Bulldogs bow out with three-set loss to Flathead

Bulldogs bow out with three-set loss to Flathead

BOZEMAN — Butte High’s volleyball season came to an end today with a three-set loss to Kalispell Flathead at the Class AA State tournament.

The Bravettes topped the Bulldogs 25-15, 25-14, 25-17 at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

Savanna Sterck spiked 11 kills to lead the Bravettes, who advance to take on Billings Senior in a 4 p.m. loser-out game. Butte High closes the season at 11-18. (Bracket)

Mollee Conlan, Ashley Olson and Brooke McGrath led Butte High’s attack in their final volleyball match in a Bulldog uniform. Conlan led the way with six kills, while Olson added five and McGrath spiked four.

Katie Keller and Olivia Quinn set up the Bulldog attack, and McGrath, Jordyn Bolton and Conlan led the backcourt.

The loss closes the prep volleyball career for Conlan, McGrath, Bolton, Olson, Quinn, Keller and fellow seniors Teagan Kennis, Kennadie McMahon and Joscelyn Cleveland. They were part of a program that advance to State three out of four years.

Other members of Butte High’s State team are juniors Wisdom Hanninen, Emmarie Richards, Camille Kautzman, Laura Rosenleaf, Averie Olsen, Ashlyn Burnett and Madison Seholm, and freshman Jaycee Cleveland.

Butte High is coached by Shane Jorgensen. He is assisted by Laura Mortensen, Jessica Downey, Amie Henningsen and Danee Leary.

Flathead def. Butte 25-15, 25-14, 25-17
Kills — Flathead 33 (Savanna Sterck 11, Kennedy Moore 8, Alliyah Stevens 6), Butte 21 (Molle Conlan 6, Ashley Olson 5, Brooke McGrath 4, Teagan Kennis 3, Laura Rosenleaf 2, Kennadie McMahon 1). Assists — Flathead 30 (Kylie Munsinger 17, Moore 9), Butte 17 (Katie Keller 10, Olivia Quinn 6, Rosenleaf 1). Blocks — Flathead 6 (Akilah Kubi 2), Butte 5 (Conlan 4, Olson 10. Aces — Flathead 5 (Sterck 2), Butte 2 (McGrath 1, Jordyn Bolton 1). Digs — Flathead 42 (Cyan Oooney 13, Moore 8), Butte 29 (McGrath 9, Bolton 8, Conlan 7, Keller 4, Quinn 3, Rosenleaf 1, Olson 1, Joscelyn Cleveland 1).

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