By Sharilyn Kortum
“You can tell it’s midseason when you start facing injuries,” was volleyball head coach Jasmine Freiboth’s quote after the team’s matches Thursday and Saturday. The Lady Terriers didn’t fare as well as the boys did in the injury-free-week-of-practice department, as Dani Dukart suffered a reoccurring knee injury. With Dukart out of the lineup, the girls proved ready to play and were able to do well with games on Thursday and Saturday.
They were able to work on that unity Thursday night as the Savage Warriors rolled to town.
“We were excited to finally have a home game and have our crowd behind us,” Freiboth stated about Thursday night’s match. The varsity came away with a three out of four game win, 25-20, 22-25, 25-20, 25-21.
Following are the statistics for the varsity squad: Kills 31 - Carly Stickel, Lorna Wollman led with 8; Assists 27 - Amanda Haidle led with 14; Aces 16 - Jordan Freiboth led with 9; Digs 29 - C. Stickel led with 8; Blocks 2 - C. Stickel and Wollman led with 1.
Saturday, both the varsity and junior varsity teams headed down the road to participate in the St. Labre Quad. Besides Terry and St. Labre, Hysham and Ekalaka also competed in the Quad.
The varsity girls easily handled the host Brave-ettes in three games, 25-10, 25-6, 25-9. Game statistics are as follows: Kills 25 – C. Stickel led with 11; Assists 21 – Jordan Freiboth led with 11; Aces 24 – Freiboth and Ashley Morast led with 7 each; Digs 25 – C. Stickel led with 7; Blocks 7 – C. Stickel led with 5.
The girls’ game against the Ekalaka team proved to be more difficult as it went to five games. Ekalaka eventually prevailed in the tooth and nail fight 25-13, 25-21, 23-25, 20-25, 13-15. Statistics for the Ekalaka game are as follows: Kills 48 – Haidle led with 16; Assists 46 – Freiboth led with 27; Aces 12 – Freiboth led with 6; Digs 45 – Haidle led with 11; Blocks 4 – Wollman and C. Stickel each had 2.
In their match against the Hysham Lady Pirates, Terry won two games and Hysham won two games.
Terry won the first and last games while Hysham won the second and third games.
Scoring was 25-19, 19-25, 23-25, 15-6. Game statistics are as follows: Kills 48 – Haidle led with 18; Assists 38 – Freiboth led with 24; Aces 12 – Freiboth led with 4; Digs 36 – C. Stickel led with 12; Blocks 8 – C. Stickel led with 7.
The junior varsity girls were able to get two matches under their belts throughout the day, allowing them to continue to gain more experience and work on weaknesses.
Terry defeated St. Labre JV in three games 25-23, 25-10, 15-6. Game statistics are as follows: Kills 16 – Sadie Kinn led with 6; Assists 13 – Lindsay Stickel led with 13; Aces 18 – Lana Hoagland led with 6; Digs 12 – Katrina Shumway led with 5.
In their other match, Terry JV defeated the Busby JV team, also in three games, 25-10, 25-6, 25-9. Game statistics are as follows: Kills 19 – Courtney Ban led with 7; Assists 18 – L. Stickel led with 18; Aces 20 – L. Stickel led with 7; Digs 24 – Hoagland led with 7.
Terry’s next battle will be in Terry on October 2, as they host the Jordan Lady Mustangs in Friday night homecoming action. Game time is set to begin at 4 p.m. with the junior high girls beginning the evening games.
Published Sept. 30, 2009