Wildfire returns to Killdeer for play-in rematch

A week after Mott-Regent notched a 3-2 upset of Killdeer in volleyball, there will be a rematch this evening at Killdeer in a play-in contest with the winner moving on to the regional tournament in Dickinson.

By Brad Mosher

The Herald

Since dropping the close contest, the Cowboys dropped a 3-0 decision to Hettinger (Oct. 25) before hosting Dickinson Trinity Tuesday.

Against Hettinger, Killder lost in three sets by 25-19, 25-12, 25-20 margin. Brooklyn Bang led the Cowboys in kills with four, while Kylee Boltz and Steena Larsen each had three.

Myranda Reiss and Megan Olson had two blocks.

Larsen had 12 digs and 12 assists to lead the Cowboys.

The loss dropped the Cowboys to 5-5 in Region 7 play, while Hettinger-Scranton improved to 9-1 regionally.

Regardless of Tuesday’s result against the top-ranked Titans, the rematch today will determine which team moves on and which team will end their season.

New England volleyball coach Kay Moody guided her squad to a 3-0 sweep of Mott Regent at home.

The Wildfire returns to Killdeer after losing to New England (Oct. 25) by a 3-0 margin.

Mott-Regent will go into today’s play-in game after playing New Salem-Almont on the road Tuesday.

Mott-Regent fell to New England by a close margin, with the Tigers winning 25-21, 26-24 and 25-17 in front of their home crowd.

The loss dropped the Wildfire to 2-9 in region play and 4-10 overall.

New England improved its record to 5-6 in regional play and 6-15 overall.

The last time the Wildfire visited Killdeer, they left with a 3-2 upset.

Mott-Regent got off to a fast start, quickly winning the first set in Killdeer.

But after dropping the next two sets, the Wildfire needed to rally with two straight wins to claim a 3-2 upset victory on the road over the Cowboys (Oct. 23).

The win improved the Wildfire record to 2-7 in Region 7 play. The loss dropped the Cowboys to 5-3 and fifth place in the standings.

Killdeer came back to win the second set decisively with a 25-15 victory, tying the match.

The Cowboys followed that with a narrow 25-22 win to take a 2-1 edge. But they needed to win three straight points to break a 22-22 tie.

Down 2-1, Mott rallied to win the fourth set, with the Wildfire making a quick five-point run to take a 19-15 lead midway.

The Cowboys rallied to tie the game at 20-20, before Mott-Regent used a key block and a kill by senior outside hitter Breanna Friedt to pull out a 25-22 win, tying the contest at 2-2 and forcing a fifth set.

The Wildfire took an early advantage, building an early7-3 lead.

The Cowboys rallied, closing the score to 7-6 before Mott-Regent ran off  a 6-0 streak, to take a 13-6 lead.

Mott-Regent picked the final two points for the upset 15-7 win.

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