VOLLEYBALL: Libby, Corvallis spikers roll into semifinals at Western A

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BUTTE — Libby and Corvallis rolled into semifinal play by posting impressive victories on Thursday during first-day action at the Western A divisional volleyball tournament at the Maroon Activities Center.

Libby toppled Frenchtown 25-20, 25-21, 25-13 and spilled Whitefish in the final match of the evening,

Corvallis rolled by Polson 25-13, 25-9, 25-14 and Columbia Falls 25-6, 25-15, 25-23.

Corvallis and Libby meet tonight at 6 p.m. with the winner advancing to Saturday’s title match at noon in the double-elimination event.

In loser-out play today, Polson and Hamilton face off at 10 a.m. followed by Stevensville and Frenchtown at noon.

Whitefish will play the Polson/Hamilton winner at 2 p.m. and Columbia Falls will tangle with the Stevensville/Frenchtown winner at 4 p.m.

Western A Divisional

At Butte

Thursday

Opening Round

Corvallis def. Polson, 25-13, 25-9, 25-14

Corvallis: Kills 39 (Hannah Hutchison 13). Blocks 2. Digs 42 (Maureen Jessop 8, Casey Fison 8). Assists 38 (Kate Hurlburt 34). Aces 12 (Ashley Hornaday 6).

Polson: Kills 11 (Kaelyn Smith 4). Blocks 4. Digs 30 (Kyler Lundeen 15). Assists 11 (Laurel Bitterman 11). Aces 2 (Bitterman 2).

Columbia Falls def. Hamilton, 25-19, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22

Columbia Falls: Kills 48 (Trista Cowan 17). Blocks 9 (Kiera Brown 4). Digs 101 (Angellica Street 37). Assists 38 (Hannah Schweikert 37). Aces 10 (Schweikert 4).

Hamilton: Kills 47 (Hayley Hudgins 11, Tristy Searle 11). Blocks 5 (Royal Beyer 2). Digs 75 (Caitlin Dillon 21). Assists 34 (Dillon 29). Aces 9 (Dillon 3, Hudgins 3).

Whitefish def. Stevensville 25-19, 24-26, 21-25, 25-16, 16-14

Whitefish: Kills 55 (Cailyn Ross 26, Lauren Schulz 9). Blocks 9 (Marlee Bender 4, Ross 3). Digs 86 (Schulz 18, Jasmine Matern 17). Assists 53 (Becca Catina 35, Shultz 16). Aces 8 (Ross 5).

Stevensville: Kills 19 (Angel Richards 19). Blocks 12.5 (Richards 6.5). Digs 53 (Mikayla Hall 18). Assists NA (Quinn Larson 43). Aces 10 (Prestley Robinson 3).

Libby def. Frenchtown 25-20, 25-21, 25-13

Libby: Kills 35 (Jayden Winslow 11, Brooklyn Rainer 10). Blocks 7 (Emily Mossburg 5, Jessika Jones 3). Digs 44 (Winslow 15, Emma Gruber 13). Assists 33 (Alli Collins 32). Aces 12 (Jones 3, Rainer 3).

Frenchtown: Kills 12 (Alivia Williams 4, Emilie Hinrichs 4). Blocks 2 (Kylie Willet 1, Richards 1). Digs 14 (Maddy Boller 3, Willet 3, Williams 3). Assists 10 (Willet 10). Aces 6 (Maggie Kaiser 2, Morgan Snow 2).

Second Round

Corvallis def. Columbia Falls 25-6, 25-15, 25-23

Corvallis: Kills 39 (Maureen Jessop 10, Hannah Hutchison 9). Blocks 3 (Jessop 2, Charlotte Powell 1). Digs 61 (Kate Hurlburt 16, Jessop 11). Assists 34 (Hurlburt 26, Hannah Martin 3). Aces 8 (Hutchison 3, Casey Fisaa 2).

Columbia Falls: Kills 22 (Trista Cowan 7, Ryley Kehr 6). Blocks 5 (Kiera Brown 2, Kehr 1.5). Digs 60 (Angellica Street 18, Tallia Sova 10). Assists: 20 (Hannah Schweikert 20). Aces 4.

Libby def. Whitefish 25-21, 25-14, 14-25, 25-18

Libby: Kills 41 (Brooklyn Rainer 14, Mehki Sykes 10). Blocks 10 (Emily Mossburg 5, Sykes 3). Digs 69 (Emma Gruber 23, Jayden Winslow 19). Assists 40 (Alli Collins 39). Aces 9 (Jessika Jones 4, Rainer 2).

Whitefish: Kills 45 (Cailyn Ross 22, Kennedy grove 7). Blocks 2 (Ross 1, Marlee Bender 1). Digs 75 (Grove 17, Lauren Schulz 11). Assists 39 (Becca Catina 24, Schulz 11). Aces 6 (Jasmine Matern 2, Catina 2).

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