BOZEMAN — Butte High got off to a good start in an Eastern AA volleyball match Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs took the opening set 25-18. Bozeman, though, battled back to win the next three, 25-18, 25-17 and 25-15.
Kira Mortensen had a big night in the losing effort. The Butte High junior tallied 14 kills to lead the Bulldog attack. Emma Field added six kills, while Maddie Worley dished out 15 assists. Butte High also got eight assists from Grace McGrath.
Brittney Tierney led the Bulldog back court with 12 digs. Tricia Ericson, who served three aces, added eight digs. Brooke McGrath dug seven, and Devin Amtmann dug five.
Stats for Bozeman are not available.
The Bulldogs have two more road matches this week. Butte High plays at Billings Skyview on Friday and at Billings West on Saturday.
Bozeman def. Butte High 18-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-15
BUTTE HIGH STATS — Kills 32 (Kira Mortensen 14, Emma Field 6, Brooke McGrath 3, Kennadie McMahon 3, MacKenzie Tutty 2, Brittney Tierney 1, MaKenna Carpenter 1, Maddie Worley 1, Trisha Ericson 1). Assists 26 (Worley 15, Grace McGrath 8, Mortensen 1, Carpenter 1, Ericson). Blocks 6 (Mortensen 2, McMahaon 1.5, Field 1, Carpenter 1, Brooke McGrath .5). Aces 4 (Ericson 3, Worley 1). Digs 41 (Tierney 12, Ericson 8, Brooke McGrath 7, Devin Amtmann 5, Grace McGrath 1, Mortensen 1).