Junior spikers open with two wins

The trick to being champion is making it clear from the start that nobody is welcome within reach of your title.
The Muskie junior girls’ volleyball team didn’t exactly keep their two league rivals at arm’s-length in their season-openers this past week, but they did manage to maintain their authority atop the NorWOSSA food chain for the time being.
Coach Duane Roen was witness to an efficient all-around display by his team during yesterday’s 3-1 win in their best-of-five match over the host Dryden Eagles to up their season record to 2-0.
Game scores were 25-20, 25-22, 16-25, and 25-21.
It had been a tenuous beginning to the campaign last Thursday for the black-and-gold, who fell behind the host Kenora Broncos 2-0 before roaring back for a 3-2 victory that included a 16-14 win in the fifth and deciding set.
< *c>Tumbling down
Meanwhile, life seemed grand for the Muskie senior girls’ spike squad halfway through yesterday’s best-of-five match with the host Eagles, but Dryden rose up to steal a 3-2 victory.
Game scores were 25-21, 23-25, 16-25, 25-10, and 15-4.
“Once we got down on the scoreboard [in the fourth], things just started to snowball,” said Muskie coach Char Bliss, whose team dropped to 1-1 on the young season.
Fort High got the better of Kenora in the Broncos’ own gym last Thursday in the NorWOSSA regular-season opener, claiming a 3-1 victory (25-17, 21-25, 25-10, and 25-14).
The Muskies now get a break from NorWOSSA action due to the Christmas holidays, with their next games not slated until Jan. 8 here against the Broncos.