Defending champ Coloma wins in five setsPublished 9:05am Thursday, September 24, 2009
BUCHANAN – Defending Lakeland Conference champion Coloma needed five sets to defeat host Buchanan Wednesday night.
The Lady Comets defeated the Lady Bucks 19-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23 and 15-10.
“I am extremely proud of my team tonight,” Buchanan coach Lisa Holok said. “The past few days I have felt that we were right on the brink of being the team we were meant to be and tonight in this game it finally broke through… we competed, we fought, we played as one united team… and it was fun to watch.
“We left everything on the floor tonight and as a coach you can’t ask for anything more. Now we have a taste of where we can really go this season and that is a powerful tool. This may be a loss in the record books but it’s a win for our ‘team.’”
Audrey Oake led the Lady Bucks with 17 kills and two blocks, while Kirsten Smallwood finished with 11 kills and one block. Buchanan also got 50 assists, four digs, three aces, three blocks and three kills.
Rachel Briggs added 12 kills, three blocks and two aces, while Rachel Downs had 35 digs and Brooke Shultz had 35 digs and two aces. Kelsie Patrick and Desiree Scoggin combined for nine kills and three blocks.
ST. JOSEPH – The Niles varsity volleyball team was swept by host St. Joseph in a Big 16 Conference West Division match.
The Lady Bears defeated the Lady Vikings 25-20, 25-22 and 25-18.
Ashley Allison led Niles with seven kills, two aces and 16 digs, while Becca Lewis had five kills and 13 assists.
Brittney Buti finished with 14 digs and Devyn Roberts four blocks.
BERRIEN SPRINGS – Visiting Brandywine dropped a 3-0 decision to Berrien Springs in a Lakeland Conference varsity volleyball match.
The Lady Shamrocks won 25-18, 25-7 and 25-8.
“It was a rough match and we weren’t ready to go out and play,” Brandywine coach Nikki Cooper said. “There were glimpses of good things, but we think too much instead of just playing.”
Kelsey Prestly led the Lady Bobcats with five kills, while Jessy Cooper had three kills.
Kaley Jones led the team with eight assists and Cooper six assists.
Brandywine did win the junior varsity match 25-14 and 25-20.