By Michelle Bigelbach
The Courier 

Lady Scotties Dominate Conference Play Games

Sweep Malta, Harlem in Blowouts


September 18, 2019

A.J. Etherington / The Courier

Rachelle Glaser sets up the feint spike by Keely Fossum as Malta prepares to block. The set would actually go to Taylor Pederson in the lower right of the frame. Pederson scored during the play after spiking the ball uncontested while Malta was set up to block Fossum. Glasgow swept Malta in what could only be described as a blow out match up.

In a fast paced, fast energy game on Sept. 12, the Lady Scotties crushed the Malta M-ettes in their first home game of the season, 25-15, 25-12, 25-6.

As a team, the Lady Scotties achieved 21 kills, five blocks. 13 aces, 18 digs and 15 assists, compared to Malta's four kills, one block, two aces, 30 digs and four assists. Senior Taylor Peterson led the team with eight kills, and junior Rachelle Glaser led the team with 14 assists and three blocks. Senior Anika Peters had five aces and senior Laura Ross had seven digs.

"Overall I'm pretty happy with our play," said head coach Somer Hoerster. "We missed more serves than I would like during the matches, so we will continue to work on pressure serve situations in practice."

Assisting the Scotties with their play were the fans who came to show their support. Those in the student cheering section specifically, never sat down. Throughout the entire game, they chanted, screamed, howled and made some noise. It was apparent that noise affected the M-Ettes mentally and how they played the game.

Malta's Kylie Hunter achieved eight digs, Kaylee Dishop and Kylie Hunter each achieved one ace each, Lauren Tuss and Erica Smith each achieved two assists each, Bishop and Smith achieved two kills each, and Sidney Meeks achieved one block. Throughout the three matches, the ladies' faces showed frustration in not being able to overcome the mental break of the cheering from the Scottie fans.

Following their crushing victory against the M-Ettes, the Lady Scotties went on the road on Sept. 14 to play Harlem in their second game of conference match for the season. The Scotties defeated Harlem 25-8, 25-15, 25-15.

"We will continue to work on serve receive and passing so we can really push having all of our offensive options and we will need to fine tune some blocking things," explained Hoerster. One thing she is excited and looking forward to is a whole week at home and enjoying the Homecoming festivities, hosting Sidney on Thursday, Sept. 19, with C/JV/V starting at 4 p.m., and hosting Poplar on Saturday, Sept. 21, with C/JV/V starting after the Saskatoon Police Pipes and Drums at 1 p.m.

District 2B Volleyball Standings (as of 9/16/19)

Glasgow 1-0, 2-0

Wolf Point 1-0, 2-2

Malta 1-1, 1-2

Harlem 0-1, 2-1

Poplar 0-1, 0-1


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