kill by Bjerke staved off the game one upset. The teams exchanged points, before Ekse ended the game with a kill, helping Perham to a 28-26 game one win. Abbey Zepper helped the Yellowjackets stave off a game two rally by Detroit Lakes. Her kill stopped a 7-0 run, helping Perham earn a 25-22 win in game two. Perham went wire-to-wire with the lead, but got comfortable late, building up a 24-15 lead. Bre Price had a pair of kills and Haidyn Gunderson added a block, while Naomi Larson contributed with an ace serve during the run for Detroit Lakes. The Yellowjackets controlled game three for the most part, cruising to a 25-15 victory and the sweep. Perham built up an early lead behind kills from Strand and Janie Wunderlich, while Allie King dropped in back-to-back ace serves. King finished with four ace serves on the night. It was Ekse, who ended the night for Perham with an ace serve, allowing the ‘Jackets to close out the win. Langen finished with 21 set assists and two ace serves, while King added 17 set assists and four ace serves. Lisa Meader finished with 12 digs, while DeBoer added 10.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2798888","attributes":{"alt":"Allie King with the pass for the Yellowjackets. ","class":"media-image","height":"383","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]The Yellowjackets sit at 2-1 overall and close out a three game home stand with the Heart O’Lakes Conference Champion, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, on Thursday, Sept. 8.“We know they are going to be a sound team. We know they have a good outside in Faith Anderson,” Moser said. “We know we have to contain her and control her. We have to control our side of the court and that is the biggest thing we have to work on right now. I think we focus too much on what happens on their side and we take away from our game. Our game plan is going to be focusing on what we can control on our side of the court.”Perham def. Detroit Lakes 3-0 (28-26, 25-22, 25-15)PER- Abbey Zepper 5K, Allie King 4AS, 17SA 3D, Gabby DeBoer 1AS, 9K, 4B, 10D, Hannah Ekse 2AS, 5K, Janie Wunderlich 4K, Jenna Bjerke 6K, Lisa Meader 12D, Olivia Strand 10K, Serena Langen 2AS, 21SA. The Perham Yellowjacket volleyball team went through the motions in their 3-0 (28-26, 25-22, 25-15) victory over the Detroit Lakes Lakers on Sept. 6 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. The Yellowjackets were coming off a tough 3-2 defeat to Wadena-Deer Creek in their home opener, but lacked emotion and struggled to get going against the Lakers. “It was a win, but it was an ugly win for us,” Perham head coach Eryn Moser said. “We didn’t execute the way we wanted to and we played with a lackadaisical attitude. We know we have to do better. We are going to see better teams and we have to compete better than that.”The Yellowjackets used a balanced attack with Olivia Strand and Gabby DeBoer leading the way offensively. Strand finished with 10 kills, while DeBoer added nine. However, it was some new faces that came up with several key kills for the Yellowjackets. Jenna Bjerke added six, while Abbey Zepper and Hannah Ekse finished with five kills each.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2798886","attributes":{"alt":"Olivia Strand with the kill, hitting it past Detroit Lakes' Haidyn Gunderson.","class":"media-image","height":"419","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]However, the Yellowjackets continued to shoot themselves in the foot with unforced errors. The errors put the Yellowjackets in a big hole in game one, trailing by seven points at one point in the contest. The Yellowjackets dug out of the hole, taking game one. “We had several, several unforced errors. We talked significantly about our errors and when we give them that many, we can’t win games that way,” Moser said. “Controlling our unforced errors is definitely something we are going to be focusing on in our next couple of games.”One of the things that’s hurting the Yellowjackets early on is their tentative play. Moser said they need to play with a tenacious attitude. “Right now, we are playing hesitantly and when we play hesitantly we start to make mistakes. I think they are starting to figure that out,” Moser said. “We are keeping a point chart, showing how they score points and how we score points and that’s in black and white for them. We had 17 unforced errors and they had three kills in game one, really makes us think about our side of the court.”The Yellowjackets trailed 14-7 in game one, before slowly coming back. It was a strong service run from Serena Langen, which helped Perham erase the deficit and lifting Perham to a 24-23 lead. Detroit Lakes rallied right back, taking a 25-24 lead, but a kill by Bjerke staved off the game one upset. The teams exchanged points, before Ekse ended the game with a kill, helping Perham to a 28-26 game one win. Abbey Zepper helped the Yellowjackets stave off a game two rally by Detroit Lakes. Her kill stopped a 7-0 run, helping Perham earn a 25-22 win in game two. Perham went wire-to-wire with the lead, but got comfortable late, building up a 24-15 lead. Bre Price had a pair of kills and Haidyn Gunderson added a block, while Naomi Larson contributed with an ace serve during the run for Detroit Lakes. The Yellowjackets controlled game three for the most part, cruising to a 25-15 victory and the sweep. Perham built up an early lead behind kills from Strand and Janie Wunderlich, while Allie King dropped in back-to-back ace serves. King finished with four ace serves on the night. It was Ekse, who ended the night for Perham with an ace serve, allowing the ‘Jackets to close out the win. Langen finished with 21 set assists and two ace serves, while King added 17 set assists and four ace serves. Lisa Meader finished with 12 digs, while DeBoer added 10.
The Yellowjackets sit at 2-1 overall and close out a three game home stand with the Heart O’Lakes Conference Champion, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, on Thursday, Sept. 8.“We know they are going to be a sound team. We know they have a good outside in Faith Anderson,” Moser said. “We know we have to contain her and control her. We have to control our side of the court and that is the biggest thing we have to work on right now. I think we focus too much on what happens on their side and we take away from our game. Our game plan is going to be focusing on what we can control on our side of the court.”Perham def. Detroit Lakes 3-0 (28-26, 25-22, 25-15)PER- Abbey Zepper 5K, Allie King 4AS, 17SA 3D, Gabby DeBoer 1AS, 9K, 4B, 10D, Hannah Ekse 2AS, 5K, Janie Wunderlich 4K, Jenna Bjerke 6K, Lisa Meader 12D, Olivia Strand 10K, Serena Langen 2AS, 21SA.

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