Bulldogs battle back for five-set win at Sentinel

Bulldogs battle back for five-set win at Sentinel

MISSOULA — The Butte High Bulldogs pulled out a big-time come back Tuesday night.

After dropping the first two sets 25-15 to Missoula Sentinel, the Bulldogs fought back to beat Missoula Sentinel in five sets, winning 25-18, 25-22 and 15-8. (Butte High stat sheet)

Butte High coach Shane Jorgensen called it a “tale of two teams” as his Bulldogs pulled out the “big win.”

A balanced attack helped lead the Bulldogs to the victory that lifted their record to 5-8. Kennadie McMahon registered 10 kills on a night that saw five Butte players kill at least seven.

Ashley Olson spiked nine kills to go along with three and a half blocks. Brooke McGrath killed eight, and Hannah Morin-Ferguson and Mollee Conlin each hit seven. Conlin also picked up three blocks.

Olivia Quinn (18 assists) and Katie Keller (15) ran the offense for the Bulldogs, who got three aces apiece from McGrath and Conlin

Jordyn Bolton and MacKenzie Tutty paced Butte’s backcourt defense with 10 digs. McGrath dug seven and Conlin grabbed six.

The win avenged a home sweep at the hands of Hellgate from last month. Sentinel falls to 7-4.

Butte High heads back to Missoula Thursday to close out the regular season against Big Sky. The Class AA playoffs begin next week.

Butte High JV def. Sentinel 25-11, 25-16, 15-7

Butte High JV stat sheet

Butte High sophomores def. Sentinel 23-25, 25-16, 15-11, 13-15, 17-15

Butte High sophomores stat sheet

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