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October 10, 2012Northwest Montana A Conference
Prep volleyball: Mann leads as Florence remains undefeated
FLORENCE – The Class B Florence volleyball team remained unbeaten Tuesday with a thrilling win over Class A Frenchtown, 25-23, 26-28, 25-19, 24-26, 15-9.
The Falcons (13-0) benefited from a 59-42 advantage in kills. Casey Mann led the way for the hosts with 15 kills.
Florence also held a 56-40 advantage in assists. Makenzie Bauck had 24 for the Falcons and Josie Anderson 21 for the Broncs.
Frenchtown pushed Florence to the limit thanks in part to a 13-8 edge in aces. Vanessa Stavish had a team-high four for the Broncs to go along with her five blocks.
Florence def. Frenchtown, 25-23, 26-28, 25-19, 24-26, 15-9.
Kills – Frenchtown 42 (Jadan Ross 13), Florence 59 (Casey Mann 15). Blocks – Frenchtown 12 (Vanessa Stavish 5), Florence 13 (Megan Byrne 4). Digs – Frenchtown 74 (Haley Cyr 20), Florence 85 (Karli Cotton 27). Assists – Frenchtown 40 (Josie Anderson 21), Florence 56 (Makenzie Bauck 24). Aces – Frenchtown 13 (Stavish 4), Florence 8 (Bauck 4).
Thompson Falls def. Libby, 3-0
At Thompson Falls, Hope Reid finished with 14 kills and six blocks to lead the District 7-B Bluehawks to a 25-19, 25-22, 25-23 win over Northwestern A foe Libby.
Kelsey Fitchett chipped in 13 kills and five blocks as Thompson Falls improved to 12-2.
Allison Vaught passed for 30 of the Bluehawks’ 32 assists.
Hannah England led the Loggers with 23 kills and four aces. Libby held an 11-1 ace advantage.
Thompson Falls def. Libby, 25-19, 25-22, 25-23.
Kills – Libby 28 (Lauren Wepprecht 14), Thompson Falls 35 (Hope Reid 14). Blocks – Libby 3 (Taylor Quinn 2), Thompson Falls 12 (Reid 6). Digs – Libby 38 (Mahalah Wedel 17), Thompson Falls 45 (Logan Beckman). Assists – Libby 24 (Hannah England 23), Thompson Falls 32 (Allison Vaught 30 Aces – Libby 11 (England 4), Thompson Falls 1 (Erica Sorlie).
Playing blocks sends Maroons past Anaconda
Updated: October 9, 2012 at 10:49 pm
The team play was probably as balanced as it can be for Butte Central as the Maroons defeated a good Anaconda squad 17-25, 25-22, 25-7, 25-18 Tuesday night in a Southwestern A Conference high school volleyball matched at the Maroon Activities Center.
The serving of Cassidy McGree, back-row play of Danika Neumann and the setting of both Shannon McLaughlin and Taylor Marthaller complemented the net prowess displayed by Mariah Cooney, Danee Leary and a bevy of BC hitters.
Anaconda countered pretty well. Courtney Moodry let loose the tough serve while Brooke Chapman and Taylor Flynn were strong up front with Kaylea Jorgensen distributing assists. Karli King patrolled the back row at libero.
The Copperheads stepped out and played very well in winning the first game before Butte Central bounced back.
“It was a great comeback,” Maroon head coach Kaila Minehan said. “Even in the second game, we started kind of slumpy. We were flat, not really doing anything bad, but not in the game too much.’
The BC game came together kind of once as the girls did a good job in collecting themselves.
“Cassidy McGree served three aces for us tonight. She has kind of a fun little serve,” Minehan said. “She does a good job defensively, too.
“Our block made some good adjustments, starting in the second game. Mariah had seven blocks, which is really good, and Danee Leary had three from the left side, which is amazing, too. I felt like tonight our senior setters did a nice job spreading the offense and got us some good swings.”
Both teams showed spark and displayed talent from several players. There was little letdown, if any, in rotations of players in from the bench. The net, though, was telltale as BC outblocked the Copperheads 13-1.
“It was a team win,” Minehan emphasized. “Our passing was good and let our setters do their setting and our hitters hit. Toward the end of the match, we were able to execute those kills. Our intensity was good tonight and we were able to get the win.”
An ace by Flynn closed the first game. Anaconda had gotten to game point on a Butte Central hitting error. The Copperheads took control of the set on a five-point serving run by Jorgensen that was boosted by a kill and tip for point by Chapman. Maroon mistakes accounted for the other points in the run.
Butte Central prevailed in game two on a big serving run by McGree. She took the Maroons from a 21-14 deficit to a 23-22 edge with help from two points each by Leary and Cooney on kills, a block and a tip shot. Anaconda won back a side-out, but Cooney killed a shot to bring game point. Leary killed the winner off a dig by Cooney and a set by McLaughlin. Moodry’s serving had helped the Copperheads to their 21-14 edge before McGree toed the line.
Marthaller set the last two BC points of the lopsided third game. Cooney executed the kill both times. McGree served three aces in an eight-point run as Butte Central took a 15-1 command. Cooney and Leary also scored in the run while Anaconda hurt itself with a couple of errors.
Leary and Cooney punched home the last two Maroon points of the match. Lear’s scored game point and followed on the heels of a six-point run McGree served. Butte Central dominated the set early, but the Copperheads rallied and forged a 16-all tie on a pair of Maroon errors with Jorgensen serving for Anaconda. A Cooney kill then put BC ahead to stay.
Leary had 16 kills and Cooney 11 to lead the Butte Central attack. McLaughlin set 20 assists. Neumann led in digs with 23, Leary had 17 and McGree 10.
Flynn fired three aces for Anaconda. Chapman mashed 10 kills, Jorgensen put up 20 assists, Natasha Strommen tallied a block and the digs leaders were Flynn with 20, King with 16, Jorgensen with 12 and Moodry with 11.
Butte Central now has records of 5-3 in conference play and 5-5 overall. The Maroons will play a league match at Corvallis on Thursday in their next action. They will then play host to their Blocktoberfest event on Saturday.
Butte Central def. Anaconda 17-25, 25-22, 25-7, 25-18
Kills — Anaconda 28 (Brooke Chapman 10, Taylor Flynn 7, Mia Estes 5, Kiernan Gallagher 3, Natasha Strommen 3), Butte Central 38 ((Danee Leary 16, Mariah Cooney 11, Annie Ossello 5, Sadie Harrington 3, Shannon McLaughlin 1, Teresa Piazzola 1, Lacey McGree 1). Assists — Anaconda 22 (Kaylea Jorgensen 20, Gallagher 2), Butte Central 34 (McLaughlin 20, Taylor Marthaller 14). Aces — Anaconda 7 (Flynn 3, Karli King 2, Estes 1, Courtney Moodry 1), Butte Central 8 (Cassidy McGree 3, McLaughlin 2, Danika Neumann 1, Leary 1, Cooney 1). Digs — Anaconda 76 (Flynn 20, King 16, Jorgensen 12, C. Moodry 11, Gallagher 8, Chapman 5, Estes 2, Strommen 2), Butte Central 67 (Neumann 23, Leary 17, C. McGree 10, Marthaller 5, McLaughlin 4, L. McGree 3, Cooney 3, Ossello 2). Blocks — Anaconda 1 (Strommen), Butte Central 13 (Cooney 7, Leary 3, Harrington 2, Ossello 1).
West def. Central
25-19, 18-25, 19-25, 28-26, 15-11
Billings Central (19-4) -- Kills: 61 (Justyn Juhl 29). Assists: 55 (Bailee Hadley 51). Digs: 130 (Erika Kuehn 32, Juhl 26, Nicole Wildin 26). Blocks: 4 (Jenny Garber 3). Aces: 6 (Wildin 3).
Billings West (14-8) -- Kills: 52 (KC Christensen 16, Jessica Kugler 10). Assists: 47 (Christine Wing 45). Digs: 91 (Wing 21, Kugler 17). Blocks: 11 (Callie VanLuvanee 6). Aces: 10 (Madison Potruff 3, Wing 3).
Sidney def. Plentywood
25-15, 25-21, 18-25, 23-25, 15-8
Plentywood -- Kills: 36 (Cara Stadstad 15). Digs: 50 (Ashley Olson 14). Assists: 34 (Abby Cybulski 20). Aces: 0. Blocks: 13 (Stadstad 7).
Sidney -- Kills: 54 (Whitney Levenberger 18). Digs: 103 (Erin Harris 22). Assists: 37 (Krista Steinbeisser 23). Aces: 15 (Harris 5). Blocks: 7 (Levenberger 5).
Huntley Project def. Lewistown
25-22, 25-8, 25-8
Lewistown -- Kills: 15 (Mikaela Olsen 6). Digs: 27 (Alyssa Yeager 9). Assists: 13 (Maddie Comes 12). Aces: 4 (Michelle Monger 2). Blocks: 1 (Monger).
Huntley Project (20-0) -- Kills: 34 (Stormy Siemion 13). Digs: 45 (Siemion 13). Assists: 31 (Keera Stookey 31). Aces: 13 (Rachael Buzanowski 5). Blocks: 4 (Buzanowski 2).