GLEN ULLIN – The last time the Killdeer High School volleyball team traveled to Glen Ullin, the Bearcats swept the Cowboys.
The second time around was no different. The eighth-seeded Bearcats swept the ninth-seeded Cowboys in the first round of the Region 7 tournament on Nov. 4.
Glen Ullin-Hebron jumped out early and then held off the Cowboys to secure a 20-15, 20-19, 25-23 victory.
The victory earned the Bearcats a date against Region 7 regular season champion Dickinson Trinity in the quarterfinals. The Titans were undefeated in the regular season, including a sweep of Killdeer in the regular season finale.
The Titans swept the Bearcats on Tuesday.
But against the Cowboys, the Bearcats used a balanced attack and a strong service game to secure the victory. Glen Ullin-Hebron recorded 34 kills and 11 aces in the match.
The Cowboys, after a sluggish start in the first set, battled the Bearcats in the final two sets but just couldn’t win the crucial points.
Kennedy Zuroff led the Bearcats with 11 kills. Leah Gerving also contributed five aces.
Taycee Butts led the Cowboys with seven kills, followed by six from Bridgette Reiss and five from Sydney Andersen.
Steena Larsen distributed 15 assists while Gabi Flaget added seven.
Larsen also had a team-high four aces.
Killdeer had five players who recorded double digits in digs, led by Ashley Hall’s team-high 18.