Written by Devon Boen
The Lady Wolves competed in the district volleyball tournament in Malta this past weekend and faced off against their regular season rivals.
The tournament was divided into 10 matches. In match one, Malta defeated Poplar and, in match two, Glasgow defeated Harlem. Malta’s win gave the team confidence in the next round, but Malta was defeated by its next competitor Plentywood in match three.
Glasgow’s win against Harlem moved the team forward to face off against Wolf Point in match four. Glasgow defeated Wolf Point with scores of 25-22, 24-26, 25-17, 25-21.
The outcome meant Malta played Harlem in the fifth match loser-out round. Malta was victorious and advanced further. Wolf Point played against Poplar in the sixth match loser-out round and brought home a win with scores of 25-12, 25-20, 25-17.
Plentywood and Glas-gow battled it out in match seven and Plentywood took home the victory.
Next, Malta and Wolf Point went on to compete in match eight and Malta came out on top scoring 25-17, 25-21, 26-24, 25-19, giving Wolf Point the fourth-place district 2B berth at the divisional tournament in Choteau Nov. 1-3.
This allowed Malta to move on to compete for a chance at the finals, but the team was defeated in the next round by Glasgow. This secured Malta as the third-place winner and gave Glasgow the opportunity to compete for the overall victory.
Only Glasgow and Plentywood remained in the competition at this point and despite being fueled by the initial loss to Plentywood, Glasgow fell short again. Plentywood was declared the first-place winner in the district tournament while Glasgow claimed second.
On the Wolf Point team, Zirahuen Hernandez had 10 aces, Alyssa Hoversland had nine, T’Elle Evans had nine and Ashley Parsley had eight. Hoversland also made an impressive 54 set assists while Katie Page made 24.
Evans and Mariah Weeks had 22 kills, Ashley Page had 26, Christean Holen had 19 and Hoversland had 18 of the team’s total.
Evans led the team in blocks with a total of six, while Hoversland had five, Weeks had five and Katie Page had four.
Katie Page also made an impressive 37 digs, while Evans had 33, Hoversland had 31, Hernandez had 28, Sarah Hafner had 22 and Parsley had 19 total.
With the Wolf Point Wolves’ fourth-place finish, they will compete in opening round action at the divisional tournament Thursday at 10 a.m. against Choteau.