TRACK AND FIELD
TRACK AND FIELD
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TUES., 10-15 VOLLEYBALL RESULTS
October 16, 2013Northwest Montana A Conference
Thompson Falls 3, Libby 2
LIBBY — Libby couldn’t hold its advantage in the first set, and fell apart late, losing to Thompson Falls 25-23, 17-25, 19-25, 25-12, 15-8, in a nonconference match.
The Loggers led by eight points early in the first set, and looked to cruise to victory even after a late push from Thompson Falls. Libby held a 23-18 advantage in the frame before the Blue Hawks rallied off seven straight points to win the set.
Libby won each of the next two games to take a 2-1 lead, but lost big in the fourth and again in the tiebreaking fifth to lose the match.
Devon Gallagher had a block and a match-high 14 kills for the Loggers. Mahalah Wedel had 48 of the team’s 111 digs and Hannah England led Libby with a block, four aces and 40 assists.
The Loggers head to the Missoula Invitational on Thursday and Friday to close out the week.
Kills — TFalls 42 (Logan Beckman 13), Libby 45 (Devon Gallagher 14). Assists — TFalls 40 (Erica Sorley 25), Libby 44 (Hannah England 40). Digs — TFalls 77 (Shasta Wilson 16), Libby 111 (Mahalah Wedel 48). Blocks — TFalls 15 (Shay Hannum 6), Libby 1 (Gallagher, England). Aces — TFalls 16 (Hannum 4), Libby 11 (England 4).
Polson 3, Stevensville 1
STEVENSVILLE — The Lady Pirates defeated Stevensville 25-22, 16-25, 25-12, 25-20 in a nonconference contest.
Jessica Hoel led Polson with 14 kills and the Pirates outhit Stevensville 45-26. Setter Jaiden Toth had all 37 of Polson’s assists and a team-high 19 digs and five aces.
MacKinzie Zimmerman and Kyla Paulsen each had seven kills for Stevensville.
Kills – Polson 45 (Jessica Hoel 14), Stevensville 26 (MacKinzie Zimmerman 7, Kyla Paulsen 7). Blocks – Polson 4 (Chloie Huerta 2), Stevensville 6 (Zimmerman 3). Digs – Polson 77 (Jaiden Toth 19), Stevensville 73 (Carly Vercruyssen 26). Assists – Polson 37 (Toth 37), Stevensville 22 (Megan Elam 15). Aces – Polson 12 (Toth 5), Stevensville 6 (Zimmerman 4).
Corvallis sweeps past Maroons
Updated: October 15, 2013 at 9:35 pm
Corvallis' Joanna Avery hits the ball past Butte Central's Sadie Harrington, left, and Erin Antonioli. (Bill Foley photos)
The Butte Central volleyball team needs to be more offensive.
That was the conclusion drawn by BC coach Kaila Minehan after her Maroons fell 25-5, 25-18, 25-10 to a “great” Corvallis team in a Southwestern A match Tuesday night at the Maroon Activities Center.
“It’s time for our hitters to start stepping up,” Minehan said. “If we don’t have an offense we’re not going to win.”
The Maroons put out a valiant effort on the defensive end, but really the Maroons only got offensive once.
That was when BC bounced back from a slow start to put a scare into the Blue Devils in the second game. The Maroons rallied from a 14-7 deficit to pull within 16-15 before Corvallis put the game away.
“I’m very pleased with our second game, but as a whole I’m ready to start seeing some offense,” Minehan said.
Corvallis outkilled the Maroons 35-12 in sweeping the Maroons for the second time this season. Joanna Avery, a 6-foot middle blocker, and Kelsey Irwin, a 5-10 blocker, combined for 24 of the Corvallis Kills. Avery killed 13, while Irwin spiked 11.
The Maroons were again playing without Lacey McGree and Teresa Piazzola. Both are out with ankle injuries suffered in practice last week.
In their absence, senior Sadie Harrington tallied six kills to lead the Maroons. Sierra Pica added three, while Shawnee Hjelt, Erin Antonioli and Mollie Peoples each killed one.
Emily St. John, who registered 11 assists, collected a team-best seven digs for the Maroons. Libero Cassidy McGree dug five, while Hjelt and Ashley Marthaller each dug four.
Minehan said it was clear that the Maroons, who fell to 0-11 overall and 0-9 in conference play, missed Lacey McGree and Piazzola.
“It’s good for them to see what they’re missing,” Minehan said of her starters who watched the match from the bench. “I hope that they come back from these ankle injuries ready to fire up.”
The Maroons will host their annual Blocktober Classic Saturday at the MAC.
Minehan said the tournament is typically a time when her players get to see some serious court time and work on some camaraderie.
This year, she said her team will work on developing a killer instinct.
“It’s time for us to get ticked off and put ourselves at that next level,” Minehan said. “The kids are sick of losing, I’m sick of losing. We do really good things, it’s just not consistent from the first serve to the last serve.”
Corvallis def. Butte Central 25-5, 25-18, 25-10
Anaconda sweeps visiting Wardens
ANACONDA — Close in location, but separated by classification, the Anaconda Copperheads and Deer Lodge Wardens met up for non-conference tilt in the Snake Pit on Tuesday night.
In the end, the Class A might of the host Copperheads was was enough for them to hold off a much improved Class B Wardens squad 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-21) as the road team kept things respectable.
Anaconda was led by the 10 kills of Khali Knadler while Taylor Flynn chipped in with seven kills.
Deer Lodge’s Dani Walker paced the Warden with seven kills.
Anaconda def. Deer Lodge 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-21
Kills — Deer Lodge 18 (Dani Walker 7), Anaconda 34 (Khali Knadler 10, Taylor Flynn 7). Blocks — Deer Lodge 3 (Walker, Shayla Therriault, Bailee Senecal), Anaconda 8 (Kassandra Flores 5, Natasha Strommen 2). Digs — Deer Lodge 55 (Senecal 11, Lacie Thomas 10), Anaconda 25 (Courtney Moodry 11). Assists — Deer Lodge 16 (Senecal 16), Anaconda 30 (Kaylea Jorgensen 25). Aces — Deer Lodge 8 (Thomas 4), Anaconda 11 (Flynn 3, Strommen 3).
Conrad def. Browning 25-20, 25-22, 25-18
Browning: Aces 4 (Kayla Skunkcap 2), Kills 26 (Cyndie Sharp 8), Assists 25 (Shelsey St. Goddard 14, Jani Murray 9), Blocks 5 (Cydnie Sharp 4), Digs 41 (Melissa Hammond 11, Whitney Bremner 11, Hillary Omesoo 9)
Conrad: Aces 11 (Morgan VanDyle 4), Kills 30 (VanDyke 8, Krista Judisch 7), Assists 27 (Hayley Orcutt 23), Blocks 2 (Judisch 1, Emily Harwood 1), Digs 80 (Taryn Erickson 20, Kyleigh Salois 15)
Miles City def. Glendive
25-23, 25-16, 25-13
Glendive -- Kills: 14 (Manas Zimdars 6); Assists: 14 (Teia Knutson 12); Digs: 49 (Knutson 11); Blocks: 2; Aces: 9 (Marenah Crouchett 4).
Miles City -- Kills: 32 (Shaylee Singleton 10); Assists: 30 (Makena Ellingson 13); Digs: 43 (Stevie Murphy 17); Blocks: 7 (Kadie Heinle 5); Aces: 10 (Singleton 4).