By Coach Sheryl Morast
The Terrier volleyball team had a marathon weekend of road matches last week. They traveled to Circle on Thursday, Ekalaka on Saturday and finished up in Broadus on Saturday.
On Thursday the Terriers faced an energized Circle Wildcat team as it was Circle’s homecoming.
The Terriers started the match out strong and led the first game by as many as 6 points at different times in the game. The Wildcats were tenacious and fought back to win the first game 27-25. The Terriers pulled it together in the second game and easily won 25-14. The next two games the Terriers struggled to return the jump serves of a couple of the Circle players and the Wildcats were able to win both the third and fourth game and ultimately the match.
Circle is a very scrappy team. The Terriers were not having a great defensive game and that really affected their ability to transition into their offense. You really have to be able to hit the ball hard at a team like Circle because otherwise they keep playing the ball back and wait for you to make a mistake.
Terry v. Circle - 25-27; 25-14; 16-25; 21-25
Aces 10 (Mikayla Ridenhower 3; Lexie Schlosser 3); Kills 37 (Caty Morrison 16); Digs 91 (Alyssa Morast 33); Assists 34 (Schlosser 22); Blocks 4 (Morrison 3)
On Friday the Terriers played a tougher Ekalaka team then when the Terriers played them in Terry on September 6 as Ekalaka had Jessica Dalzell back in their lineup.
However the Terriers were able to easily defeat the Bulldogs in 3 games.
The Terriers had fairly even scoring from their hitters. Caty Morrison led with 13, followed by Valerie Greenfield with 8, Lexie Schlosser with 7 and Alyssa Morast with 6. Dakotah Luedtke stepped into the starting lineup for the Terriers both Friday and Saturday nights and did a very nice job.
Terry v. Ekalaka - 25-19; 25-15; 25-18
Aces 10 (Mikayla Ridenhower 3; Lexie Schlosser 3); Kills 37 (Caty Morrison 16); Digs 49 (Exelee Church 20); Assists 32 (Schlosser18); Blocks 3 (Morrison 2)
The final match for the Terriers for the weekend took them to Broadus, a first for Terrier volleyball.
For the second time that weekend the Terriers faced a pumped up team celebrating their homecoming. This time the Terriers were able to be the spoilers as they defeated the Broadus Hawks in 3 games.
The Terriers really play their best when their scoring is divided amongst their hitters. Lexie Schlosser led the scoring against the Hawks with 9 kills, followed by Alyssa Morast with 7, and Caty Morrison and Valerie Greenfield each contributing 5 kills.
Terry v. Broadus – 26-24; 25-21; 25-16
Aces 9 (Valerie Greenfield); Kills 30 (Lexie Schlosser 9); Digs 73 (Exelee Church 24); Assists 30 (Greenfield 19); Blocks 5 (Alyssa Morast 3)
Published Oct. 2, 2013