MOUND – The Butte Central Maroons hosted the Stevensville Yellowjackets in a game Saturday at the Maroon Activities Center.
The patient Yellowjackets were able to move the ball well, take advantage of the opportunities presented to them and sweep the Maroons, three games to nil.
The match scores were 25-17, 25-17 and 25-23.
Stevensville’s rotating front line of Tilli Danczyk, Daphne Engel, Lexy Perez and Shilo Lampi combined for 41 kills in three games.
Sophie Berning had 38 assists and 35 digs, and Emmy Kopsa added for the Yellowjackets.
Stevensville won the first two games with solid play around the court.
In Game 3, the Maroons found themselves down 10-5 before Maycee Anderson and Ella Moodry hit a few volleys to keep the game alive. Central put together a 10-5 series to tie the game at 15-15.
“Libero Macy Anderson did a great job for us there,” Butte Central head coach Becky Hancock said.
The Maroons had a pair of two-point leads late before the Yellowjackets finished the game on a 5-1 run.
Anderson finished the game with 13 digs for the Maroons. Moodry had 11 digs and five kills. Mia Keeley had 15 assists and Brooke Badovinac had four blocks, four kills, three digs and an ace. Mollie Drew had seven digs, four kills and two aces.
“We have a few rotations we need to work on,” Hancock said. “I felt like the whole rhythm of our game was off today and our front line wasn’t as strong as it could have been. We need to get back to training before our game in Thursday at Dillon.