DIG IT UP — Cowgirl Hayley Orcutt digs up an incoming shot at the district tourney in Fairfield in action against Cut Bank. Looking on is Morgan VanDyke. The Cowgirls placed fourth and move on to the divisional tourney in Choteau this week. Photo for the I-O by Amy Salois
The Cowgirl volleyball team came on to place fourth at the Class B district tournament in Fairfield over the weekend.
Conrad opened play on Friday with Hi-line rival Cut Bank. The Lady Wolves came on to win a tough match that went to five games.
Scores went like this; 25-20, 25-27, 25-22, 16-26, 15-10.
Senior Taylor Judisch had a fine all around game knocking down 13 of 34 team kill shots and digging up 23 of 104 digs.
Hayley Orcutt dished up 18 assists and Emily Harwood blocked six shots at the nets.
This pitted them up with Shelby in an afternoon match with the loser packing their bags.
The Coyotes came in as the number three seed. The contest was another five game marathon, however, this time the home girls put a win in their saddle bags.
Scores of the match looked like this: 15-25, 25-13, 25-21, 14-25, 15-10.
Judisch turned in another good performance and was all over the floor.
She dropped in four of the team’s 11 aces, led in kill shots, 14 of 45, blocked six shots at the net and had 29 of 114 digs. Orcutt came on to put 20 of the team’s 34 digs.
The win earned the team a rematch with Cut Bank on Saturday.
In a match that went four games to decide, the Lady Wolves once again got by Conrad by scores of 25-22, 25-19, 28-30, 25-18.
Morgan VanDyke knocked down two of five aces, T. Judisch had 10 of 40 kill shots and Krista Judisch put back nine.
Orcutt and Harwood both had a pair of blocked shots and Orcutt led in assists, putting up 22 of 34.
The final four looked like this, 1. Choteau, 2. Fairfield, 3. Cut Bank and 4. Conrad.
The divisional tournament will be hosted by Choteau and Conrad will go up against the Plentywood Wildcats on Thursday at 1 p.m. looking for a ticket to the big dance in Bozeman.