Volleyball: Patriots top Foley in quarterfinals

Pequot Lakes Volleyball

Pequot Lakes' Maci Martini spikes the ball in the Patriots' win over Foley on Monday, Nov. 1. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

Ella Kratochvil recorded 14 kills and five digs for No. 2 Pequot Lakes as they swept the No. 7 seed Foley Falcons 3-0 in the Section 6-2A Quarterfinals Monday, Nov. 1.

“I thought we played well,” coach Chris Ganley said. “The girls executed skills well and did the basics correctly, and that’s always good … I do think we made some errors that weren’t typical for us, and I attribute that to nerves. I think we had lots of adrenaline and we were serving out a lot. Other than that, we were solid.”

Maci Martini totaled 12 kills and nine digs while Abi Martin dished out 32 set assists for the Patriots in the win.

Kelsi Martini added 11 digs for the Patriots who advanced to the Section 6-2A Semifinals at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at St. Cloud Tech.

“We really have to try to find ways their defense can be attacked, and get into our game earlier,” Ganley said. “When we get into our rhythm early, we really build on that.”


Foley 17 18 14

Pequot Lakes 25 25 25

Pequot Lakes statistics

Abi Martin 3 digs, 1 block, 1 ace, 32 set assists

Camille Haman 4 kills

Morgan LaRock 7 digs, 2 aces


Isabel Larson 1 dig, 2 blocks, 4 kills, 1 set assist

Grace Hoffard 1 dig, 1 kill

Maci Martini 9 digs, 1 ace, 12 kills

Ella Kratochvil 5 digs, 14 kills

Kelsi Martini 11 digs, 2 aces, 3 set assists

Joselyn Rinio 2 digs, 3 blocks, 4 kills

Lauren Schultz 9 digs, 1 set assist

Charlee Sullivan 2 digs, 1 ace


Overall: PL 23-6. Next: Pequot Lakes vs. Milaca in Section 6-2A Semifinal at St. Cloud Tech 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4.

Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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