Friday, October 11, 2013

Hailey spikers go the distance at Burley

“Senior Night” arrives Thursday

     Ready to finish its regular-season schedule next week culminating in Thursday’s “Senior Night” home match with Jerome, the Wood River High School volleyball team went the distance Tuesday.

     The Wolverines ultimately dropped a five-game Great Basin Conference match at Burley—the first time all season Wood River went to five games.

     Burley, a four-game loser at Wood River Sept. 17, started quickly this time and posted a 24-26, 25-21, 25-21, 25-27, 15-10 league win. Senior outside hitter Chelsee Baker led the Bobcats at the net, as she has all season for coach Don Terry.

     It was a long match, and Burley had a little more in the tank in the final moments.

     Wood River coach Tim Richards said, “After two hours and 15 minutes, we were tied at 9-9 in the fifth game. Burley closed with two 3-point runs to end the match 15-10.”

     Richards added, “All night long the Wolverines fought hard. They fought back from a 23-21 deficit in the first game and won 26-24. In the fourth game, we were down 21-19 and rallied to win 27-25.”

     Unfortunately, Richards said the Wolverines learned before Tuesday’s match that senior Sydney Thomsen’s injured ankle will sideline her for the rest of the season.

     Back from a brief illness that kept her sidelined for the Borah Invitational tourney in Boise Oct. 4-5, senior Mary Petzke stepped up big time and helped Wood River with 16 kills and 2 blocks in the Burley match.

     Junior libero Ciceley Peavey had a career-record high 69 digs at Burley. Junior Haley Cutler added 8 kills and freshman Blair Radford contributed 5 kills.

     Wood River (8-20, 2-5 league) entertained Minico for their Homecoming match Thursday in Hailey. The Hailey spikers visit four-time GBC tournament champion Twin Falls on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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