The Wahpeton volleyball team’s first game action in one week’s time did not go as planned, as the Huskies fell to conference-rival Fargo Shanley 0-3 Thursday night.
While the Huskies did not pick up a set, the tight scores suggested the road team was in each and every point.
“We weren’t 100 percent on offense or defense but still hung with one of the top seeded teams in the conference,” Wahpeton coach Carla Sheeley said.
In set No. 1, Wahpeton got off to a slow start as Shanley took the lead. The Huskies battled back in what was the closest set of the match, but fell, 21-25.
“We started the match with nerves flying which got us out of system,” Sheeley said.
From that point on, Shanley established control and pushed its advantage, finding the open holes and playing solid defense. Wahpeton got a big boost on defense from Karly Sokness, who had 18 digs, but Shanley got the second set, 19-25. A 15-25 third set ended the night for Wahpeton.
Other stat leaders for the Huskies included Megan Klosterman with five kills and four kills and nine digs for Lachelle Bumgarner. Whitney Klosterman also had a productive game with four kills and three blocks.
Next, the Huskies head right back to Fargo for a tournament Friday and Saturday.