Flathead, Glacier net volleyball wins

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  • Flathead's Julia Burden (22) goes up for a kill against Missoula Sentinel's Jenna Swanson (7) at Flathead High School on Tuesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Flathead's Taylor Henley (24) goes up for a kill against Missoula Sentinel's Sierra Dennison (12) at Flathead High School on Tuesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

  • Flathead's Julia Burden (22) goes up for a kill against Missoula Sentinel's Jenna Swanson (7) at Flathead High School on Tuesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Flathead's Taylor Henley (24) goes up for a kill against Missoula Sentinel's Sierra Dennison (12) at Flathead High School on Tuesday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

The Flathead Bravettes knocked off the Missoula Sentinel Spartans 25-17, 25-9, 25-14 in its final home volleyball match of the regular season in Western AA play Tuesday.

Flathead improves to 17-11 overall and 8-3 in conference. The Spartans fall to 12-13 and 3-8.

“We had a really good match tonight,” Flathead coach Nicole Fairclough said. “We talked a lot this week in preparation for Sentinel and came in with a game plan and we executed it really well. It’s really an exciting win too, because it was our senior night so all five of our seniors had great games and played really well as well as our underclassmen. But for senior night, for all of them, they did a really nice job.”

Flathead’s seniors had a spectacular night. At the net, Taylor Henley had 14 kills and four blocks. Madde Boles recorded 13 kills and Sierra Wilhelm had 29 of Flathead’s 32 set assists.

For Sentinel, Alexis Umland had 11 kills and Jenna Swanson had 21 set assists

The Bravettes will take on Hellgate in Missoula on Saturday at 1 p.m. in one last tuneup before playoffs.

Assists – Sentinel 22 (Jenna Swanson 21), Flathead 32 (Sierra Wilhelm 29); Kills – Sentinel 23 (Alexis Umland 11), Flathead 39 (Taylor Henley 14, Madde Boles 13); Digs – Sentinel 38 (Olivia Cody 15), Flathead 32 (Mayson Moore 9); Blocks – Sentinel 2 (NA), Flathead 8 (Henley 4); Aces – Sentinel 4 (Katie Casagrande 2), Flathead 11 (Julia Burden 4)

Glacier 3, Hellgate 2

A strong game by Kali Gulick at the net helped Glacier spill Missoula Hellgate 25-20, 25-23, 21-25, 23-25, 15-10 in Western AA play at Glacier.

Gulick had 20 of Glacier’s 43 kills and 11 of the team’s 16 blocks.

This was the final home match of the season for Glacier (8-17, 3-8).

Hellgate (10-14, 4-7) won the third and fourth sets to force a game-deciding fifth.

Glacier concludes regular-season play on Thursday at Missoula Sentinel.

Kills — Hellgate 47 (Hannan Worden 11, Kylie Lunday 11), Glacier 43 (Kali Gulick 20); Blocks — Hellgate 5 (Gillian Sherill 3), Glacier 16 (Gulick 11); Assists — Hellgate 44 (Liza Littig 42), Glacier 38 (Kaylee Fritz 34); Digs — Hellgate 56 (Jessica Eichenlaub 18), Glacier 66 (Kacey Hill 16, Maddie Johnson 16); Aces — Hellgate 12 (Maiti Anderson 2, Stephanie Moonen 2), Glacier 6 (Kacey Hill 2).

Class AA Poll

Here are the results of the weekly Class AA Montana Volleyball Coaches Poll. The ratings are based on 5 points for each first-place vote, 4 points for second-place vote, etc. First-place votes as of Oct. 22nd are in parentheses, followed by the total points.

1. Helena Capital (6) 42

2. Helena High (3) 35

3. Flathead 20

4. Billings West 18.5

5. Bozeman 13

Also receiving votes, in order: Missoula Sentinel, Billings Senior, Missoula Hellgate

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