At Missoula, the Lady Pirates participated in the annual Missoula County Public Schools Invitational held jointly at Hellgate and Sentinel. The tournament features most of the Western AA and A teams with 6B Florence among others rounding out the roster of teams.
The Lady Pirates fared decently in their pool play action the first day against some stiff competition posed by contending against AA level athletic talents. After seeding 7th in their Hellgate pool, Polson competed in the consolation bracket, where they were swept by Whitefish, then Libby to finish 3-15 overall.
Polson will have already played Columbia Falls on Tuesday, then close out the regular schedule against Whitefish on Thursday, October 24, for Senior Night.
2019 MCPS VB Invitational
Hellgate & Sentinel gyms
Thursday-Friday, October 17-18
championship: CMR def. Florence 26-24, 25-11;
semifinals: CMR def. Glacier; Florence def. Corvallis;
quarterfinals: CMR def. Sentinel; Glacier def. Hellgate; Corvallis def. Flathead; Florence def. C-Falls.
round 1&2 (loser out): na;
3rd/4th place: Sentinel def. Glacier;
consolation championship: Great Falls def. Belgrade;
semifinals: Belgrade def. Whitefish; Great Falls def. Stevensville;
quarterfinals: Belgrade def. Libby; Whitefish def. Polson 27-25, 25-17; Great Falls def. Frenchtown; Stevensville def. Big Sky;
round 1 (loser out): Libby def. Polson 25-17, 25-18; Big Sky def. Frenchtown;
round 2 (loser out): Big Sky def. Whitefish; Libby def. Stevensville;
3rd/4th place: Big Sky def. Libby.
1, CMR (12-2); 2, C-Falls (12-2); 3, Hellgate (10-4); 4, Flathead (8-6); 5, Belgrade (4-10); 6, Stevensville (4-10); 7, Polson (3-11); 8, Frenchtown (3-11).
POLSON – Polson split w/ Frenchtown 20-15,16-20; Polson split w/ Belgrade 19-20, 20-17; CMR def. Polson 20-10, 20-12; Polson split w/ Stevensville 20-15, 14-20; C-Falls def. Polson 20-12, 20-17; Flathead def. Polson 20-17, 20-10; Hellgate def. Polson 20-17, 20-11.
stat specs courtesy of tournament coordinator Barb Lacko, Polson coaching staff, et al.
2019MCinvLPtm – KILLS 128 (Maggie Todd 43, Misty Tenas 36, Grace Quinones 26, Lena Pawlowski 18, SaVanna Carpentier 3, Hallie Moss, Berk). ACES 30 (Lena 10, Ara 5, Mags 4, GQ 4, Berk 4, Chloe DuCharme 2, SaVanna). ASSISTS 99 (Berk 42, Lena 40, Hallie Moss 8, GQ 3, Misty 2, Ara 2, SaVanna 2). BLOCKS 18½ (GQ 9, Mags 4, Misty 4, Lena 2, Hallie 2, SaVanna). DIGS 234 (Ara Mercer 55, Berk 42, Mags 40, GQ 37, Lena 25, SaVanna 24, Misty 5, Hallie 2, Liz Tolley 2, Chloe, Turquoise Pierre).
2019MCinvLPtm (128K,30A,99S,18½B,234D) – Mags (43k,4a,4b,40d), Misty (36k,2s,4b,5d), GQ (26k,4a,3s,9b,37d), Lena (18k,10a,40s,2b,25d), SaVanna (3k,1a,2s,1b,24d), Hallie (1k,8s,2b,2d), Berk (1k,4a,42s,42d), Ara (5a,2s,55d), Chloe (2a,1d), Liz (2d), Turquoise (1d).