Flathead spikers fall in semis at Electric City Invite

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GREAT FALLS – All in all, it was a decent weekend for Flathead volleyball at the Electric City Invitational. The Bravettes went 4-1 Friday in pool play, earning them a spot in the championship bracket on Saturday.

Flathead defeated crosstown rival Glacier 22-25, 25-23, 15-13 on the final day, but lost to Helena Capital 25-13, 25-19 and Missoula Sentinel 26-24, 25-11, 15-9 in the semifinals.

“Overall it was a great weekend,” coach Nicole Fairclough said.

“We won Thursday night against Billings West and then we had some really great things happen — taking first in our gym yesterday and beating Glacier’s always a big success for us. We had some really good things but we also definitely have some things to work on this week before we start conference play.”

Deer Lodge 3, Bigfork 1

Bigfork — Deer Lodge beat Bigfork 24-26, 25-15, 25-23, 25-10 in Class B play.

The Valkyries are 1-2 overall.

Deer Lodge’s Sophia Barton notched 12 kills and Emily Miller had 20 assists. Aubrey Halvorsen had all 20 of Bigfork’s team assists. Juniper Johnson had four service aces for Bigfork.

Kills – Deer Lodge 32 (Sophia Barton 12), Bigfork 29 (Brooke Fraley 6, Josephine Howlett 6); Assists – Deer Lodge 22 (Emily Miller 20), Bigfork 20 (Aubrey Halverson 20); Digs – Deer Lodge NA, Bigfork 41 (Jaclyn Saunders 12); Blocks – Deer Lodge 1 (Katie Logan 1), Bigfork 6 (Fraley 2, Jessica Frey 2); Aces – Deer Lodge 10 (Logan 5), Bigfork 12 (Juniper Johnson 4)

Stillwater Christian 0, Whitefish 3

WHITEFISH – Whitefish knocked off Stillwater Christian 25-11, 25-15, 25-14.

Lauren Schulz had 12 of 21 team assists and two service aces. Kaiah Moore recorded seven kills and seven digs, while Jasmine Metern had two service aces and Marlee Bender had three blocks for WHS.

Whitefish: Kills – 21 (Kaiah Moore 7, Kennedy Grove 5); Assists – 21 (Lauren Schulz 12); Blocks – 7 (Marlee Bender 3, Luci Ridgeway 2); Digs – 22 (Moore 7, Ridgeway 5); Aces – 7 (Jasmine Metern 2, Schulz 2)

Statistics for Stillwater were unavailable.

Columbia Falls 3,

Stevensville 0

STEVENSVILLE – Columbia Falls beat host Stevensville 25-22, 26-24, 25-21 in Class A nonconference play.

Hannah Schweikert led Columbia Falls with 22 assists and three service aces, while Quinn Larson had 18 assists for Stevensville.

Kills – Columbia Falls 28 (Maddy Hoerner 8, Ryley Kehr 6, Stella Bistodeau 6), Stevensville 31 (Presley Robinson 10, Angel Richards 7); Assists – Columbia Falls 26 (Hannah Schweikert 22), Stevensville 26 (Quinn Larson 18, Madison Weber 8); Digs – Columbia Falls 42 (Angellica Street 15, Savvy Ellis 7), Stevensville 53 (Cassi Kopsa 15, Kendra Calkins 9, Larson 9); Blocks – Columbia Falls 4 (Hoerner 2, Kiera Brown 2), Stevensville 5 (Richards 2, Sarah Knowles 2); Aces – Columbia Falls 7 (Schweikert 3, Ellis 2), Stevensville 10 (Richards 4, Cecilia Hornbeak 2)

Libby 3, Polson 0

LIBBY – The Lady Loggers dropped Polson 25-12, 25-13, 25-16 in Northwest A play.

Libby’s Jayden Winslow had 14 kills, 12 digs and eight service aces. For Polson, Mikaela DuCharme recorded six blocks and three kills.

Libby plays at Whitefish on Thursday.

Kills – Polson 14 (Paige Noyes 3, Maggie Todd 3, Mikaela DuCharme 3), Libby 40 (Jayden Winslow 14, Mackenzie Proffitt 8, Jessica Jones 8); Assists – Polson 12 (McGuiness 11), Libby 36 (Collins 34); Blocks – Polson 6 (DuCharme 4), Libby 3; Digs – Polson 38 (Kaylanna DesJarlais 9), Libby 38 (Winslow 12, Emma Gruber 10, Alli Collins 8); Aces – Polson 3 (Shea McGuiness 2), Libby 12 (Winslow 8, Collins 2)

Florence 3, Eureka 0

EUREKA – Florence defeated Eureka, 25-14, 25-11, 25-18.

Halle Christopherson had 18 of 19 Florence team assists. Shannon Byrne had 13 digs and three service aces for the Falcons.

Eureka’s Avory Escobar recorded 15 assists and Maggie Graves had 15 digs and seven kills.

Kills – Florence 22 (Sarah Hopcroft 8), Eureka 21 (Sienna Utter 8, Maggie Graves 7); Assists – Florence 19 (Halle Christopherson 18), Eureka 15 (Avory Escobar 15); Digs – Florence 49 (Shannon Byrne 13), Eureka 44 (Graves 15, Katie Schmidt 11); Blocks – Florence 8.5 (Jacklyn Balfourd 4.5), Eureka 2 (Escobar 1, Utter 1); Aces – Florence 7 (Byrne 3), Eureka 11 (Schmidt 5)

Mission 3, Troy 0

TROY – Mission tripped Troy 25-15. 25-11, 25-22.

Annie Day had nine assists and 10 digs for Troy. Also for Troy, Montana Rice notched three blocks and two service aces.

Troy: Kills – 14 (Ella Pierce 6); Assists – 13 (Annie Day 9); Digs – 30 (Day 10); Blocks – 3 (Montana Rice 3); Aces – 6 (Cami Finley 2, Rice 2);

Mission stats unavailable.

Ronan 3, Browning 2

BROWNING – Ronan defeated Browning 27-29, 23-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-3.

For Ronan, Tiana Ulutoa had 26 assists and Madison McCrea had 13 digs and 3.5 blocks. Browning’s Abby Bullcalf recorded eight kills and five blocks, while Payton Crossguns had three service aces and 12 digs.

Kills – Ronan 42 (Madison Clairmont 17), Browning 28 (Abby Bullcalf 8, Tamika Guardipee 7); Assists – Ronan 29 (Tiana Ulutoa 26), Browning 27 (Kiyana Rato 27); Digs – Ronan 21 (Madeline McCrea 13), Browning 68 (Piitahki Armstrong 14, Payton Crossguns 12); Blocks – Ronan 4 (McCrea 3.5), Browning 10.5 (Bullcalf 5); Aces – Ronan 13 (Brooklyn Kenelty 4), Browning 7 (Crossguns 3, Caeline Guardipee 3)

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