Bulldog volleyball falls to Libby

| September 9, 2020 1:00 AM

The Bulldog volleyball team came up short in its first match of the season against the Loggers in Libby last week.

The teams battled through five sets with the Loggers ultimately earning the win.

The Bulldogs outscored the Loggers in the opening set 25-21 and again in the third set, 25-18, but were just unable to come up with the win.

Whitefish’s Brook Smith had a match-high 16 kills.

On assists, the Bulldogs were lead by Jenny Patten with 13, followed closely by Mikenna Ells with 12.

Whitefish was set to travel to Polson on Tuesday after press time.

Libby def. Whitefish 21-25, 25-19, 18-25, 25-18, 15-13

Kills – Libby 41 (Olivia Gilliam Smith 10, Julia Martineau 9, Ember Rhode 9), Whitefish 28 (Brook Smith 16). Assists – Libby 38 (Laneigha Zeiler 38), Whitefish 28 (Jenny Patten 13, Mikenna Ells 12), Blocks – Libby 4 (Gilliam-Smith 3), Whitefish 7 (Brooke Zetooney 5). Digs – Libby 47 (Aren James 26), Whitefish 9 (Ashton Ramsey 19, Patten 11). Aces – Libby 12 (Jessica Cunningham 5, Martineau 4), Whitefish 15 (Ramsey 4, Patten 4, Smith 4).

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Whitefish’s Jenny Patten goes for the set against the Loggers in Libby last week. (Will Langhorne/The Western News)

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Bulldog Gabby Herrick challenges a Libby player at the net last week in Libby. (Will Langhorne/The Western News)

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Bulldog Mikenna Ells rises up at the net against the Loggers in Libby last week. (Will Langhorne/The Western News)