Lady Wolves Defeat Poplar In League Match
By Bill Vander Weele
Wolf Point emerged with a victory at Poplar during league volleyball action on Friday, Sept. 30.
The Lady Wolves came away with a 25-9, 25-16, 23-25, 25-18 win.
In the first set. Wolf Point jumped out to a 10-2 advantage. Sierra Hamilton and Joli Beston served aces during the streak. Jâ€™Elle Garfield and Kaleah Miller-Toves each scored kills.
Aces by Mahala Moran helped the Wolves increase the gap to 14-3.
With the margin at 20-9, Wolf Point tallied the last five points of the set including a kill by Kylie Rodenberg.
Wolf Point gained a 10-1 lead in the second set as Rodenberg and Hamilton each served up aces.
A block by Kessee Erickson pulled the Indians to 10-3, but Wolf Point moved ahead 16-4 on the serving of lerzey Azure.
Poplar battled back to 16-8 on a serve by Morgan Russell and kill by Erickson.
The Indians cut the gap to 23-16 on a block by Erickson, but the Wolves scored the last two points of the second set on a kill and ace by Beston.
In the third set, Poplar earned a 23-19 advantage on an outstanding block by Morgen Nordwick.
Wolf Point scored the next three points on kills by Beston and Garfield, but a tip by Rikki Belton was good for a 23-22 advantage. After Wolf Point tied the game, 23-23, on a kill by Garfield, the Indians accounted for the final two points including an ace by Belton.
In the fourth set, Poplar earned an 8-6 advantage on a block and ace by Erickson. The hard hitting of Hamilton put Wolf Point ahead by an 11-8 margin.
After Poplar grabbed a 1312 lead. Wolf Point moved back ahead on a kill by Azure and an ace by Hamilton. Two kills by Garfield increased the margin to 16-14.
Wolf Point gained an 18-15 lead en route to the 25-18 victory.
Hamilton led the Wolves with eight aces and two blocks.
Garfield scored 10 kills. Moran had 21 assists.
Katelyn MacDonald led the Wolves with 17 digs.
Poplar then dropped a conference match in Harlem on Saturday, Oct. 1.
The Indians led in two of the three sets but fell by a 2125, 23-25,16-25, final.
Poplar will host Brockton on Thursday, Oct. 6.