The Shelby Coyote volleyball team lost a pair of matches last week but are looking to get back on the winning track at the District Tourney in Fairfield. Shelby finished the regular season in second place and will get a bye in the first round of the district tournament. They will play the winner of the Fairfield Rocky Boy game on Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 19, the Lady Coyotes hosted the Bulldogs, and played them close but couldn’t quite get a win, losing 25-22, 25-21, and 26-24. Blair Luly led the Coyotes with 10 kills followed closely by Jori Clary with nine. Vivi McDermott led the team with 24 assists and had 14 digs. Emma Taylor led the team in digs with 17. Shelbee Correa had a team high four aces and Luly added two.
“It was an exciting match with the lead going back and forth between us. We just were not able to push through those last couple of points,” recapped head coach Lexy Fisher.
Shelby hosted Havre in a non-conference matchup on Oct. 21 and came up short against the Blue Ponies, 25-12, 25-19, and 25-23. Clary led with kills with six and Luly finished with five. Cami Blevins and Clary led the team with one block apiece. Clary had 21 digs followed by Blevins with 14. McDermott had a team high 14 assists and Corrrea chipped in three. Correa once again led the team in aces with three and McDermott added one.
“Havre is a great team with big blocking and some hard-hitting girls. After the first set the girls were able to adjust and play right with them,” said Fisher. “Our girls love playing these exciting matches. Obviously, we wanted to come away with the wins, but these two matches were great to prepare us for the weekend. I’m proud of the way these girls battled each and every match so far this season.”
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