Libby, Corvallis spikers unbeaten at Western A tourney

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  • Columbia Falls' Madysen Hoerner (21) goes up for a kill against Stevensville in the Western A Divisional playoffs at Whitefish High School on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Columbia Falls' Ryley Kehr (23) goes up for a block against Stevensville's Angel Richards (20) in the Western A Divisional playoffs at Whitefish High School on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    From left, Columbia Falls' Dillen Hoerner (7), Madysen Hoerner (21), Ryley Kehr (23) and Hannah Schweikert (9) celebrate after a point against Stevensville in the Western A Divisional playoffs at Whitefish High School on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

  • Columbia Falls' Madysen Hoerner (21) goes up for a kill against Stevensville in the Western A Divisional playoffs at Whitefish High School on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Columbia Falls' Ryley Kehr (23) goes up for a block against Stevensville's Angel Richards (20) in the Western A Divisional playoffs at Whitefish High School on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    From left, Columbia Falls' Dillen Hoerner (7), Madysen Hoerner (21), Ryley Kehr (23) and Hannah Schweikert (9) celebrate after a point against Stevensville in the Western A Divisional playoffs at Whitefish High School on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

WHITEFISH — Northwest teams held the upper hand during the early session on the first day of play at the Western A Divisional volleyball tournament on Thursday.

Libby, Columbia Falls and Whitefish were all 3-0 winners over Butte Central, Stevensville and Dillon.

Corvallis spoiled a sweep by topping Polson 3-0.

In the second round, Libby and Corvallis came through with victories to move on to the semifinal tonight at 6. That winner earns a spot in the championship match on Saturday at noon in the double-elimination event.

Libby defeated Columbia Falls 3-1 while Corvallis blew by Whitefish 3-0.

The top four teams advance to state Nov. 8-10 in Bozeman.

Western A Divisional

Schedule

Today

Semifinal

6 p.m. — Libby vs. Corvallis

Loser Out

10 a.m. — Butte Central vs. Stevensville

Noon — Dillon vs. Polson

2 p.m. — Whitefish vs. 10 a.m. winner

4 p.m. — Columbia Falls vs. Noon winner

Thursday’s Results

First Round

Libby def. Butte Central 25-22, 25-20, 25-14

Libby: Aces 8 (Alli Collins 4, Jayden Winslow 2), Kills 45 Mehki Sykes 20, Winslow 16), Assists 42 (Collins 42), Blocks 2 (Sykes 2), Digs 37 (Emma Gruber 16)

Butte Central: Aces 6 (Emma Keeley 2), Kills 28 (Cassidy Strizic 11, Marissa Anderson 7), Assists 24 (Keeley 23), Blocks 4 (Avery Kelly 1 ½), Digs 39 (Strizic 9, Sophia Burton 8)

Columbia Falls def.

Stevensville 25-11, 25-14, 25-13

Columbia Falls: Aces 9 (Savvy Ellis 5), Kills 30 (Ryley Kehr 9, Madysen Hoerner 9); Assists 25 (Hannah Schweikert 22), Blocks 2 (Schweikert 1, Kehr 1), Digs 29 Angellica Street 8, Hoerner 9).

Stevensville: Aces 4 (Cassie Kopsa 2), Kills 18 (Angel Richards 5, Samantha Payne 5); Assists 18 (Kopsa 10, Madison Weber 7), Blocks 2 (Richards 1, Payne 1), Digs 30 (Kylie Alfred 8, Cecelia Hoornbeek 6)

Whitefish def. Dillon 25-11, 25-20, 25-14

Dillon: Aces 4 (Tynn Christiansen 3), Kills 12 (Ainsley Shipman 4); Assists 10 (Christiansen 10); Blocks 4 (Jessalyn Zimmerman 1 ½); Digs 40 (Shylee Ledbetter 11)

Whitefish: Aces 6 (Marlee Bender 3), Kills 34 (Kaiah Moore 9, Bender 9), Assists 21 (Lauren Schulz 18), Blocks 2 (Bender 2), Digs 37 (Jasmine Matern 14)

Corvallis def. Polson 25-20, 25-10, 25-7

Polson: Aces 5 (Paige Noyes 2), Kills 19 (Maggie Todd 7, Grace Quinones 5), Assists 15 (Berkley Ellis 11), Blocks 2 (Mikaela DuCharme 2), Digs 55 (Kaylanna DesJarlais 13, Noyes 11, Ellis 10)

Corvallis: Aces 11 (Charlotte Powell 5, Kaitlin Irwin 4), Kills 40 (Maureen Jessop 14, Powell 12); Assists 36 (Hannah Martin 34); Blocks 5 (Powell 4), Digs 45 (Irwin 12, Casey Fison 11)

Second Round

Libby def. Columbia Falls 25-19, 19-25, 25-9, 25-19

Libby: Aces 10 (Collins 4, Winslow 3), Kills 47 (Sykes 16, Jessica Jones 13), Assists 37 (Collins 35), Blocks 4 (Sykes 4), Digs 62 (Emma Gruber 23, Winslow 14)

Columbia Falls: Aces 8 (Schweikert 5), Kills 26 (Kehr 10), Assists 21 (Schweikert 20), Blocks 5 (Kiera Brown 3), Digs 59 (Street 16)

Corvallis def. Whitefish 25-18, 25-20, 25-15

Corvallis: Aces 10 (Irwin 3, Casey Fison 3), Kills 42 (Jessop 15), Assists 39 (Martin 38), Blocks 7 (Isabel Evans 4, Powell 3), Digs 57 (Jessop 16, Fison 13)

Whitefish: Aces 2 (Matern 1, Moore 1), Kills 30 (Bender 10, Moore 9, Kennedy Grove 9), Assists 25 (Schulz 23), Blocks 3 (Moore 2), Digs 54 (Matern 17, Moore 11).

Western B Divisional

FLORENCE — Bigfork had to work extra hard to down Missoula Loyola 3-2 in its first-round match, then fell to Florence 3-0 in the second round.

Eureka lost to Anaconda 3-0 in its opener.

Tournament play runs through Saturday.

First Round

Bigfork def. Missoula Loyola 23-25, 25-16, 25-22, 18-25, 15-8

Bigfork: Aces 14 (Brooke Fraley 5, Shea Meisner 4), Kills 25 (Jessica Frey 7, Fraley 5, Meisner 5), Assists 16 (Juniper Johnson 6, Fraley 4), Blocks 18 (Meisner 6, Aubrey Halverson 5), Digs 154 (Fraley 50, Jaclyn Saunders 34, Ahna Fox 24, Quinlan Nissen 18, Halverson 14)

Loyola: Aces 7 (Carly Tipp 3), Kills 21 (Laney Denning 12, Sam Clevenger 7), Assists 3 (Brooke Twite 2), Blocks 8 (Avery Medeiros 3, Tipp 3), Digs 82 (Megan Tribble 41, Denning 20)

Anaconda def. Eureka 25-22, 16-25, 25-20, 19-25, 15-10

Stats not available

Second Round

Florence def. Bigfork 25-6, 25-13, 25-15

Florence: Aces 5 (five with 1 each), Kills 43 (Sarah Hopcroft 15, Rilee Mangun 9), Assists 4 (Shannon Byrne 2), Blocks 7 (Emma Stensrud 3, Mangun 2), Digs 94 (Shannon Byrne 29)

Bigfork: Aces 3 (Saunders 2), Kills 5 (Fraley 5), Assists 3 (three with 1 each), Blocks 3 (Halverson 2), Digs 35 (Saunders 15, Fraley 9)

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