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North falls in five sets to fifth-ranked Wayzata

By LNHS Volleyball, 09/01/16, 11:30PM CDT


Errors prove costly in Panthers defeat.

LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- Fifth-ranked Wayzata survived a scare as the Trojans overcame a two-set deficit and staved off two match points in the third set before defeating Lakeville North, 21-25, 25-27, 25-17, 25-19, 20-18.

The Panthers trailed 13-9 in the opening set before scoring seven consecutive points on Arianna Barrett's serve and then put together a pair of four-point runs to come from behind for a four-point win.

The second set saw four lead changes and nine tie scores and, after facing a set point by the Trojans, scored four of the final five points of the set.

Macy Winter had five kills in the set while Amanda Burger had set-high with 12 assists and five digs.

The third set belonged to Wayzata as they trailed just once but, with a 10-4 run, turned a 5-3 deficit into a 13-9 lead and never looked back.

In the fourth set, the teams were tied 11-11 before Wayzata began to slowly pull away and then, with a 19-16 lead, scored five consecutive puts before a Panther service error finished the set and sent the match to a fifth set.

The final frame was the most contested set of the night with 11 tie scores and seven lead changes featured in the Trojan's 20-18 win.

A Kennedy Brady kill would give North its first match point, at 15-14, of the night but the Trojans turned the table by scoring twice to take a 16-15 lead.

Wayzata would also take a 17-16 lead and an ace by Elizabeth Junke gave North an 18-17 lead.

A service error would give the Trojans serve at 18-18 and a block by Elizabeth Helmich and Morgan Baufield gave Wayzata another match point, which Paige Haglund finished off with a kill.

The Panthers got double-doubles from both Amanda Burger and Elizabeth Juhnke. Burger had 42 assists and tied for the team high with 17 digs. Juhnke had a team-high 17 kills to go with 12 digs.

For the second consecutive match, both Winter and Brady reach double figures in kills as Winter had 15 and Brady 11.

Barrett also had 17 digs and Halle Wolfe recorded 15 .

North will be on the road for the first time in 2016 when the Panthers go to Minnetonka, Sept. 6, for a 7 p.m. match.

Elizabeth Juhnke recorded a double-double with 12 digs and a team-high 17 kills.