In the opening round at the Western C Divisional Tournament, the Charlo Lady Vikings rallied from a tightly-contested two-set deficit to take the third set from the then undefeated Lady Mustangs of Ennis. The fourth set likewise extended into the 20s for both squads, but the Mustangs didnt horse around at the end as they pulled out the deciding set for a 3-1 match win.
The loss relegated Charlo to the consolation rounds, but the Lady Vikings showed both resolve as well as grit as they reeled off a pair of wins as they clipped the wings of the 13C Seeley-Swan Lady Blackhawks in straight sets, and tethered the talons of the 12C Lady Falcons of Twin Bridges 3-1 that included a third set that dipped into extras.
The pair of wins advanced the Lady Vikings into the fourth-place match against their first round opponent Ennis, who had by now sustained their lone loss of the season.
Charlo had hoped to add to their blemish, but the Lady Mustangs would have none of it as they swept the Lady Vikings in straight set this time around. Contending against a previously undefeated team requires a full tank of gas for optimal performance and the fuel tank for Charlo was running low if not on fumes after two previous matches as they tried to advance into the trophy hardware rounds of Saturday.
Despite the loss, first-year head coach Rhondell Volinkaty aptly summarized her assessment of both the season as well as the tournament when she said, They left every ounce of their heart on the court to the very end of the last game of the last match of the season It was a phenomenal year.
2018 Western C Divisional
4th place consolation
Ennis def. Charlo 3-0 (loser out)
Charlo (21-4), Ennis (18-1)
Ennis def. Charlo 25-17, 25-15, 25-20
KILLS C30 (Kaitlin Cox 15), E38 (Jourdain Klein 21). ACES C2 (Cox 2), E4 (Whitney McKitrick 3).
ASSISTS C27 (Teaira Truman 25), E35 (McKitrick 22). BLOCKS C4 (Cox 2), E14 (Shelbey Klein 8). DIGS C81 (Cox 22), E31 (Riley Robinson 9). (Fr02Nov18gm12div)
Charlo def. Twin Bridges 3-1 (loser out)
Charlo (21-3), Twin Bridges (13-7)
Charlo def. Twin Bridges 25-16, 23-25, 27-25, 25-14
KILLS TB27 (Riah Edsall 15), C49 (Kaitlin Cox 23). ACES TB5 (Ashleigh Guinanae 2), C6 (Teaira Truman 2, Kaitlin Cox 2). ASSISTS TB23 (Anna Kaiser 11), C38 (Truman 36). BLOCKS TB11 (Riah Edsal 8),C 5 Cox 2, Bella Hawk 2).
DIGS TB17? (Taryn Johnson 5), C86 (Allie Delaney 16). (Fr02Nov18gm10div)
Charlo def. Seeley-Swan 3-0
Charlo def. Seeley-Swan 25-23, 26-24, 25-21
KILLS SS30 (Ashley Miller 12), C41 (Kaitlin Cox 16). ACES SS1 (Klaire Kovatch), C12 (Cox 4). ASSISTS SS24 (Autumn Morse 16), C37 (Teaira Truman 32). BLOCKS SS18* (Kovatch 8=5BS+6BA, Bethany Hoag 2BS+7BA), C6 (Cox 2). DIGS SS73 (Miller 16, Morse 16), C104 (Cox 25, Bella Hawk 25). (Fr02Nov18gm8div)
Asterisk (*) denotes stat variant(s) where media coverage and maxpreps postings differ: SS8b (Kovatch 8b)
Ennis def. Charlo 3-1
Charlo (19-3), Ennis (16-0)
Ennis def. Charlo 25-23, 25-22, 20-25, 25-22
KILLS C45 (Kaitlin Cox 17), E48 (Jourdain Klein 23). ACES C5 (Liev Smith 3), E6 (Joree Hokanson 2, Riley Robinson 2). ASSISTS C34 (Teaira Truman 32), E41 (Whitney McKitrick 25). BLOCKS C2 (Truman 2), E19 (Klein 8). DIGS C88 (Allie Delaney 17), E36 (McKitrick 12). (Th01Nov18gm3div)
NOTE: some details may vary between sideline specs and venue tallies.
Twin Bridges def. Plains 3-0
Twin Bridges def. Plains 25-18, 25-16, 25-15
KILLS P (), TB25 (Riah Edsall). ACES P (NA), TB11 (Anna Kaiser 5). ASSISTS P (NA), TB23 (Kaiser 8, Taryn Johnson 8). BLOCKS P (NA), TB 5.5 (Edsall 3). DIGS P (NA), TB 12 (Kaiser 4).
Plains def. Clark Fork 3-2 (loser out)
Plains def. Clark Fork 25-22, 25-19, 15-25, 18-25, 15-10
KILLS P27 (Kylee Altmiller 9), CF na. ACES P12 (Altmiller 6), CF na. ASSISTS P26 (Haley Josephson 11), CF na. BLOCKS P6 (Rachel Huenink 3, Altmiller 3), CF na. DIGS P30 (Josephson 8), CF na.
Ennis def. Plains 3-0
Ennis def. Plains 25-19, 25-15, 25-18 (loser out)
KILLS P20 (Rachel Huenink 7), E30 (J. Klein). ACES P9 (Altmiller 3), E11 (McKitrick 5). ASSISTS P17 (Dakota Butcher 8), E28 (McKitrick 18). BLOCKS P3 (Huenink 2), E10 (J. Klein 8). DIGS P28 (Aubrey Brown 7), E16 (Robinson 6).
Western C Divisional
Nov. 1-3 at Manhattan Christian
(Two teams advance)
Match 1: Manhattan Christian def. Alberton-Superior 25-11, 25-16, 25-14, first round
Match 2: Twin Bridges def. Plains 25-18, 25-16, 25-15, first round
Match 3: Ennis def. Charlo 25-23, 25-22, 20-25, 25-22, first round
Match 4: Gardiner def. Seeley-Swan 25-12, 25-18, 25-13, first round
Match 5: Manhattan Christian def. Twin Bridges 30-28, 26-24, 19-25, 20-25, 15-11, second round
Match 6: Gardiner def. Ennis 25-19, 18-25, 25-15, 18-25, 15-10, second round
Match 7: Plains def. Alberton-Superior 25-22, 25-19, 15-25, 18-25, 15-10, loser-out
Match 8: Charlo def. Seeley-Swan 25-23, 26-24, 25-21, loser-out
Match 9: Ennis def. Plains 25-19, 25-15, 25-18, loser-out
Match 10: Charlo def. Twin Bridges 25-16, 23-25, 27-25, 25-14, loser-out
Match 11: Manhattan Christian def. Gardiner 25-19, 25-22, 25-16, undefeated semifinal
Match 12: Ennis def. Charlo 25-17, 25-15, 25-20, loser-out (Charlo gets fourth place)
Match 13: Ennis def. Gardiner 25-22, 25-13, 21-25, 25-16, loser-out (Gardiner gets third place)
Match 14: Ennis def. Manhattan Christian 25-21, 25-16, 14-25, 25-14, championship
Match 15: Manhattan Christian def. Ennis 25-21, 25-16, 14-25, 25-14, second championship