Watford spikers fall to Killdeer
By Neal A. Shipman
Watford City’s varsity girls volleyball team may have lost its first match of the season last Tuesday as the Wolves fell to Killdeer 3-2, but Nancy Deutsch, Wolves head coach was very pleased with her team’s performance.
“We won the first game and played very well against Killdeer for the most part,” stated Deutsch. “We had trouble handling Killdeer’s serves but now we know what we have to be working on in practice.”
The Wolves’ next action will be on Saturday, Sept. 12 when Watford City hosts an invitational tournament.
Killdeer 3, Watford City 2
The Wolves gave Killdeer a run for their money but came up just short of winning their first match of the season as Watford City fell to Killdeer 3-2 on Sept. 1.
Olivia Sundeen led the Wolves with six service aces, while Ashli Foli had eight kills and Marti Quale had 13 assists.
Watford City opened the match with a 25-23 win and then fell to the Cowboys 25-18 and 25-17 in the next two games before taking the fourth game 25-22. In the deciding fifth game, Killdeer bested the Wolves 15-11.
Individual statistics for Watford City from the match were as follows:
Aces: Olivia Sundeen, 6; Justine Homiston, 5; Karson Pederson, 5; Dani Bates, 4; Marti Quale, 3; McKayla Haugeberg, 3; Sierra Perdue, 2.
Kills: Ashli Foli, 8; Pederson, 5; Homiston, 4; Bates, 3; Quale, 1; Perdue, 1.
Assists: Quale, 13; Perdue, 6.
Digs: Perdue, 7; Haugeberg, 6; Quale, 5; Homiston, 5; Sundeen, 3; Bates, 2; Foli, 1; Pederson, 1.