The Muskie senior boys’ volleyball team came up with a spirited effort yesterday afternoon to take two of three games over the visiting Dryden Eagles.
After winning the first game 15-8, the Muskies dropped the next one 15-12 before battling back for a 15-9 victory in the rubber game.
“I was really pleased with our effort today," head coach Rick Wiedenhoeft said after the match. ”We outplayed them and easily could have won all three games.
“We picked up it up a notch and the players were playing with more intensity,” he added.
Wiedenhoeft said he was pleased with his team’s defensive effort, particularly that of Chris Wiedenhoeft, while adding Jon Ottertail again stood out offensively for the Muskies.
Meanwhile, the Muskie junior boys didn’t fare quite as well, dropping two of three games to the Eagles here (no scores were available by press time).
In girls’ basketball action, the seniors dropped their first game of the season with a 49-38 loss to the Eagles yesterday.
The black-and-gold led 25-20 at halftime and looked to be well on their way to recording their third-straight victory to start the season. But Dryden outscored the Muskies 22-6 in the fourth quarter to steal the victory.
The loss dropped the Muskies into a first-place tie with Kenora, both at 2-1, while the Eagles improved to 1-3.
“We didn’t play very well on offence," conceded co-coach Gord McCabe. "We threw up too many prayers and we can’t do that with our offence.”
But the Muskie junior hoopsters earned their first regular-season victory against two losses here yesterday with a 50-36 thrashing of the Eagles.
Sarah Noonan led the black-and-gold with 15 points.