September 10, 2013

Spikers looking for a win

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

Nancy Deutsch knew that this was going to be a rebuilding year for the  Watford City varsity girls volleyball team. After all, they lost three strong senior players from last year’s team,  and Katie Mogen will not be seeing any action this season following knee surgery.
And the loss of those team leaders was evident as the Wolves lost their first two matches of the season falling to Divide County, 3-0, and to Killdeer, 3-2.
But Deutsch says that the season is young yet, and she still believes that the Wolves will be competitive by tournament time.
“We have a lot to learn,” states Deutsch. “We have five new starting varsity players and it will take some time to come together.
The Wolves, who are 0-2 on the season will be at home this Thursday as they host New Town. The Wolves will then host a 12-team tournament this Saturday with games starting at 9 a.m. at the high school and elementary school gymnasiums.
Divide County 3, Watford City 0
Watford City just couldn’t find a way to come up with a win against Divide County as the Wolves dropped three quick games to the Maroons by scores of 25-18, 25-23 and 25-17.
Tori Hopkins led the Wolves with three service aces, four kills and eight assists.
Individual statistics for Watford City from the match were as follows:
Aces: Tori Hopkins, 3; Tessa Dwyer, 2; Amanda Mogen, 1; Kara Langerud, 1; Lea Arndt, 1.
Kills: Hopkins, 4; Mogen, 3; Ricki Lindley, 3; Langerud, 2; Tarynn Jacobson, 1; Dwyer, 1;
Mackenzie Sparby, 1.
Assists: Hopkins, 8; Mogen, 1; Langerud, 1.
Digs: Hopkins, 7; Mogen, 7;
Jacobson, 7; Bailee Garmann, 7; Langerud, 6; Dwyer, 5; Arndt, 2.

Killdeer 3, Watford City 2
Watford City definitely had its chances to pick up the win at Killdeer last Thursday. But a few mistakes proved costly as the Wolves lost the match to the Cowboys, 3-2.
Watford City won the first game in the best of five game match, 25-15, but then came up short as the Wolves lost the second game, 25-20.
The Wolves rebounded to take the third game, 25-22, and then lost the final two games by scores of 25-22 and 15-11.
Watford City had 17 service aces and 39 kills in the match.
Kara Langerud led the Wolves offensively as she had six service aces and 11 kills, while on defense Amanda Mogen and Ricki Lindley each had three blocks.
Individual statistics for Watford City from the match were as follows:
Aces: Kara Langerud, 6; Tori Hopkins, 4; Tarynn Jacobson, 4; Amanda Mogen, 3.
Kills: Langerud, 11; Jacobson, 10; Tessa Dwyer, 7; Mogen, 6; Hopkins, 4.
Assists: Hopkins, 22; Mogen, 8; Langerud, 1; Jacobson, 1; Lindley, 1.
Blocks: Mogen, 3; Lindley, 3.
Digs: Langerud, 16; Mogen, 13; Jacobson, 10; Bailee Garmann, 9; Dwyer, 5; Hopkins, 4; Lindley, 3.