Eureka spikers 1-1 in pool play at Western B

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EUREKA — Florence swept Eureka in the quarterfinals on the first day of the Western B Divisional volleyball tournament held at Eureka High School on Thursday.

Eureka beat Loyola in five sets in the first round to advance to quarterfinals.

Florence swept Bigfork earlier in the day and will play Thompson Falls today at 5 p.m. in a semfinal game.

Thompson Falls went 2-0, beating Deer Lodge and Anaconda on the way to semifinals.

Bigfork will take on Missoula Loyola in loser-out play today at 11:45 a.m.

Deer Lodge and Mission will play at 10 a.m.

Eureka will face the loser of that game at 1:30 p.m. to determine which team advances to the fourth place game.

Anaconda will play either Bigfork or Loyola at 3:15 p.m.

The winner of the fourth place game at 6:45 p.m. gets a chance to play themselves back into contention by winning two more games, which would take that team to the championship game.

The third place game is Saturday at 10 a.m. and the final is at 11:45.

The top two teams earn a trip to the the state tournament in Bozeman on Nov. 14-16.

Western B Divisional

at Eureka High School

Thursday’s Results

First round

Anaconda def. Mission 25-23, 25-17, 25-19

Kills — Anaconda 23, Mission 21 (Karolyna Buck 10); Aces — Anaconda 6, Mission 7 (Sydney Brander 3); Blocks — Anaconda 3, Mission 2; Assists — Anaconda 22, Mission 19; Digs — Anaconda 49, Mission 39.

Thompson Falls def. Deer Lodge 25-18, 25-21, 25-17

Kills — Thompson Falls 45 (Scarlette Schmidt), Deer Lodge 24 (Jordan Smith 5, Courtney Boese 5); Aces — Thompson Falls 4 (Riley Wilson 2), Deer Lodge 4; Blocks — Thompson Falls 7 (Belle Cooper 2, Elli Pardee 2), Deer Lodge 4; Assists — Thompson Falls 37 (Wilson 27), Deer Lodge 18 (Amy Fjell 18); Digs — Thompson Falls 29 (Pardee 9), Deer Lodge NA.

Florence def. Bigfork 25-18, 25-14, 25-8

Kills — Bigfork 12 (Myranda Gray 3, Aubrey Halverson 3), Florence 33 (Sarah Hopcroft 15); Aces — Bigfork 3 (Halverson 2), Florence 12 (Halle Christopherson 3); Blocks — Bigfork 1 (Jessica Frey 1), Florence 6 (Emma Stensrud 4); Assists — Bigfork 8 (Halverson 5), Florence 26 (Christopherson 19); Digs — Bigfork 43 (Halverson 8), Florence 35 (Kolbi Wood 10).

Eureka def. Missoula Loyola 9-25, 25-21, 25-18, 22-25, 15-12

Kills — Eureka 36 (Maggie Graves 11, Reena Truman 9), Loyola 37 (Sam Clevenger 17); Aces — Eureka 4 (Rhianna Hawkins 7, Avory Escobar 5), Loyola 8 (S. Clevenger 8); Blocks — Eureka 4 (Truman 3), Loyola 19 (Natalie Clevenger 7); Assists — Eureka 29 (Escobar 24), Loyola 37 (Molly McHugh 20); Digs — Eureka 123 (Katie Schmidt 28, Graves 25), Loyola 148 (Laney Denning 44).

Quarterfinals

Thompson Falls def. Anaconda 25-21, 25-23, 25-22

Kills — Anaconda 32; Aces — Anaconda 4; Assists — Anaconda 32; Blocks — Anaconda 4; Digs — Anaconda 64.

Statistics for Thompson Falls were not available.

Florence def. Eureka 25-12, 25-15, 25-15

Kills — Florence 12 (Sarah Hopcroft 33), Eureka 21 (Maggie Graves 8, Rhianna Hawkins 5); Aces — Florence 4 (Jacklyn Balfourd 4), Eureka 4 (Jadyn Pluid 2, Katie Schmidt 2); Blocks — Florence 5 (Emma Stensrud 4), Eureka 4 (Avory Escobar 3); Assists — Florence 33 (Halle Christopherson 16), Eureka 17 (Escobar 15); Digs — Florence 64 (Kolbi Wood 11), Eureka 55 (Schmidt 16, Graves 11).

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