November 10, 2015

Wolves claim District 15 volleyball crown

By Neal A. Shipman
Farmer Editor

After rolling over White Shield and Alexander in their first two matches of the District 15 Volleyball Tournament, the Watford City Wolves avenged an earlier season loss to Trenton to claim the district championship.
With the win, the Wolves will be the No. 1 seed from District 15 at the Region 8 Tournament, which got underway on Monday, Nov. 9, at the Ray High School.

Watford City 3, White Shield 0
Watford City held White Shield to just 12 points as the Wolves crushed the Warriors in three quick games in the opening round action of the District 15 Volleyball Tournament.
In the very lopsided match, the Wolves took the first game, 25-5, and then rolled over the Warriors, 25-6, in the second game. In the final game of the match, it was all Watford City as the Wolves defeated the Warriors, 25-1.
Katie Mogen led the Wolves offensively with four kills, while ReiAnn Lindley had 15 service aces.
Defensively for Watford City, Brea Jore had three digs, while Mogen, Krystal Wold and Mackenzie Sparby ended the match with one block each.
Individual statistics for Watford City from the match were as follows:
Kills: Katie Mogen, 4; Kaytlyn Grimes, 3; Ricki Lindley, 2.
Assists: Alli Mogen, 5; ReiAnn Lindley, 5; Morgan Rolfsrud, 3.
Digs: Brea Jore, 3; Mikka Haugeberg, 2; Ricki Lindley, 2.
Blocks: K. Mogen, 1; Wold, 1; Mackenzie Sparby, 1.
Aces: ReiAnn Lindley, 15; Ricki Lindley, 6; Jore, 5.

Watford City 3, Alexander 0
The Alexander Comets, who were fielding their first varsity volleyball team in years, were no match for the Watford City Wolves in semifinal action of the District 15 Tournament on Tuesday evening.
The Wolves had 22 kills and 13 service aces as Watford City defeated the Comets in three quick games by scores of 25-7, 25-9 and 25-14.
Katie Mogen led the Wolves with nine kills and five service aces, while Alli Mogen had 10 assists and Mikka Haugeberg had seven digs for the Wolves.
Individual statistics for Watford City from the match were as follows:
Kills: Katie Mogen, 9; Ricki Lindley, 8; Mackenzie Sparby, 5.
Assists: Alli Mogen, 10; ReiAnn Lindley, 9; Morgan Rolfsrud, 3.
Digs: Mikka Haugeberg, 7; K. Mogen, 6.
Blocks: K. Mogen, 1; Sparby, 1.
Aces: K. Mogen, 5; Haugeberg, 5; Brea Jore, 3.

Watford City 3, Trenton 1
Watford City was able to avenge an earlier season loss to Trenton as the Wolves bested the Tigers to win the District 15 Volleyball Tournament on Thursday, Nov. 5.
In another hard-fought match between two of the top Class + volleyball teams in western North Dakota, the Wolves battled back from a 25-21 loss in the first game to take the next three games to claim the tournament title.
“We had a tough match against Trenton, but our girls were not going to be denied,” stated Brad Foss, Wolves’ head coach. “It was a total team effort.”
The last time that the Wolves faced Trenton in regular season play, the Tigers edged the Wolves, 3-2.
But on Friday, it was the Wolves’ turn to howl as Watford City battled back from an opening game loss to take the next three games. But the victory was no walk in the park for the Wolves as Trenton challenged Watford City for every point.
The Wolves would take the second and third games by scores of 25-21, and 27-25, before winning the final and deciding fourth game, 25-17.
The Wolves had 42 kills and 45 digs in the match with Ricki Lindley leading Watford City with 20 kills and 19 digs, while Katie Mogen had three blocks and five service aces in the match.
Individual statistics for Watford City from the match were as follows:
Kills: Ricki Lindley, 20; Katie Mogen, 12; Mackenzie Sparby, 10.
Assists: ReiAnn Lindley, 22; Alli Mogen, 17; Krystal Wold, 3.
Digs: Ricki Lindley, 19; Brea Jore, 16; Mikka Haugeberg, 10.
Blocks: K. Mogen, 3; Wold, 2.
Aces: K. Mogen, 5; Ricki Lindley, 3; Haugeberg, 2.