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Polson and Ronan split with Bitterrroot teams

by Brandon Hansen / For The Leader
| September 7, 2023 12:00 AM

Polson splits with Bitterroot teams

At home, Polson split its two matchups against Bitterroot teams on Friday, Sept. 1. Polson swept Corvallis 25-21, 25-11, 25-17 behind 12 kills by Mckenna Hanson. The Lady Pirates lost to Hamilton 27-29, 18-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-2, despite 21 kills from Hanson and 13 kills from Hannah Simpson.

The morning game against Corvallis saw Polson’s Hannah Simpson notch six kills. Avery Starr dished out 26 assists while also notching two blocks. Regarding digs, Julia Barnard led the Lady Pirates with 25, and Samantha Rensvold had 18.

Hamilton defeated Polson in five games despite 36 assists from Avery Starr, who also had two blocks, five aces, and eight digs.

The Lady Pirates fell to 1-1 on the year.

HAMILTON DEF. POLSON 3-2

Hamilton def. Polson 27-29, 18-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-2

POLSON – Hitting: 49 kills (Mckenna Hanson 21, Hannah Simpson 13, Starr 6, Kellyn Nelson 4, Sam Rensvold 2, Carli Maley 2, Barnard); Serving - (Avery Starr 5, Maley 2, Rensvold 2, Barnard 2, Simpson); Assists - (Starr 36, Hanson 3, Barnard 3, Rensvold, Simpson); P4blocks (Starr 2, Simpson, Hanson); Digs - (Julia Barnard 25, Rensvold 18, Simpson 15, Hanson 13, Starr 8, Maley 2, Nelson, Sierra Perez)

POLSON DEF. CORVALLIS 3-0

Polson def. Corvallis 25-21, 25-11, 25-17

POLSON – Hitting - 33 (Mckenna Hanson 12, Hannah Simpson 6, Carli Maley 5, Sam Rensvold 4, Kellyn Nelson 3, Starr 2, Josie Henriksen); Serving - (Maley 3, Rensvold 3, Hanson 2); Assists - (Starr 26, Vivian Lazaro 3, Barnard, Maley); P6blocks (Starr 4, Maley, Nelson); Digs - (Julia Barnard 14, Rensvold 9, Hanson 8, Starr 7, Simpson 7, Maley).

Ronan picks up Corvallis win

The Maidens started the season 1-1 after falling to Hamilton 25-14, 25-23, 22-25,25-16 and then bouncing back to defeat Corvallis 25-18, 25-20, 10-25, 25-18 on Saturday, Sept. 2 in Ronan.

Against Hamilton, Lauryn Buhr and Mckenna Corley led Ronan with six kills apiece. The Maidens also had a great serving match as Seattle Adams and Kailyn Marengo each had three aces. Adams also had 17 assists and 17 digs in the matchup.

Ronan had 59 digs as a team and nine aces total. Kylee Kelch also had a monster day at the net with five blocks and one block assist.

RONAN DEF. CORVALLIS 3-1

Ronan def. Corvallis 25-18, 25-20, 10-25, 25-18

STATS NOT AVALIABLE

HAMILTON DEF. RONAN

Hamilton def. Ronan 25-14, 25-23, 22-25, 25-16

RONAN – Kills - 23 (Lauryn Buhr 6, McKenna Corley 6, Kylee Kelch 4, Adams 3, Maddy Illig 2, Zailee Hewankorn 2); Aces - 9 (Adams 3, Kailyn Marengo 3, Hewankorn 2, Corley); Assists - 23 (Seattle Adams 17, Corley 3, Santos, Kelch, Woll); 9Blocks (Kelch 5bs1ba, Corley 1bs1ba, Buhr 1bs, Adams 1ba); Digs - 59 (Adams 17, Kaydance Santos 10, Marengo 10, Corley 9, Bailee Woll 6, Buhr 3, Nevaeh Perez 3, Illig).

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Lady Pirate Avery Starr blocks the ball against Corvallis Saturday. Polson won 3-0. (Bob Gunderson photo)

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McKenna Hanson delivers the kill for Polson against a tough Hamilton team Saturday. (Bob Gunderson photo)

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Ronan's Lauryn Buhr sends the ball back to Hamilton during last week's double-header. (Photo by Susan Lake)

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Ronan Maiden Kylee Kelch reaches for the ball in last week's game against Corvallis. (Photo by Susan Lake)