COMING THROUGH — Junior Cowgirl Taylor Judisch, #12, gets a kill past the Shelby Coyote block during one of the five games played on Friday in Shelby. The Cowgirls brought home the win taking three out of the five wins. I-O Photo by Barb Endler
It was two more matches on the road, as the Cowgirls headed to Shelby for a conference match and then to Havre for a non-conference match this last weekend.
On Friday the Cowgirls headed up I-15 to Shelby, to take on the Shelby Coyotes in a 1B District match, and the team picked up a much needed conference win as the Cowgirls won the match in 5 sets, by scores of 15-25, 15-25, 25-21, 26-24 and 15-10.
Coach Janzen commented that the girls just were not moving and talking again in sets one and two, when something began to click. They started talking and moving like the coaches were wanting and you could see the confidence growing.
The team settled in behind the strong net play of Rashelle Johns and Taylor Judisch. They worked well together and came on strong in set three, winning it. Then in set four, down by a score of 20-24, Shanae Newmiller stepped up to serve. Conrad would need to run off six straight points without making a mistake to win the set and force a set five and that is exactly what Newmiller and the Cowgirls did. With that momentum the Cowgirls led the entire set five and claimed their second conference match win.
The Cowgirls were led by Johns at the net with 20 kills, which is a new school record. Johns also had 18 blocks in the match. Judisch added 17 kills and had nine blocks and 17 digs. Brittany Greyn tallied up 27 assists and 15 digs.
The previous record was held by Jenny Silvernale, vs. Cut Bank, and Johns, 17 vs. Fairfield.
On Saturday it was off to Havre to face the Central class A Blue Ponies. The past two years the Ponies have stuck it to the Cowgirls, but this time the Conrad team gave the Class A Havre team a real run for their money. Off to a very slow start the Cowgirls looked like it was over before it started, as they lost 11-25. However, just when Havre may have thought this was going to be an easy one, the Cowgirls decided it was not over and pushed the Blue Ponies to 5 sets, as they went back and forth alternating wins.
The Cowgirls were led by Judisch with 17 kills for the second night in a row and 14 digs and seven blocks. Jayde Richardson added eight kills, Johns another seven kills. Greyn had 27 assists. Ciara Bender and Johns each had seven blocks.
Overall Coach Janzen was very pleased with the team’s play and said, “They really add a determination that we just have not seen so far this year from them, they just would not give up! And that is a good trait to have on this team.”
This week the Cowgirls have Cut Bank at home in the Corral, and it is Homecoming that night for the Volleyball team, so they hope to see you all in the stands supporting them.