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Stevensville controls the net to top Hamilton

Hamilton’s Makayla Horvath sets the volleyball as Ellie Hurlbert gets ready to make a kill and Amber Powell backs her up. Michael Howell photo

The Stevensville Yellowjackets defeated Hamilton in five games on Thursday night. Stevensville won the first game but then dropped the next two and had to rally for the win. Hamilton took the second game to 29-27 for the win. Sophomore Jaylee Albert had 12 kills for Hamilton while Kyla Paulson had 19 kills for Stevensville. Megan Finley had two aces for Stevensville and Kennedy Chadwick had five aces for Hamilton.
Stevensville def. Hamilton, 25-14, 27-29, 17-25, 25-17, 15-6.
Kills – Hamilton 32 (Jaylee Albert 12), Stevensville 45 (Kyla Paulson 19). Blocks – Hamilton 6 (Cara Schulz 2), Stevensville 9 (Mackinzie Zimmerman 5). Digs – Hamilton 75 (Kennedy Chadwick 27), Stevensville 30 (Carly Vercruyssen 17). Assists – Hamilton 29 (Val Taylor 19), Stevensville 36 (Tralyn Gardner 19). Aces – Hamilton 15 (Chadwick 5), Stevensville 6 (Megan Finley 2).

Strong play at the net propelled the Stevensville Yellowjackets to a Southwest A conference win over Hamilton on Thursday. Michael Howell photo

Yellowjacket Mackinzie Zimmerman reacts after Hamilton blocks her kill while Hayley mullins looks on. Michael Howell photo

In other games on Thursday, Darby notched a win over Two Eagle River School in three games. Led by Lauren Dolcater’s nine aces, the Tigers notched 27 aces in the match.
Darby def. Two Eagle River, 25-10, 25-5, 25-10.
Kills – Darby 20 (Keely Ehmann 6). Blocks – Darby 0. Digs – Darby 3 (Sydney Bergren 2). Assists – Darby 20 (Bergren 14). Aces – Darby 27 (Lauren Dolcater 9).
Victor fell to Arlee in three games. Lianna Burdett had two blocks and five aces for the Pirates.
Arlee def. Victor, 25-20, 25-9, 25-9.
Kills – Arlee 18 (Mahalia Hendren 7), Victor 10 (Courtney Dillard 3). Blocks – Arlee 10 (Hendren 3), Victor 2 (Lianna Burdett 2). Digs – Arlee 31 (Whitney Malatare 10), Victor 19 (Katy Brittle 5). Assists – Arlee 13 (Bailey Rice 7), Victor 5 (Burdett 5). Aces – Arlee 19 (Malatare 7), Victor 8 (Desiree Charlton 4).
Florence took on a couple of teams from the north on Saturday in volleyball action and came away undefeated. The Falcons defeated Troy in three games. Makenzie Bauck had 10 kills, 20 assists and five aces in the non-conference match. Hayley Cole had six blocks in the winning effort.
Florence then took on the always tough Eureka Lions. Eureka jumped out and handed the Falcons their first defeat of the match, 23-25. But the Falcons rallied and came back to win the next three games and the match. Bauck, Courtney Byrne, and Casey Mann each had eight kills and Melody Maki added 10 blocks in the match.
Florence def. Troy, 25-13, 25-16, 25-16.
Kills – Troy 19 (Jordan Williams 9), Florence 39 (Makenzie Bauck 10). Blocks – Troy 3 (Michaela Curry 3), Florence 15 (Hayley Cole 6). Digs – Troy 36 (Kellie Lundin 10), Florence 70 (Karli Cotton 27). Assists – Troy 22 (Holli Higgins 20), Florence 30 (Bauck 20). Aces – Troy 2 (Katie Lundin 2), Florence 11 (Bauck 5).
Florence def. Eureka, 23-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-14.
Kills – Eureka 32 (Cassidy Morgan 8), Florence 40 (Makenzie Bauck 8, Courtney Byrne 8, Casey Mann 8). Blocks – Eureka 2 (Jenna Peterson 2), Florence 30 (Melody Maki 10). Digs – Eureka 63 (Morgan 20), Florence 83 (Karli Cotton 29). Assists – Eureka 29 (Alyssa White 18), Florence 36 (Bauck 21). Aces – Eureka 6 (White 2, Peterson 2), Florence 12 (Mann 4).
Hamilton fell to Butte Central in four games in a Southwest A match up. After winning the first game, the Broncs dropped the final three in the match. Penny Gwynn had 21 kills in the match.
Butte Central def. Hamilton, 24-26, 25-21, 25-22, 25-18.
Kills – Butte Central 46 (Mariah Cooney 19), Hamilton 39 (Penny Gwynn 21). Blocks – Butte Central 9 (Danee Leary 3), Hamilton 3 (Cara Schulz 2). Digs – Butte Central 68 (Danika Nenimann 22), Hamilton 61 (Kennedy Chadwick 25). Assists – Butte Central 42 (Shannon McLaughlin 24), Hamilton 28 (Val Tayler 20). Aces – Butte Central 14 (McLauglin 6), Hamilton 4 (four with 4).
Corvallis topped the Dillon Beavers in four games on Saturday. Led by Laura Berner’s 10 kills and 20 assists, the Blue Devils won the first game and then came back to win after dropping the second game.
Corvallis def. Dillon, 25-21, 21-25, 25-23, 25-19.
Kills – Corvallis 44 (Kelsey Irwin 15, Laura Berner 10). Blocks – Corvallis 4 (Kelsey Raynal 2). Digs – Corvallis 52 (Katie Patterson 19). Assists – Corvallis 39 (Berner 20, Alex Price 19). Aces – Corvallis 8 (Irwin 5).
Drummond defeated Darby in three games and Seeley-Swan defeated Victor in three games.

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