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By Michelle Bigelbach
The Courier 

Lady Scotties Split In Weekend Opener


September 2, 2020

The Lady Scotties started off their season on the road, traveling to Fairfield on Aug. 28 and Shelby on Aug. 29. After leading the first two games against Fairfield, the Scotties would take home the loss after five matches however would bounce back against Shelby, winning in three.

“Wish we could have that match back,” stated coach Somer Hoerster upon reflecting on the Fairfield loss. The Scotties came in strong, winning the first two matches, 25-14 and 25-23. By the third match however errors such as too many missed serves, passing errors and hitting the ball out of bounds resulted in the Eagles to make a comeback, winning the next three matches, 25-23, 25-23, 15-9.

“Inexperience match play and first game jitters combined I supposed,” stated Hoerster on why the Eagles were provided a comeback to take home the win.

After getting the first game jitters out of the way and reflecting upon the day before, the next day’s game saw the team come together as one, bringing home the win, 25-14, 25-22, 25-14.

“Saturday was a much better all around effort. These kids are still learning how to play with each other in matches and trust in each others’ abilities. We took some big strides in just one day from Friday to Saturday and you could really see things starting to click on the court between them,” said Hoerster.

Tyann Graham and Abby Engstrom led the team with kills, achieving six each of the team’s total 26. Rachelle Glaser also led the team in digs, achieving 12 of the team’s 38, as well as 11 of the team's 14 assists.

“I was really proud of how these girls communicated with each other and how well they scrambled out there. We had some absolutely awesome defensive plays that caught Shelby by surprise and then we battled to win lots of points on long rallies,” reflected Hoerster.

The Lady Scotties are hoping to continue this momentum and build on their teamwork when they host the Wolf Point Wolves on Thursday, Sept. 3, with C-squad action starting at 4 p.m. Editor's Note: Since this article went to print, the game against Wolf Point has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Oct 14.


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