Brandywine spikers sweep host CovertPublished 9:20am Tuesday, September 29, 2009
COVERT – The Brandywine volleyball team made short work of host Covert Monday night, winning 3-0.
The Lady Bobcats defeated the Lady Bulldogs 25-13, 25-10 and 25-6.
Kesley Prestly and Lauren Leonard both finished with seven kills. Kaley Jones and Jessy Cooper combined for 18 assists.
Jones also had 13 aces and Mackenzie Shelton 12.
PORTAGE – The Lady Vikings lost in the Bronze Division finals of the Portage Northern Invitational on Saturday to Okemos.
Niles defeated Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, Paw Paw and Parchment, split with Battle Creek Central and was defeated by Traverse City Central, Bronson and Okemos.
“It was a day of gaining experience at Portage today,” Niles coach Linda Martin said. “We were down three starting players due to injury and illness, Michelle Briand made the move from the JV team to come in and lead the team in kills, digs, and aces for the day.”
“Sarah Ferguson had a strong day as well and Rachel Zeider continued to improve with every game.”
Niles statistical leaders
Michelle Briand 30
Sarah Ferguson 29
Rachel Zeider 23
Brittney Buti 46
Becca Lewis 38
Sarah Ferguson 36
Devyn Roberts 7
Charissa Spear 27
BRIDGMAN – The Dowagiac varsity volleyball team was two and out at the Bridgman Invitational on Monday.
“I warned the girls coming in tonight that when it comes to pool play we could not afford to lose a early set,” Dowagiac coach Ryan Frontczak said. “Thats what we did. We lost our first set to River Valley. Then we beat them in the second one. We were then in a must win situation against Bridgman, who is much improved from last year. We knew going in lose one match and we go home. We just did not show up when it mattered most.”
The Chieftains split with River Valley 19-21 and 21-15 and lost to Bridgman 21-17 and 21-13.
“Tonight we had little to no offense once again,” Frontczak said. “We keep going in streaks as a team. We as a team can’t afford let down now, we are in the toughest part of our schedule. The girls must come together and play the way we are capable of.”