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Williston senior Brooklyn Douglas (right) goes on the offensive and tries for a kill attempt at the net during the Coyotes home match against Dickinson on Thursday, Sept. 5.

On Thursday, Sept. 5, the Williston Coyotes were defeated at home by the Dickinson Midgets, 3-0 (25-21, 25-8, 25-19). While Dickinson improves their season mark to 4-4, Williston drops to 1-7 on the year.

The first set was highly competitive with Coyote players such as senior Brooklyn Douglas and junior Macenzie Russell making a number of plays at the net, both offensively, as well as defensively to keep points alive. After trailing for much of the first set, Williston rallied to a 14-12 advantage on the scoreboard. Eventually, Dickinson wrestled back control to take the set, 25-21.

Things did not go Williston’s way in the second as Dickinson dominated throughout, winning the set 25-8. With their backs against the wall in the third set, the Coyotes made matters interesting down the stretch, but the Midgets would go on to win the set 25-19 and clinch the road victory in Jon Cole Gymnasium.

The Coyotes are scheduled for their next home match against Bismarck St. Mary’s on Friday, Sept. 6.

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