Wolfpack whips Big Sky

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Junior middle hitter Kali Gulick had quite the performance Thursday evening, leading third-ranked Glacier past Missoula Big Sky 25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22 at Glacier High School in a Western AA volleyball match at Glacier.

Galick led Glacier in kills (18), blocks (four), digs (10) and aces (two).

Glacier dominated the net with 54 kills to Big Sky’s 37.

Glacier def. Missoula Big Sky, 25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22

Big Sky — Kills 37 (Sam Tiede 12), Glacier 54 (Kali Gulick 18); Blocks — Big Sky 10 (Brooke Kearns 6); Glacier 6 (Gulick 4); Digs — Hellgate 46 (Alex Mintyala 13, Tiede 9), Glacier 39 (Gulick 10); Assists — Big Sky 37 (Katie Rolle 33), Glacier 54 (Ashley Montini 51); Aces — Big Sky 8 (Payton Hudson 3), Glacier 5 (Gulick 2).

Flathead 3, Hellgate 1

Flathead, which lost to Missoula Hellgate earlier in the year 3-1, managed to net a big win in this one, besting the Knights 25-22, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20 at FHS.

Julia Burden and Madde Boles led an improved net game for Flathead with 12 and nine kills, respectively.

Hannah O’Dell had seven blocks for Flathead and Taylor Henley six.

“Huge improvement across the board,” Flathead coach Nicole Fairclough said.

“Our passing is much better, our hitters were swinging all night. Our blockers at the net made their hitters work around us.”

Flathead had 14 aces in the match with Burden notching a match-high eight. She also shared the digs lead with Boles with 14 each.

Flathead def. Missoula Hellgate 25-22, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20

Kills — Hellgate 53 (Kate Koenig 16), Flathead 39 (Julia Burden 12, Madde Boles 9); Blocks — Hellgate 7 (Haleigh Irwin 3), Flathead 13 (Hannah O’Dell 7, Taylor Henley 6); Digs — Hellgate 56 (Liza Littig 16), Flathead 70 (Burden 14, Boles 14); Assists — Hellgate 50 (Sydney McDaniel 44), Flathead 38 (Bailey Nunn 33); Aces — Hellgate 11 (Mia

Allery 3), Flathead 14 (Burden 8).

Whitefish 3, Stevensville 0

WHITEFISH — Whitefish held the edge in all five statistical areas en route to a Class A nonconference 25-18, 25-18, 25-21 triumph over Stevensville.

Cailyn Ross had 14 kills for Whitefish and Lauren Schulz was next with 12.

Ross also topped Whitefish in aces with five. The Bulldogs had 11 as a team.

Whitefish def. Stevensville 25-18, 25-18, 25-21

Kills — Stevensville 27 (Angel Richards 9), Whitefish 37 (Cailyn Ross 14, Lauren Schulz 12); Blocks — Stevensville 6 (Richards 2), Whitefish 7 (Annisa Brown 2); Assists — Stevensville 24 (Quinn Larson 22), Whitefish 30 (Becca Catina 21); Digs — Stevensville 30 (Cassi Kopsa 11), Whitefish 38 (Serena Hemmingson 10, Kennedy Grove 9); Aces — Stevensville 5 (Syd Torrey 2), Whitefish 11 (Ross 5).

Stillwater 3, Eureka 2

EUREKA — Abby Hudson had a strong all-around match at the net with 10 kills and three blocks as Stillwater Christian School pulled out a tough 25-20, 10-25, 25-23, 18-25, 15-13 nonconference victory over Eureka.

Helena Hashley led Stillwater in kills with 13.

Erynn Thier had a big net effort for Eureka with 16 kills. Sienna Utter added 12.

Eureka had 56 kills to 36 for Stillwater.

Stillwater Christian def. Eureka 25-20, 10-25, 25-23, 18-25, 15-13

Kills — Stillwater 36 (Helen Hashley 13, Abby Hudson 10), Eureka 56 (Erynn Thier 16, Sienna Utter 12); Blocks — Stillwater 10 (Hudson 3), Eureka 1 (Maggie Graves 1); Digs — Stillwater 35 (Cora Boll 15), Eureka 72 (Rylee Morgan 24); Assists — Stillwater 34 (Ramey Metzger 24), Eureka 51 (Liz Pacella 51); Aces — Stillwater 6 (Selah Neumann 4), Eureka 10 (Utter 3, Morgan 3).

Libby 3, Columbia Falls 0

LIBBY — Libby (11-0, 8-0) continues to roll right along, stopping Columbia Falls 25-18, 25-16, 25-22 in a Northwest A contest.

Brooklyn Rainer led Libby’s strong net game with 14 kills. Jayden Winslow and Mehki Sykes were next with eight each.

Stella Bistodeau had seven kills for Columbia Falls.

“It was a fun match,” Libby coach Cindy Ostrem-Johnston said.

“Columbia Falls gave us a pretty good fight. They put up some tough blocks, had a tough server. All of my players contributed well tonight ... a team effort — back row, front row setter. I’m proud of the way they played.”

Libby def. Columbia Falls 25-18, 25-16, 25-22

Kills — Columbia Falls 19 (Stella Bistodeau 7), Libby 41 (Brooklyn Rainer 14, Jayden Winslow 8, Mehki Sykes 8); Blocks — Columbia Falls 9 (Ryley Kehr 6), Libby 5 (Emily Mossburg 3); Assists — Columbia Falls 12 (Hannah Schweikert 11), Libby 37 (Alli Collins 34); Digs — Columbia Falls 66 (Savvy Ellis 17), Libby 61 (Winslow 19, Emma Gruber 19); Aces — Columbia Falls 3 (Schweikert 2), Libby 10 (Winslow 3, Sheyla Gallagher 3).

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