Corvallis trips Libby twice, claims Western A title

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BUTTE — Once beaten Corvallis pulled off the trifecta on Saturday, besting Whitefish 3-0 in a loser takes third-place match and then toppling unbeaten Libby twice, 3-2 and 3-1 in two championship matches to claim the title at the Western A Divisional volleyball tournament at the Maroon Activities Center.

Libby defeated Corvallis 3-2 on Friday in the semifinals of the double-elimination event to qualify for the final.

Brookyln Rainer was Libby’s force at the net on the final day of play with 19 kills to go with five blocks in the first championship match and 20 in the second.

Mehki Sykes had 16 kills in the first title test and and three aces.

Corvallis advances to state as the top seed from Western A while Libby is No. 2, Whitefish No. 3 and Stevensville No. 4.

The Class A state tournament begins Thursday in Bozeman.

Libby finished divisional action with a 3-2 mark, along with Whitefish. Corvallis was 5-1.

Western A Divisional

At Maroon Activities Center, Butte

Saturday

Corvallis def. Whitefish, loser takes third match, 25-22, 25-17, 25-18

Corvallis def. Libby, Championship match 1, 25-19, 25-20, 12-25, 12-25, 15-13

Corvallis def. Libby, Championship match 2, 25-21, 25-16, 22-25, 25-13

Match Stats

Corvallis def. Whitefish, 25-22, 25-17, 25-18

Whitefish: Kills 28 (Cailyn Ross 13, Marlee Bender 6). Blocks 4 (Bender 2, Ross 1, Annisa Brown 1). Digs 48 (Jasmine Matern 15, Kennedy Grove 8, Serena Hemmingson 8). Assists 28 (Becca Catina 19. Lauren Schulz 9). Aces 8 (Catina 2, Ross 2, Brown 2).

Corvallis: Kills 30 (Hannah Hutchison 10, Maureen Jessop 5). Blocks 9 (Jessop 3.5, Charlotte Powell 2). Digs 47 (Casey Fison 14, Kate Hurlbert 9). Assists 26 (Hurlbert 24). Aces 4 (Ashley Hornaday 2).

Corvallis def. Libby,

25-19, 25-20, 12-25, 12-25, 15-13

Corvallis: Kills 49 (Maureen Jessop 12, Charlotte Powell 11). Blocks 7 (Powell 3, Isabel Evans 2). Digs 68 (Jessop 19). Assists 44 (Kate Hurlbert 41). Aces 2 (Hurlbert 1, Ashley Hornaday 1).

Libby: Kills 52 (Brooklyn Rainer 19, Mehki Sykes 16). Blocks 10 (Rainer 5). Digs 67 (Jayden Winslow 21). Assists 49 (Alli Collins 47). Aces 9 (Sykes 3).

Corvallis def. Libby, 25-21, 25-16, 22-25, 25-13

Corvallis: Kills 48 (Hannah Hutchison 17, Maureen Jessop 10). Blocks 14 (Isabel Evans 5.5, Kate Hurlbert 2.5). Digs 78 (Jessop 22, Casey Fison 17). Assists 41 (Hurlbert 40). Aces 9 (Hurlbert 3).

Libby: Kills 46 (Brooklyn Rainer 20, Jayden Winslow 10). Blocks 6 (Emily Mossburg 3, Mehki Sykes 3). Digs 69 (Winslow 25, Emma Gruber 16). Assists 43 (Alli Collins 43). Aces 4 (Rainer 2, Jessika Jones 2).

Friday’s Results

Hamilton def. Polson, loser out, 25-18, 25-15, 20-25, 25-17

Stevensville def. Frenchtown, loser out, 25-17, 25-17, 25-18

Whitefish def. Hamilton, loser out, 21-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17

Stevensville def. Columbia Falls, loser out, 27-25, 25-16, 25-23

Libby def. Corvallis, semifinals, 25-12, 25-20, 20-25, 27-29, 15-10

Whitefish def. Stevensville, loser takes fourth match, 29-27, 25-17, 17-25, 27-25

Thursday’s Results

Corvallis def. Polson 25-13, 25-9, 25-14

Columbia Falls def. Hamilton 25-19, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22

Whitefish def. Stevensville 25-19, 24-26, 21-25, 25-16, 16-14

Libby def. Frenchtown 25-20, 25-21, 25-13

Corvallis def. Columbia Falls, 25-6, 25-15, 25-23

Libby def. Whitefish, 25-21, 25-14, 14-25, 25-18

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