Lady Wolves Finish Volleyball Season At Divisional
The volleyball season ended for the Lady Wolves with a second loss in the double-elimination Northern B Divisional tournament in the Wolves’ Den Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9.
Wolf Point High School hosted the eight-team divisional tournament for Districts 1B [western Hi-Line and Great Falls area] and District 2B, which is Wolf Point, Glasgow, Malta, Harlem and Poplar. The Lady Indians finished the season schedule and district tournament in fifth-place aNnd did not advance to divisional. The Lady Wolves entered the divisional seeded No. 3 out of District 2B. Wolf Point finished the regular season in second-place and finished in third-place at the District 2B district tournament in Glasgow Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3. Glasgow and Harlem were first and second places respectively during the regular season and at the district tournament. Malta was fourth-place and went to the divisional the Number 4 seed.
Eventual divisional champion Choteau won the District 1B title in their home gym in Choteau. Shelby finished second, Fairfield third and Great Falls Central fourth. Conrad, Cut Bank and Rocky Boy did not advance to the divisional tournament.
The Glasgow Lady Scotties was the only 2B team that will advance to the State All-Class Tournament in Brick Breeden Field House on the Montana State University Campus in Bozeman Thursday through Saturday. Nov. 14-17. 1B Choteau defeated Glasgow in the championship match after the Lady Scotties defeated Shelby. Fairfield was the fourth place finisher at the divisional. The Eagles did not advance to State.
The Lady Wolves opened the divisional taking 1B No. 2 seed Shelby to a four-set (23-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-13) loss. Shelby went on to finish in third-place and earn a trip to State. The following day, Great Falls Central, a newcomer to the Northern B, ended Wolf Point’s hopes of battling through the losers’ bracket with a 3-0 (25-10, 2522, 25-21) loss of a loser out contest. Great Falls Central, a 1B team, is playing in Class B for the first time this season after moving up from Class C.
The Lady Wolves earned their way to the state tournament last year, but played this season with a young squad after graduating six seniors from the varsity volleyball team in May. The Wolf Point squad played with just two seniors, Lindsay Nefzger and Tori Nygard. In addition to those two players, Wolf Point took five juniors, two juniors and two freshmen to the divisional tournament.
“Lady Wolves volleyball 2019 came to an end at the divisional tournament on Friday,” head coach Kim Hanks said.
“The girls played hard all season long. They surprised a lot of teams and themselves at times. We saw lots of improvement from all the girls. They were young and inexperienced and came a long ways since August,” she said.
“We will miss our seniors, Lindsay [Nefzger] and Tori [Nygard]. They had a great season. But we look forward to next season with this great group of athletes,” Hanks said.
Choteau def. Malta 25-5, 25-9, 25-7 Fairfield def. Harlem 25-11, 2522, 25-18 Glasgow def. Great Falls Central 25-11, 25-6, 25-13 Shelby def. Wolf Point 23-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-13 Choteau def. Fairfield (quarter final) 25-20, 25-16, 25-12 Shelby def. Glasgow (quarter final) 19-25, 16-25, 25-10, 25-13, 15-12 Friday Matches
Malta def. Harlem (loser out) 26-24, 26-28, 10-25, 25-16, 15-11 Great Falls Central def. Wolf Point (loser out) 25-10, 25-22,
25-21 Glasgow def. Malta (loser out) 25-13, 25-11, 25-6 Fairfield def. Great Falls Central (loser out) 23-25, 25-16, 25-
15, 15-13 Choteau def. Shelby 22-25, 25-
13, 25-14, 25-12 Glasgow def. Fairfield (loser
4th place) 21-25, 25-19, 25-22,
25-17 Saturday Matches
Glasgow def. Shelby (loser
3rd place) 13-25, 25-20, 25-19,
26-24 Choteau def. Glasgow (championship and second place)
25-23, 25-9, 25-13