BOZEMAN — Manhattan Christian and Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale won quarterfinal matches at the Class C state volleyball tournament at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on Thursday.
The Eagles and Mavericks — along with Roy-Winifred and Bridger — won first-round matches earlier in the day.
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Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale def. Bridger 25-19, 25-19, 25-16 (quarterfinal)
Teagan Erickson had 24 kills to help propel Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale past Bridger 25-19, 25-19, 25-16 in the final Class C match of the night.
Erickson, the Montana State basketball signee, added a block and nine digs. Paige Wasson chipped in 12 kills, 11 digs, five assists and an ace for the Mavericks, who will meet two-time reigning Class C state champion Manhattan Christian in the undefeated semifinal at 6 p.m. Friday.
Nikki Roberts led Bridger with eight kills. The Scouts will turn to loser-out play on Friday and will play at 2 p.m.
Manhattan Christian def. Roy-Winifred 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 (quarterfinal)
The two-time reigning Class C state champion is back into the undefeated semifinal.
Manhattan Christian, the 2021 and 2022 champion, blitzed Roy-Winifred 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 in a Thursday quarterfinal match to reach the undefeated semifinal for the fifth consecutive year.
The Eagles got a stellar match from Katelyn VanKirk, who put down 14 kills and served up three aces. Miranda Wyatt added 2.5 blocks and seven kills, and Sam Veltkamp had two aces and a team-high 14 digs.
Roy-Winifred got six kills each from Isabelle Heggem and Laynee Elness. The Outlaws will look to keep their season alive in a loser-out match at 4 p.m. Friday.
Manhattan Christian, meanwhile, will meet Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale in the undefeated semifinal at 6 p.m. Friday.
Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale def. Belt 25-22, 25-21, 24-26, 24-26, 16-14
Teagan Erickson had 29 kills and Paige Wasson added 20 as Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale survived a five-set thriller to defeat Belt 25-22, 25-21, 24-26, 24-26, 16-14 in the final match of the first round.
The Mavericks won the first two sets before the Huskies stormed back to take the next two. Danika Lords (12), Trinity Tinsen (12) and Kylee Permann (11) combined for 35 kills for Belt, which also got seven blocks from Olivia Moran.
Wasson, Erickson and Berkley Hillman each had two aces and CharLee McColly had four blocks for Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale, which will play Bridger in a quarterfinal match at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Belt will meet Twin Bridges in a loser-out match at noon Friday.
Bridger def. Twin Bridges 25-14, 25-19, 25-20
Destiney Anguiano had 10 kills and Nikki Roberts added seven as Bridger cruised to a 25-14, 25-19, 25-20 win over Twin Bridges in the first round.
Sidney Frank (15) and Abby Schwend (14) combined for all 29 assists for the Scouts, the No. 1 seed out of the South. Frank added two aces, and Roberts had two blocks. Bridger, which placed second at last year's state tournament, will play a quarterfinal match at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Twin Bridges got nine kills each from Emma Konen and Ayla Janzen. The Falcons will play a loser-out match at noon Friday.
Manhattan Christian def. Chester-Joplin-Inverness 25-13, 25-14, 25-21
Two-time reigning Class C state champion Manhattan Christian handled Chester-Joplin-Inverness 25-13, 25-14, 25-21 in the first round Thursday.
The Eagles got 13 kills from Miranda Wyatt and 11 from Katelyn VanKirk. Wyatt and VanKirk also combined for four blocks, and Jacie Burley contributed 28 assists. Karissa VanKirk served up three aces, and Bella Triemstra had two. Manhattan Christian, the West's top seed, will play Roy-Winifred in a quarterfinal match at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Chester-Joplin-Inverness was led by Brynn Kammerzell's seven kills and will play Broadus in a loser-out match at 10 a.m. Friday.
Roy-Winifred def. Broadus 25-15, 18-25, 20-25, 25-15, 15-7
Isabelle Heggem had 15 kills and nine blocks to help Roy-Winifred to a 25-15, 18-25, 20-25, 25-15, 15-7 win over Broadus in the first round.
The Outlaws, the second seed out of the Southern C, also got a strong performance from Hannah Ewen, who had five service aces and 44 digs. Lyla Ewen had 15 assists for Roy-Winifred, which will play Manhattan Christian in a quarterfinal match at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Broadus, the East's No. 1 seed, was led by Zeason Schaffer with 17 kills and six blocks. The Hawks will next play Chester-Joplin-Inverness in a loser-out match at 10 a.m. Friday.