Lady Loggers felled by Wildcats, Troy beaten by Mission

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  • Ember Rode, sophomore, sends the ball back to Columbia Falls. (Tana Wilson/The Western News)

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    Coach Samantha Hannah high fives McKenzie Proffitt during a timeout in the second game, the Loggers went on to win the game, but lost the match. (Tana Wilson/The Western News)

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    Julia Martineau, sophomore, fires back to Columbia Falls at home on Thursday. (Tana Wilson/The Western News)

  • Ember Rode, sophomore, sends the ball back to Columbia Falls. (Tana Wilson/The Western News)

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    Coach Samantha Hannah high fives McKenzie Proffitt during a timeout in the second game, the Loggers went on to win the game, but lost the match. (Tana Wilson/The Western News)

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    Julia Martineau, sophomore, fires back to Columbia Falls at home on Thursday. (Tana Wilson/The Western News)

After losing the first two games, the Lady Loggers rallied in the third to win 25-19, but the hosts fell to the Columbia Falls Wildcats, 21-25,20-25,25-19,15-25.

The final match score doesn’t reflect the competitiveness displayed by the Loggers, said head coach Samantha Hannah.

“The Loggers are real competitors, and they proved that last night,” she said.

Hannah added that she’s proud of the team’s performance.

“Compared to the last match in Columbia Falls, we played 10 times better,” she said.

Overall, the Lady Loggers had 31 kills against the Wildcats and 49 digs.

McKenzie Proffitt led the Loggers with 11 kills, followed by Sheyla Gallagher with 6 kills. Ashlyn Monigold was the dig leader with 18 for the match.

Proffitt had a stellar service game — she contributed half of the 10 aces for the night.

Kylee Quinn finished with 25 of the 26 set assists for the match.

The Lady Loggers hit the road tonight to play at Ronan.

Overall stats: Kills — Libby 31, Columbia Falls 38. Assists — Libby 26, Columbia Falls 29. Digs — Libby 56, Columbia Falls 45. Aces — Libby 10, Columbia Falls 5.

In other Lincoln County volleyball action, Mission beat Troy 3-0. The match scores were 25-22, 25-21 and 25-11.

Mission improved to 4-1 and 9-3 while Troy fell to 1-5 and 1-13 overall.

KILLS – MSI 23 (Karolyna Buck 10), T14 (Ella Pierce 8). ACES – MSI 17 (Keana Thomas 5), T4 (Montana Rice, Leah Clay). ASSISTS – MSI 21 (Hunter Eichert ), T10 (Katelynn Tallmadge 9). BLOCKS – MSI 4 (<goal), T0. DIGS – MSI 34 (Syd Brander 16), T26 (Mazzy Hermes 9). (Sa12Oct19)

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