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Ely takes three at Littlefork

Marshall Helmberger
Posted 9/8/21

LITTLEFORK— A road trip here ended with a 3-0 victory for Ely on Tuesday, as the Wolves dominated the Vikings 25-17, 25-9, and 25-20 in a match that featured plenty of intense volleys.As with …

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Ely takes three at Littlefork

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LITTLEFORK— A road trip here ended with a 3-0 victory for Ely on Tuesday, as the Wolves dominated the Vikings 25-17, 25-9, and 25-20 in a match that featured plenty of intense volleys.
As with the Wolves’ season opener with Northeast Range, several Ely players put up impressive stats as Ely relied on strong net play to keep the Vikings off-balance. Ely came from behind in the first set after spotting Littlefork a 10-5 lead early. The Wolves tied it up at 11 and took the lead minutes later as the Vikings appeared to lose their early focus, allowing Ely to dominate at the net the rest of the way.
Juniors Kate and Rachel Coughlin combined for a strong offensive performance, each with nine kills on the night. Kate added six digs and three aces, while Rachel padded her performance with five digs. Senior Kellen Thomas added to the mix with seven kills of her own. Senior Annikka Mattson worked her magic in the backcourt, tallying ten digs and recording five aces, while setter Katrina Seliskar put up 29 assists, ten digs, and four aces. Junior Courtney Eilrich added three aces.
The win lifts the Wolves to 2-0 on the young season. They were set to travel to Cherry Thursday and will take part in the Greenway tournament this Saturday. They take on Mesabi East on Thursday, Sept. 16, in Aurora.

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