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Patriots place 3rd at tournament

The Pequot Lakes Patriots placed third at the Sauk Rapids/Rice tournament while the host Storm claimed the title in the six-team tournament on Saturday, Oct. 10.

The Pequot Lakes Patriots placed third at the Sauk Rapids/Rice tournament while the host Storm claimed the title in the six-team tournament on Saturday, Oct. 10.

In pool play, the Patriots opened with 25-12, 23-25, 15-11 win over Robbinsdale Cooper before falling to Sauk Rapids 25-22, 24-26, 15-7. Cloquet downed Pequot Lakes 25-19, 25-22 in the semifinals, but the Patriots bounced back a 25-19, 25-21 win over Kimball in the third-place match.

"The level of competition was considerably better at this tournament than what we come up against in our regular season," said Pequot Lakes coach Kate Dale. "We scheduled this tournament to see better competition. Although we lost two matches, we learned what our weaknesses are, and will work to make those skills stronger."

Brittny Bzdok pounded down 26 kills for Pequot Lakes while teammate Laura Squires led all Patriots with 53 digs, which also helped her surpass the 1,000-career dig mark.

Pequot Lakes, 22-4 overall, was scheduled to play at Crosby-Ironton on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

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Pequot Lakes statistics: Amanda Nies 10 digs; Taya Salminen 12 kills 3 ace serves, 10 digs; Josie Florell 21 set assists, 4 kills, 16 digs; Brittny Bzdok 26 kills, 3 ace serves, 2 blocks, 11 digs; Quinn Kratochvil 9 set assists, 1 ace serve, 2 digs; Karli Skog 2 set assists, 6 kills, 2 ace serves, 2 blocks, 3 digs; Morgan Lohmiller 45 set assists, 1 kill, 6 ace serves, 4 blocks, 16 digs; Corina Ruud 26 kills, 3 blocks, 3 digs; Laura Squires 1 kill, 1 ace serve, 53 digs; Samantha Littman 20 kills, 7 blocks, 8 digs; Emily Stevens 10 digs

Patriots 3, Nevis 2

On Friday, Oct. 9, Pequot Lakes edged the visiting Nevis Tigers in a non-conference match on Friday, Oct. 9. Laura Squires bumped 42 digs while Morgan Lohmiller tipped 26 set assists, Corina Ruud had 14 kills and Brittny Bzdok had 16 kills and 13 digs.

Nevis 25 16 25 16 11

Pequot Lakes 20 25 20 25 15

Pequot Lakes statistics: Amanda Nies 10 digs; Taya Salminen 8 digs, 2 blocks, 5 kills; Josie Florell 7 digs, 1 kill, 16 set assists; Brittny Bzdok 13 digs, 5 blocks, 16 kills and 1 set assist; Karli Skog 4 digs, 1 block, 4 kills, 4 set assists, 2 ace serves; Morgan Lohmiller 6 digs, 4 blocks, 6 kills, 26 set assists, 4 ace serves; Corina Ruud, 4 blocks, 14 kills; Laura Squires 42 digs, 1 kill, 3 ace serves; Samantha Littman 2 digs, 8 blocks, 5 kills; Emily Stevens 9 digs, 1 kill

Patriots 3, Detroit Lakes 0

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, Brittny Bzdok had a team-high 17 kills in Pequot Lakes' Mid-State Conference sweep of the Detroit Lakes Lakers. Corina Ruud added 10 kills and four blocks for the Patriots.

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Pequot Lakes, 3-0 in the conference.

Detroit Lakes 11 22 21

Pequot Lakes 25 25 25

Pequot Lakes statistics: Amanda Nies 3 digs, 1 kill; Taya Salminen 6 digs, 4 kills; Josie Florell 5 digs, 12 set assists; Brittny Bzdok 1 ace serve, 3 digs, 2 blocks, 17 kills; Quinn Kratochvil 2 set assists; Karli Skog 1 set assist

Morgan Lohmiller 1 ace serve, 9 digs, 1 block, 4 kills, 21 set assists; Corina Ruud 2 digs, 4 blocks, 10 kills; Laura Squires 1 ace serve, 9 digs, 1 set assist; Samantha Littman 1 ace serve, 5 digs, 3 blocks, 7 kills, 1 set assist; Barbara Miller 1 ace serve 1 dig, 2 blocks, 1 kill, 1 set assist; Emily Stevens 4 digs

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