Friday, January 19, 2018

 Absarokee sophomore Mallorey Sheppard goes up for the block against Branstetter

Stillwater volleyball teams meet at Huntley

Two Class C volleyball teams from the Stillwater competed against Class B teams at the Huntley Project Coaches Classic in Worden on Sept. 17.
Both the Absarokee Huskies and the Park City Panthers went 1-3-1, while the Columbus Cougars went 0-5, including a loss to Absarokee.
“Our tournament in Huntley was similar to our first one in Broadview, in the sense that we had to make some last minute player-position adjustments,” Absarokee head coach Tonya Steffenson said. “Rebecka Lester did a great job making the transition from outside hitter to setter, which isn’t an easy thing to do.”
The Panthers beat the Huskies in two sets during Silver Bracket play. The first set was close, 25-22, while the second was not, 25-7.
“As far as our playing goes, there was no middle ground,” Steffenson said. “We either looked amazing or we looked horrible.”
Columbus head coach Becky Kurtz expressed disappointment in the Cougars’ performance.
“It was a rough weekend,” Kurtz said. “We didn’t play up to our potential and let mental mistakes take us out of the game.”
Park City head coach Karlee Popp said she appreciated the work of sophomore Megan Flemmer, who came up to replace senior setter-hitter Breanna Anderson, who may be out for a few weeks.
“Megan’s pretty short, about five feet, but she got a kill,” Popp said.
The Huntley Project Red Devils defeated the Red Lodge Rams in the championship match, 25-18, 25-14.

Huntley Project Coaches Classic
Pool A: Huntley Project def. Park City 25-4, 25-8; Baker split with Roundup 25-16, 17-25; Huntley Project def. Baker 25-9, 25-9; Park City split with Roundup 22-25, 25-21; Huntley Project def. Roundup 25-10, 25-11; Baker def. Park City 25-11, 25-22
Pool B: Colstrip def. Absarokee 25-5, 25-10; Joliet def. Forsyth 25-10, 25-18; Colstrip def. Forsyth 25-10, 25-19; Joliet def. Absarokee 25-7, 25-22; Joliet def. Colstrip 25-22, 25-24; Absarokee split with Forsyth 14-25, 25-24
Pool C: Red Lodge def. Harlowton 25-8, 25-12; Three Forks def. Columbus 25-13, 25-12; Red Lodge def. Columbus 25-6, 25-5; Three Forks def. Harlowton 25-12, 25-17; Red Lodge split with Three Forks 25-22, 23-25; Harlowton def. Columbus 25-17, 25-15
Silver bracket
Forsyth def. Columbus 16-25, 25-8, 15-7
Forsyth: Kills 29 (Mykaila Jensen 14) Blocks 2 (Jensen 2) Aces 10 (Cassie DuBois 5) Digs 42 (Reana Pederson 14) Assists 19 (DuBois n/a)
Columbus: Kills 10 (Maddi Carman 5) Blocks 4 (Camryn Ault 1.5) Aces 2 (Morgan Kirch, Alexa Riveland) Digs 28 (Riveland 9) Assists 9 (Kat Sindelar 4)
Park City def. Absarokee 25-22, 25-7
Park City: Kills 14 (Shelby Kluth 6) Aces 6 (Kasidy Robbins 2) Digs 30 (MacKinzie Verke 10) Assists 11 (Breanna Anderson 7)
Absarokee: Kills 11 (Erin Campbell 5) Blocks 3 (Mallorey Sheppard 2) Aces 5 (Haley Domitraschuck 4)
Absarokee def. Columbus 25-11, 25-23
Columbus: Kills 4 (Maddi Carman 2) Blocks 2 (Camryn Ault 1) Aces 5 (Morgan Kirch 2, Kat Sindelar 2) Digs 11 (Uluwehi Brooks 4) Assists 4 9 (Shelby Wolery 3)
Absarokee: Kills 8 (Campbell 5) Blocks 1 (Sheppard) Aces 5 Digs 23 (Emma LaMoure 7) Assists 2 (Caitlin Young 2)
Forsyth def. Park City 25-12, 26-24
Forsyth: Kills 18 (Mykaila Jensen 9) Blocks 6 (Jensen 4) Aces 9 (Cassie DuBois 4) Digs 35 (Reana Pederson 11) Assists 17 (DuBois 17)
Park City: Kills 7 (M. Verke 2, Kluth 2) Aces 4 (Kluth 2) Digs 20 (M. Verke 9) Assists 6 (Blakely Verke 4)