Joliet girls take runner-up place

Alastair Baker
News Editor
Thursday, November 1, 2018
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Photos by Hank Nowak
The Joliet team and coaches with their District 4B second place trophy.

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Skyler Wright, Joliet, looks for a kill against Huntley Project.


The Joliet J-Hawks volleyball team took 2nd place at the District 4B tournament in Roundup last weekend. 

Coach Colette Webber talked of the team having some ups and downs but of also persevering “despite having heavy hearts over the loss of a fellow student.”

“I was very proud of the way they pulled together and took 2nd allowing them to move on to Divisionals this week in Huntley,” said Webber.

Joliet will face Jefferson at 10 a.m. Nov. 1.

Joliet opened their District account taking on Roundup and took no time in dispensing with the Fillies, 25-16, 25-12, 25-11.

Teams kills numbered 34 with Makenna Bushman on 15 and Joelle Luoma on 9.

Bushman also made 2.5 blocks along with 11 digs and hit 2 aces. 

Shayla Webber provided 22 assists with Merrin Schwend on 11. Webber also had 10 digs and 3 aces. 

The victory earned the team the right to challenge Huntley Project who had defeated Shepherd. This time though, Joliet came away second best, losing  16-25, 15-25,14-25.

Bushman and Luoma dominated the kills, sharing 8 apiece. Webber led in assists with 14 with Skyler Wright getting 13 digs from a team total of 53. 

Roundup returned to face Joliet having defeated Red Lodge in an OT thriller. This time 2nd place was up for grabs and Joliet made sure of getting it with a 3-1 win, 25-20, 25-21, 23-25, 25-16

Bushman and Luoma again led in kills  with 19 for Bushman and 15 for Luoma from an impressive team total of 53. Webber and Skyler got 7 a-piece. 

There were 49 assists, Webber getting 25 and Schwend 18. Aces number 12 with Bushman on 4 and Schwend 3. Bushman also made 4 blocks. 

The team dealt with 74 digs, Webber providing 24 and Bushman 16.

With Joliet victorious they once more entertained Huntley Project for the Championship game only to again succumb to the Red Devils, this time 13-25, 16-25, 12-25.



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