Fourth-ranked Flathead spikes Missoula Big Sky

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The Flathead Bravettes knocked off the visiting Missoula Big Sky Eagles 25-9, 19-25, 25-9, 25-10 on Tuesday in a Western AA volleyball match.

“This was a good setup for crosstown,” Flathead coach Nicole Fairclough said.

Fourth-ranked Flathead takes on Glacier in crosstown action Thursday at Glacier.

Flathead’s Sierra Wilhelm recorded 37 set assists and 12 digs, while Julia Burden had 16 kills and one service ace.

For Big Sky, Lizzie Clawson had eight kills and a service ace and Mia Sandou had 11 set assists and three blocks.

Assists – Big Sky 21 (Mia Sandou 11), Flathead 42 (Sierra Wilhelm 37); Kills – Big Sky 22 (Lizzie Clawson 8), Flathead 48 (Julia Burden 16); Digs – Big Sky 55 (Shelby Lennox 16), Flathead 42 (Wilhelm 12); Blocks – Big Sky 5 (Sandou 3), Flathead 14 (Taylor Henley 10); Aces – Big Sky 2 (Clawson 1, Lennox 1), Flathead 2 (Madde Boles 1, Burden 1)

AA Montana Volleyball Coaches Poll

The ratings are based upon 5 points for each first place vote, 4 points for second place vote, etc. First places votes as of Oct. 1st are in parentheses, followed by the total points.

1. Helena High (7) 43

2. Helena Capital (2) 37

3. Billings Senior 26

4. Flathead 14

5. Billings West 10

Also receiving votes, in order: Missoula Sentinel, Bozeman

Libby 3, Columbia Falls 0

COLUMBIA FALLS – Libby defeated Columbia Falls 25-16, 25-20, 25-18 to stay undefeated and improve to 11-0 overall and 8-0 in Northwest A action. The Wildkats are 8-3 overall and 6-1 in conference.

“We did a lot of good things; we just made too many errors against the tough Libby team,” Columbia Falls coach Jolandie Brooks said. “Libby played great.”

Angellica Street lead Columbia Falls in digs. Ryley Kehr and Stella Bistodeau lead in kills.

For Libby, Alli Collins had 28 assists, and Jayden Winslow had nine kills, three blocks, and three service aces.

Assists – Libby 30 (Alli Collins 28), Columbia Falls 23 (Hannah Schweikert 21); Kills – Libby 32 (Mackenzie Proffitt 10, Jayden Winslow 9), Columbia Falls 26 (Stella Bistodeau 8, Ryley Kehr 7); Digs – Libby 58 (Emma Gruber 17, Winslow 11, Ashlyn Manigold 10), Columbia Falls 34 (Angellica Street 15, Savvy Ellis 8); Blocks – Libby 7 (Proffitt 5, Winslow 3, Collins 3), Columbia Falls 2 (Schweikert 1, Kiera Brown 1); Aces – Libby 5 (Winslow 3), Columbia Falls 2 (Schweikert 1, Kehr 1)

Stillwater 3, Bigfork 0

BIGFORK — The Stillwater Christian Cougars beat the Bigfork Valkryies in straight sets 25-16, 25-22, 25-18 to improve to 9-4 overall.

Bigfork drops to 6-5 overall.

Ramey Metzger recorded 17 assists and four service aces for Stillwater. Helen Hashley had eight kills and seven digs.

For Bigfork, Jaclyn Saunders had 12 digs and two service aces, while Aubrey Halverson had 15 assists.

Assists – Stillwater 18 (Ramey Metzger 17), Bigfork 15 (Aubrey Halverson 15); Kills – Stillwater 21 (Helen Hashley 8), Bigfork 17 (Brooke Fraley 6); Digs – Stillwater 30 (Hashley 7), Bigfork 34 (Jaclyn Saunders 12); Blocks – Stillwater 4 (Abby Hudson 3). Bigfork 0; Aces – Stillwater 10 (Metzger 4), Bigfork 7 (Saunders 2)

Whitefish 3, Polson 0

No other scoring information was available.

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