Pequot Lakes Volleyball Wins Section Title for First Time Since 1994


>>FOR EVERY SECTION CHAMPION THAT MAKES THEIR DREAMS COME TRUE AND HEADS TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT, THERE IS OF COURSE THE RUNNER-UP WHO COMES SO CLOSE BUT YET SO FAR. THAT WAS NEVER MORE APPARENT ON SATURDAY AS LOCAL TEAMS BATTLED IT OUT IN VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES, THAT ALL THE EXCITEMENT YOU COULD HOPE FOR. IN 8-2A, DEFENDING CHAMPS PARK RAPIDS TAKING ON PEQUOT LAKES. PANTHERS TAKE THE FIRST, AND IN THE SECOND RILEE MICHAELSON WITH THE KILL. SHE WAS DOMINANT EARLY ON. PARK RAPIDS WITH SET POINT, UP 2. KATELYN WEAVER WITH THE DUMP SET, AND THE PANTHERS ARE UP 2 NOTHING. BUT THEN PEQUOT STORMS BACK. KATE BOLZ ANDOLSHEK AND MADDY MORRISON COMBINE FOR THE BLOCK. LATER LYDIA HUBBARD WITH THE BIG KILL. THEY TAKE THE SET 25-19 AND WE’VE GOT A MATCH. FOURTH SET, HUBBARD WITH THE KILL. THEY TAKE THE SET EASILY 25 TO 14. TO A DECISIVE FIFTH, IT’S BOLZANDOLSHEK SHOWING THE TOUCH ON THE TIP. LATER IT’S HUBBARD WITH THE KILL. THOSE MIDDLES JUST TOOK OVER THIS MATCH. PEQUOT UP 14 TO 7 ON SET POINT. PANTHERS SERVING. IT GOES LONG. PEQUOT COMES BACK FROM 2 DOWN TO WIN. THEY’RE HEADING TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1994.>>WE’VE BEEN WORKING SO HARD ALL SEASON TO GET TO THIS POINT, LIKE, THIS IS THE FINAL THING WE HAVE BEEN WANTING TO DO THE LAST — THIS SEASON, LAST YEAR, IT’S WHAT WE HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR.>>ONCE THE MOMENTUM STARTED SWINGING OUR WAY, THEY SWUNG FEARLESSLY. I CAN’T BE MORE PROUD OF THEM. THEY WORKED SO HARD AND ARE SO GOOD. I’M SO PROUD OF THEM.>>ONCE WE WON THE ONE SET, WE

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