September 18, 2013

Spikers get into winning mode

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

After losing their first two games of the season, Watford City’s varsity volleyball team got into the winning mode as the Wolves picked up dual wins over Tioga and New Town. The Wolves then capped off a busy Saturday placing fourth in the Gold Division of their own invitational tournament.
“The girls played very well in our tournament,” stated Nancy Deutsch, Wolves’ head coach. “We are beginning to adjust to each team and we are getting better with each game.”
Deutsch points to the earlier season loss to Killdeer and to Saturday’s tournament action against the Cowboys as an indication of the improvement.
“Two weeks ago, Killdeer beat us in our first dual of the season,” states Deutsch. “On Saturday, we beat them in two quick games.”
While the Wolves finished in fourth place in Saturday’s tournament, she felt that her team played well against Divide County and New England.
Watford City’s next volleyball action will be on Tuesday, Sept. 24 when the Wolves travel to Ray.

Watford City 3, Tioga 1
Watford City picked up its first win of the season as the Wolves defeated the Tioga Pirates 3-1 in varsity volleyball action last Tuesday.
The Wolves easily won the first game, 25-13, and then fell to the Pirates, 25-23, in the second game. But Watford City rebounded quickly after the loss to take the final two games of the match, 25-15 and 25-14.
Tessa Dwyer led the Wolves offensively with six service aces, while Kara Langerud had 12 kills and Tori Hopkins had 20 assists. Defensively, Amanda Mogen led Watford City with 16 digs.
Individual statistics for Watford City from the match were as follows:
Aces: Tessa Dwyer, 6; Amanda Mogen, 5; Jordan Sparby, 3; Kara Langerud, 2; Tarynn Jacobson, 2; Ricki Lindley, 2; Bailee Garmann, 1.
Kills: Langerud, 12; Lindley, 11; Mogen, 7; Hopkins, 3; Dwyer, 2; Jacobson, 1; Elise Hadley, 1.
Assists: Hopkins, 20; Mogen, 4; Jacobson, 4; Lindley, 1; Garmann, 1; Dwyer, 1.
Digs: Mogen, 16; Jacobson, 14; Lindley, 11; Garmann, 11; Hadley, 5; Hopkins, 4; Dwyer, 4; Sparby, 1.

Watford City 3, New Town 0
Watford City won its second straight match of the season and improved its dual record to 2-2 with a 3-0 trouncing of the New Town Eagles last Thursday.
The Wolves cruised by the Eagles in three quick games winning by scores of 25-10, 25-17 and 25-2.
Watford City had 23 service aces and 24 kills in the match with Kara Langerud recording 11 service aces while Ricki Lindley had seven kills.
Individual statistics for Watford City from the match were as follows:
Aces: Kara Langerud, 11; Tori Hopkins, 4; Alli Mogen, 3; Addison Sundeen, 3; Amanda Mogen, 1; Jordan Sparby, 1.
Kills: Lindley, 7; Hopkins, 5; Amanda Mogen, 3; Kara Langerud, 3; Tessa Dwyer, 3; Elise Hadley, 1; Sundeen, 1; Emily Segneri, 1.
Assists: Hopkins, 12; Alli Mogen, 3; Amanda Mogen, 2; Lindley, 1.
Blocks: Lindley, 1.
Digs: Tarynn Jacobson, 9; Amanda Mogen, 7; Sundeen, 4; Langerud, 3; Bailee Garmann, 3; Sparby, 2; Alli Mogen, 2; Hopkins, 1; Dwyer, 1.

Wolves Take 4th In Tournament
Watford City fell to New England in two close games, 25-22 and 25-15, in the battle for third place in the Gold Division of the Watford City Invitational Tournament on Saturday.
The Wolves advanced to the Gold Division with a 2-1 record in pool play with wins over Parshall, 25-19 and 25-11, and Killdeer, 25-8 and 25-19, before falling to Bowman, 25-23 and 25-23.
Watford City opened the tournament play defeating Parshall, 25-8 and 25-17. The Wolves beat Divide County, 27-25, in the first game of the three-game match before falling to the Maroons, 25-18 and 15-9.
Tori Hopkins led the Wolves with 15 service aces and 47 assists, while Amanda Mogen and Kara Langerud had 23 kills each. Mogen also led the Wolves with five blocks, while Tarynn Jacobson had 56 digs.
Individual statistics for the Watford City Tournament were as follows:
Aces: Tori Hopkins, 15; Tarynn Jacobson, 11; Amanda Mogen, 9; Kara Langerud, 9; Lea Arndt, 5; Elise Hadley, 4; Bailee Garmann, 3; Ricki Lindley, 2.
Kills: Amanda Mogen, 23; Langerud, 23; Lindley, 21; Tessa Dwyer, 11; Hopkins, 6; Hadley, 3; Arndt, 3; Jacobson, 1; Jordan Sparby, 1;  Emily Segneri, 1; Alli Mogen, 1.
Assists: Hopkins, 47; Jacobson, 5;  Amanda Mogen, 3; Langerud, 3;  Lindley, 1; Dwyer, 1; Sparby, 1; Alli Mogen, 1.
Blocks: Amanda Mogen, 5.
Digs: Jacobson, 56; Amanda Mogen, 34; Langerud, 33; Hopkins, 28; Dwyer, 23; Garmann, 14; Hadley, 9; Arndt, 9; Segneri, 5; Lindley, 4; Sparby, 1; Alli Mogen, 1.