Road volleyball wins for C-Falls, Flathead and Libby

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Dillen Hoerner spikes the ball right at Whitefish’s Hope Brown and Jadi Walburn during Tuesday night’s Wildkat victory. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

The Columbia Falls Wildkats volleyball team stymied the Whitefish Lady Bulldogs with hard serving and tough defense to earn a road win at Whitefish High School on Tuesday night.

The Kats won 25-5, 25-20, 25-11, though the Bulldogs fought back hard and almost won the second set.

“Columbia Falls came ready to play,” Whitefish coach Addy Connelly said. “We struggled with their serve and finding a way to put the ball down on their side of the net.”

Added Connelly: “We learned a lot about our mental toughness tonight and are ready to work hard tomorrow to get ready for Ronan.”

On Thursday, Whitefish plays an away game at Ronan and Columbia Falls visits Polson.

Both games start at 4:15 p.m.

Kills — Columbia Falls 38 (Mady Hoerner 13) Whitefish 15 (Luci Ridgeway 6, Mikenna Ells 4); Digs — Columbia Falls 36 (Hoerner 11, Angellica Street 10), Whitefish 27 (Kaiah Moore 11, Jasmine Matern 9); Blocks — Columbia Falls 2 (Kiera Brown 2), Whitefish 3 (Jadi Walburn 2, Ridgeway 1); Assists — Columbia Falls 27 (Hannah Schweikert 26), Whitefish 14 (Jenny Patten 9, Ells 4); Aces — Columbia Falls 5 (Lauren Faulkner 2, Schweikert 2), Whitefish 3 (Moore 1, Ridgeway 1, Ells 1).

Flathead 3,

Missoula Hellgate 0

MISSOULA — The Flathead Bravettes beat Western AA conference opponent Missoula Hellgate in three sets.

“It was a good conference win for us tonight.,” Flathead coach Nicole Fairclough said. “I felt we passed well and served Hellgate tough. I’m proud of the girls for getting it done in three.”

Flathead won 26-24, 25-20, 25-18.

The Bravettes host Butte at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Kills — Flathead 29 (Julia Burden 12), Hellgate 19 (Wren Filardi 7); Assists ­— Flathead 27 (Mayson Moore 23); Hellgate 16 (Lydia Barrow 16). Aces — Flathead 8 (Moore 6) Hellgate 8 (Quincy Frohlich 5); Digs — ­Flathead 36 (Maddie Lindbom 10), Hellgate 31 (Kaylee Rammel 9); Blocks — Flathead 5 (Maddi Chavez 4), Hellgate 4 (Gillian Sherrill 2).

Libby 3, Eureka 0

EUREKA — Libby beat host Eureka in three sets, 20-25, 25-24, 25-13.

Scoring information for this match was incomplete.

Eureka’s next game is Saturday at 1 p.m.

Libby visits Browning for a 4 p.m. game on Saturday.

Eureka — Kills 21 (Maggie Graves 9); Assists 17 (Avory Escobar 15); Aces 3 (Katie Schmidt, Maggie Graves, Michael Shea); Digs 64 (Rhianna Hawkins 16, Katie Schmidt 11, Avory Escobar 11); Blocks 6 (Avory Escobar 2, Rhianna Hawkins 2).

Libby — Stats not provided.

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