Wildcats junior Aleena Bacon, #10, reaches for a spike against the West Yellowstone Wolverines during the volleyball game in Sheridan Oct. 1.   Photo credit Andrea Christensen.

Volleyball Round-up 10.10.19

Winning Streak [did not] end at homecoming and continues

Victory for Ennis volleyball, six games in a row

Last week, the Mustangs defeated the Drummond Trojans. They continue their winning streak with two victories against the Lima Bears Oct. 1. 

A mistake was made in last week’s paper, stating Ennis volleyball had lost their homecoming match against Drummond. The Mustangs’ victory against the Trojans mirrored the 2018 match, with Ennis beating Drummond by the same amount they had lost to them the previous year.

The wins keep pouring in for the Mustangs. A spread of players topped the stats this week against the Bears, revealing a strong team. Sophomores, Shae Lovett and Shelbey Klein had worthy playing time on the court this week.  Lovett led in digs and assists in both matches, and Klein led in blocks in both matches. Senior, Karlie Hedges shared the lead in digs in the first match, and Landri Paladichuk shared the lead in blocks in the second match. The Mustangs will go to Sheridan for a conference battle against the Panthers Oct. 8.

Wildcats win one and lose one

Harrison volleyball lost momentum at end of the week

The Wildcats fought hard for their win against the Wolverines but did not maintain the momentum at the end of the week against the Sheridan Panthers. The Wolverines and Wildcats went back and forth for five rounds in Harrison Oct. 1.  Harrison lost the first round but came back to win the last two rounds with the biggest point-separations of the game. 

“Just when we thought we had a good attack,” Harrison head volleyball coach, Lisa Cooper said.  “They would make a great dig and keep the ball alive.”

Wildcats’ junior Aleena Bacon was the most valuable player of the week for Harrison, leading her team in all categories against the West Yellowstone Wolverines and most of the categories against the Sheridan Panthers. She shared the lead in assists with freshman, Dana Lerum, each accounting for seven Oct. 1. The Wildcats traveled to a conference competition in Sheridan, where their confidence seemed to crumble against the Panthers. Bacon and Lerum shared another statistic lead in kills, and Trudee Lewis solely provided her team with a few assists. It was a quick, three-round game.

Falcons Fall to Trojans

Twin Bridges Volleyball lose to Whitehall

The Falcons traveled to Whitehall to compete against the Trojans. I was a swift loss for Twin Bridges, ending in three rounds. It was a low scoring match for the Falcons, but they doubled their points in round two from the first round. Fran Pollerena, the sophomore setter, continues to set up her teammates for points. She accounted for seven of the eight assists in the game. Falcons’ senior, Dante Salerno dug deep and led her team in digs. The Falcons will go up against the Lima Bears for their homecoming match.

Sheridan volleyball’s competition

Two strong games for the Panthers

Sheridan traveled to Philipsburg to take on the Granite Prospectors Oct. 3. After winning the first two rounds, the Panthers could not hold on in the third round. It was a frustrating slip from there, losing the next three rounds. Senior Panther Micara Devereaux accounted for most of the assists for the week, while junior Panther Mackenzee Fabel led in kills and blocks for both games. Sheridan’s in-conference game for the week was a victory. The Panthers quickly overtook the Harrison Wildcats. 

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