Your North Cougars were eager to host their first district game of the season. They would face off against Heritage and up first were the B teams. North came out firing winning the first set 25-17 with Nethra Naresh leading the way with 12 serves leading to North points. However, Heritage did not go down without a fight, winning the second set 25-22, forcing a third and final set. North came out the gates hot in the third set and was able to put Heritage away with a 15-8 win. The player of the game goes to Jalina Suarez for her amazing passes, great effort, and just being everywhere on the court!
Next up were the A teams and the Cougars did not want to be out-shined, and made quick work of Heritage in the first set, coming away with a 25-15 win. However Heritage did not go down without a fight, forcing a close back and forth second set. Your Cougars were able to squeak out a win 26-24. The player of the game goes to Taylor “tater tot” Mechsner! Taylor had some outstanding “kills” and played amazing defense.
Last up were the C teams and North came out the gate ready to play and made quick work of Heritage. Your Cougars were able to win two straight sets 26-24 and 25-19. The players of the game goes to Noah Cruz and Layla Lampkin for their amazing serves combining for over 20 points scored on their serve.
Your Cougars came away with a clean sweep in their first district game of the year! Come support them next week as they travel to cross town rivals West! Come support them as they look to improve to 2-0 on the season
8th grade C-
The North Cougars had their first district game last night against Heritage. Our 8th grade C team battled in 3 sets but came short in sets 2 and 3 (25-21,22-25,8-15). The girls fought hard and continued to show improvement this week. Brennen Ford was on fire at the net and aces in the first set. Maddy Wilson stepped up at a crucial point in the 2nd set with several great passes. The defensive play and serve receive of Yena Chae kept our offensive game strong. Her passing, hustle, and a strong mental game is what she contributed to our team last night, earning her Player of the Week.
8th grade B-
Our 8th grade B came out with a strong win in the first set (25-21). Eraina Wilkins showed more aggressive play at the net and made smart decisions to help us side-out. Averie Gonzales had a solid serving game with 5 aces, and finished out the second set (25-22). Narmin Azim didn’t miss a beat in the back row. She was focused, consistent, and led the team in digs and serve receive. Narmin also had 3 serve aces. She earned Player of the Game this week!
8th grade A-
The 8th grade A team finished the evening with a match win in the third set. Emma Hurst and Zoey Ponsen served aggressively on the end line, contributing a combined 13 points to the overall first set score, 25-21 While the Cougars led the second set 23-15, they struggled in serve receive and gave up points in errors leading to a 24-26 Heritage win. Entering the third and final set, the Cougars knew that they had to come out strong and they did just that. North held the lead for the entire game and broke away in the end winning the match point and overall set score 15-11. Shoutout to Bella Marvin and Addison Hamm for stepping up and filling a new position in the line-up due to a roster injury during warm-up. Emry Holder set the tone in the first set with a killer block on Heritage’s outside hitter. Morgan Proctor, libero for the A team, earned her red jersey last night with consistent back row play. The A team player of the game is awarded to Addison Hamm for her fierce defense, aggressive serves throughout the match, competence as a pin hitter and overall determination to lead her team to a victory against the Broncos.