Choteau slips by Conrad

Choteau slips by Conrad
SLAP BACK — Senior Cowgirl Jenny Silvernale torches off a kill shot against Choteau in play during the last home game of the season on Monday. She had six kill shots, four aces and six blocked shots in a losing effort as top ranked Choteau took the contest 3-0. In the foreground, Olivia Campbell watches the action. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
   Top ranked Choteau put a damper on Senior Night Monday evening, getting by the Cowgirls in straight games to win the last home game of the season for the hometown ladies.
   Scores went like this: 24-26, 23-25, and 14-25.
   The first game featured five ties and three lead changes and at one point saw the Cowgirls with an early five point advantage, 9-5.
   Jenny Silvernale turned in a nifty game that included an ace for the Cowgirls first lead and back-to-back slap downs that put the team ahead at one point 17-15.
   Beth Grubb and Olivia Campbell also knocked down an ace in that first game. Taylor Johnson also had an ace that put the keepers of the Corral up 23-22, but they couldn’t quite put the contest in the books.
   In the second game there was just one tie and one lead change.
   Alyssa Keil put up one of her 11 assists for a Silvernale tap back that was just sweet, however, the score at the time was just 3-9.
   However, Conrad would not rollover and got back into the contest, helped by an ace from Emily Weisgram and Grubb. They got the game to 23-24 but the Lady ‘Dawgs managed to put the game away 23-25.
   The rubber game saw the two squads have three ties and two lead changes. Early on action was close and furious with an ace from Campbell and good line play by Silvernale.
   But Choteau was just too much in  the end and ran away with the game 14-25.
   Conrad dropped in 11 aces with Silvernale knocking down four and Campbell two. The Cowgirls held the Bulldogs to just four aces on the night.
   Silvernale slapped back 6-17 kill sots on the evening while Samantha Fagan and Grubb both put back four. Keil dished up 11-15 assists.
   At the nets, Fagan blocked 7-17 shots while Silvernale was right behind with six.
   Of the 69 digs, Grubb had 20, Keil 15 and Fagan 11.
   Tuesday the Cowgirls were in Fairfield and then end the regular season on the Hi-Line in Havre, playing the Blue Ponies.
   The District tournament begins in Choteau on Oct. 29.