Posted 9/08/15 (Tue)
By Neal A. Shipman
With Watford City’s varsity girls volleyball team playing their last season in the Class B ranks before moving to Class A in 2016, Brad Foss, Wolves’ head volleyball coach, wants this to be a season to remember.
And the Wolves got off to a great start in their season opening action defeating Divide County in three straight games on Sept. 1.
“We are preparing for a great season,” stated Foss. “We have 10 returning letter winners with many receiving significant playing time on this year’s team.”
Last year, the Wolves finished the season with a 19-11 record and were the District 15 Champions.
“We will be looking to better that mark,” stated Foss. “We will be challenging to be at the top of the region. But perennial powers Ray, Stanley, Kenmare and Powers Lake will also be looking to challenge.”
While the Wolves got their first win of the season against Divide County, Foss will see how his team stacks up against the competition when Watford City hosts an invitational tournament this weekend.
Watford City 3, Divide County 0
In what Foss called a great start for the season, Watford City swept Divide County in three games to post its first win of the 2015-2016 season.
The Wolves picked up easy wins in the first two games defeating the Maroons, 25-19 and 25-13, and then survived a Divide County challenge in the third game to take a 25-23 victory.
“It was good to get going,” stated Foss. “We have some things that we need to work on. But overall it was a good start to the season.”
The Wolves had 19 kills and six aces in the win. Katie Mogen led the Wolves with seven kills, three acres and three blocks. Ricki Lindley had 11 digs, while Alli Mogen had 10 assists.
Individual statistics for Watford City from the match were as follows:
Aces: Brea Jore, 3; Katie Mogen, 3.
Kills: K. Mogen, 7; Ricki Lindley, 5; Mackenzie Sparby, 4; Krystal Wold, 3.
Blocks: K. Mogen, 3; Sparby, 2.
Assists: Alli Mogen, 10; ReiAnn Lindley, 6.
Digs: Ricky Lindley, 11; Lea Arndt, 7; Brea Jore, 7; K. Mogen, 7.