Monday Morning Rewind
Posted 9/13/16 (Tue)
Tuesday 9-6: Shiloh Christian vs. Linton-HMB
What a way to start the week! Our first five-setter of the season saw the Lions take set one on their home floor 25-22. After the back and forth first set the Skyhawks tied it up with the most lopsided set of the match winning 25-12. Sets three and four were more like the first, with the home team winning the third 25-20 and the visitors staying alive in the fourth with a 25-19 victory. So it came down to the fifth. Shiloh’s momentum from set four carried over and hey rallied for five straight early to make it a 5-1 game. Linton tightened it up towards the middle of the short set but couldn’t overcome the early hole falling 10-15 to Skyhawks who picked up a win in their first regular season game of the year. Liz Larson was the MVP for Shiloh, finishing with 13 kills and three aces.
Thursday 9-8: Milnor-North Sargent vs. Lisbon
After you have a game like Shiloh-Linton it always feels like you’re due for a three-setter, or at least a match not quite as close. We lucked out. The Bulldogs put together a late rally in set one to win 25-17, and grinded out an even tighter set two 25-23. When set two ended it felt like the wind had been taken out of the Broncos sails, but the home team found a way to rally with the support of a raucous home crowd and win two straight sets in convincing fashion, 25-15 and 25-11. So in theory Lisbon would keep cruising to close out the match, right? Wrong. MNS found a spark and rallied to win a wild match by taking set five 15-13.
Friday 9-9: Williston vs. Legacy
Mother nature wreaked havoc Friday night at the bowl in Bismarck before and during the beginning of this game. The effects were felt in a sloppy game that saw a 6-0 lead for the Sabers carry all the way to the fourth quarter. Six points would have been enough, but Junior QB Jason Hoekstra tossed his second TD of the night to Austin Wolf from 30-yards out to make it 14-0. Alex Brosseau put the game out of reach late in the fourth running in TD number three to set the final score 20-0. With the win the hometown team stayed undefeated moving to 3-0 and the Coyotes fell to 1-2.