Phoebe Glenn tallied 19 set assists, including her career 1,000th, as the Pequot Lakes Patriots remained undefeated in Mid-State Conference play and snapped a six-game Detroit Lakes winning streak 3-1 at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Glenn’s milestone was the second of the night. In the pre-game, Laker head coach Lynnsey Machakaire announced that senior Gabby Fredrickson would be signing her national letter of intent to play at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall next year. Wednesday is National Signing Day.
Fredrickson and the Lakers were strong out of the start Tuesday night breaking up a tight run to seven-all with an 8-2 run to lead the first set 15-9.
The Patriots rallied and the teams went to the first timeout knotted at 19 points. The race to 25 went quickly in the Lakers’ favor, scoring six of the next seven points to go up one set with a 25-20 win.
Grace Gunderson started the run with a kill, followed by two Pequot hitting errors.
The Patriots scored out of a timeout, but a carry called on a would-be winning kill gave the serve to DL’s Autumn Kulik.
A great dig in the back row by Jordyn Johnson set up a Gunderson kill to get to set point and a Patriot error into the net was point 25.
Pequot Lakes head coach Christine Ganley spun some magic in her huddle between sets and her team came out on a mission taking the next three sets 25-14, 25-18 and 25-14.
In the second set, the Patriots led by 10 at set point on a delicate tip kill by senior middle hitter Lydia Hubbard. Pequot tied the match on the next point.
Hubbard really made her presence known attacking in the third set. She scored to force a set point again and a Laker error gave the Patriots a 2-1 lead. Hubbard led all hitters with a game-high 18 kills.
The fourth was close to 10 points each, but Pequot Lakes used a 9-1 run to lead 20-11.
Kate Bolz-Andolshek got to match point with a big kill in the middle and the match ended 25-14 on a DL hitting error.
Bolz-Andolshek collected two aces, seven kills, 13 digs and a block. Maci Martini had 14 kills.
Gunderson led the Laker attack with 10 kills. Gabby Fredrickson, Lauren Kaiser and Madison Foster each had four. Fredrickson (4) and Foster (3) were strong at the net totaling seven blocks.
Ava Jones had 26 assists and a pair of kills.
Pequot Lakes remained undefeated at 8-0 overall and 5-0 in the Mid-State.
Detroit Lakes dropped to 6-2 and 2-2 in conference play. Both losses have come to the Patriots. The Lakers play back-to-back Mid-State matches against Crosby-Ironton (2-7, 2-5) Thursday, Nov. 12 and Staples-Motley (5-2, 3-1) Friday, both at home.
DL swept the Rangers in Crosby in mid-October. The Cardinals match is a make-up from a postponed first meeting Oct. 22.
Pequot Lakes 3, Detroit Lakes 1 (20-25, 25-15, 25-18, 25-14)
Kills: Grace Gunderson 10, Maddy Foster, Gabby Fredrickson, Lauren Kaiser 4, Jalynn Gunderson 3, Ava Jones 2, Jordyn Johnson 1;
Assists: Ava Jones 26, Gabby Fredrickson Faith Keller 1;
Aces: Jordyn Johnson, Ava Jones, Laken Weaver 2, Faith Keller, Autumn Kulik 1.
Blocks: Gabby Fredrickson 4, Maddy Foster 3.
Rita Ganley 29 set assists, 4 ace serves, 6 digs
Camille Haman 2 kills
Phoebe Glenn 19 set assists, 1 ace serves, 1 dig
Maci Martini 14 kills, 2 ace serves, 4 digs, 1 block
Kate Bolz-Andolshek 2 ace serves, 7 kills, 2 set assists, 13 digs, 1 block
Lydia Hubbard 18 kills, 5 digs, 1 block, 3 ace serves
Ella Kratchovil 9 kills, 5 digs
Ella Pfeffer 1 ace serves, 13 digs
Grace Hoffard 1 block
Alexandria 3, Brainerd 2
Sartell-St. Stephen 3, Bemidji 1
Barnesville 3, Frazee 0
Ada-Borup 3, Mahnomen-Waubun 2
Park Christian 3, NCE/UH 0
Breckenridge 3, D-G-F 0
Fertile-Beltrami 3, Lake Park-Audubon 1
Aitkin 3, Park Rapids 0
Staples-Motley 3, Crosby-Ironton 2
Menahga 3, Verndale 1
Brandon-Evansville 3, Battle Lake 0
Hancock 3, Rothsay 0
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 3, Nevis 0
West Central Area 3, Hillcrest Lutheran Academy 1
Henning 3, Pillager 0