Bridger claim Southern C Divisional title

Alastair Baker
News Editor
Thursday, November 12, 2020
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Bridger volleyball team with their Southern C Divisionsal trophy, left to right: Asst. Coach Amy Goltz, Nikki Roberts, Cassidy Schwend, Dylann Pospisil, Mya Goltz, Kyra Kroll, Hope Buessing, Emily Adkins, Jenna Kallevig, Baileigh Skorupa, Taycee Spidahl, Krista Campbell, Kourtnee Schill, Coach Lena Kallevig. Photo by Amy Buessing

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Bridger's Hope Buessing reaches for the point as Jenna Kallevig provides support. Photo by Amy Buessing

Bridger girls rose to the occasion and smashed their way passed their opponents to claim another Southern C Volleyball title last weekend in Hobson.

Bridger wasted no time setting down their game plans with a quick demolition of Harlowton-Ryegate, 25-12, 25-14, 25-11.

Harlowton-Ryegate faced 35 kills this night, Emily Adkins with 14, and Jenna Kallevig 12. Kallevig also dug her team out 13 times while Adkins doubled up on duty to take home 4 of the teams 9 aces.

Baileigh Skorupa supported with 18 assists from 31 with Kyra Kroll making 16 digs from a team total of 48 and also getting 2 aces.
Mya Goltz got the one block in.

Melstone were next up to face the might of Bridger and gave them a good 2nd match taking it to 29-27 but having lost the opener 25-13, Melstone fell to further fatigue and lost the third set 25-13.

Adkins collected 17 kills from 30 while Kallevig made 9 digs with Kroll on 8 to thwart the Melstone team.

Skorupa helped herself to 21 assists from 29.
Hope Buessing had a significant game making 4 blocks from 5 and also served up 3 aces from 8, Kroll adding a further 2.

Bridger marched into the semi-finals to face Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap who duly succumbed 25-12, 25-21,25-15.

Adkins tormented them with 17 kills from a team total of 37 and added more woes with 3 blocks and 4 aces.
Skorupa continued to dominate the assists collecting 17 of 30 with diggers Kroll and Kallevig collecting 18 and 12, over half the 55 digs that night.

Buessing got herself 2.5 blocks as well as 3 aces from 10.

The final beckoned and Melstone’s hope turned to stone when Bridger came to court. It didn’t take long to collect that trophy as the Lady Scouts demolished Melstone 25-8, 25-8 and 25-22.

Adkins busied herself with 24 of 34 kills and 2 aces from 7 served that night. Skorupa against ably supported her team with 21 of 28 assists while Buessing made 2 blocks of 4. Kroll and Kallevig shared 12 digs each from 50.

Bridger now face Simms in their opening game of the State Class c tournament, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. in Malta.