Cassopolis ousted in quarterfinals; Eddies fall to SturgisPublished 12:02pm Thursday, September 3, 2009
SCHOOLCRAFT – The Cassopolis volleyball team finished third in their pool, but was eliminated by Gobles in the quarterfinals at the Schoolcraft Invitational on Friday.
The Lady Rangers defeated Fenville 25-18 and 25-18, lost to defending state champion Schoolcraft 25-4 and 25-11 and defeated Mattawan 25-15 and 25-23.
In the quarterfinals, Gobles defeated Cassopolis 22-25, 25-21 and 15-12.
“The girls played really well on Saturday at the Schoolcraft tournament,” Cass coach Brooke Borsa said. “There were a couple rough patches throughout the day, but for the most part the girls played with a lot of heart and determination. I was proud to see the girls rally together and play as a team.
“This was one of the best showings for Cassopolis varsity volleyball at a tournament in a long time. I hope we can continue to use the momentum we gained at the tournament and use it to succeed in the Lakeland Conference,” she added.
The Edwardsburg varsity volleyball team dropped its second straight five-set thriller.
The Lady Eddies, who captured the Berrien Springs Invitational on Saturday (see related story page 10), was edged by Niles in five sets the previous week.
Sturgis defeated Edwardsburg on Tuesdaynight 27-25, 19-25, 25-10, 20-25 and 17-15.
Emily Kozinski led the Lady Eddies (6-5-1) with 12 kills, 17 digs, five blocks and two aces.
Edwardsburg also got 20 kills, two blocks and 31 digs from Elise Mackling, while Emily Getz had six kills, three blocks, 15 digs and 18 assists.
Jennifer Mackling had 23 assists and five digs. Maddi Mueller added 21 digs.
Edwardsburg will return to the court on Sept. 8 when it travels south to take on Mishawaka (Ind.) Marian.