COLUMBIA FALLS Despite dropping the first set, the Wildkats rallied to win the next three in a nonconference Class A matchup against Stevensville.
Columbia Falls won in sets of 19-25, 25-14, 25-12 and 25-21.
The Kats Hannah Schweikert made her presence felt all over the court, leading her team in aces (5) and assists (32), as well as adding 7 digs. Madysen Hoerner racked up 17 kills and 7 digs for the Wildkats as well.
Head coach Jolandie Brooks said it was difficult for her team to get in a rhythm early on without her starting Libero, Angellica Street.
Once we adjusted we were able to get in a rhythm and manage the game better. Our team stepped up when needed and got the job done, Brooks said.
Columbia Falls travels to take on Whitefish on Thursday, with varsity play starting at 7 p.m.
Aces Stevensville 11 (Daphne Engel 6, Aliyah Anderson 2), Columbia Falls 12 (Hannah Schweikert 5, Mckenna Rensel 3); Kills Stevensville 30 (Anderson 10, Engel 6), Columbia Falls 40 (Madysen Hoerner 17, Kiera Brown 11, Dillen Hoerner 5); Assists Stevensville 28 (Madison Weber 28), Columbia Falls 33 (Schweikert 32); Blocks Stevensville 3 (Maddalena Margini 1, Kennedy Proast 1), Columbia Falls 5 (Grace Gedlaman 4); Digs Stevensville 30 (Weber 10, Cassi Kopsa 6), Columbia Falls 35 (D. Hoerner 9, Schweikert 7, M. Hoerner 7).