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Philip loses hard played match to Harding County 2-3

Cheer leaders ... Their uniforms ready and their hair just so, these guys led spectators in cheers during the Philip volleyball match on September 25. Despite the encouragement, the Lady Scotties lost 2-3 to Harding County. From left: Tate Guptill, Andrew Brech and Karch Foley.

The Philip Lady Scotties fought a long, hard match against the Harding County Ranchers in a Philip volleyball tournament on Thursday, September 25.

The five games were so close, two of them going into extended play, that only two points separated the teams' total scoring over the entire evening. Philip lost the match 2-3 with game scores of 25-21, 24-26, 25-19, 21-23 and 15-17. The Scotties new season record is 9-2.

Serving: Philip - 93 of 111 (4 aces). Leaders: Taylor Holman - 26 of 27 (2 aces), Sierra Hook - 17 of 19 (1 ace), Marissa Mann - 14 of 15.

Receiving: Philip - 80 of 90. Leaders: Kenzy Pinney - 26 of 29, Mann - 21 of 24, Kayla O'Connell - 16 of 18, Josie Guptill - 14 of 15.

Setting: Philip - 130 of 131 (43 assists). Leader: Holman - 121 of 122 (41 assists).

Hitting: Philip - 146 of 165 (54 kills). Leaders: Hook - 46 of 52 (27 kills), Mann - 41 of 46 (9 kills), Guptill - 22 of 23 (10 kills), Abby Fitzgerald - 21 of 23 (6 kills).

Blocking: Philip - 5 of 6 (5 kills). Leader: Hook - 5 solos.

Digging: Philip - 104 of 148. Leaders: Holman - 16 of 20, Mann - 25 of 34, O'Connell - 15 of 20, Pinney - 15 of 20.

The junior varsity fared no better, losing 1-2 with game scores of 25-20, 17-25 and 12-15. Their season record is now 3-4.

Serving: Philip - 49 of 53 (7 aces). Leaders: Molly Coyle - 13 of 14 (2 aces), Guptill - 10 of 11 (2 aces), Colby Smith - 7 of 8 (1 ace), Bethany Kroetch - 5 of 5 (1 ace).

Serving: Harding County - 89 of 104 (11 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 38 of 50. Leaders: Smith - 15 of 18, Sayde Slovek - 8 of 12, Kianna Knutson - 5 of 7.

Receiving: Harding Co. - 83 of 85.

Setting: Philip - 38 of 39 (11 assists). Leader: Coyle - 34 of 35 (10 assists).

Setting: Harding Co. - 126 of 126 (38 assists).

Hitting: Philip - 46 of 55 (15 kills). Leaders: Guptill - 13 of 16 (5 kills), Coyle - 13 of 14 (2 kills), Slovek - 6 of 7 (3 kills), Tomilyn Trask - 7 of 9 (3 kills).

Hitting: Harding Co. - 133 of 173 (43 kills).

Blocking: Philip - 1 of 2 (1 kill). Leader: Guptill - 1 solo.

Blocking: Harding Co. - 2 solos, 14 assists.

Digging: Philip - 35 of 57. Leaders: Guptill - 11 of 14, Coyle - 4 of 4.

Digging: - Harding Co. - 79.

The "C" team also took its first game, only to lose the next two. The match ended 1-2 with game scores of 25-15, 9-25 and 8-15.

Serving: Philip - 31 of 39 (6 aces). Leaders: Knutson - 9 of 9 (3 aces), Allison Stahl - 9 of 11, Tara Gottsleben - 4 of 6 (2 aces).

Receiving: Philip - 32 of 47. Leaders: Slovek - 15 of 15, Abby Carley - 5 of 8.

Setting: Philip - 33 of 33. Leader: Knutson - 29 of 29 (6 assists).

Hitting: Philip - 37 of 43 (9 kills). Leaders: Slovek - 16 of 16 (5 kills), Stahl - 7 of 11 (2 kills), Gottsleben - 6 of 6 (1 kill).

Digging: Leaders: Knutson - 9 of 12, Rachel Wheeler - 7 of 9, LaRae Van Tassel - 6 of 10.