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Volleyball: Patriots take second in Fergus Falls

At the Fergus Falls Invitational on Thursday, Oct. 19, both Clare Ganley and Britt Kratochvil piled up 28 kills as the Pequot Lakes Patriot volleyball team finished second overall, winning four games before falling to the Park Rapids Panthers in the championship game.

The Patriots opened the tournament by defeating Fosston 2-0 (25-15, 25-16) before beating Hillcrest 2-0 (25-7, 25-12). They then topped the host Otters 2-1 (18-25, 25-17, 15-7) and Breckinridge 2-1 (21-15, 25-20, 15-9) before losing to the Panthers 2-0 (25-20, 25-14).

Ganley also had 36 digs and four ace serves in the tournament, while Kratochvil completed her kills with 29 digs and five ace serves.

Karli Skog recorded 45 set assists and 24 digs while Sannah Lohmiller had 32 set assists and 17 digs. Addie Hubbard tallied 20 kills and six blocks.

With the second-place finish, the Patriots raise their overall record to 19-8. They have the second seed in Sough Subsection 8-2A and will host the No. 7 Staples-Motley Cardinals in a home match at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26.

Team scores:

Pequot Lakes def. Fosston 25-15, 25-16

Pequot Lakes def. Hillcrest 25-7, 25-12

Pequot Lakes def. Fergus Falls 18-25, 25-17, 15-7

Pequot Lakes def. Breckenridge 21-15, 25-20, 15-9

Championship: Park Rapids def. Pequot Lakes 25-20, 25-14

Pequot Lakes statistics

Karli Skog 45 set assists, 12 kills, 3 blocks, 24 digs

Clare Ganley 28 kills, 36 digs, 4 ace serves

Sannah Lohmiller 32 set assists, 3 kills, 5 ace serves, 2 blocks, 17 digs

Britt Kratochvil 1 assist, 28 kills, 5 ace serves, 2 blocks, 29 digs

Addie Hubbard 20 kills, 6 blocks, 2 digs

Elle Olmscheid 5 kills, 2 blocks, 4 digs

Lydia Hubbard 10 kills, 3 blocks, 3 digs

Mariah Rickard 42 digs, 7 ace serves

Jenna Elfering 15 digs, 8 ace serves

Jacqueline Cook 1 kill, 1 dig

Ari Merta 5 digs

Mirjana Ganley 1 kill 3 digs

Overall: PL 19-8. Next: No. 7 Staples-Motley at No. 2 Pequot Lakes in South Subsection 8-2A tournament 7 p.m. Thursday.

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