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Petrolia hangs on to momentum for area playoff win over Munday


Petrolia’s Madison Oliver sets up an Allie Ablia attack during Saturday’s area round playoff against Munday. Petrolia defeated the Mogulettes in four sets.Click for more photos.

Petrolia’s Lady Pirates avoided a Munday comeback Saturday night in Vernon to defeat the Mogulettes in four sets and advance to the Region I quarterfinals.

Petrolia had Munday down by two sets, 25-20, 25-22. But the Mogulettes, ranked 16th in state, had other plans, coming back for a 25-23 win in the third set.

Despite the setback, Petrolia held on to the momentum, winning the fourth, and an area title, 25-17.

Allie Ablia led the Lady Pirate attack with eight kills, followed by Macey Hall and Katie Cummings with four kills each. Kirsten Kenyon finished with three kills.

On the service line, Madison Oliver delivered 25 with 96 percent accuracy. Alyssa Wesley finished with 94 percent on 15 serves, Kenyon hit 95 percent on 17 serves and Danica Bustos hit 93 percent on 14 serves.

Petrolia will face Bryson in the regional quarterfinal. Date, time and place will be announced when available.


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