Volleyball team beats Pierz, wins conference title


To be the Central Minnesota Conference champions has been a large season goal for the Irish, and achieving this goal would be a great award to show the effort the team has put into the year. Knowing their goal could be met if they won Tuesday’s game against the Pierz Pioneers at home October  15th, the Maple Lake Irish went out on the court prepared to win.
In multiple games this season the Irish had let their opponents get an early lead in the game and this left them at a disadvantage in most games. However,  Maple Lake did just that to the Pioneers. The Irish served a tough ball and this left Pierz out of system and made it difficult for them to play the ball back aggressively. Pierz struggled when the Irish continued to play an intense set, winning game one 25-9.
The next set was not as simple of a win. Both teams were working towards a win in game two.
In game one, the Irish took advantage of the Pioneer’s weak plays over the net, but in game two Pierz adjusted to Maple Lake’s serves and began playing a more skilled match. "They forced us to make plays and made the game much more intense," said junior Emily Webb. Though the Pioneers put up a good fight the Irish won 29-27.
More information and stats appear in this week's Messenger.