Ray – The North Dakota Region 8 Volleyball Tournament kicks off today (November 6th) in Ray. The Watford City Wolves (District 15) and Stanley Blue Jays (District 16) are fresh off their district championships.
Opening Round Matchups:
#1 D15 Watford City
3 PM (11/6)
#4 D16 Ray
Games Notes: This is a rematch of last year’s Region 8 Championship game (Ray won). A Ray win this year would be a bit of a shocker as Watford City has only dropped one set to Region 8 opponents all season.
The silver lining for the Jays, they were the team that took a set from the Wolves (September 18th).
All-District Players: Britne Viall (Ray), Avery Sundeen (Watford City), Morgan Rolfsrud (Watford City), Mikka Haugeberg (Watford City)
#2 D16 Powers Lake Ranchers
4:30 PM (11/6)
#3 D15 New Town Eagles
Game Notes: The Ranchers won the only meeting between the two teams this season 3-0 (October 23rd). The Ranchers feature one of the top players in the region in senior Sydney Titus. This game also features the District 15 (Tamara Fox) and District 16 (Sadie Maruskie) Senior Athletes of the Year.
All-District players: Hope Froshaug (New Town), Payton Brady (New Town), Sydney Titus (Powers Lake), Sadie Maruskie (Powers Lake).
#1 D16 Stanley Blue Jays
6:00 PM (11/6)
#4 Parshall Braves
Games Notes: The Parshall Braves have only won a single set against the other seven teams in the Region 8 Tournament. The Blue Jays on the other hand are red hot and playing their best volleyball of the season. Stanley dropped just one set in the District 16 Tournament. Their back row play has improved considerably in the past few weeks, thanks to the leadership of Abby Iverson and the emergence of junior Daphne Enander.
All-District Players: Hayley Schmidt (Stanley), Daphne Enander (Stanley), Ashley Hall (Parshall)
#2 D15 Williston Trinity
7:30 PM (11/6)
#3 D16 Kenmare Honkers
Games Notes: The Kenmare Honkers won the only meeting between the two teams this season 2-0. The Honkers have only lost two matches to Region 8 opponents (Stanley and Watford City). The Honkers feature one of the top setters in the region (Shelby Brekhus).
All District Players: Sierra Overton (Kenmare), Shelby Brekhus (Kenmare), Kirsten Medlang (Kenmare), Madison Schell (Trinity), Greta Eder (Trinity)
What: North Dakota Region 8 Volleyball Tournament
Where: Ray High School
When: Monday, November 6th (3:00pm)
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