Cowgirls take 5th place at Chinook

Cowgirls take 5th place at Chinook
GO FOR THE BLOCK — Two Highwood players try to block a shot by senior outside hitter Bethany Grubb during action at the Chinook tournament over the weekend. Jenny Silvernale looks on from the back. Photo courtesy of Jason Silvernale
   Conrad traveled to Chinook for a two-day pool play tournament over the weekend.
   On Friday, playing in Pool A, the team breezed to five wins, downing Highwood 30-26, Simms 30-21, Shelby 30-22, the host squad Chinook 32-30, and then stopping the Malta Mustangs 30-22.
   Saturday the Cowgirls suffered their first loss, that coming from the Lady Wolves of Cut Bank, by scores of 20-25, 9-25. They rallied back against C-JI, winning that match in three games by scores of 25-14, 23-25, and 15-5.
   Conrad came on once again to punish the Mustangs 25-9, 25-19 and then lost a tough match to the Glasgow Scotties by scores of 22-25, 19-25.
   Coach Dale Janzen said that only scores were recorded for the tournament, no individual statistics.
   He noted, “We placed fifth out of 12 teams and played great the first day.”  There were a lot of games and floor time and he felt that maybe the legs were getting a little tired on Saturday.
   Coach Janzen also noted that senior Jenny Silvernale and junior Olivia Campbell played well in the Chinook tourney.
   This was the first leg of a four game road trip for the Cowgirls. Next up is Rocky Boy on Friday followed by visits to Cut Bank and Chinook before they get to have four straight home games.
   The Lady Eagles of Fairfield swoop into town on Sept. 19 to open the home stretch.