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Wolves seek redemption after disappointing start

Marshall Helmberger
Posted 9/6/18

ELY—It was three-up, three-down for the Timberwolves in their home opener here on Tuesday night, as they dominated Littlefork-Big Falls to notch their first win of the season.

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Wolves seek redemption after disappointing start

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ELY—It was three-up, three-down for the Timberwolves in their home opener here on Tuesday night, as they dominated Littlefork-Big Falls to notch their first win of the season.

Junior McCartney Kaercher dominated the first set as she served 23 straight points to lead Ely to a 25-3 win.

“Our serving was incredible last night,” said Ely Head Coach Andrea Thomas. “I think we had the right mindset coming into it.”

Winter Sainio served nine straight in the second set enroute to a 25-15 win, while Brielle Kallberg and Apolonia Homer each served six straight in the third set as the Wolves racked up a 25-17 margin.

“It was fun to see the change from last week,” said Thomas, referring to the team’s disappointing season opener against Northeast Range. “This is the way we need to continue to play from here on,” she said.

Kaercher led the way with dominant serving performance, which included six ace serves and five set assists. Kallberg led in kills with 13, along with four ace serves. Lida Dodge notched 13 set assists and Jenna Merhar contributed with four kills.

Littlefork’s Dani Erickson led her squad with 10 digs.

Ely is set to compete in the Greenway Invitational on Saturday. They travel to Silver Bay on Tuesday to take on the Mariners. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

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