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Florence remains unbeaten

Florence’s Courtney Byrne makes a set during the Ronan match. Florence won in three sets. Jean Schurman photo

The Lady Falcons of Florence wrapped up the regular season conference championship with a win over Ronan. Florence played strongly in every position. They knocked down 27 kills, with Makenzie Bauck slamming down eight alone. Bauck also had four aces and 12 assists. The Lady Falcons had nine blocks and 40 digs as well.
Coach Jeff Mahler said his team unbeaten team is beginning to click after switching up the rotation this year. He doesn’t feel that his team is feeling any extra pressure.
“I think it’s hard to get up every night,” he said. “You know you should be able to win but there’s no guarantees. Anybody can beat anybody on any given day.”
He said he thought there was more pressure on his team last year but feels that now, with another year of maturity, the team is confident in their play and with each other.
“They’re playing volleyball. Now they just go out there and play to win. And when we play with all our heart, that’s what we do,” he concluded.
Florence def. Ronan, 25-8, 25-10, 25-14.
Kills – Ronan 9, Florence 27 (Makenzie Bauck 8). Blocks – Ronan 12 (Raymi Clairmont 3, Sydnee Clairmont 3), Florence 9 (Hayley Cole 3). Digs – Ronan 18 (Ashleigh Lynch 6), Florence 40 (Karli Cotton 15). Assists – Ronan 7 (S. Clairmont 5), Florence 25 (Bauck 12). Aces – Ronan 5 (Courtney Clairmont 2), Florence 14 (Bauck 4).
Hamilton defeated Stevensville in three game on Thursday night. Penny Gwynn led the Lady Broncs with 19 kills. Kennedy Chadwick had 17 assists and two aces. Stevensville’s Emily Lewis had five kills and Carly Vercruyssen had 10 digs.
Hamilton def. Stevensville, 25-20, 25-17, 25-15.
Kills – Stevensville 18 (Emily Lewis 5), Hamilton 35 (Penny Gwynn 19). Blocks – Stevensville 6 (Mackinzie Zimmerman 4), Hamilton 10 (Cara Schulz 3). Digs – Stevensville 33 (Carly Vercruyssen 10), Hamilton 41 (Kennedy Chadwick 17). Assists – Stevensville 14 (Tralyn Gardner 9), Hamilton 26 (Val Tayler 23). Aces – Stevensville 2 (Gardner, Zimmerman), Hamilton 7 (Chadwick 2).
The Corvallis Blue Devils lost a tough match to Butte Central in five games. The Blue Devils won the first two games but couldn’t get the third win. Joanna Avery had 19 kills and four blocks for the Blue Devils.
Butte Central def. Corvallis, 16-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-13.
Kills – Butte Central 34 (Danee Leary 15), Corvallis 46 (Joanna Avery 19). Blocks – Butte Central 16 (Mariah Cooney 9), Corvallis 5 (Avery 4). Digs – Butte Central 132 (Leary 44), Corvallis 96 (Katie Patterson 31). Assists – Butte Central 31 (Shannon McLaughlin 17), Corvallis 36 (Alex Price 20). Aces – Butte Central 4 (McLaughlin 4), Corvallis 9 (Laura Berner 5).
Victor picked up their first win of the season with a victory over St. Regis in three games. Desiree Charlton led the Lady Pirates with 10 kills and one blcoke. She also had three aces.

Victor def. St. Regis, 25-6, 25-20, 25-16.
Kills – Victor 27 (Desiree Charlton 10), St. Regis 7 (Gabby Moeller 5). Blocks – Victor 1 (Charlton), St. Regis 2 (Moeller 2). Digs – Victor 27 (Skye Mitcham 7), St. Regis 7 (Moeller 2, Katrina Froehlich 2). Assists – Victor 21 (Shailyn Scheffer 20), St. Regis 15 (Chelsie Wilson 7). Aces – Victor 20 (Mitcham 3, Katie Brittle 3, Scheffer 3, Adrienne Cox 3, Charlton 3), St. Regis 4 (Moeller 3)

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