By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist
FARGO – Make it back-to-back NDHSAA Class A Volleyball state championships for the West Fargo Sheyenne Mustangs.
West Fargo Sheyenne defeated Fargo Shanley 3-1 (25-14, 10-25, 25-17, 25-18) in the championship match of the 2023 NDHSAA Class A Volleyball State Tournament played Saturday, November 18 at the FARGODOME.
The meeting between the Mustangs and the Deacons in the state championship match marked the first All-East Region state final since 2007.
The Mustangs used a balanced offensive attack to seal up the repeat. Junior outside hitter Alexa Killoran led the Mustangs with nine kills, two aces, a plock and 21 digs.
Senior Izzy Albrecht and freshman Peyton Saxlund each added seven kills for West Fargo Sheyenne. Sophomore Addi Kill posted five ace serves in the match for the Mustangs. West Fargo Sheyenne has a total of 12 ace serves in the match.
Fargo Shanley junior Katelyn Ommen led the Deacons with 12 kills.
West Fargo Sheyenne, the No. 1 East Region seed entering the state tournament, ended the 2023 season 28-10. The Deacons finished the 2023 season 26-11.
West Fargo Sheyenne 3, Fargo Shanley 1 (25-14, 10-25, 25-17, 25-18)
Fargo Davies 3, Jamestown 0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-21)
Fargo North 3, Bismarck Century 0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-20)
Bismarck Legacy 3, Bismarck High 2 (25-17, 21-25, 12-25, 25-15, 15-13)
*** Voted on by Members of the North Dakota Coaches Association
Katelyn Ommen, Fargo Shanley
Hannah Kotrba, Fargo Shanley
Clara Robin, Fargo Shanley
Izzy Albrecht, West Fargo Sheyenne
Alexa Killoran, West Fargo Sheyenne
Mia Engel, West Fargo Sheyenne
Makenna Nold, Jamestown
Edie Hegerle, Jamestown
Cayla Sailer, Fargo Davies
Carly Dormanen, Fargo Davies
Audrey Rydell, Fargo North
Evy Berg, Fargo North
Eden Fridley, Bismarck Century
Halle Severson, Bismarck Legacy
Tayla Andersen, Bismarck High