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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • North Star, Lakota advance in regional tournament

  • Listed below is a summary of the Region 4 Volleyball Tournament quarterfinal action.
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  • The Region 4 Girl’s Volleyball Tournament got underway Monday night at the Devils Lake Sports Center, and after nearly six hours of postseason action, the eight team field was reduced to four.
    Harvey-WC, Carrington, North Star and Lakota-Edmore were the four teams who came out on top Monday evening, and those four teams will compete Tuesday night for a place in the tournament final and a chance to go to state.
    Harvey-WC vs. Rolette-Wolford
    In what was the most lopsided affair of the day, Harvey-WC made quick work of their quarterfinal opponent, Rolette-Wolford, in straight sets.
    The Bears won the match 25-6, 25-14,25-19.
    Kali Weinmann and Sarah Davis each had nine kills for Harvey-WC, the highest kill totals registered in the match. Megan Jones finished with six for the Bears.
    Emily Hentz assisted 14 of those kills, followed closely by teammate Santana Schreider, who finished the match with 13 of her own.
    Nicole Erickson provided a dominant display for Harvey-WC with her service, finishing with eight aces.
    Langdon vs. Carrington
    After a sound, convincing display from the Bears in match one, both Langdon and Carrington gave volleyball fans something to be excited about with their match in round two.
    It was an exciting match throughout, but it was Carrington who came out on top in the five-set thriller, coming back from a 2-1 deficit in the fourth set.
    The Cardinals won the match 25-18, 26-28, 20-25, 29-27, 15-12.
    Carrington’s Madison Wendel and Kayla Hochhalter put in equally impressive performances at the net, finishing the match with 25 and 22 kills, respectively. Hochhalter also led the team with three service aces.
    The Cardinals also received a solid all-around effort from the team defensively with four players finishing with double-figure dig totals: Jacey Engelhorn (21), Hochhalter (20), Wendel (19) and Savanna Buskness (16). Engelhorn also finished the match with nine kills, two blocks and two service aces.
    North Star vs. NR-Sheyenne
    The North Star Bearcats upended the New Rockford Rockets in impressive fashion during their quarterfinal game Monday night.
    Both teams played a tough first set but the Bearcats came out on top with a 25-21 victory to go up 1-0.
    The Bearcats took an early 7-2 victory in the second set and dominated from start to finish. A kill by North Star's Macey Kvilvang gave the Bearcats a12-7 lead. Alexandra Heisler had a kill of her own later in the set to extend the Bearcats lead to 17-9. North Star went on to win eight of the next 10 points to take the second set by a final of 25-11.
    Page 2 of 2 - The third set started off similar to the first set with North Star taking an early 6-1 lead.
    The Bearcats led by as many as ten in the set (14-4) before New Rockford made a comeback.
    The Rockets went on to take 10 of the next 11 points and only trailed 15-14. The Rockets continued to play well and led 18-17 which was their first lead of the set. A huge kill by Kvilvang put the Bearcats up 21-19. The Bearcats led 23-20 and went on to win by a final of 25-23 to win in three sets.
    Lakota-Edmore vs. Rolla
    Lakota-Edmore was tested by Rolla at times, but the Raiders proved to be the better team in the end, disposing of the Bulldogs in four sets, 3-1.
    Lakota-Edmore won the match 25-19, 25-23, 17-25, 25-19.
    Taylor Anderson provided a dominant defensive performance for the Raiders, finishing with a team-high 23 digs along with 16 set assists, which also led the team.
    Fallyn Freije put in a good all-around performance with 12 kills, 10 digs, five service aces, four blocks and two assists.
    Semifinal action will get started at 6 p.m. tonight at the Devils Lake Sports Center.

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