This past weekend, the Lady Bulldogs of Mission St. Ignatius traveled to Troy, where they topped the Lady Trojans in straight sets to notch another 7B conference win.
Karolyna Buck led the team by dipping into double digits for kills, while Syd Brander led the defense with digs among the mid-teens.
Last Tuesday, Mission hosted Ronan for round two of their cross-country Rez rivalry wrangle. The two teams split the first two sets, then Mission gained the upper hand by taking the third.
Ronan battled valiantly throughout the fourth set, almost extending the match to a fifth set finale. But Mission was able to pull out the fourth in extras with a late surge, 26-24.
Syd Brander and Karolyna Buck combined for 19 kills to offset the mayhem caused by 5-11 Maiden Madeline McCreas dozen and a half. Ronan owned an 11 to 4 edge at the net for blocks, but Mission rocked the service line with 16 to 3 margin in service aces over the Maidens. Hunter Eichert sizzled in a half dozen, while Syd Brander contributed a quartet. Mission also held the edge on defense by placing a trio in double figures, led by almost two dozen by River Gonzalez (23d), followed by dozen from Syd Brander further supplemented by another ten from Azia Umphrey.
Mission will have already hosted the Lady Bluehawks of Thompson Falls this past Tuesday, then travel to Eureka on Saturday, October 19, followed by another road trip down into the Bitterroot to tangle with the 6B leading Florence Lady Falcons on Tuesday, October 22.
Mission def. Troy 3-0
Mission (4-1, 9-3), Troy (1-5, 1-13)
Troy vs. Mission def. Troy 25-22, 25-21, 25-11
KILLS MSI 23 (Karolyna Buck 10), T14 (Ella Pierce 8). ACES MSI 17 (Keana Thomas 5), T4 (Montana Rice, Leah Clay). ASSISTS MSI 21 (Hunter Eichert ), T10 (Katelynn Tallmadge 9). BLOCKS MSI 4 (<goal), T0. DIGS MSI 34 (Syd Brander 16), T26 (Mazzy Hermes 9). (Sa12Oct19)
Mission def. Ronan 3-1
7B Mission (8-3), NWA Ronan (1-10)
Mission def. Ronan 25-21, 14-25, 25-19, 26-24
KILLS R35 (Madeline McCrea 18), MSI 26 (Sydney Brander 10, Karolyna Buck 9, Olivia Garland 4, Keana Thomas 2, Azia Umphrey). ACES R3 (Brooklyn Kenelty, LaReina Cordova, Leina Ulutoa), MSI 16 (Hunter Eichert 6, S.Brander 4, Courtney Mitchell 2, Umphrey 2, Garland, Gonzalez). ASSISTS R 26 (Leina Ulutoa 16), MSI 23 (H.Eichert 23). BLOCKS R11 (Madeline McCrea 7), MSI 4 (K.Thomas 2, H.Eichert, Garland). DIGS R37 (Regan Clairmont 15), MSI 56 (River Gonzalez 23, S.Brander 12, A.Umphrey 10, Buck 3, H.Eichert 3, Mitchell 3, Garland 2). (Tu08Oct19) M10se