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By Mark Hebert

North Country secures second, trip to Divisional next


October 31, 2018

Mark Hebert

The North County Mavericks pose for a picture after taking second place in the District 3C Tournament. Pictured, l to r, Coach Amber Erickson, Montaya Idler, Halle Beil, Jayden Erickson, Elise Strommen, Chaykota Christensen, Sarah Boucher, Petya Rozalinova, Kia Wasson, Zandora Longtree, Jaycee Erickson, and Coaches Charlese Wasson and Jamie Remmich. Kneeling: Kaitlyn McColly not pictured: Danika Soper, and Emilie Carillo.

With their season on the line and their backs against the wall, North Country Libro Elise Strommen left her feet and slid head-first to save a Lustre serve that if had hit the ground would have ended the Lady Maverick's volleyball season.

"I felt like I was going to throw up," Strommen said. When asked at which point she thought she'd get sick during the play - before, during, or after - Strommen said "all three."

Strommen's save led to a kill by teammate Kia Wasson to stave off what would have been a 25-21 loss in the match and 3-1 loss in the game. North Country would go on an 8-4 run (t...

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