Holly 12 21 21 -1
Fowler 25 25 25 -3
Rye 16 25 23 21 -1
Fowler 25 21 25 25 -3

The highly ranked Fowler Grizzlies netminders played host for the seventh time this season, this time to the Holly Wildcats.

“We played really well the first game,” said Fowler coach Lindsay Whalen of her team’s performance this past Tuesday. Our backrow players are really playing well for us.  Brooke Bell and Avery Bouldin have been solid all season.”

The 10-2 Fowler-six could only be the perfect host so far and had to draw the line when it came to winning sets. The Grizzlies finished off the Wildcats easily in set one 25-12. Then proceeded to hold off Holly rallies in the next two sets 25-21, 25-
21 to take the match. 

The team played as a team and when things didn’t go their way finding a way to respond. They responded well to hard swings, tough serves and it came down to
them keeping it simple.

Individual stats for the game were: Kills - Emily Flanscha 13, Kaley Pate 8, Aces Avery Bouldin 5, Blocks - Pate 2, Digs - Brooke Bell 16, Bouldin 12, Jayden Osbourne 28, Serve Receiving – Bell 17.

The Rye Thunderbirds were next in the crosshairs of the red-hot Grizzlies this past Thursday night. The home crowd in Fowler provided a great atmosphere right before the Grizzlies Homecoming pep rally. The rally and the talent of the Fowler bunch was just too much for the Thunderbirds in the initial set as the Grizzlies won handily 25-16. That woke up a good Rye squad as they won the second set with straight points at the end 25-21.

It was a battle the rest of the way as the fired-up home crowd got their money’s worth. It was as close as it can get in what always seems to be the all-important third set.

The Grizzlies fans took a deep breath as the home team pulled it out at 25-23. The final fourth set was just as nerve racking, but the Fowler squad didn’t flinch and keeping their focus winning 25-21.

“Rye is well coached and has an experienced team, so it was nice to get a big win,” stated coach Whalen. “I have been talking a lot about controlling our own destiny and this win was a step towards that. We are just going to take it one game at a
time now.”