Written by Al Stover
The Lady Wolves’ varsity volleyball team had their first home match, Sept. 6, against the Baker Spartans, who defeated them 3-0.
Set scores of the match were 25-16, 25-17 and 25-18.
Wolf Point had earlier competed at an invitational tournament in Choteau, while Baker played the Bowman, N.D., High School Bulldogs.
In the first set, the Spartans took an early lead. Although the Wolves managed to score points, the Spartans would stop their opponents from gaining any momentum. Baker would win the next two sets, with the Wolves nipping at their heels and taking the lead several times before the final score.
Senior middle blocker T’Elle Evans and junior outside hitter Ashley Page both led the Lady Wolves in kills with four apiece. Junior outside hitter Sierra Hanks scored two of the serving aces made by the team.
Senior outside hitter Sonica Archdale led the game in digs with 11 while junior middle blocker Mariah Weeks led the team in blocks with two. Senior Sarah Hafner continues to settle in her role as the team’s setter, leading the team in assists with 10.
Wolf Point will play their next match against the Circle Wildcats, at home, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. The next day, the Wolves will play the Glasgow Lady Scotties, at home, at 4 p.m.
Other Volleyball Action
Junior Varsity and C Teams Defeat Spartans
Prior to the varsity taking the court, the junior varsity and C team faced the Baker’s own teams.
The C team easily defeated Baker’s own C team, 3-0. Despite the Spartans taking an early lead in the first set, the Wolves would catch up and win the first set. They would go on to control the next two sets.
After the C-team’s victory, Wolf Point’s junior varsity team would go on to defeat Baker’s junior varsity team, 3-1. Although the Wolves lost the first set, the momentum of the match shifted after they clinched the second set, 25-23. They would win the next two matches.
Seventh-Grade Volleyball Team, Loses To Mustangs, Defeats Scotties
As the Lady Wolves’ varsity, junior varsity and C volleyball teams defended the Wolves’ Den against the Baker Spartans, the junior high volleyball teams traveled to Plentywood where they participated in their Jamboree Sept. 7.
The seventh-grade Wolves first played the Frontier Lady Mustangs, losing 2-0. Set scores for the match were 25-16 and 25-18.
Despite only having five players competing at the jamboree, the Wolves were able to adjust to the floor spacing.
After the loss to the Frontier, Wolf Point would rebound and defeat the Glasgow Lady Scotties in their second match, 2-0. Set scores for the match were 25-14 and 25-17.
All five players scored points during competition, lead by Dani Vine, who scored 13 points and had two aces; and Abby Juve, who scored eight points and had two aces.
Coach Melissa Cromwell said the team will improve from the competition and will work on “calling the ball.”
The junior high teams will compete in Glasgow, Sept. 14.