After an up-and-down regular season, North Fremont’s volleyball team went into the 2A district VI tournament Tuesday as the three seed. The Lady Huskies beat Ririe in five, beat West Jefferson in four then lost to Firth in three sets in the tournament.
North Fremont played some of their best volleyball of the season throughout the tournament.
“We passed really well,” said North Fremont head coach Rochelle Hoffner. “We’ve been focusing on passing a lot. Defensively, our block was up and our diggers did a really good job of playing disciplined defense. We did everything well. Everything just came together for us. Every single girl played her heart out. It was really fun to watch. We hit well, we set well, we served well.”
Graycee Litton led the Lady Huskies with 24 kills on the day, Mariya Hoffner scored 21 kills and Remi Litton scored 20 kills.
Mariya Hoffner led the Lady Huskies with 15 aces on the day, Remi Litton served 10 aces and Graycee Litton and Kacie Anderson served nine aces.
As a team, North Fremont had 229 digs. Grace Baum led North Fremont with 47 digs and Dakotah had 46.
North Fremont will face off with West Jefferson again Thursday at 3 p.m. If they win that game they’ll play Firth at 5 p.m. and if they beat Firth, They’ll match up with FIrh again at 7 p.m. for a tie breaker.
“I think my girls gained a lot of confidence today,” Hoffner said. “They went into it ready to fight and I anticipate that they will go in with confidence.”
North Fremont is learning how to play to their strengths.
“We’ve just talked about how we’re a pretty small team,” Hoffner said. “We’re not tall at all. We’ve just focused on being scrappy and relentless and we did that well today and I think we’ll focus on doing that again on Thursday and hopefully head to state.”
This article was originally published on Rexburg standart Journal.