Terriers defeat Mustangs and Warriors, compete at Wibaux Invite

Coach Sheryl Morast

  The Terry Terrier volleyball team improved their conference record as they beat the Jordan Mustangs on Friday by a score of 3 to 1. 

The Terriers showed real improvement in attacking the ball. They had 39 total kills in the match, which was up significantly from the week before. The scoring was fairly evenly divided, with four Terriers contributing to the number of kills.  Caty Morrison led the Terrier attack with 12 kills, Lexie Schlosser had 10, Halle Keltner contributed 8 and Alyssa Morast had 7.  
“Our setters, Lexie Schlosser and Exelee Church, worked hard to try to get the ball where our hitters could put it down.  It is really nice to see the attack numbers fairly evenly divided and that we can get the ball down no matter who is in the front row.”  
     The Terriers also improved their serving percentage to 91 percent as a team.   Overall the team played very well together and showed a lot of hustle.
Terry v. Jordan - 25-18; 25-13; 22-25; 25-22 
Aces 10 (Keltner 3); Kills 39 (Morrison 12); Digs 62 (Morast 22); Assists 38 (Church 22); Blocks 9 (Morrison 7)
     On Saturday the Terriers headed to Wibaux for a 1C versus 2C invitational tournament.  The teams attending were Fairview, Savage, Westby-Grenora and Culbertson from the 1C and Jordan, Rosebud, Wibaux and Terry from the 2C.  
     This was a great opportunity for teams in the Eastern C Division to play each other.  The Terriers struggled to get their offense going all day.  They fell to Fairview the first match.  They played better against Savage and were able to pull out a win.  They lost to Westby-Grenora and split with Culbertson.  Besides getting to play some of the teams from the 1C, the Terriers also took this opportunity to get the bench some court time as well.
Terry v. Fairview – 14-25; 23-25
Aces 7 (Keltner 4); Kills 12 (Morrison 5); Digs 56 (Morast 20); Blocks 2 (Morrison 2)
Terry v. Savage – 25-18; 25-13
Aces 9 (Keltner 4); Kills 22 (Schlosser 7); Digs 22 (Morast 6); Blocks 3 (Morrison 3)
Terry v. Westby/Grenora – 22-25; 22-25
Aces 9 (Keltner 4); Kills 9 (Morrison 7); Digs 7 (Church 2); Blocks 1 (Morrison 1)
Terry v. Culbertson – 25-17; 23-25
Aces 8 (Keltner 4); Kills 17 (Morrison 7); Digs 7 (Mikayla Ridenhower 3); Blocks 2 (Morrison 2)
The Terriers traveled to Savage on Monday to face the Warriors.  The girls came out strong in the first game and beat the Warriors 25-14.  
They struggled in the second and third games with serving and hitting errors.  They let the Warriors have the second game, but were able to pull out a win in the third.  
The Terriers were able to turn things around in the fourth game and defeated the Warriors 25-11.  
Freshman, Valerie Greenfield, did an outstanding job of stepping in for Alyssa Morast, who came out in the third game with a knee injury.  When the Terriers were able to set up the ball, the Warriors were no match for the hitting strength of Caty Morrison and Halle Keltner.  
The Terriers will need to work on eliminating the unforced errors they committed.
Terry v. Savage 25-14; 22-15; 25-20; 25-11
Aces 19 (Keltner 7); Kills 36 (Morrison 17); Assist (Lexie Schlosser 22) Digs 19 (Morast 7); Blocks 3 (Morrison, Morast and Greenfield each with 1)
JV volleyball team compete
The Terry Terrier Junior Varsity volleyball team had their season opener against the Jordan Mustangs on Friday, September 13.  
The Terriers jumped out to an early 11-0 lead in the first game under the strong serving of Kylie Helmuth, who had 5 aces.   The Terriers won that game by a score of 25-16.  
The next game was much closer and neither team could pull ahead by more than a few points at a time.  
The score was tied 7 times throughout the game but the Mustangs were able to pull it out in the end with a score of 26-28.   At the junior varsity level the next 3 games only go to 15 and the Terriers fell behind early in the third and forth games and were not able to recover in either game.  
There were a few rotations where they struggled to get a good pass to start their offense, but overall the Terriers did a good job of setting up the ball.  
Terry v. Jordan
25-16; 26-28; 7-15; 10-15
Aces 14 (Helmuth 7); Kills 19 (Valerie Greenfield 8); Blocks 3 (Dakotah Luedtke 2); Assists 16 (Helmuth 9); Digs 37 (Luedtke 9)
The Terriers traveled to Savage on Monday, September 16. In the first game the Terriers gave up too many points on serve and lost to the Warriors by a score of 22-25.   The Terriers turned things around in the next three games as they served much better. And set the ball up several times.  For only their second match of the season, the Terriers did a good job of transitioning from defense to offense.  
Terry v. Savage
Aces 24 (Luedtke 10); Kills 17 (Greenfield 6); Assists 16 (Helmuth 11); Blocks 2; Digs 5 (Katelynn Mendenhall 2)

Published Sept. 18, 2013

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