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Volleyball: No. 9 Patriots improve to 6-0

Two more victories give the Patriot volleyball team a 6-0 record.

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The Patriots celebrate an ace serve in the first game against Staples-Motley on Thursday, Sept. 16. Dan Determan / Echo Journal

Abi Martin dished out 28 set assists while adding 10 digs and three ace serves for Class 2A’s ninth-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots as they defeated the Staples-Motley Cardinals 3-0 in a Mid-State Conference volleyball match Thursday, Sept. 16.

Maci Martini added 15 kills and nine digs while Kelsi Martini totaled 12 digs for the Patriots, who improved to 2-0 in the conference and 6-0 overall.

The Patriots, who were scheduled to face Pine River-Backus on Tuesday, Sept. 21, are scheduled to host Park Rapids in a Mid-State match at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.

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Pequot Lakes' Grace Hoffard tips the ball in the Patriots win over Staples-Motley on Thursday, Sept. 17. Dan Determan / Echo Journal

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Staples-Motley 10 11 7

Pequot Lakes 25 25 25

Pequot Lakes statistics

Abi Martin 10 digs, 28 set assists, 3 ace serves

Camille Haman 2 digs, 1 block, 2 kills, 1 ace serve

Macy Jackson 2 digs, 5 set assists

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Isabel Larson 2 kills, 2 blocks

Grace Hoffard 6 kills, 2 blocks

Maci Martini 9 digs, 1 block, 1 set assist, 15 kills

Brea Eckes 5 digs, 1 kill, 2 ace serves

Ella Kratochvil 6 digs, 1 block, 1 ace serve, 9 kills, 1 set assist

Kelsi Martini 12 digs, 1 ace serve, 2 set assists

Joselyn Rinio 6 kills, 2 blocks

Lauren Schultz 4 digs, 1 ace serve

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Charlee Sullivan 1 dig

Patriots 3, Perham 2

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, Ella Kratochvil had 21 kills, 22 digs, two aces and a block for Pequot Lakes in a non-conference victory over the host Perham Yellowjackets.

Martin dished out 44 set assists to go along with 15 digs, two aces and a kill for the Patriots. Maci Martini added 16 kills and 31 digs.

Perham 25 22 25 22 8

Pequot Lakes 21 25 22 25 15

Pequot Lakes statistics

Abi Martin 2 ace serves, 1 kill, 44 set assists, 15 digs

Macy Jackson 1 ace serve, 4 digs

Morgan LaRock 5 digs

Isabel Larson 3 kills, 3 digs

Grace Hoffard 7 kills, 2 ace serves

Maci Martini 16 kills, 31 digs

Ella Kratochvil 21 kills, 22 digs, 1 block, 2 ace serves

Joselyn Rinio 8 kills, 1 dig, 3 blocks

Lauren Schultz 4 digs

Charlee Sullivan 7 digs

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Pequot Lakes' Grace Hoffard tips the ball in the Patriots win over Staples-Motley on Thursday, Sept. 17. Dan Determan / Echo Journal

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