On August 21, the Pettisville Volleyball Team scored a convincing victory against Holgate to open up their season, winning in straight sets. Game one showed a strong performance by the Lady Blackbirds with a 25-13 win. In the second game, Holgate battled back, but still fell 25-17. Holgate mounted a last ditch effort in game three, but Pettisville held them off 25-20.
For the Blackbirds, Jordyn Pursel nailed 15 kills, also contributing with 13 digs and 3 aces. Dana Fricke had 10 kills and 2 digs. Setting up these scorers were Kate Kauffman and Carley Bontrager, who added 17 and 14 assist to the victory effort, respectively. Bontrager also had 3 aces and 3 digs to her name.