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By Gwendolyne Honrud
The Courier 

North Country Volleyball

 

October 20, 2021



The North Country Mavericks added two their win column after dropping a volleyball match to the Class B Malta Mustangs. North Country bounced back from the loss to defeat MonDak in Saco and Culbertson in Hinsdale, fitting triumphs as each town celebrated their senior night.

Whitewater played host to the Mavs’ match against Malta on Thursday. The visitors took the match in four 25-20, 25-19, 11-25, 25-23. “We were looking to play a whole lot better than when we played them at the beginning of the season,” head coach Charlene Wasson said. “I feel like we competed in this match even coming away with a loss.” She added, “We have been improving all season long in all areas of the game, and after this match, I can see we are very close to firing on all cylinders.”

North Country welcomed back Kendall Scheffelmear and Cienna Strommen and Wasson praised the growth of her players on the floor and on the bench, particularly in the areas of communication and concentration. Despite slow practices prior in the week, which led to a slow start in the match, Wasson said, “...they did a great job of staying focused and getting themselves out of the holes that they dug themselves into early in the match.”

Aces: Jaycee Erickson 5, Shelbi LaBrie 5, Zandora Longtree 3 and Teagan Erickson 1

Kills: Paige Wasson 12, Teagan Erickson 7, Jaycee Erickson 6, Kendall Scheffelmear 4, Zandora Longtree and Mattea McColly each with 2 and Kora LaBrie 1

Assists: Zandora Longtree and Jaycee Erickson each with 9 and Paige Wasson 3

Digs: Kora LaBrie 16, Shelbi LaBrie 10, Jaycee Erickson and Paige Wasson each with 8, Zandora Longtree and Mattea McColly each with 7 and Teagan Erickson with 2

Blocks: Teagan Erickson 2

On Friday in Saco, the Mavericks earned a decisive victory over MonDak in three 25-12, 25-17, 25-9. “Going into this match we were focusing on making changes on the floor and not from the bench getting them to communicate with each other as much as they can,” Wasson explained. “We wanted to keep our flow going from the night before.”

Aces: Jaycee Erickson 6, Zandora Longtree 5, Paige Wasson 4, Teagan Erickson 2, and Shelbi LaBrie 1

Kills: Teagan Erickson and Paige Wasson each with 6, Jaycee Erickson and Kendall Scheffelmear each with 4, and Mattea McColly with 1

Assists: Jaycee Erickson 7, Paige Wasson 6, and Zandora Longtree 3

Digs: Kora LaBrie 7, Zandora Longtree 5, Teagan Erickson and Shelbi LaBrie each with 2, Paige Wasson and Mattea McColly each with 1

Blocks: Kendall Scheffelmear 1, and Paige Wasson 1

For the second senior night, the Mavs were in Hinsdale where they defeated the Culbertson Cowgirls 25-11, 25-12, 25-17, handing the Cowgirls their third loss of the season. “This match was the best match the Mavericks have played all season long,” Wasson said of the 4th seeded Mavericks’ upset of the 3rd seeded Cowgirls. “Each position on the floor was in tune with the game and ready to play. Our hitters had a great night at the net and our servers did an excellent job getting the ball over the net. Our blockers really frustrated their two middle hitters and we took away their opportunities to score off attacks.”

Aces: Zandora Longtree 5, Teagan Erickson 3 and Kora LaBrie, Mattea McColly, Jaycee Erickson and Paige Wasson each with 1

Kills: Teagan Erickson 12, Paige Wasson 10, Jaycee Erickson 5, Mattea McColly 4 and Zandora Longtree 1

Assists: Jaycee Erickson 12, Zandora Longtree 8 and Paige Wasson 7

Digs Kora LaBrie 12, Jaycee Erickson and Paige Wasson 5, Zandora Longtree 4, Teagan Erickson 3, Mattea McColly and Shelbi LaBrie 2, Kendall Scheffelmear 1

Blocks: Teagan Erickson 4, Paige Wasson 4, and Kendall Scheffelmear 1 

The Mavericks were in Nashua on Tuesday to play the Porcupines in their final game of the regular season. North Country will be back on the court in Scobey for the District Tournament Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 28-30.

 

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