By Brett Nachtigall
EDGEMONT – The Edgemont Lady Moguls improved to 3-6 on the season after splitting a pair of home matches last week, first dropping a three-game set to Lead-Deadwood but then winning a three-game set to Guernsey-Sunrise, Wyo.
“We had a tough time putting things together against Lead on Tuesday, but came out ready to play together Friday against Guernsey-Sunrise,” said head coach Susan Ostenson. “Our girls played well against a new opponent, and everyone contributed to our 3-0 win. It was a great team effort!”
Versus Lead-Deadwood, the Lady Moguls lost by scores of 14-25, 19-25 and 23-25. Senior Maddie Peterson led the team with a team-high eight kills, seven digs, two blocks and one ace serve. Junior Jenna Ostenson had a team-high 11 kill assists, while freshman Morgan Peterson had 10 kill assists. Sophomore Taylor Grill added six kills. Senior Abby Tidball meanwhile had six digs and four kills.
In the team's win over Guernsey-Sunrise, the Lady Moguls won the first game 25-20 and then cruised to victories in the next two 25-15 and 25-14.
The Lady Moguls used a balanced scoring attack which saw Jenna Ostenson leading with four, but five others – Maddie Peterson, Sarah Barker, Ellie Hollenbeck, Abby Tidball and Lizzy Tidball – each earning three kills apiece.
Abby Tidball had a team-high 11 ace serves. She also had a team-high five digs, followed by Maddie Peterson with four and Jenna Ostenson and Lizzy Tidball each with three digs apiece. Morgan Peterson had a team-high nine kill assists.
This week, the Lady Moguls host Crawford on Thursday at 5 p.m.
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Edgemont senior Abby Tidball blocks the kill attempt of a Hill City Lady Ranger hitter during a match played earlier this season in Edgemont.