June 28, 2022

Timberwolves have great showing at home tournament

CORNING – The Southwest Valley Timberwolves went 4-2 at their home tournament on Saturday.

“Overall, I was very pleased with our play at our home tourney,” Timberwolves head coach Lindsay Wetzel said.  

Southwest Valley hosted Lenox, Clarke, CAM, Exira-EHK, Panorama and AHSTW.

The Timberwolves played Lenox first and beat the Tigers in three sets (21-16, 11-21, 13-15).

TEAM HIGHS VS. LENOX

Charlee Larsen had four kills, Samantha Larsen had one block, Ryanne Mullen had 11 assists and Maggie Haer had eight digs.

The Timberwolves swept Clarke in game two action (21-7, 21-11).

TEAM HIGHS VS. CLARKE

Samantha Larsen had four kills, Norah Lund and Tierney Dalton had one block each, Ryanne Mullen had 11 assists and Lund also led the team in digs, with three.

Southwest Valley was swept by the CAM Cougars in the tournament’s third match (17-21, 19-21).

TEAM HIGHS VS. CAM

Kyli Aldrich had seven kills, Tierney Dalton had two blocks, Ryanne Mullen again had 11 assists and Maggie Haer had five digs.

The Timberwolves swept the Exira-EHK Spartans (21-16, 21-15).

TEAM HIGHS VS. EXIRA-EHK

Samantha Larsen had four kills, Tierney Dalton had one block, Ryanne Mullen had 13 assists and Maggie Haer had eight digs. Notably, Haidyn Top had five aces.

The Timberwolves also swept the Panorama Panthers (21-12, 21-10).

TEAM HIGHS VS. PANORAMA

Charlee Larsen had seven kills, Tierney Dalton had two blocks, Ryanne Mullen had 14 assists and Norah Lund had three digs.

The final game of the tournament was against AHSTW. The Timberwolves hung close in set one but got swept in the match (27-29, 10-21).

“We played a really tight set one with AHSTW and almost won that set.  We were playing very scrappy defense and there were quite a few long volleys especially at the end of that first set,” coach Wetzel said.

TEAM HIGHS VS. AHSTW

Charlee Larsen had four kills, Kyli Aldrich had one and a half blocks, Ryanne Mullen had a dozen assists and Maggie Haer and Norah Lund had a pair of digs each.

“It was a strong showing by our team at the end of a long homecoming week,” coach Wetzel said.