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Volleyball: Patriots advance to section semis

Pequot Lakes High School students dressed up in costumes while attending the school's volleyball match against Crosby-Ironton on Thursday, Oct. 25. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal 1 / 4
Britt Kratochvil of Pequot Lakes hits the ball past the Crosby-Ironton blockers during their game Thursday, Oct. 25 at Pequot Lakes High School. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal 2 / 4
Kate Bolz-Andolshek jumps up to block the ball as Mirjana Ganley runs up to assist during the Pequot Lakes volleyball match against Crosby-Ironton on Thursday, Oct. 25. (Click on the image to view the entire photograph.) Erin Bormett / Echo Journal 3 / 4
Pequot Lakes libero Mariah Rickard celebrates a point during a game against Crosby-Ironton on Thursday, Oct. 25 at Pequot Lakes High School. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal 4 / 4

Lydia Hubbard slammed 10 kills for the No. 2 Pequot Lakes Patriots as they defeated the No. 3 Perham Yellowjackets 3-0 in a South Subsection 8-2A semifinal game Friday, Oct. 26.

Mariah Rickard led the team in with 20 digs to with seven ace serves and Britt Kratochvil added 11 digs and seven kills for the 19-9 Patriots.

Rita Ganley had seven digs and 18 set assists.

The Patriots were scheduled to face the top-ranked Park Rapids Panthers in the subsection championship on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Pequot Lakes 25 25 27

Perham 17 10 25

Pequot Lakes statistics

Chloe Seeling 1 block, 1 kill

Mirjana Ganley 4 digs

Britt Kratochvil 11 digs, 1 ace serve, 1 block, 7 kills

Elle Olmscheid 2 digs, 2 blocks, 4 kills

Maddie Morrison 2 digs, 1 block, 4 kills

Mariah Rickard 20 digs, 7 ace serves, 3 set assists

Arianna Merta 1 dig, 1 ace serve

Phoebe Glenn 9 digs, 5 ace serves, 11 set assists

Jenna Elfering 3 digs

Kate Bolz-Andolshek 3 digs, 4 blocks, 1 ace serve, 5 kills

Lydia Hubbard 2 digs, 2 blocks, 10 kills

Rita Ganley 7 digs, 18 set assists

Ella Pfeiffer 1 dig, 2 ace serves

Overall: PL 19-9.

Pequot Lakes shuts out C-I in South Subsection 8-2A

Kate Bolz-Andolshek knocked down 11 kills and Ganley totaled 18 set assists as No. 2-seeded Pequot Lakes defeated No. 7 Crosby-Ironton 3-0 in the South Subsection 8-2A quarterfinals Thursday, Oct. 25.

Kratochvil posted 10 digs for the Patriot,s who defeated the Rangers twice during the regular season.

Bailey Potter's nine kills, and Caitlyn Gutzman's 18 digs led Crosby-Ironton, which finished the season 12-15.

Pequot Lakes 25 25 25

Crosby-Ironton 20 11 11

Crosby-Ironton statistics

Bailey Potter 9 kills, 1 dig, 1 block

Jacey Rydberg 1 kill, 6 set assists, 2 digs

Jordan Papenfuss 11 set assists, 1 ace serve, 6 digs

Caitlyn Gutzman 1 set assist, 18 digs

Danielle Rydberg 1 ace serve, 9 digs

Michaela Stangel 7 kills, 1 ace serve, 7 digs

Abby Arneson 1 kill, 1 dig

Madison Bordwell 1 kill

Madison Midthun 1 ace serve, 2 digs

Marlee Zender 3 set assists, 1 dig

Mya Decent 4 kills, 1 ace serve, 7 digs

Overall: C-I finishes 12-15.

Pequot Lakes statistics

Chloe Seeling 1 kill, 2 blocks

Mirjana Ganley 1 ace serve, 6 digs

Britt Kratochvil 10 kills, 10 digs, 2 blocks

Elle Olmscheid 1 kill, 1 dig

Maddie Morrison 4 kills, 1 block, 2 digs

Arianna Merta 1 ace serve, 1 dig

Phoebe Glenn 15 set assists, 6 digs

Jenna Elfering 3 ace serves, 5 digs

Kate Bolz-Andolshek 11 kills, 6 digs, 3 blocks

Lydia Hubbard 6 kills, 1 ace serve, 1 dig, 2 blocks

Rita Ganley 18 set assists, 4 digs

Ella Pfeiffer 4 digs

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