The four Muskie court teams split their NorWOSSA season-opening matches yesterday in Dryden.
The junior boys’ volleyball squad dropped the first set 25-19 to the host Eagles, but then stormed back to win the next three by scores of 25-15, 25-23, and 25-21.
The senior girls’ basketball team, meanwhile, used a 10-4 third-quarter run to pull away from the Eagles en route to a 33-19 victory.
The black-and-gold were led by Chelsea Hill’s 17 points, with Erika Moffitt adding nine.
On the other side of the ledger, the senior boys’ volleyball team lost its match in four sets.
After Dryden took the opening set 25-20, the Muskies rallied for a 25-18 win in the second one.
But that was as far as the comeback went as the Eagles took the next two 25-13 and 25-21.
Finally, the junior girls’ basketball team was unable to hold onto an 8-6 halftime lead as the Eagles used a second-half surge to win 20-16.
Alanna Walsh and Jessica Caul each tallied four points for the Muskies, but head coach Dan Bird not the team was “outhustled for most of the game.”
But he also was confident about overcoming the early hump as the season goes on.
The black-and-gold resume NorWOSSA action this Wednesday (Sept. 29) in Kenora, then will host the Eagles in the home-opener Oct. 5.
The senior spikers, however, will hit the court this weekend for a tournament in Kenora.