VOLLEYBALL ROUND UP
Falcons didn’t go easily
Tough competitions lead to two losses for Twin Bridges volleyball
The Falcons volleyball team traveled to White Sulphur Spring to take on the Hornets Sept. 27. The competition was close throughout the game, but the Hornets came out on top in five rounds.
“The girls played really tough in White Sulphur Springs,” head coach Karen Degel said. “The volleyball was terrific.”
The next day, the Falcons played on their home court against the Granite Prospectors. The girls were slow out the gate but bounced back, winning the third and fourth rounds. The slow start could have done with the game time change, according to Degel.
“I was proud of the way they came back even though the match ended in a loss,” Degel said.
Three Falcons continue to stand out on this team. Freshman hitter Callie Kaiser and senior hitter Avery George have blocks and kills locked down for Twin Bridges. Kaiser led the kills against the Hornets, and George led the Falcons in kills against the Prospectors. And let’s talk about sophomore setter, Fran Pollorena, one of the Falcon’s most essential players. For at least the third game in a row, Pollorena has dominated every assist for the Falcons. She shared the lead with George in digs for the White Sulphur Springs game. In the second game of the week, Pollorena led the team in assists, digs and aces. These three girls are a force on the Falcons this year.
Lose one, win one
Team Fabel, Hill and Devereaux with the Sheridan Panthers
Sheridan volleyball started the week with a loss against Granite High School Sept. 26. The Panthers almost took the Prospectors in the second round, scoring 24 points, but the game ended in three rounds. They traveled to Lima the next day and brought home a win against the Bears. It was a quick, three round defeat for the Bears. Seniors Madison Fabel, Micara Devereaux and Tina Hill, and junior Mackenzee Fabel dominated this week’s games. The Fabels showed their value to this Panthers Team. Madison led the team in assists and Mackenzee lead the kills.
Double hitter win for the Wildcats
Harrison volleyball beats Lima
The Wildcats volleyball team traveled to Lima for their annual double hitter against the Bears. The two teams alternate traveling each year to play both games in one day, getting the long trip done in one run. The Wildcats won the first match in three rounds and the second match in four rounds. Junior Allena Bacon was a strong player in both games, accounting for more than half of the kills and assists in the first match. Junior hitter, Rosie Chater, dominated the kills in the second match, and again, Bacon was essential in setting up scores for the Wildcats, leading her team in assists. Sophie Mitchell, sophomore, led the team in aces each game. The Wildcats dug deep in the second match with 41 digs total. Bacon, Mitchell and Trudee Lewis led the team in digs.
“Our serve receive and passing game against Lima was spot on and because of that we had a much stronger net game,” head coach Lisa Cooper said.
The Wildcats will battle the West Yellowstone Wolverines at home Oct. 1 and travel to Sheridan to play the Panthers on Oct. 4.
Winning streak ends at homecoming
Ennis Mustangs fell to Drummond Trojans in volleyball
After three victories in a row, the Mustangs lost to the Trojans Sept. 28. The homecoming game for the Ennis volleyball team ended in three rounds. They came close to defeating the competition in the first round, but more points separated the teams in each passing round. Former all-conference player and Ennis senior, Riley Robinson, continues to lead the Mustangs in assists. Consistently setting up her teammates to score, Robinson counted for 20 of the 24 assists in last week’s game. The Mustangs will take on Lima next at home Oct. 1.