Spikers down Ray
By Neal A. Shipman
Watford City rolled over the Ray Jays in varsity volleyball action last Tuesday before competing in a very tough Dickinson Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
This week, the Wolves will host Parshall on Thursday and Williston Trinity Christian on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Watford City 3, Ray 0
Karson Pederson had four service aces and nine kills as she helped lead the Wolves to a 3-0 win over the Ray Jays last Tuesday. The Wolves bested the Jays by scores of 25-12, 25-11 and 26-24.
Individual statistics for Watford City from the match were as follows:
Aces: Karson Pederson, 4; Dani Bates, 2; Brianna Allex, 1; Sierra Perdue, 1; McKayla Haugeberg, 1.
Kills: Pederson, 9; Bates, 8; Charlie Hystad, 5; Ashli Foli, 4; Haugeberg, 2; Allex, 1; Marti Quale, 1.
Assists: Quale, 26; Hystad, 1; Pederson, 1.
Blocks: Hystad, 2; Pederson, 2.
Digs: Quale, 12; Allex, 10; Bates, 6; Haugeberg, 6; Perdue, 5; Jayme Johnson, 5; Foli, 3; Pederson, 1.
After losing to Hazen in the first round of the Dickinson Tournament by scores of 25-15, 25-22 and 25-18, Watford City came back in pool play to defeat Baker 25-15, 25-23 and 25-20. Watford City then faced a very strong Bismarck Century team with the Wolves losing to the Patriots 25-14, 25-10 and 25-10.
With a 1-2 record in pool play, the Wolves then competed in the Silver Division of the tournament. In the opening round of the tournament, the Wolves lost their first game 25-23 before coming back to take the next two games 25-22 and 25-23.
Watford City then took on Hardin where the Wolves lost their first game 25-20 before coming back to take the second game 26-24 and losing their third game 25-18.
The Wolves then lost their next two matches falling to Spearfish 25-20 and 25-13 and Glendive 25-23 and 26-24.
“The Dickinson Tournament is always a tough tournament to play in as we are up against Class A and B teams from North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana,” stated Nancy Deutsch, Wolves’ head coach. “The girls know that they are a better team than what we showed this weekend. But the girls played hard and learned a lot.”
Cumulative statistics for Watford City from the tournament were as follows:
Aces: Karson Pederson, 16; McKayla Haugeberg, 11; Dani Bates, 7; Sierra Perdue, 3; Marti Quale, 3; Ashli Foli, 3; Laura Lange, 2; Charlie Hystad, 1.
Kills: Hystad, 39; Bates, 29; Pederson, 27; Haugeberg, 21; Foli, 18; Quale, 10; Brianna Allex, 3.
Assists: Quale, 114; Hystad, 2; Foli, 2; Perdue, 1; Pederson, 1; Bates, 1; Haugeberg, 1.
Blocks: Hystad, 6; Pederson, 4; Haugeberg, 3; Foli, 2; Bates, 2; Allex, 1.
Digs: Haugberg, 60; Quale, 49; Bates, 34; Perdue, 32; Allex, 28; Jayme Johnson, 23; Foli, 16; Hystad, 10; Pederson, 7; Lange, 3.