Valley City volleyball (4-2 overall) journeyed to Devils Lake (1-6) for their Eastern Dakota Conference opener on Tuesday.
The upstart Hi-Liners returned with a win in straight sets: 25-13, 25-14, 25-14.
Jessica Denholm dished out 19 assists. Ellie Winter supplied two more.
Denholm also racked up four aces. Madison Taylor and Charlotte Huschka added three each.
Huschka and Denholm swooped for six digs apiece. Clarisa Olson finished the night with five of her own.
Danica Diegel stuffed the Firebirds for two blocks.
Taylor notched seven kills, Olson six and Diegel five.
Valley City improves to 5-2 overall (1-0 EDC).
Next up for the Hi-Liners is a match against conference opponent Shanley, 7 p.m., in Valley City.