By Brad Mosher
The Tigers came to Killdeer Sept. 12 in a continuous North Dakota rainstorm, but New England left the Cowboys high and dry with a strong 3-0 win.
The visitors started with a 25-15 win in the first set, then followed it with 25-19 and 25-21 wins to claim the victory.
According to New England coach Kay Moody, it was a strong win over a strong and athletic Killdeer squad. “They kept coming. They made their runs, and showed us some things to work on,” Moody explained after the road victory.
“They are an athletic group and they came up with some nice blocks. We have to be smart.,” the coach added. “We had to keep our cool and be efficient with the ball.”
Moody admitted that it was nice to pick up the third set and the victory. “We couldn’t let them get the momentum. They certainly had some good runs.It was a good test for us and we came through.”
Jersey Binstock led the Tigers with seven kills, while Hadley Binstock, Angel Erickson and Stella Sorenson each had five kills.
At the net, Hadley Binstock finished with eight blocks, while Erickson had six and Jersey Binstock finished with five.
Jersey Binstock and Emily Dinius led the Tigers with 17 digs each, followed by Erickson and Hadley Binstock both getting 14.
Shelley Kathrein led the Tigers with 21 assists, while Jersey Binstock had three.
Killdeer’s Madison Wilhelm led the team with two kills while Megan Olson and Chelsey Morlock each finished with one kill.
Lisa Stahl led the Cowboys with seven kills, while Myranda Reiss had five and Olson finished with four.
Reiss and Olson each finished with two blocks while Brooke Bang had one.
Chelsey Morlock had 11 assists, while Jess Goetz finished with six and Brooklyn Reiss finished the contest with three.
Wilhelm had a total of 19 digs, while Morlock added 12, along with both Molly Neis and Myranda Reiss getting five each.
The Tigers will next face Richardton-Taylor Sept. 19 at home.
Killdeer will be on the road for the next three contests, visiting Stanley (Sept. 17), Bowman County (Sept. 19) and Richardton-Taylor (Sept. 24).