November 4, 2014

Watford City splits in final regular season matches

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

The Watford City varsity girls volleyball team split in its final two games of the season last week as the Wolves head into the District 15 Tournament.
The Wolves downed Washburn, 3-1, on Oct. 28, before falling to Heart River, 3-1, in their final regular season game.
Watford City is now competing in the District 15 Tournament, which began on Nov. 3 at the Northern Lights Community Center in New Town. The Wolves, who are the No. 2 seed going into the tournament, received an opening round bye and then took on the winner of the Parshall vs. White Shield game, which was played on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
Watford City 3, Washburn 1
Emily Segneri had one of her best games of the season as she had 16 kills and three blocks to help lead the Wolves to a 3-1 win over the Washburn Cardinals on Oct. 28.
Watford City won the first game, 25-17, before the Cardinals tied the match taking the second game, 25-21.
But the Wolves would not be denied the victory as Watford City took the final two games by scores of 25-15 and 25-14.
“Emily had a great game at the net with 16 kills for us,” stated Brad Foss, Wolves’ head coach. “And Ricki Lindley had a superb night with 28 digs.”
Individual statistics for Watford City from the match were as follows:
Kills: Emily Segneri, 16; Ricki Lindley, 7; Kara Langerud, 5.
Assists: Tarynn Jacobson, 21; Alli Mogen, 13.
Digs: Lindley, 28; Bailee Garmann, 14; Langerud, 12.
Blocks: Segneri, 3; Lindley, 1.
Aces: Lindley, 5; Jacobson, 3.
Heart River 3, Watford City 1
Watford City ended its regular season play on a sour note as the Wolves fell to the Heart River Cougars, 3-1, in volleyball action last Thursday.
The Wolves dropped the first game, 25-20, before coming back to win the second game, 25-19.
The Cougars then took the final two games by scores of 27-25 and 25-16 to win the match.
“We put up a good fight,” stated Foss. “We had some chances to win, but we let them slip away from us.”
Emily Segneri and Lea Arndt had eight kills for the Wolves in the match, while Bailee Garmann had two service aces. Defensively, Segneri had five blocks, while Garmann and Kara Langerud had 17 digs each.
Individual statistics for Watford City from the match were as follows:
Kills: Emily Segneri, 8; Lea Arndt, 8; Ricki Lindley, 7.
Assists: Tarynn Jacobson, 16; Alli Mogen, 6.
Digs: Bailey Garmann, 17; Kara Langerud, 17; Jacobson, 11.
Blocks: Segneri, 5.
Aces: Garmann, 2.