CFHS defeats Badgers in five sets
Clark Fork celebrates a point during a game in early September.
(Photo courtesy LESLIE KIEBERT)
At the end of a hard-fought, back-and-forth battle, the Wampus Cats held strong in the fifth set to claim a five-game win over Bonners Ferry at home, 22-25, 25-20, 25-23, 19-25 and 15-9.
"I think that just the girls stepped up and came together and worked really hard," Clark Fork volleyball coach Michelle Valliere said.
By that fourth set, Valliere said Clark Fork players were tired and let the Badgers pull ahead, 20-10. While the Wampus Cats were able to battle back and score a few more points, Bonners Ferry was able to claim the set and tie the game at two sets each.
"In that fifth set, they just decided that they wanted it more," Valliere said. "So they worked harder and worked as a team and capitalized on things when Bonners was down and won."
Paige Valliere was high dig with 24, adding in 33 assists and leading the team with five aces. Emily Myer was high kill with 13 as well as contributing a block. Amari Printz-Hay also contributed a block for the Wampus Cats/
"Paige and Emily just really led the team as seniors out there and did a really good job for us," Valliere said.