Cowgirls place fourth in volleyball tournament; headed to Cody next

The Custer County High School volleyball team traveled to Lewistown last weekend to take part in the Super Divisional Tip-Off Tournament. The tournament included 11 teams from the Eastern and Central divisions.

According to Head Coach Marci Mollman, the Cowgirls had some things to work through Friday as they settled in as a team for the first time. They were missing three players due to Fair commitments and seniors Tori Ogolin and Kylee Licht both went out with ankle injuries. 

Despite those set-backs the Cowgirls came in fourth in the tournament. Belgrade was the overall winner of the tournament.

The Cowgirls took on Sidney in the first round of bracketed play beating them 25-17 and 25-21. They then took on Belgrade, losing 25-22 and 25-15. The Cowgirls battled Laurel next losing the first 16-25, but winning the next two 25-17 and 15-7. 

They took on Havre next, winning 25-17 and 25-21 against a team they struggled against in the 2015 season. Their last games were against Billings Central, The Cowgirls lost 25-20 and 25-20.

The Cowgirls JV and freshman teams competed in Glendive Tuesday night and both teams came up with wins, so the season is looking up on all aspects of Cowgirl volleyball.

The JVs beat Sidney in four games, 22-25, 25-7, 15-4, 15-14. They beat Glendive in three, 25-18, 25-18, 15-13.

The freshman also beat Glendive, 25-14, 25-18, and 15-1. They won against Sidney as well, 25-19, 25-15 an 15-0.

The varsity team travels to Cody, Wyo. on Friday to take part in the Border Wars tournament with teams from Montana and Wyoming.

“I’m excited about Border Wars,” said Mollman. “We see outside competition, which is great and they are full matches, which I really like, because it gives a preview of how our first conference match will feel like.”

Ogolin will be back in action for the tournament in Cody, but Licht will still out with her injury.