By Ron Davis
The Butte Central Volleyball team notched it’s first Southwestern A Conference win tonight in Dillon. The Maroon’s won a tough defensive battle 3-1 over the host Beavers, taking their conference record to 1-2.
Coach Becky Hancock called it a great team win “The girls played with grit tonight. They left it all out there on the court, & never gave up. It was a defensive battle tonight. Dillon is a great defensive team, & we battled right back with them. We kept our composure in tight situations, & I really think that was key to our success. Every one stepped up when they needed to, & did their part. It was a great team win”.
Central out lasted Dillon in the first game 28-26 showing that the match was going to be a battle. The Beavers fought back to take the second game 25-21. The two teams went back and fourth in game three with the Maroons finally getting the 2 point separation for a 27-25 victory and a 2games to one advantage. With momentum and confidence now on their side, the Maroons ended the match with at 25-19 win in the fourth game and a 3-1 match victory.
Once again the Maroons had great leadership by Mia Keeley running the offense to perfection with 29 assists.
Ella Moodry had a huge night for the Butte girls in the back court and at the net serving 4 aces, digging 20 kills and spiking 14 points at the net. Lebero, Maycee Anderson, was exceptional with 22 digs. Jaeden Berger served 5 aces, dug 11 and killed 5. Brooke Badovinac added 9 kills, 4 digs and 3 ace serves. Junior Molly Drew fired 2 ace serves, picked up 11 digs and killed 2.
The Maroons will be back at the Maroon Activity Center Thursday night at 7 against Corvallis.