Capital claims AA state volleyball title

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BOZEMAN – Helena Capital defeated Bozeman 23-25, 25-19, 25-22, 27-25 to claim the Class AA state volleyball title on Saturday at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

Bozeman beat Flathead in the fourth-place game on Friday and swept Billings West 25-16, 25-23, 25-23 in the third-place game en route to the championship round. Capital, the top seed from Western AA, remained undefeated.

Billings Central held off Belgrade to win the Class A championship. Belgrade won the first championship match, Central’s first loss of the tourney, which forced a second, but Central won in five sets 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 21-25, 15-8. Corvallis finished third.

In Class B action, Huntley Project won its 11th state title, sweeping Florence 25-18, 25-11, 25-18. Roundup claimed third place.

Belt rallied from being down 2-0 in the second Class C championship match to win in five sets 14-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-17, 15-12, having relinqushed the first to Bridger. Simms lost to Bridger in the third place game.

It was the second state title for Belt in three seasons.

All-Class State Tournament

At Bozeman

Saturday

Class AA

Third Place Game

Bozeman def. Billings West 25-16, 25-23, 25-23

Bozeman – Assists 43 (Emma Fox 41), Kills 48 (Mara Lynch 17, Sasha Hathaway 14, JoJo Radick ), Digs 72 (Ayla Embry 26, Lynch 20, Molly O’Connor 11), Blocks 5 (Radick 4, Fox 3), Aces 3 (Embry 1, Fox 1, Bella Wanderer 1)

Billings West – Assists 27 (Taylor Graham 12), Kills 31 (Shauna Stene 8), Digs 73 (Paige Smith 18), Blocks 11.5 (Stene 7), Aces 2 (Molly Nault 1, Jessica Oswalt 1)

Championship

Helena Capital def. Bozeman

23-25, 25-19, 25-22, 27-25

Helena Capital – Assists 49 (Audrey Hofer 44), Kills 53 (Sarah Ashley 17, Dani Bartsch 12), Digs 63 (Ashley 14, D. Bartsch 13), Blocks 12 (Paige Bartsch 7 ), Aces 9 (Emily Kidder 4, Ashley 3)

Bozeman – Assists 36 (Emma Fox 35), Kills 39 (Mara Lynch 14, Sasha Hathaway 11, JoJo Radick 9), Digs 56 (Ayla Embry 23, Lynch 11, Molly O’Connor 6), Blocks 5 (Radick 3), Aces (Embry 3, Fox 2)

Class A

Third Place Game

Belgrade def. Corvallis 25-17, 22-25, 25-18, 25-20

Belgrade – Assists 49 (Jaiden Blakely 46), Kills 54 (Bailey Christensen 19, Olivia Cook 13, Kenna Carlson 8), Digs 101 (Taylor Christensen 34, Blakely 22), Blocks 9 (Carlson 6, Cook 2), Aces 10 (Hazel Easton 3, B. Christensen 3, T. Christensen 2)

Corvallis – Assists 38 (Hannah Martin 33), Kills 43 (Maureen Jessop 18), Digs 105 (Casey Fison 25), Blocks 13 (Hannah Hutchison 5, Charlotte Powell 5), Aces 5 (Hutchison 2, Kaitlin Irwin 2)

Championship

Belgrade def. Billings Central

20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 21-25, 15-8

Belgrade – Assists 51 (Jaiden Blakely 46), Kills 63 (Bailey Christensen 24, Olivia Cook 11, McKenna Carlson 9), Digs 93 (Taylor Christensen 29, Blakely 17, B. Christensen 15), Blocks 9 (Cook 3, Carlson 3, B. Christensen 2), Aces 10 (Blakely 3, B. Christensen 3)

Billings Central – Assists 34 (Sierra Schuster 33), Kills 49 (Olivia Motten-Schell 21, Blayne Meyer 19), Digs 107 (Avery Hadley 29, Taylor Bowen 19, Motten-Schell 17), Blocks 10 (Motten-Schell 6, Cindy Gray 5), Aces 5 (Bowen 3, Hadley 1, Christy Cox 1)

Billings Central def. Belgrade

22-25, 29-27, 25-15, 25-19

Billings Central – Assists 40 (Sierra Schuster 35), Kills 36 (Olivia MottenSchell 18, Kristina Schafer 8) Digs 100 (Avery Hadley 22, Taylor Boulta 18, Christy Cox 17, Schuster 17), Blocks 11 (MottenSchell 6, Schuster 3, Schafer 3), Aces 3 (NA)

Belgrade – Assists 46 (Jaiden Blakely 43, Taylor Christensen 3), Kills 52 (Bailey Christensen 27, Olivia Cook 8), Digs 90 (T. Christensen 26, Hazel Eaton 14, B. Christensen 13), Blocks 1 (B. Christensen 1), Aces 9 (Blakely 4, Eaton 4)

Class B

Third Place Game

Florence def. Roundup 25-18, 25-14, 20-25, 25-21

Florence – Assists 41 (Halle Christopherson 37), Kills 42 (Sarah Hopcroft 18), Digs 78 (Hopcroft 19, Shannon Byrne 16), Blocks 9 (Jacklyn Balford 3, Emma Stensrud 2, Byrne 2), Aces 7 (Stensrud 2, Byrne 2)

Roundup – Assists 34 (Blythe Sealey 27), Kills 36 (Chloe Cota 15, Meghan Eiselein 13), Digs 88 (Cota 23, Brennan Larson 22, Celsa Castro 16), Blocks 4 (Eiselein 1.5, Cota 1, Ashley King 1), Aces 7 (Sealey 4)

Championship

Huntley Project def. Florence 25-18, 25-11, 25-18

Huntley Project – Assists 46 (Addy Hultgren 44, Maggie Taylor 1, Josie Peterson 1), Kills 49 (Molly Krum 14, Emily Poole 14, Alana Graves 13), Digs 56 (Taylor 16, Poole 13, Sara Summer 6), Blocks 3 (Krum 2), Aces 6 (Hultgren 2, Poole 2)

Statistics for Florence not available.

Class C

Third Place Game

Bridger def. Simms 25-13, 25-21, 25-16

Bridger – Assists 29 (Sami Fusco 19), Kills 32 (Jessica Adkins 8, Emily Adkins 8, Jenna Kallevig 8), Digs 43 (Kyra Kroll 12, Desiree Jones Scott 12), Blocks 9 (Jones Scott 5), Aces 5 (Kroll 3)

Simms – Assists 18 (Maddie Bloom 18), Kills 18 (Lissy Willekes 6, Janessa Willekes 5, Draylon Sawyer 4), Digs 22 (Madi Cicon 8, Taylor Jones 4), Blocks 7 (L. Willekes 5), Aces 4 (J. Willekes 2, L. Willekes 1, Bloom 1)

Championship

Bridger def. Belt 25-19, 25-18, 19-25, 25-16

Bridger – Assists 40 (Emily Adkins 21, Sami Fusco 18), Kills 43 (Jenna Kallevig 12, Jessica Adkins 11), Digs 64 (Kyra Kroll 19, E. Adkins 12), Blocks 12 (Desiree Jones Scott 8) Aces 3 (J. Adkins 2)

Belt – Assists 36 (Kolby Pimperton 35), Kills 39 (Abby Gliko 13, Kyelie Marquis 12, Morgan Cooper 7), Digs 108 (Cooper 33, Adelle Meissner 30, Marquis 22), Blocks 22 (Shelby Paulson 8, Marquis 7), Aces 3 (Pimperton 1, Meissner 1, Gliko 1)

Belt def. Bridger

14-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-17, 15-12

Belt – Assists 56 (Kolby Pimperton 50), Kills 62 (Kyelie Marquis 23, Morgan Cooper 16, Abby Gliko 11), Digs 114 (Adelle Meissner 32, Marquis 31, Cooper 30), Blocks 13 (Brooke Schraner 4), Aces 6 (Pimperton 4)

Bridger – Assists 43 (Sami Fusco 21, Emily Adkins 16), Kills 48 (Desiree Jones Scott 15, Jessica Adkins 11, E. Adkins 11), Digs 43 (Kyra Kroll 21, J. Adkins 13, Jones Scott 13), Blocks 9 (Jones Scott 5, Maddie Pravetsky 2), Aces 7 (J. Adkins 2)

Friday

Class AA

Fourth Place Game

Bozeman def. Flathead 25-20, 24-26, 25-18, 25-22

Bozeman – Assists 58 (Emma Fox 55), Kills 66 (Mara Lynch 20, JoJo Radick 14), Digs 69 (Ayla Embry 23, Lynch 18), Blocks 10 (Radick 7), Aces 5 (Radick 3, Sasha Hathaway 2)

Flathead – Assists 33 (Sierra Wilhelm 29) , Kills 37 (Julia Burden 12, Madde Boles 12, Taylor Henley 10), Digs 46 (Boles 11, Wilhelm 9, Burden 8), Blocks 7 (Hannah O’Dell 5), Aces 5 (Burden 2, Alyssa Habel 2)

Class A

Fourth Place Game

Corvallis def. Libby 25-22, 25-18, 25-21

Corvallis – Assists 37 (Hannah Martin 33), Kills 38 (Maureen Jessop 11), Digs 63 (Casey Fison 15, Hannah Hutchison 12, Jessop 12), Blocks 7 (Jessop 3, Charlotte Powell 2), Aces 10 (Kaitlin Irwin 4, Fison 3)

Libby – Assists 34 (Alli Collins 32), Kills 35 (Jayden Winslow 13, Jessika Jones 8), Digs 39 (Emma Gruer 17, Winslow 8), Blocks 4 (Mehki Sykes 2, McKenzie Profitt 2,), Aces 5 (Collins 4)

Class B

Fourth Place Game

Roundup def. Choteau 25-20, 25-11, 22-25, 25-22

Roundup – Assists 44 (Blythe Sealey 34), Kills 48 (Meghan Eiselein 18, Chloe Cota 16), Digs 97 (Sealey 22, Brennan Larson 19, Celsa Castro 16), Blocks 8 (Eiselein 3, Cota 2), Aces 8 (Sealey 5, Emma Webber 2)

Choteau – Assists 29 (Katie Bieler 25), Kills 33 (Nicole Krone 15), Digs 78 (Krone 17, Christine Funk 15), Blocks 20 (Ellie Lee 11, Krone 15)

Class C

Fourth Place Game

Bridger def.

Manhattan Christian 25-12, 25-11, 25-17

Bridger – Assists 26 (Emily Adkins 15, Sami Fusco 11), Kills (Adkins 9, Jenna Kallerig 8), Digs 37 (Kyra Krall 17), Blocks 5 (Desiree Jones Scott 2), Aces 9 (Jessica Adkins 3)

Manhattan Christian – Assists 25 (Taylor DeVries 21), Kills 26 (Kristen VanKirk 8), Digs 34 (Kellie VanKirk 8), Blocks 5 (Kelsey Heidema 3), Aces 1 (Kiersten VanKirk 1)

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