Roberts bow out with pride

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Lady Rockets of Roberts left the Southern C Divisional tournament in Fergus last weekend with their heads held high, knowing they were only the second Roberts team to ever reach this stage. 

“The team was very excited to have the opportunity to play at the Divisional tournament and play other teams we haven’t seen before.  There were lots of positives that came out of it,” said coach Melissa Bertolino. “It gave our young team an opportunity to gain experience against some good teams.”

The Lady Rockets faced Roy/Winifred in their opener and were defeated 3-0, 25-11, 25-13, 25-11. 

In that game McKenzie Pitts and Maddie Allen shared the ace count with Allen also making 7 digs from a team total of 23. Makayla Pratt got 6 digs.

Emma DeVries got 4 kills and Grayce Payovich 3 assists. 

Of the 2 blocks, Kimberly Bear shared with Pitts.

The defeat meant they had to play Absarokee in the loser out game the next day. 

The Lady Roberts began well, taking the first set 25-23 but Absarokee stormed back to take the final 3, 25-10, 25-18, 25-10.

Payovich secured 2 aces from a team total of 7 while DeVries got in 14 digs and 3 of 6 blocks. Bear made 9 kills from 23 and Allen covered all the assists with 13. 

“We are only graduating 1 senior and returning 5 starters that are 3 sophomores, and 2 freshman,” said Bertolino.  “They were a young team this year and I’m glad they fought to make it to the Divisional tournament to have that experience under their belts for the upcoming years.”  


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