Lady Scotties Sweep Malta, Fall to Class A Sidney
Glasgow vs. Malta
After a three game sweep over Malta, the Glasgow volleyball team remains undefeated in conference play, setting themselves up for a nice start to the District 2-B tournament.
During the match, the Scotties fired more than a few tough serves over at the M-ette's and kept them out of their game, somewhat. In addition, Glasgow generated some offense that added a nice pace to the game. Good decisions regarding defense and setting solidified the entire effort. Every Scottie saw court time, adding valuable depth and experience to the fairly young squad, and GHS came out victorious: 25-12, 25-18, 25-16.
Glasgow vs. Sidney
The final home match for Glasgow volleyball was Oct. 20 versus Class A Sidney. It was also Senior Night for Kiauna Barstad, Khloe Krumwiede and Teagan Fossum who were honored prior to playing in their final match at home.
No regrets. That's exactly how the Scotties played their final home match of the season. Exhibiting excellent sportsmanship, the girls rose to the occasion, making smart plays against a strong Sidney block, throwing up quite a block of their own, finishing rallies with determination, playing mind-blowing defense, and pin-pointing serves for a good number of aces. It was an intense volleyball experience for everyone in the gym that night.
The girls rarely faltered. Instead, they forged ahead confidently and quickly dug themselves out of each small hole they created, orchestrating comebacks that gave them the momentum to stay in or win each game. The teamwork was evident as lineups were shifted to accommodate individual players' strengths and to overcome the absence of two strong players who were unable to play due to illness. Some younger players got thrown into the frying pan, so to speak, and did a great job, once again proving that adversity strengthens and provides depth to this Scottie team.
The Lady Eagles defeated Glasgow in five games: 20-25, 25-17, 25-27, 25-19, 15-10.
Krumwiede led the team in kills (11) and digs (9), Jesi Kennedy finished with the most blocks (5), and Fossum had 21 of the team's 25 assists and
Seniors Barstad, Krumwiede and Fossum, along with their families, were all honored with a quick pre-game ceremony. Such a bittersweet event: their final match in Scottie Gymnasium but definitely not the last time they'll wear the red and white uniform this season. The three seniors have been playing together since infancy and it showed, with Fossum working efficiently as quarterback and Barstad and Krumwiede taking turns passing beautifully or hitting for kills. The team was lead by these girls' poise and determination. Their leadership is the main reason for the Scottie success this year and will serve us well in the tournaments still to come.
The district 2B volleyball tournament will be held in Malta on Friday, Oct. 28, with GHS first seeing action at 1 p.m.