Bucs top Wildfire in District 13HETTINGER — The Beach volleyball team was sitting comfortable in the latter portion of the first set.
By: The Press Staff, The Dickinson Press
HETTINGER — The Beach volleyball team was sitting comfortable in the latter portion of the first set.
Or so they thought.
Mott-Regent overcame a 10-point deficit, but Beach doused the Wildfire’s chances to win the District 13 championship Tuesday in four sets, 23-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-14.
“That first set I thought Mott did an awesome job, because we were winning by 10 points and then they came back without any timeouts,” Beach head coach Allison Skari said. “After that game, we decided even if we have a decent lead we can’t let up. We can’t think that we have it in the bag.”
Sophomore middle blocker Channa Clarin led the way for the No. 1-seed Buccaneers. The 6-foot-1 sophomore had 13 kills and four blocks.
“For a tall girl, she’s definitely got some coordination, which is nice to see,” said Skari, who won District 13 coach of the year. “I would say these last two games she’s played have her best games of the season.”
Beach didn’t let up down the stretch.
“They went into the second set knowing that they needed play a little bit better and always keep the intensity up,” Skari said. “That’s what carried us through for the rest of the game.”
Mott-Regent, the No. 2 seed, was led by Naomi Meier and Abby Honeyman with 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Alyssa Olin added 27 assists and three aces.
Beach plays District 14 No. 4 seed Hazen to start the Region 7 Tournament at 6 p.m. next Monday in Killdeer. Mott-Regent plays District 14 No. 3 seed Richardton-Taylor.
“We don’t know anything about Hazen,” Skari said. “All I know is what we see in the paper and we know that can be deceiving. We just going to go out and play with high intensity.”
MR 25 17 17 14 — 1
Beach 23 25 25 25 — 3
Kills: MR, Naomi Meier 11, Abby Honeyman 10, Marah Friez 4. B, Channa Clarin 13, Hailee Farstveet 7, Cydni Stedman 7.
Blocks: MR, Honeyman 3, Friez 2. B, Clarin 4, Farstveet 2.
Aces: MR, Alyssa Olin 3, Friez 2. B, Kari Schmeling 4, Farstveet 4, Chantel Fulton 3.
Digs: MR, Honeyman 7, Meier 4, Molly Kouba 3. B, Farstveet 9, Schmeling 8, Bailey Waldal 7.
Assists: MR, Olin 27. B, Fulton 29.
Heart River 3,
Bowman County 1
Heart River didn’t let a first-set loss deter the team from a ticket to the Region 7 tournament.
After the first set, the No. 5-seed Cougars gained control of the match, beating No. 6 seed Bowman County four sets 22-25, 25-11, 25-9, 25-15.
Karli Northrop led Heart River with nine aces, five kills and six digs, while Tricia Romanyshyn added eight kills and three blocks. Jada Mattson had a solid performance with 26 assists, 10 digs and three aces.
Macy Smyle led the Bulldogs with 10 kills and three blocks. Haley Sabe supplied three kills, two aces and nine digs.
Heart River plays Dickinson Trinity, No. 2 seed from District 14, at 7:30 p.m. next Monday in the Region 7 Tournament.
BC 25 11 9 15 — 1
HR 22 25 25 25 — 3
Kills: BC, Macy Smyle 10, Brittany Hansey 6, Haley Sabe 3. HR, Tricia Romanyshyn 8, Desiree Johnson 8, Alexis Ruston 7, Karli Northrop 5.
Blocks: BC, Smyle 3, Hansey 2. HR, Romanyshyn 3.
Aces: BC, Morgan Woodley 4, Sabe 2. HR, Northrop 9, Jada Mattson 3, Shanea Haugtvedt 3.
Digs: BC, Sabe 9, Sierra Irons 8, Woodley 5. HR, Haugtvedt 16, Mattson 10, Northrop 6, Alex Poland 5.
Assists: BC, Woodley 15. HR, Mattson 26.
New England 3,
New England used a four-set win over Hettinger-Scranton to punch its ticket to the Region 7 tournament.
Despite dropping the second set, the No. 4 seed Tigers used strong third and fourth sets to win 25-19, 11-25, 25-19, 25-15.
Bryanna Rasch and Taylor Hewson led New England as each had a team-high nine kills. Erin Volk added 16 assists, eight digs and two aces. Rasch supplied two blocks and Hewson had four aces.
For the No. 3 seed Night Hawks, Brooke Slater had seven kills and 23 digs. Becca Oase, who won District 13 senior athlete of the year, added four kills, three blocks and six aces.
New England starts the Region 7 Tournament against District 14 champion Beulah at 3 p.m. next Monday.
NE 25 11 25 25 — 3
HS 19 25 19 15 — 1
Kills: NE, Bryanna Rasch 9, Taylor Hewson 9, Hannah Nordby 7. HS, Brooke Slater 7, Becca Oase 4, Kaitlin Reitz 4.
Blocks: NE, Ashley Plaggelmeyer 5, Rasch 2. HS, Oase 3, Cassie Holt 2.
Aces: NE, Hewson 4, Volk 2, Nordby 2, Madi Humlekler 2. HS, Oase 6, Talyssa Kvanvig 2.
Digs: NE, Nordby 10, Gabbi Hanson 9, Erin Volk 8. HS, Slater 23, Reitz 13, Oase 9, Holt 9.
Assists: NE, Erin Volk 16, Hanson 14. HS, Kvanvig 12, Bailey Sadowsky 6.
Senior athlete of year: Becca Oase, Hettinger-Scranton.
Coach of year: Allison Skari, Beach
Beach: Cydni Stedman, Hailee Farstveet.
Bowman County: Macy Smyle.
Heart River: Jada Mattson, Shanea Haugtvedt.
Hettinger-Scranton: Brooke Slater, Becca Oase.
Mott-Regent: Abby Honeyman, Naomi Meyer, Alyssa Olin.
New England: Bryanna Rasch, Gabbi Hanson.
Beach: Chantel Fulton.
New England: Taylor Hewson.
Bowman County: Sierra Irons.