The Fairview lady Warriors volleyball team were back on the court Friday night, Nov. 8 in the semi-final matchup against the Plentywood Wildcats at Sidney High School. Fairview was the away team, while Plentywood was the home team.
In the first set, the Wildcats jumped out to an early24 lead of 1-3. Plentywood, except for a couple of ties and a brief lead change, would hold their largest lead of the match at 6-10. Fairview battled back and overtook the lead to make it 20-13 with five more points for the Warriors to capture to seal a game one victory. Despite the lady Wildcats coming within one point of the lady Warriors, they would hold and take game one 25-21.
In the second set, it remained close throughout. The largest lead held by any team was three and that was at the 2-5 mark of the second set. It was back and forth from there for the lady Warriors and lady Wildcats with Plentywood taking a game two victory of 23-25 and tying it up at one game apiece.
It was déjà vu all over again in the third set for Plentywood as the final score ended the same way as set two. It was another back and forth game, trading leads, tying it up, but Plentywood once again taking a 23-25 victory and going up one game to two.
In what would be the final set of the match, Plentywood dominated from start to finish. When it was 4-9, the lady Wildcats scored eight straight points making it 4-17, holding Fairview to only gaining four more points in the fourth set. Plentywood would take a set four and an overall victory of three games to one putting them in the Eastern C Divisional Championship match and next week’s state finals in Bozeman.
Fairview junior Jadyn Gackle led the team with 10 kills and had 16 digs. Hanna Skov, one of two seniors on the team, had 20 assists along with senior Macy Seadeek totaling seven kills, three aces and a team-leading 17 digs. Sophomore Megan Asbeck tallied 10 total digs coming off the bench. Junior Montana Zevenbergen had six blocks, followed up with three apiece by juniors Emily Sundheim and Morgan Slade.