Maroons put it all together to top Yellowjackets

Maroons put it all together to top Yellowjackets

STEVENSVILLE — Butte Central’s volleyball team saw a solid all-around effort Saturday, and the Maroons took down Stevensville in four-set Southwestern A match.

The scores were 25-20, 22-25, 25-18 and 25-22.

“It was probably one of the best defensive games we have had, along with some pretty aggressive serving,” BC coach Becky Hancock said.

Maci Reopelle matched Cassidy Strizic with eight kills as the Maroons used a balanced attack at the net. Avery Kelly killed seven, while Marissa Anderson spiked six.

Reopelle also tallied 19 digs and 12 assists in the win. Sophia Burtoon (14), Emma Keeley (10) and Strizic (10) joined Reopelle in double figures in digs. Anderson dug nine.

Keeley handed out 17 assists, while Burton and Anderson each served three of BC’s 12 aces. Bolton, Strizic and Reopelle served two apiece.

“I felt we made some great digs and started putting up a strong block,” Hancock said. “They had some strong middle hitters, and we had to make some adjustments after dropping the second game. But the girls responded to those adjustments to get it done. At a time we could of got flustered we rose to the occasion. I’m proud of how we played today.”

The Maroons improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in conference. BC has only one match next week, a Thursday non-conference tilt with the Copperheads in Anaconda.

Butte Central def. Stevensville 25-20, 22-25, 25-18, 25-22
Butte Central stats — Kills 33 (Maci Reopelle 8, Cassidy Strizic 8, Avery Kelly 7, Marissa Anderson 6, Amira Bolton 4). Assists 30 (Emma Keeley 17, Reopelle 12, Sophie Sullivan 1). Blocks 1 (Bolton .5, Anderson .5). Aces 12 (Sophia Burton 3, Anderson 3, Bolton 2, Strizic 2, Reopelle 2). Digs 69 (Reopelle 19, Burton 14, Strizic 10, Keeley 10, Anderson 9, Sullivan 4, Bolton 2, Kelly 1).

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