Written by Al Stover
The Lady Wolves’ varsity volleyball team went 1-1 in their matches this past weekend.
The Wolves faced the Plentywood Wildcats in the Wolves’ Den, Oct. 4. The Wildcats defeated the Wolves, 3-1. The set scores for the match were 25-15, 15-25, 25-17 and 25-20.
Plentywood senior middle hitter Cassidy Bummer led the match in aces and blocks with five each. She also led the match in kills with 15. The Wildcats’ senior defensive specialist Nicole Wangerin led both teams in digs with 17.
Wolf Point also displayed strong offense and defense throughout the match. Senior setter Sarah Hafner and junior outside hitter Sierra Hanks both led the Wolves in aces with three each. Hafner also led the match in sets with 25.
Senior middle blocker T’Elle Evans and junior outside hitter Christean Holen led the Wolves in kills with eight apiece. Holen would also lead Wolf Point in digs with 14. Junior middle blocker Mariah Weeks led the team in blocks with four.
In addition to the match itself, volleyball team held their “Pack the Gym in Pink” night.
Both teams wore pink shirts in support of breast cancer awareness. Many fans in attendance also wore pink.
The Lady Wolves had a fundraiser where they sold items and collected donations. They raised over $425 for the mammography department. Coach Jennifer Sweet expressed her appreciation to everyone for contributing to the cause.
Prior to the start of the varsity match, the four senior players of the volleyball team, Hafner, Evans, Sonica Archdale and Carry Vandall, were escorted by loved ones, presented with roses and honored by their coaches and teammates.
Archdale presented a star quilt to Evans, who has been her friend for many years. She also presented a star quilt to the Vandall family, who she had said was like a second family to her.
Players honored relatives, teachers and breast cancer survivors who were in attendance.
The C team presented a star quilt to the family of Wolf Point High School physical science and chemistry teacher Amanda Hardy, who died recently. The rest of the team came over and embraced the family, a display that received applause from the fans.
The next day, the Wolves traveled to Glasgow where they defeated the Scotties, 3-2. The set scores for the match were 10-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-22 and 16-14.
The Lady Wolves will head to Baker to take on the Spartans in a rematch from earlier in the season, Oct. 12.
Seventh-Grade Volleyball Action
The Lady Wolves’ seventh-grade volleyball team competed in a jamboree hosted by Frontier, Oct. 5.
In their first game, the Lady Wolves lost to the Frontier Mustangs, 2-1. The set scores for the match were 25-19, 16-25 and 15-7.
In their second match, the Wolves defeated the Glasgow Scotties, 2-1. The set scores for this match were 22-25, 25-17 and 16-14.
Coach Melissa Cromwell said the Lady Wolves had a great battle against the M’ettes and were able to refocus after the first set and carried the momentum into their match against Glasgow.
Abby Juve was picked as the top defensive player for the Lady Wolves. Cromwell said Juve was “superb” in all positions and she made great saves. Juve scored 11 points with two aces.
Sky Johnston and Dani Vine were both picked as the top offensive players for Wolf Point. Cromwell noted that both Vine and Johnston were consistent with their serves. Johnston scored 13 points with four aces while Vine scored 12 points with four aces.
Other players who performed well include Hailey Brunelle, six points and two aces; Imani Bighorn, six points and two aces and Lauren Crawford, three points and one ace.
The Lady Wolves will play their final jamboree of the season Oct. 12 at Wolf Point.