The Lady Indians improved in every set, but lost three to Columbia Falls on Thursday, Oct. 7, 15-25, 20-25 and 21-25. Cara Guardipee and Susan Connelly led in kills, making four and three respectively of 13 total kills for the team. Tashy LazyBoy and Kalcie Connelly had two each of seven blocks; Johnnie Wagner had four and Sarah Crawford and Natalee St. Goddard had three of 12 digs; Trinidee Old Chief had 10 of 12 assists; and LazyBoy had three and Susan Connelly and Old Chief had two of 10 aces.
Then on Saturday, Oct. 9, the Lady Indians came close in three sets against Libby, 21-25, 23-25 and 16-25.
“They’re improving,” Coach Dan Connelly said. “They seem to be getting better every game. There were a couple we should have won; it’s just getting the girls to finish.”
Coach Connelly noted both Susan Connelly and Cara Guardipee having scored five kills against the Loggers while Trinidee Old Chief had 11 assists. He said changing the lineup has helped, and the younger players are beginning to push the older players to work harder.
This week, the Lady Indians make their way to Butte for Blocktober Fest, a two-day event featuring pool play on Friday, Oct. 15, followed by a tournament on Saturday. The lady will play seven other teams on day one, beginning with Polk County (Deer Lodge) at 10:30 a.m., followed by a game against Polson at 11:40. Each game consists of one set of 30 points, and the results will be used to seed the teams for the Saturday tournament.
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