By Sharilyn Kortum
In what was their final home stand and last chance before the district tournament to take on their rival from Circle, the Terry seniors and supporting cast hosted the Wildcats in Monday night action. Both the junior varsity and varsity teams played, with the junior varsity team beginning action with the 4:00 match. Even though Circle outlasted both the Terry teams, the hometown Lady Terriers fought hard as they tried to keep even with the Wildcats.
In junior varsity play, Circle handled Terry in three games, winning the match 25-15, 26-6, 25-13. Statistics for the junior varsity match are as follows: Kills 7 – Courtney Ban led with 5; Assists 7 – Lindsay Stickel led with 7; Aces 4 – Ban and Ashley Morast each had 2; Digs 9 – Morast led with 4; Blocks 3 – Ban led with 3.
In varsity action, Terry was definitely ready to compete with the highly ranked Wildcats. In some aspects, they may have been too ready, as head coach Jasmine Freiboth put it,“Our adrenaline was just too much for us.”
The Terriers held their own with Circle but were their own worst enemy at times as they made unforced errors, giving the Wildcats momentum. Terry
continued to try and make runs, hitting the ball extremely hard at times. Unfortunately, Circle was able to make some nice digs, which also contributed to the Wildcats gaining momentum.
The final outcome was to Circle’s benefit as they beat the Terriers in three games to win the match 25-12, 25-13, 25-16.
Again, the Lady Terriers will look forward to meeting the Wildcats at the district tournament, which is just around the corner. “Fortunately we have two weeks to prepare to see them (Circle) again at the District Tournament,” Freiboth said.
Statistics for the Circle game are as follows: Kills 19 – Lorna Wollman led with 7; Assists 18 – Jordan Freiboth led with 11; Aces 1 – Amy Browning had the only ace; Digs 17 – Carly Stickel and Dani Dukart each led with 4; Blocks 3 – Dukart led with 3.
Circle’s stats are as follows: Kills 37 – Kniepkamp and Van Horn each led with 10; Assists 28 – Peterson led with 15; Aces 10 – Fritz led with 3; Digs 35 – Van Horn led with 10; Blocks 13 – Kasten led with 7.
In Terry’s win over the Rosebud Wranglers in action the previous week, Jordan Freiboth became the school record holder for the most aces served in a match with 12 service aces, breaking the previous school record, held by her sister and present coach Jasmine Freiboth. She surpassed her sister’s previously held record of 11 service aces in one match to become the new record holder.
Terry has just one week to prepare for the District 2C Volleyball Tournament, which will be held in the Ray Frank Gymnasium beginning October 29 and going through the 31. A Saturday Quad is scheduled to take place in Rosebud on Saturday, October, 24.
Published Oct. 21, 2009