Netters win first game
The District 11 champion Aggies have now met one of the season’s long-term goals: to win a game at the region tournament.
The girls came out fighting on Monday as they knocked the Glenburn Panthers out of the tournament, 3-1. After losing the opening match 23-25, Velva came back and took the next three, going 25-16, 25-21 and 25-15.
Brittney Thingstad put away 20 kills on the night, Bailey Thomas nailed 10, Sarah Weidler 3, Whitney Boehm 2 and Ally Nelson and Jaci Norbury had 1 each. Scoring on aces were Podoll with 3 and Thingstad, Taylor Brudevold and Norbury with 1 each.
On defense, Thingstad came up with 15 digs, Weidler and Nelson 12 each, Brudevold 7, Thomas 5, Podoll 4, Norbury 3 and Boehm 1.
The girls advanced to the semifinals on Tuesday night.