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Polson’s Lady Pirate spikers beat Stevensville Oct. 18 and lost to Dillon Oct. 20. Against the Yellowjackets, Polson won 25-16, 25-16, 25-16. At home Saturday against Dillon, the Polson athletes fought through five games for an eventual 23-25, 18-25, 25-21, 25-19, 11-15 loss.

Senior Chelsea Chowning had a great serving game against the Yellowjackets, racking up eight aces. Senior Heidi Rausch had another great offensive game with 12 kills, one solo block and a block assist. 

“She has proven to be a huge asset for the team and a key all-around player,” head coach Jan Toth said.   

Senior setter Shalaina Duford ended the night with 25 assists, six kills of her own and one solo block.  

Libero Mackenzie Banner, another senior, proved to be Stevensville’s worst nightmare by digging up any ball that came her way. She ended the night with one service ace and 17 digs against the Yellowjackets.

All three squads swept the Yellowjackets in three sets, Toth said. 

On Saturday, Polson hosted the Dillon Beavers, who proved to be a tough match for the Lady Pirates. 

“Their defense single-handedly outplayed our offense, covering the whole court; Dillon was relentless on the volleyball court,” Toth said. “Missing 11 serves did not help us out any either; our serving and defense once again proved to be the difference in this matchup – as a coaching staff we truly believe that serving and defense will win you games.”

The C squad won in three sets, while both the JV and varsity lost in five. This was the JV’s second lost of the season, with their first against Glacier High School’s JV team.

Polson’s last home game is Thursday against Frenchtown, who was another tough match earlier this season, taking Polson to five sets.  “We hope that many of the community members will come and support our seniors and fellow community members who are currently battling breast cancer,” Toth said. 

Pink shirts will be sold at the door, and all proceeds will go to teachers within the district who are battling this disease. 

“Please come show your support and pack the place in pink for a good cause,” Toth said.


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