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Mountaineers sweep

Take down Norway and North Dickinson

October 5, 2012
The Daily News

IRON MOUNTAIN - Iron Mountain did not lose a set in beating Norway and North Dickinson in a volleyball triangular here Thursday evening.

The Mountaineers downed Norway 25-10, 25-8, 25-20 in the Mid-Peninsula matchup with the Knights and followed with a 25-21, 25-23 victory over the Nordics.

Maria Pirkola's 11 kills in the two matches combined led Iron Mountain. Abby Gerhard added 19 digs and 10 kills. Katelynn Johnson and sarah Girard each totaled nine kills, and Alena Herman contributed 17 digs.

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Norway’s Melanie Kurth (8) and Bailey Grayvold (9) defend an attack from Iron Mountain’s Maria Pirkola during Thursday’s Mid-Peninsula volleyball match.

Norway, led by Jacey Bal's 28 digs and Heather Evosevich's six kills went on to defeat North Dickinson 17-25, 25-22, 15-11.

"We did not play to your potential against Iron Mountain," Knights coach Nicole Anderson said. "However, the girls rebounded nicely and played better against North Dickinson.

"It was nice to see the excitement in the girls, them communicating with each other and the teamwork that they are capable of. Jacey Bal played great defensively tonight and Lexi Negro had a strong all-round game."

Norway will host Ishpeming and Stephenson Tuesday, while North Dickinson heads to Mid Peninsula. Iron Mountain hosts Manistique Thursday.

NORWAY

Jacey Bal - 28 digs; Lexi Negro - 3 aces, 1 block, 10 digs, 3 kills, 20 assists; Hannah Anderson - 9 digs; Leah Mattson - 1 ace, 2 blocks, 6 digs, 5 kills; Heather Evosevich - 1 ace, 11 digs, 6 kills, 1 assist; Melanie Kurth - 1 dig, 2 kills; Bailey Grayvold - 5 aces, 15 digs, 4 kills; Brandi Strong - 1 ace, 4 digs, 14 assists.

IRON MOUNTAIN

Susie Hagen - 5 digs;

Abby Gerhard - 19 digs, 10 kills, 6 aces; Alena Herman - 17 digs, 2 aces; Marti Pirkola - 1 kill; Katelynn Johnson - 12 digs, 24 assists, 9 kills; Mandy Haferkorn - 2 digs, 1 kill, 3 aces; Sarah Girard - 8 digs, 9 kills, 3 blocks, 2 aces; Gianna Hill - 4 kills 1 block, 1 ace; Kari Sanford - 5 digs, 1 kill, 2 assists, 1 ace; Maria Pirkola - 7 digs, 11 kills, 3 blocks; Kristen Gendron - 1 dig, 1 kill.

 
 

 

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