Edwardsburg's Elise Mackling passes a ball forward against Brandywine. (Photo by RON HARNER)
Edwardsburg's Elise Mackling passes a ball forward against Brandywine. (Photo by RON HARNER)

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Lady Eddies top Bobcats

Published 10:58am Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The host Lady Eddies improved to 2-0 in the Lakeland Conference Wednesday night with a sweep of Brandywine in varsity volleyball.

Edwardsburg (8-6-1) defeated the Lady Bobcats 25-18, 25-16 and 25-23.

Elise Mackling led the Lady Eddies with 14 kills, 10 digs, three blocks and an ace.

Edwardsburg also got six kills, nine digs and a block from Emily Kozinski and five kills, six digs, seven assists and two blocks from Emily Getz.

Jenn Mackling had 10 assists, five digs and four aces, while Erin Burks finished with four kills, five digs and an ace.

Maddie Mueller added 18 digs, two aces and a kill.

Kelsey Prestly led the Lady Bobcats with eight kills. Morgan Smallwood finished with five kills.

Jessy Cooper and Kaley Jones combined for 19 assists.

“We battled hard through every game, but unfortuantly got caught on our own mistakes,” Brandywine coach Nikki Cooper said. “Our defense wasn’t as strong as I had hoped for, which caused a lot of confusion on the court. We dug ourselves some big holes by letting Edwardsburg go for a couple runs. We need to learn consistency and how to play well through an entire game.”

Edwardsburg also won the junior varsity match 25-22 and 25-4.

Edwardsburg Invitational

The Lady Eddies finished second on Saturday at their own invitational tournament.
Edwardsburg lost to Bronson in the finals25-15 and 25-23.

The Lady Eddies defeated Lawton in the semifinals (25-17, 25-18) and Eau Claire in the quarterfinals (25-12, 25-13).

Edwardsburg topped Lake Michigan Catholic, and Michigan Lutheran, but lost to Bronson in pool play.

Edwardsburg Invitational
Pool Play

Edwardsburg d. LMC 25-13, 25-14; Bronson d. Michigan Lutheran 25-18, 25-18; Bronson d. Edwardsburg 25-8, 26-24; Michigan Lutheran d. LMC 25-17, 25-21; Bronson d. LMC 25-14, 25-8; Edwardsburg d. Michigan Lutheran 26-24, 25-22; Berrien Springs d. Eau Claire 25-21, 23-25, 25-12; Lawton d. Eau Claire 25-18, 25-21, 25-21; Lawton d. Berrien Springs 25-22, 25-19, 25-22

Quarterfinals
Edwardsburg d. Eau Claire 25-12, 25-13; Berrien Springs d. Michigan Lutheran 25-20, 25-18

Semifinals
Edwardsburg d. Lawton 25-17, 25-18; Bronson d. Berrien Springs 25-17, 25-13

Championship
Bronson d. Edwardsburg 25-15, 25-23

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