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Three Forks defeats Lone Peak

The Three Forks High School Volleyball split a pair of matches last week, including a four-set win on September 5 at Lone Peak.

The Wolves were strong out of the gates in the victory, winning the first two sets, 25-15, 25-15. After dropping the third set 25-21, Three Forks returned strong in the fourth, securing the victory and winning the set 25-13.

Head Coach Tiffany Lynch thought the match went well for the squad.

"The girls played great in sets 1, 2, and 4. I was proud of them for coming back and finishing well in that fourth set," Lynch said.

Natalee Hayder led the team in aces with four. Ali Kotter, Fallon Page, and Kylie Rowan each had one ace.

Hayder had a team-high 13 kills, and Eva Parker was also in double figures with 12. Ciel Gayle finished with nine, Rowan had four, Paige Lien finished with 3, and Olivia Whitesitt and Mikayla Lear finished with two kills. Madelyn Tesoro, Arabella McCauley, and Kylee Reichman all had one kill.

Parker led the team with five blocks, and Hayder added two.

Rowan had a team-high 33 assists, followed by McCauley with two and Tesoro and Kotter with one.

Tesoro led the team with 13 digs, Kotter added nine, and Gayle had six. Hayder, Page, and Lear each added five digs. Lien, McCauley, Reichman, and Parker each finished with one dig.

On September 7 at Big Timber, the Wolves fell in three sets, 25-18, 25-10, 25-22.

"Big Timber was a rough game for us. They are a good team and did not let many balls drop. We made a lot of unforced errors that we need to clean up. All of our mistakes in that game are very fixable and are all things we will be working on this week at practice," Lynch said.

Tesoro, Kotter, and Lear all had one ace. Parker and Hayder finished with four kills, Gayle added three, and Lear and Lien each had one.

Lear and Parker each finished with one block, and Gayle and McCauley were each credited for half a block. Rowan led the team in assists with 12, and McCauley added one.

Tesoro had 13 digs, Kotter was also in double figures with 11, and Hayder added three. Gayle, McCauley, and Page each had two digs.

Three Forks will next play Thursday at Townsend and travel Saturday for a tournament in Huntley.

"We have some things to clean up on our end, and I'm hoping to see some of that in Huntley. It'll be a great opportunity for us to get a lot of playing time and work through some rotations," Lynch said.

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