November 9, 2011

Wolves advance to Region 8 Volleyball Tournament

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

With a decisive 3-0 win over the Trenton Tigers on Thursday, Nov. 3, the Watford City varsity volleyball team punched their ticket to the Region 8 Volleyball Tournament that got underway this past Monday.
The Wolves, who opened the District 15 Tournament with a 3-0 win over Parshall, fell to Williston Trinity Christian 3-2 on Tuesday setting up the must-win match against Trenton.
The Region 8 Tournament is being played at the Tioga High School gymnasium with the third place and championship games being played on Thursday, Nov. 10.
District 15 Tournament
Semifinal Round
Trinity Christian 3, Watford City 2

It was a fight to the finish as the Trinity Christian Crusaders, the No. 2 ranked team in District 15, and the Watford City Wolves, the No. 3 ranked district team, squared off last Tuesday night for the right to take on Stanley in the District 15 Tournament championship.
In a match that wasn’t settled until the fifth game, Watford City took the first game 27-25 with the Crusaders edging the Wolves 26-24 in the second game.
Watford City took the third game 25-12 but the Crusaders bounced back to knock off the Wolves 25-20 in the fourth game.
In the fifth and deciding game, Trinity Christian bested Watford City 15-12 in a hard-fought game.
McKayla Haugeberg and Brianna Allex led the Wolves with 14 and 12 kills, respectively, while Charlie Hystad had two service aces.
Individual statistics for Watford City from the match were as follows:
Aces: Charlie Hystad, 2; Amanda Mogen, 1; Tori Hopkins, 1.
Kills: McKayla Haugeberg, 14; Brianna Allex, 12; Hystad, 11; Mogen, 7; Jessica Brown, 6; Hopkins, 1.
Assists: Hopkins, 46; Hystad, 1; Haugeberg, 1.
Digs: Haugeberg, 32; Allex, 15; Mogen, 14; Hystad, 13; Hopkins, 11; Bessie Schmitz, 7; Brown, 2.
District 15 Tournament
Region Qualifier
Watford City 3, Trenton 0

Watford City made short work of Trenton in the first of two regional qualifier games during the District 15 Volleyball Tournament on Thursday as the Wolves swept the Tigers 3-0.
The Wolves downed Trenton 25-9, 25-18 and 25-20 to earn a berth in the Region 8 Tournament in Tioga.
Charlie Hystad led the Wolves with two service aces and nine kills.
Individual statistics for Watford City from the match were as follows:
Aces: Charlie Hystad, 2; McKayla Haugeberg, 2; Amanda Mogen, 2; Jessica Brown, 1; Tori Hopkins, 1; Katie Mogen, 1.
Kills: Hystad, 9; Brianna Allex, 8; Haugeberg, 5; A. Mogen, 3; Hopkins, 3; Brown, 1; Bessie Schmitz, 1; K. Mogen, 1.
Assists: Hopkins, 19; A. Mogen, 2; Hystad, 1; Haugeberg, 1.
Digs: Hopkins, 5; A. Mogen, 3; Haugeberg, 2; Brown, 2.