Pink-Wearing Glasgow And Wolf Point Fans Also Golden, Donate Nearly $200 To Relay For Life
The Scottie volleyball teams traveled to Malta last Thursday, and all three teams came home victorious. The coaches were obviously pleased with the outcome.
Varsity coach Lori Dailey said she was particularly proud of what a “solid team effort” her girls put together, especially on the road.
“Malta always has a good, rowdy crowd that can force at least a few mental errors each match,” she said. “We were just able to maintain a level of scrappiness that led to a nice win.”
The Scottie’s prevailed, beating Malta 25-22, 25-14, 25-16.
Saturday looked like it would be more of the same as the Scotties stormed into the gym and rolled over the Wolf Point Wolves, 25-10, leaving them looking bewildered and dazed. But a tough Wolf Point team fought back in Game 2, winning 25-22, to even the match at one game apiece.
And so it went, Game 3 to the Scotties and Game 4 to the Wolves. Wolf Point won the deciding game to take the match, 17-15.
“Unforced errors and a general lack of intensity contributed to our loss,” Dailey said. “It was quite a setback, especially after our post-Malta confidence level, but reality checks are always helpful and we shall use this opportunity as a training tool. Hopefully we will learn from it and our game will mature.”
The Scotties host Poplar on Thursday, with C Squad action beginning at 4 p.m., the JV at 5:15 and varsity approximately 6:30.
On Saturday, the Scotties travel to Harlem for their first match against the Wildcats. Game times are 1 p.m. and then approximately 2:15 and 3:30.
Meanwhile, the generous communities of Wolf Point and Glasgow combined efforts at Saturday’s volleyball match to raise $196 dollars, all of which has been donated to Relay for Life.
Fans across the gym draped themselves with pink leis which they had purchased for a dollar and many brave (or hungry) courtside volleyball aficionados paid a dollar for a chance to serve at a team of varsity players who lined the opposite court – winning a free pizza from either Eugene’s or Pizza Hut for each player hit.
Superhero music from the seventies and eighties was played while the serving contest progressed, enhancing the theme “Be a Super Hero, Knock Out Cancer!” The Scottie’s wore bright pink Superman T-shirts donated by an anonymous fan, and the Wolf Point teams also wore pink uniforms at the games.
Camaraderie was high between both communities and it continues to be a pleasure to be a part of the Relay for Life effort, Dailey said. The Scottie volleyball teams extend heartfelt appreciation to both Eugene’s and Pizza Hut for their unwavering support of this important cause.