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Philip Lady Scotties 9-3 after White River Triangular Volleyball Tournament

The Philip Lady Scotties traveled Saturday, September 18, to White River to compete in the White River Triangular Volleyball Tournament.

The Philip varsity girls first went head-to-head with closely matched rivals the Wall Lady Eagles. This match, Philip could not stay up to the challenge, losing 1-3 for the best of five games.

Philip vs. Wall

18-25, 25-16, 16-25, 12-25

Serving: Philip - 61 of 72 (9 aces). Leaders: Molly Coyle - 18 of 20 (5 aces), Krista Wells - 12 of 13 (2 aces), Jordyn Dekker - 11 of 13 (2 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 52 of 70. Leaders: Wells - 17 of 24, Kady Pinney - 13 of 14, Josie Guptill - 13 of 16.

Setting: Philip - 78 of 79 (21 assists). Leaders: Coyle - 30 of 31 (10 assists), Pinney - 34 of 34 (9 assists).

Hitting: Philip - 83 of 98 (32 kills). Leaders: Guptill - 26 of 32 (12 kills), Pinney - 14 of 14 (7 kills), Sam Johnson - 9 of 10 (3 kills).

Blocking: Philip - 3 solos. Leaders: Guptill - 2 solos, Dekker - 1 solo.

Digging: Philip - 60 of 95. Leaders: Sayde Slovek - 14 of 16, Pinney - 12 of 14, Coyle - 16 of 22.

Next, Philip earned a rough win over White River. The Scotties, with only a four-point final difference over-all and one game that went into a seven point extented play, squeaked away with a 3-2 match. The Philip varsity now stands with a 9-3 season record.

Philip vs. White River

25-23, 20-25, 25-17, 30-32, 15-13

Serving: Philip - 105 of 114 (13 aces). Leaders: Coyle - 18 of 19 (2 aces), Guptill - 18 of 19 (2 aces), Wells - 15 of 15 (2 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 77 of 87. Leaders: Wells - 28 of 30, Slovek - 19 of 20, Coyle - 12 of 13.

Setting: Philip - 152 of 153 (34 assists). Leaders: Coyle - 79 of 79 (20 assists), Pinney - 50 of 51 (11 assists).

Hitting: Philip - 158 of 189 (42 kills). Leaders: Guptill - 64 of 69 (21 kills), Slovek - 37 of 44 (7 kills), Johnson - 16 of 21 (5 kills).

Blocking: Philip - 4 solos. Leaders: Guptill - 2 solos, Pinney - 1 solo, Johnson - 1 solo.

Digging: Philip - 100 of 145. Leaders: Guptill - 25 of 32, Wells - 25 of 37, Coyle - 16 of 20.

Philip's junior varsity fared better with two match wins. The first came with a 2-1 for best of three against the Wall junior varsity.

Philip JV vs. Wall JV

26-24, 15-25, 18-16

Serving: Philip - 53 of 58 (11 aces). Leaders: Kaci Olivier - 8 of 10 (5 aces), Kianna Knutson - 14 of 16 (2 aces), Misty Johnson - 8 of 8 (1 ace).

Receiving: Philip - 41 of 53. Leaders: Rachel Wheeler - 22 of 28, M. Johnson - 8 of 9.

Setting: Philip - 45 of 49 (10 assists). Leaders: Knutson - 19 of 22 (6 assists), M. Johnson - 10 of 11 (3 assists).

Hitting: Philip - 42 of 50 (11 kills). Leaders: M. Johnson - 15 of 17 (4 kills), Knutson - 12 of 12 (2 kills), Katelyn Enders - 4 of 7 (1 kill).

Digging: Philip - 37 of 41. Leaders: Wheeler - 9 of 12, Olivier - 7 of 8, M. Johnson - 7 of 9.

The JV Lady Scotties then proceded to make short work of the White River JV. With an easy 2-0 match, the Philip JV currently stands with a season record of 4-2.

Philip JV vs. White River JV

25-13, 25-18

Serving: Philip - 43 of 50 (12 aces). Leaders: Knutson - 15 of 16 (2 aces), Olivier - 7 of 9 (4 aces), M. Johnson - 6 of 7 (5 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 11 of 17.

Setting: Philip - 35 of 36 (7 assists). Leaders: Knutson - 16 of 16 (4 assists), Olivier - 4 of 4 (2 assists).

Hitting: Philip - 37 of 40. Leaders: M. Johnson - 14 of 15 (3 kills), Knutson - 6 of 7 (2 kills), Olivier - 7 of 8 (2 kills).

Digging: Philip - 31 of 36. Leaders: M. Johnson - 8 of 10, Knutson - 7 of 9, Wheeler - 6 of 6.

The next match for the Lady Scotties was with them hosting the Faith Longhorns Tuesday, September 21. Philip next plays against the Harding County Ranchers at 4:30 p.m. in Philip. The Belle Fourche Volleyball Tournament begins at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 25.