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She Wolves to battle at state

The Moorcroft Lady Wolves had a great Regional Volleyball tournament, earning third place. The Wolves went in #3 from the Powder River Conference and faced #2 in the South, Pine Bluffs in the first round, winning with the sweep, Moorcroft 3 Pine Bluffs 0 (25-29, 25-10, 25-13).

Next, the Wolves faced #1N Big Horn with Big Horn taking the win, Big Horn 3 Moorcroft 1 (18-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-21).

After our first day, we knew that day two of the tournament we needed to battle back and get another win to make it to the state tournament. The next day we faced #1 S Glenrock and won with the sweep again, Moorcroft 3 Glenrock 0 (29-27, 25-15, 25-12).

The match against Glenrock was the one that we knew was on the line to qualify for state. Our girls played mentally tough volleyball and we minimized our errors and played together on the court. Seeing the girls and our families celebrate a ticket to state is what we have been working toward for several years as a program.

Next, we were in the third and fourth place match. We faced Tongue River and won in a five set match Moorcroft 3 Tongue River 2 (23-25, 25-23, 25-22, 26-28, 15-7). We continued our momentum from the morning and worked together to end Regionals with a third place finish.

The top four teams in the Regional all came out of our conference. Our tough competition during the season helped us prepare to battle at Regionals and work hard to make the top four teams.

We are excited to continue our run and play in the state tournament in Casper on Thursday. We face off with Rocky Mountain at 4:30 p.m.!

Our team captains had some thoughts on our regional tournament as we head into the state tournament. Senior captain Char Cranston stated, "We went into Regionals knowing that we would have to fight for everything. It was a great accomplishment for this team placing third. I think we are beyond ready for our games at state. We have to fight at state and I know this team will give it everything they have." 

Senior captain Kaylee Terry also added, "Regionals went very well for our team. We played our hearts out and had a lot of fun doing it. For state, we are very excited to be able to step on the court and just take it all in. Our biggest thing is to just leave everything on the court this weekend." 

Junior captain Kailee Gill commented, "Overall, I thought that Regionals went very well. All of us showed up ready to play and we executed very well. We went in with confidence and finished with even more confidence. I am very proud of every girl for filling their roles and stepping in when we needed it the most. Going into state, I feel that we have a pretty good chance of coming out on top. I feel that we have the skills and the mindset to finish where we want to. I know that every other girl wants it just as much as I do and that makes it more exciting!"