For Ronan volleyball, the idiomatic adage “so close and yet so far” is becoming a recurrent theme with an uncanny frequency this season.
An eyebrow raising seven sets have extended into extras thus far this season for the Maidens.
In a pair of matches this past week, the Maidens split the first two sets. Thereafter, then fell behind in the third set despite posting numbers among the high teens, only to get barely edged out in the fourth set that extended into extras.
Last Tuesday, the Maidens tangled with Mission for round two of their cross-county Rez rivalry wrangle, then hosted the visiting Frenchtown Broncs this past Thursday, both nonconference. Madeline McCrea combined for more than two dozen kills over the pair of contests, while senior Regan Clairmont dug out more than two dozen digs over the course of the two matches. Blockin-maniac Maiden McCrea combined for more than a baker’s dozen blocks in combination for both games.
The Maidens will have already hosted Libby for Senior Night on Tuesday, then travel to Browning Thursday.
Frenchtown def. Ronan 3-1
NWA Ronan (1-11), SWA Frenchtown (2-8)
Frenchtown def. Ronan 18-25, 25-21, 25-17, 28-26
KILLS – F34 (Addy Tode 15), R28 (Madeline McCrea 11). ACES – F5 ( ), R3 (Haylee Walchuk 2). ASSISTS – F31 (Maddy Eggers 17), R24 (Hannah Rowe 12, Leina Ulutoa 12). BLOCKS –F8 (Tode 2), R9 (McCrea 6.5). DIGS – R68 (Cassidy Bagnell 20), R44 (Regan Clairmont 10). (Th10Oct19)