Dickinson Trinity’s volleyball team came to Hettinger on Oct. 9 with a 7-0 region record and kept their region record unblemished with a win in three sets by scores of 25-21, 25-15, 25-19. Trinity looked good as their play was consistent in all three sets. The Night Hawks are now 5-3 in the region.
By SHELDON CHRISTENSON
For The Record
Sarah Mayer led Trinity with 12 kills and Masy Kuntz added 11. Alexa Walby recorded 32 assists, Farrah Zeller had 13 digs and Amber Sickler had five aces and eight digs.
Alyssa Andress led the Night Hawks with nine kills and Abbie Kludt added five. Callie Anderson led in assists with 17, Sam Oase had three blocks and Carolyn Schultz seven digs.
The Night Hawk C squad lost in two sets 25-19 and 26-24. But the junior varsity did prevail in three sets, 25-18, 24-26 and 15-11 in the deciding third set. They trailed early on in the final set but made a comeback to pull out the win.
Prior to the Trinity match the Night Hawks knocked off two Region 7 teams. On Oct. 3 they downed the Beach Bucs in three sets, 25-15, 25-16, 25-18 at Scranton. Two days later at Hettinger they took care of the Glen Ullin-Hebron Bearcats 3-1, 30-28, 22-25, 25-17, 25-13.
In the Bearcat match the two teams played each other to a standstill in desire and hustle in the first two sets. But the Night Hawks consistency of play and all out hustle in the last two sets took a toll on the Bearcats as the Bearcats were making mistakes that they had not made in the first two sets. Six foot Night Hawk Freshman Samantha Oase probably had her best match of her young volleyball career as she finished with ten kills and led the team with seven blocks. Only Alyssa had more kills with 13. Oase’s play was a key in the third set which included the game winning point on a block. Molly Holt led in digs with 14 followed by Carolyn Schultz with ten and Callie Anderson recorded 31 assist. Both the Night Hawk C Squad and Junior Varsity won their matches in two sets.