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Trinity rips through competition at Coal Country Invite

HAZEN — The Dickinson Trinity volleyball team got its 2018 campaign underway with a dominating performance at the Coal Country Invitational.

The Titans swept all six of their tournament matchups, taking first place in the gold division on Saturday, August 25 from Hazen High School.

During pool play, Dickinson Trinity defeated Stanley 25-6, 25-13, Kenmare 25-12, 25-19 and Flasher 25-7, 25-13.

In tournament play, the Titans continued their roll with wins over Beulah 25-17, 25-15 and Center-Stanton 25-19, 25-13 before outlastings Minot Our Redeemer’s 25-18, 25-15 in their final match of the day.

Senior outside hitter Bre Tessier led the Dickinson Trinity with 44 kills while senior middle hitter Masy Kuntz followed with 33 kills. Tessier was tied with fellow senior Farrah Zeller with 10 aces. Kuntz also topped the team with nine blocks, followed by sophomores Abbey Kubas and Amaya Willer, who each had seven.

Sophomore Asia Willer led the Titans with 26 digs while senior and 2017 All-State setter Alexa Walby paced the squad with 116 assists.   

Results SaturdayDickinson Trinity 2, Stanley 0S 6 13 — 0DT 25 25 — 2Dickinson Trinity 2, Kenmare 0DT 25 25 — 2K 12 19 — 0Dickinson Trinity 2, Flasher 0F 7 13 — 0DT 25 25 — 2Dickinson Trinity 2, Beulah 0DT 25 25 — 2B 17 15 — 0Dickinson Trinity 2, Center-Stanton 0CS 19 13 — 0DT 25 25 — 2Dickinson Trinity 2, Minot Our Redeemer’s DT 25 25 — 2MOR 18 15 — 0Tournament StatsKills: Bre Tessier, 44; Masy Kuntz, 33; Amaya Willer, 25; Farrah Zeller, 23; Abbey Kubas, 11.
Blocks: Kuntz, 9; Am. Willer, 7; Kubas, 7.Aces: Zeller, 10; Tessier, 10; Alexa Walby, 6; Asia Willer, 6; Ali Daniel, 4.Digs: As. Willer, 26; Tessier, 20; Kuntz, 19; Daniel, 16; Zeller, 15.Assists: Walby, 116.Records: DT: 6-0
Patrick Bernadeau

Patrick Bernadeau is a sports reporter for the Dickinson Press. He can be reached at his office number (701) 456-1211 or email him at Joining the Dickinson Press in July 2017, he was previously a freelance sports writer for Treasure Coast Newspapers ( in Stuart, FL as well as carrying bylines from the Associated Press, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Today and Naples Daily News. Prior to his move to Dickinson, he resided in Port St. Lucie, FL, earning a Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Patrick was born and raised in Brockton, Mass and is an avid Boston sports fan. Born to Haitian parents, Patrick's favorite meal is Griot with Banana Peze, Pikliz (Fried pork with smashed plaintains and a spicy vegetable relish) and a tall glass of Cherry Coke.

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