Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Volleyball team hosts Burley Thursday

Tied for fifth at Borah meet

     After winning four times and tying for fifth place at last weekend’s Borah Invitational tournament, the Wood River High School varsity volleyball team will host the Burley Bobcats Thursday in Hailey.

     The varsity match begins about 7:15 p.m.

     Wood River (18-14, 3-3 league), shooting for third place in the Great Basin Conference, will meet a Burley team running in lockstep with Minico’s Spartans for the No. 5 and No. 6 spots in the loop.

     At stake are first-round match-ups for the six-team GBC tournament starting Monday, Oct. 20 in Twin Falls. Wood River will likely play either Burley or Minico in its first-round match at district.

     The Wolverines traveled to Jerome (11-10, 3-4 league) on Tuesday—the Hailey girls having beaten the Tigers in four games at Hailey Sept. 16.

     Coach Tim Richards said the Lady Wolverines went 4-4 in the 16-team Borah Invitational last weekend.

     Pool play began Friday afternoon and continued through Saturday morning with a one-set to 30-point format, followed by a single elimination tournament using a best-of-three game format.

     Shorthanded because of college visits, Wood River traveled with only nine players giving senior Emma Poe and sophomore Tess Hollister their first starts of the season. “Both really contributed,” Richards said.

     In pool play Wood River won 30-point matches 30-22 over Borah, 30-21 over Nampa and 30-23 over Mountain View. They fell to Capital, Boise and Middleton.       Seeded No. 8 after pool play, the Wolverines played No. 9-seeded Minico in the first match of tournament play.  Wood River started slow but prevailed 16-25, 25-23, 15-5.

     The Hailey spikers then gave No. 1-seeded Bishop Kelly of Boise a scare in the next match, winning the first game against the Knights 25-23. But Bishop Kelly regrouped for a 23-25, 25-8, 15-5 victory.

     Richards said, “All in all, it was a great weekend of volleyball and as always the girls took away better skills from their tournament experience.

     “Haley Cutler was our kills leader with 32, Blair Radford added 12 and Brittney Bradley and Michelle Mason had 10 kills each. Brittney led with 62 assists and Ciceley Peavey had 54 digs.”

     Wood River will be shooting for its first 20-win season since 2008 when it hosts Burley Thursday, entertains Twin Falls Tuesday, Oct. 14 for “Senior Night” and visits Minico on Thursday, Oct. 16.

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