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Bruins bump Hillgals in PVL showdown

Bear River jumps into first place in league
By: Todd Mordhorst Journal Sports Editor
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The Bear River High volleyball team jumped into the top spot in the Pioneer Valley League Monday night with a spirited 24-26, 25-17, 25-18, 26-24 win over Placer at Lake of the Pines. Senior Katie Tomkiewicz and junior Sara Schell had 17 kills apiece as the Bruins stunned the three-time defending league champs. Kirsten Pereira added seven kills, Hannah Mosman served up five aces and Kaya Johnson dished out 41 assists for Bear River (3-0 PVL, 17-4 overall). Placer was plagued by service errors and other miscues, according to coach Jennifer Wright. Kirstin Schauble led the visitors with nine kills and 18 assists. Lauren Collins chipped in with seven kills and Michaela Leonard added 19 assists. The Hillgals fell to 2-1 in the PVL.