Cowgirls blast Coyotes, bucked off by Ponies

Cowgirls blast Coyotes, bucked off by Ponies
TEAM UNITY — While the National Anthem is being played before the home game with Havre, the Cowgirls do something a little different, putting a hand on the should in front of them while the other crosses the heart. It is a unique show of team unity that is different and pretty cool. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
   In a pair of matches this past week the Cowgirls gained a split on the home court.
   Playing Shelby, Conrad dominated the contest from the net to the service line and won in three games by scores of 25-14, 25-15, 25-17.
   In the three games there were only four ties and one lead change and the latter came in the final game and was brief at best when the Coyotes took a 0-3 advantage.
   At the service line, the Cowgirls drilled in 15 aces. The Coyotes only managed to have two aces on the night. That’s a big point spread. Sam Fagan turned in a fine overall performance for Conrad led the way with four while Kara Bandow and Taylor Johnson each put over three.
   In the middle, Conrad put up 58 digs with Fagan having 18 and Beth Grubb 10. The Coyotes had 46.
   At the nets, the Cowgirls again were in charge with 25 kills to 20 for Shelby. Jenny Silvernale blasted back 10. Fagan and Olivia Campbell each had six. Conrad blocked seven shots at the net, Silvernale and Fagan both had three while Shelby only had three blocked shots.
   Johnson put up 14-23 team assists and Alyssa Keil dished out nine.
   Playing the Class A Blue Ponies of Havre on Saturday was no contest. The ponies took the match in three games by scores of 25-8, 25-6, 25-13.
   The visitors pumped over 21 aces while Conrad dropped in four. Brittany Greyn had two of them
   Silvernale put back five of six kill shots, Johnson had three assists, Fagan had three blocked shots, Keil had 10 digs and Grubb nine.
   Conrad hosts Rocky Boy on Thursday and plays in Cascade and Shelby over the weekend.
   Then they get a break to rest up for the Cut Bank Wolves on Oct. 10, which is Homecoming.