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The Capital High volleyball team captured its 12th win of the season in Missoula on Thursday, shutting out Hellgate in three sets 25-12, 25-9, 25-13.

The Western AA victory kept Capital's hot streak alive, moving the Bruins to 12-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play.

Sarah Ashley powered Capital's efforts with 12 kills, six digs and six service aces.

Audrey Hofer passed for 24 assists, while Paige Bartsch, Ashley and Emily Kidder posted two blocks apiece.

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"Our team played a consistent match, communicating and celebrating from start to finish," Capital coach Rebecca Cleveland said. "Our offense was firing on all cylinders." 

Hellgate was led by Jessica Eichenlaib's seven digs.

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