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Volleyball: Sebeka defeats Park Rapids in home opener

Avory Haman's 11 kills lead the Trojans to a 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 victory.

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Chloe Tretbar (8) goes up for a spike against Detroit Lakes at the Area High School gym on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022.
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SEBEKA – Avory Haman’s 11 kills led Sebeka to a 3-0 win over the Park Rapids volleyball team on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Annika Pulju had 17 digs as the Trojans posted a 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 victory in their home opener.

Riley Pike (8), Halle Eischens (7), Alison Scholz (7) and Anna Yliniemi (6) combined for 28 kills while Yliniemi served two aces for Park Rapids. Pike had 18 set assists, Erika Sellin had 20 set assists, Scholz had 11 digs and Yliniemi had 10 digs as the Panthers fell to 1-4 on the season.

The win lifted Sebeka’s record to 1-2.

Park Rapids stats

Serves: Pike 13 for 13, Scholz 12 for 12, Tretbar 10 for 11, Yliniemi 7 for 11 (2 aces), Felts 6 for 9 (1 ace), Sellin 2 for 8 (1 ace).

Attacks: Yliniemi 27 (6 kills), Pike 21 (8 kills), Tretbar 17 (4 kills), Felts 14 (2 kills), Eischens 16 (7 kills), Scholz 13 (7 kills), Sellin 2.

Sets: Pike 59 (18 assists), Selling 26 (10 assists), Felts 5, Tretbar 4 (1 assist), Eischens 4, Yliniemi 2, Scholz 2.

Digs: Scholz 11, Yliniemi 10, Felts 8, Sellin 6, Tretbar 5, Pike 4, Eischens 1.Assisted blocks: Pike 1, Felts 1.

Serve receive: Yliniemi 21 for 22, Scholz 15 for 15, Tretbar 13 for 16, Felts 12 for 13, Pike 2 for 2.

Lakers sweep Panthers

PARK RAPIDS – Grace Gunderson’s 15 kills powered Detroit Lakes to a 3-0 sweep over the Park Rapids volleyball team in the Mid-State Conference opener for both teams at the Area High School gym on Thursday, Sept. 8.

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Helena Daggett contributed seven kills, Ava Jones tallied 30 set assists, and Maddy Bellanger joined Grace Gunderson, Jones and Jalynn Gunderson with four digs each as the Lakers posted a 25-17, 25-22, 25-19 victory.

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Natalie Viloria (second from left) celebrates after pounding down a kill against Detroit Lakes on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise
Vance Carlson / Park Rapids Enterprise

Ace serves by Chloe Tretbar, Abby Felts and Anna Yliniemi and two kills by Tretbar kept the Panthers within 16-15 in Set 1 before Detroit Lakes went on a 9-2 run to claim the opening set.

Tretbar had a kill and teamed with Riley Pike for a block as Park Rapids jumped out to a 9-8 lead in Set 2. A tip by Tretbar, a block by Natalie Viloria, and a pair of kills by Felt led to a 14-14 tie. Kills by Tretbar, Viloria and Yliniemi tied the set at 19-19 and a kill by Viloria made it 21-21. Detroit Lakes went on a 4-1 run to close out that set.

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Alison Scholz receives a serve during Park Rapids' Mid-State Conference match against Detroit Lakes on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022.
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The Lakers took control to start Set 3 by building a 12-2 advantage. Erika Sellin and Felts served aces and Pike had a kill and served two aces as Park Rapids cut the gap to 17-12. After a kill by Halle Eischens, Detroit Lakes extended its lead to 23-15. Alison Scholz and Felts served aces to make it 24-19 before the Lakers closed out the match.

Felts served three aces, Tretbar had eight kills, Pike had 16 set assists and Yliniemi had 12 digs to lead the Panthers.

The win lifted the Lakers’ record to 4-0 while Park Rapids fell to 1-3.

Park Rapids stats

Serves: Yliniemi 13 for 13 (1 ace), Pike 12 for 13 (2 aces), Felts 9 for 10 (3 aces), Tretbar 8 for 8, Sellin 6 for 8 (1 ace), Scholz 6 for 6 (1 ace), Eischens 2 for 2.

Service points: Pike 6, Yliniemi 6, Felts 5, Scholz 2, Sellin 1, Eischens 1, Tretbar 1.

Attacks: Tretbar 19 (8 kills), Viloria 15 (6 kills), Pike 12 (1 kill), Felts 10 (2 kills), Eischens 10 (1 kill), Yliniemi 8 (1 kill), Scholz 1.

Sets: Pike 43 (16 assists), Sellin 18 (3 assists), Felts 3, Viloria 2, Tretbar 2, Yliniemi 1, Eischens 1.

Digs: Yliniemi 12, Pike 10, Tretbar 4, Sellin 4, Scholz 3, Felts 2, Viloria 1, Eischens 1.

Blocks (solo-assists): Viloria 1-0, Pike 0-1, Tretbar 0-1.

Serve receive: Felts 15 for 17, Tretbar 16 for 16, Yliniemi 12 for 15, Scholz 7 for 8, Eischens 5 for 5.

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