A dismal third set crippled St. Maries’ volleyball team Aug. 29 at Bonners Ferry.

After taking a two-sets-to-none lead over the Badgers, the Lumberjacks’ chance at consecutive sweeps over their 3A opponents was upended in a 12-25 loss.

Bonners Ferry handed St. Maries a loss in its season opener, 25-20, 25-21, 12-25, 21-25, 12-15.

“We were able to try some different rotations and get our first game jitters out of the way,” Coach Rachele Asbury said. “We know what we need to work on now to prepare.”

Allie Brebner recorded 30 digs in the defeat. Sami Badgett had 35 assists, Mackenzie Hammond nine kills and Sami four blocks. Jayden Martin and Sami each served a pair of aces in the effort.

The team travels to the Lewiston Invite Saturday before opening its home schedule Sept. 10 with a 7 p.m. match against Kellogg.

JV volleyball team drops opener to Bonners Ferry

St. Maries’ JV volleyball team opened its season with a dominant first set Aug. 29 at Bonners Ferry.

Tayva Maitland served 11 aces as the Lumberjacks fell in three sets, 25-11, 21-25, 16-18.

Kassidi Scott had two assists and two kills and Lexi Fuller added five digs in the effort.

The team travels to the Genesee JV tournament Saturday at 8 a.m., and opens at home Sept. 10 with a 5:30 p.m. match against Kellogg.

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