Scotties Serve Up Two Shut-Outs
Malta and Poplar Fall in Three
Two big wins this past homecoming weekend catapulted the Scottie volleyball team into a solid 4-0 first-place standing at the conclusion of the first round of their conference season.
On Sept. 8, a three-set victory over a determined M-ette team showcased a lot of poise on the GHS side of the net. Even in the face of adversity, the Scotties maintained emotional control, a positive aspect the team has been actively striving for all season, and were able to complete the task of pushing through to the end with no let-down. A much more aggressive offense and very solid serving also played a significant role in the match. In fact, all cylinders were firing as the passing became crisper, the setting more diverse and the attack more devastating. Finally, a solid Scottie block coupled with some supreme defense in the back row put the finishing touch on an exciting match for everyone in the gym. Glasgow came out victorious 25-23, 25-16, 25-21.
After a wonderful performance by the Saskatoon Police Pipe and Drum band preceding the varsity match, the Poplar-Glasgow match-up on Saturday provided some exciting times as the Scotties powered through the scrappy Poplar team, 25-13, 25-14, 25-18. It was obvious the girls were inspired by the homecoming atmosphere. In addition to our rowdy high school students, the gym was packed with younger students and enthusiastic adults from the community in a tremendous display of Scottie pride. All three teams were successful against the Lady Indians and the crowd played a big part.
The team has a busy weekend ahead of them with games scheduled in Dickinson Sept. 23 and 24. Hopefully the aggressive style of play serves them well.
Combined team stats from Malta and Poplar games: kills 57, blocks 10, aces 28, digs 36, assists 49.
Individual stats (vs. Malta):
Kills – K. Krumwiede, 13.
Blocks – H. Mickelson, 4.
Aces – K. Krumwiede, 6.
Digs – B. Chappell, 6.
Assists – T. Fossum, 23.
Individual stats (vs. Poplar):
Kills – K. Krumwiede, K. Barstad, 8.
Blocks – K. Fossum, 2.
Aces – K. Krumwiede, B. Chappell, 4.
Digs – K. Barstad, 5.
Assists – T. Fossum, 26.