New England sweeps Wildfire, hosts playoff match Friday

New England senior Hadley Binstock (2) jumps up to block a possible return by Mott-Regent’s Karagan Friedt (25) during Monday’s contest in New England. The Tigers won a 3-0 decision.
Herald photo / Brad Mosher

Staff Report

The Tigers hope to pounce on a region 7 rival Friday to earn a spot in the Region 7 volleyball tournament in Dickinson.
New England closed out the regular season Monday with a 3-0 home sweep of Mott-Regent.
The Tigers started off with a 25-9 win, then soon added 25-10 and 25-16 wins to claim the sweep.
Jersey Binstock led the Tigers in kills with 10, while Sebella Sorenson had eight and Hadley Binstock finished with seven.
Both Hadley Binstock and Soreson had 1.5 blocks in the three-set sweep.
Jersey Binstock and Angel Erickson finished the match with four aces, while Sorenson had three.
Jersey Binstock and Shelley Kathrein had 17 and 16 digs respectively, to lead the team.
Kathrein led the Tigers in assists with a total of 22.
The victory gave the Tigers a 6-5 record in the Region 7 standings, putting the team in sixth place behind Beulah (8-3).
The Tigers are ahead of Killdeer (4-6), Hazen (4-7) and Beach (3-7) in the standings.
Hettinger-Scranton locked up the Regional crown with a 10-0 recond and a two game lead over Heart River (9-2) and a two-and half game lead over both Bowman County (8-2) and Dickinson Trinity (8-2).
The loss dropped the Wildfire to 0-11 in regional play and 0-16 overall.
Against the Tigers, Jenessa Zentner led the team with three kills, while Maci Wehri had two and Kiara Koepplin finishing with one kill.
Both Karagan Friedt and Sydnee Anderson had an ace.
Zentner led the team with nine digs, while Koepplin added seven and Friedt finished with five.
Friedt also finished with seven assists.


Flasher fells Tigers
The visiting Flasher squad swept New England for a 3-0 win Nov. 1, ending a win streak at two for the Tigers.

Senior Hadley Binstock (2) and Sebella Sorenson (13) block a shot during Monday’s battle with rival Mott-Regent. The Tigers won a 3-0 sweep to close out the regular season schedule. The Tigers will host the first round of the regional playoff Friday at 7 p.m.
Herald photo / Brad Mosher

The Tigers had beaten Beach 3-1 on a road trip, ending a four-game losing streak against the best teams in the region.


Wildfire battle
Mott-Regent entered the game after a near-upset of Killdeer (Oct. 28) in the Mott Armory. Both Mott-Regent and Kildleer were tied at 2-2 in sets and tied at 14-14 in the fifth game.
However, it was the Cowboys that scored the next two point to escape with a too-close 3-2 win.

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