Havre High spikers host Browning on Saturday


For the second straight weekend the Havre High volleyball team will face a very familiar conference opponent.

Last weekend the Central A Blue Ponies (4-9, 2-2) defeated the Browning Indians in four games on the road. And on Saturday, th

Havre High's Sadie Seidel makes a pass during a Class A volleyball match last month in Havre. The Blue Ponies are at home Saturday where they'll host the Browning Indians at the HHS gymnasium.

e Ponies will play host to the Indians at the Havre High gymnasium where the Ponies hope to grab their fourth straight win.

This will be a key match in the Ponies' season. Though their overall record shows their struggles, a win on Saturday would push the Ponies into a tie for the No. 2 team in the conference with Belgrade.

"We are excited and we have a chance to be tied for the No. 2 team," Havre High head coach Melanie Skoyen said. "Our record doesn't show it, but that just shows we have been playing some very tough schools. And we love playing teams like Browning because they make us better and they make us aware of everything that is going on and really make us pay attention. It should be a good match."

If the Ponies can manage a win this weekend, they would really have some momentum heading into their next conference match against Lewistown. Lewistown is currently the No. 1 team in the conference so a win there would be huge for HHS. But the Ponies are focused on the Indians. They defeated the Indians last weekend and are hoping to do the same thing this time around.

And HHS isn't looking to do anything special. The Ponies know Browning is a team that doesn't quit and will push the them with every dig, hit, serve and block. The Ponies will look to play consistent from the very first game, something they didn't do the first time around. They want to better execute their wing players sucking into the court more, be ready for tips and roll shots.

The HHS hitters will also look to hit some challenging shots. Browning really covers their deep corners, leaving the middle back wide open. HHS isn't used to hitting middle back, but if they can get it done they will have a huge advantage offensively. This will be key for Sadie Seidel, Sarah Armstrong and Sammy Evans, who all played well against the Indians last week.

"We just want to go in there like we did last weekend," Skoyen said. "We have to play well because Browning is a very good team."

Havre will host Browning on Saturday with the match starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Havre High gymnasium.


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