Maroons top Blue Devils in 5

CORVALLIS —  Butte Central avenged another loss on the volleyball court Thursday.

This time, the Maroons need all of five games to knock off Corvallis.

The Maroons left town late Thursday winners of a 16-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-23, 15-13 thriller.

Butte Central posted 132 digs and 16 blocks in the victory

Danee Leary led the Maroons with 15 kills and 44 digs. Mariah Cooney and Annie Ossello each killed seven. Cooney added nine and a half blocks.

“It was a huge battle,” BC coach Kaila Minehan said. “Both teams played so hard through the entire match. I am so proud of the fight and finish in my team.”

Minehan said Leary played an “unbelievable” defensive match. She was one of three BC players with at least 20 digs. Danika Neumann collected 27 digs, while Cassidy McGree chipped in with 14. Shannon McLaughlin dished out 17 assists and served four aces. Taylor Marthaller added 12 assists and 14 digs.

Joanna Avery’s 19 kills paced the Blue Devils.

The Maroons are back in action Saturday when they host a tournament at the Maroon Activities Center.

KILLS — BC 34 (Danee Leary 15, Mariah Cooney 7, Annie Ossello 7, Sadie Harrington 2, Danika Neumann 1, Teresa Piazzola 1, Lacey McGree 1), Corvallis 46 (Joanna Avery 19, Kelsey Irwin 14). ASSISTS — BC 31 (Shannon McLaughlin 17, Taylor Marthaller 12, Cooney 1, Harrington 1), Corvallis n/a (Alex Price 20). BLOCKS — Corvallis 4, BC 16 (Cooney 9.5, Leary 2, Piazzola 1.5, Sierra Pica 1, Harrington 1, Ossello 1). ACES — Corvallis 9 (Laura Berner 5), BC 4 (McLaughlin 4). DIGS — Corvallis 96 (Katie Patterson 37, Gianna Schrock 21), BC 132 (Leary 44, Neumann 27, Cassidy McGree 23, Marthaller 14, McLaughlin 8, Ossello 4, Pica 3, Harrington 3, Piazzola 2, L. McGree 1).



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