Scotties Fall to Glendive
It was a busy weekend for GHS volleyball and many noisy fans came out to celebrate the occasion. The Sept. 1 home opener against Class A Glendive showcased a lot of good competition, but in the end the Red Devils proved to be too much for the Scotties, taking the match 17-25, 20-25, 25-20, 23-25. As is common early in the season, the Scotties were plagued by unforced errors, due to jitters more than anything. The Scotties dug the relentless attack of Glendive but struggled to kill for points. Serving errors were more prevalent than usual and passing took a bit of a hit often enough to let Glendive get into a solid rhythm. This is a match GHS would love to have a second chance at but due to scheduling conflicts, that will have to wait until next year. The JV and C squads both were victorious over the Red Devils.
The next morning, Friday, the team traveled to Chinook for their classic tournament. With a bang they put away the ever-strong Chinook team, 30-20. Feeling strong, the girls next gave divisional foe Shelby a real run for their money and barely lost, 27-30, to a well-coached and well-rounded team. Also in pool play, Glasgow took care of Valier 30-15, but then fell to Simms, 26-30. The day was filled with highs and lows, great energy on the Scottie side of the net, and hard work by all twelve girls on the team.
With a tie for second place after pool play, the point differential put Glasgow in third, creating a showdown between them and Malta Saturday morning. Game one was all Glasgow as the Scotties rocked it 25-15. Game two Malta ran up a string of serves to complicate things for GHS and won 21-25. In the deciding set, the Scotties came out on fire and didn't stop until the game was over 15-6.
This set up a re-match with Shelby and GHS ripped through both sets at a blistering pace, 25-20, 25-16, some of the best volleyball the team has played so far this season. Only the championship match remained and it pitted GHS vs. Chinook. Despite personal injury and sickness, the girls fought their hardest, demonstrated amazing defense, incredible offense, and deadly serving but it just wasn't enough to beat a veteran Chinook team. They went down fighting 21-25, 24-25.
Glasgow has much to be proud of: the best support system and home crowd anywhere, volleyball girls who never give up and are incredibly talented, and pride that shows in all they do. Catch the girls in action at home on Thursday, Sept. 8 vs. Wolf Point (4 p.m. start time for C squad) or in Harlem on Saturday, Sept. 10 (1 p.m. for C squad).