The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Watertown on Tuesday, September 6 to take on the Lady Arrows, a Class AA team. So far this season, Watertown has only lost to the defending AA champs of Rapid City Stevens and Sioux Falls Lincoln and O’ Gorman. Abbey Trapp, head coach of the Lady Bulldogs said, “The girls played very, hard against Watertown. Watertown is a very, good team and I am pleased that we won 11 games.” Milbank, however, took the loss at 0-9.
In singles, at No. 1, Hope Karels was defeated by Jaida Young at 0- 6 and 1-6. Elsie Seffrood lost to Ellie Zink at 2-6 and 0-6. Amelia Pederson was defeated by Leyla Meester at 0-6 and 1-6. Ashlynn Lamp went down at 0-6 and 0-6 to Josie Heyn. Jenna Kortsjens took a loss from Faith Berg at 0-6 and 2-6, and Caitlyn Frerichs, playing at No. 6, was defeated by Sophia Nichols at 0-6 and 0-6.
In doubles play, Karels and Seffrood put up a fight, but went down to Zink and Heyn at 0-6 and 4-6. Pederson and Lamp took the loss at 2-6 and 1-6 against Meester and Young. Korstjens and Frerichs, the No. 3 duo, were defeated by Berg and Nichols at 0-6 and 0-6.
In exhibition play, Bri Hicks and Izzy Glomstad each took a singles loss at 0-6. Together, they also took a doubles loss.
What’s next? The Lady Bulldogs are fired up for the multi-school Varsity Jamboree on Friday, September 9. The ball gets rolling at noon in Brandon Valley.