Milaca will be ready for Mora

Milaca will host Mora in a Granite Ridge Conference volleyball match tonight (Thursday) at 7:15.

Wolves coach Jamie Taylor is confident his team can give the always-tough Mustangs a tough match after playing well in a 3-0 loss at Mora Thursday, Oct. 4.

The Mustangs, 8-2 in GRC matches and 17-7 overall, stopped the Wolves 25-17, 25-18, 26-24.

“It took a few rotations but by the end of the match we looked comfortable with our offense again,” said Taylor. “We gave them a good match and we’ll be ready for this one.

“Last week at Mora was the first match senior Sadie Hunt was back to 100 percent and she looked strong.”

Talbot Millar, Tori Broberg, Hunt and Macayla Peterson each had three kills. Olivia Wolbert was 10-10 serving while Molly Banks was 12-13 and Emily Herbert was 12-14.

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Princeton edged Milaca 3-2  in a GRC match at Milaca.

The Tigers won the first two games 26-24 and 25-14 but the Wolves rallied with 25-15 and 25-19 wins to tie the match at 2-2. Princeton won the fifth game 15-12.

“This was one of the most exciting matches I’ve ever been a part of,” said Taylor. “We made a great comeback after losing the first two games – everyone, including the fans, was pumped up.

“For me, it felt like a punch in the gut to see the team play that hard and lose. It was a great team effort.”

Millar was 10-11 serving and she notched nine kills while Banks was 18-20 serving and had six kills. Wolbert was 14-14 serving while Broberg was 15-17 serving, Peterson notched 14 kills and Herbert had six kills.

On Monday, Onamia topped Milaca 3-1 in a non-conference match at Milaca.

Onamia won the first game 25-8 but the Wolves rallied to win the second game 25-19 before losing the next two games 25-16 and 25-20.

The Wolves, 2-7 in GRC matches and 6-14 overall, are at Zimmerman for a conference match Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7:15.

Albany leads the Granite Ridge with an 8-0 record.

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