Brandywine’s Jessy Cooper sets the ball against Cassopolis Wednesday night. The Bobcats beat the Rangers 3-0. (Daily Star photo/RON HARNER)

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’Cats wrap up regular season with win

Published 11:44pm Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Brandywine volleyball team beat the visiting Cassopolis in straight sets 25-21, 25-15, 25-15, in their final match of the regular season Wednesday night.

The Bobcats won the long rallies and crucial points consistently throughout the match and (in the case of the later two games) built insurmountable leads and played excellent defense to close out the Rangers.

Brandywine coach Carl Greulich praised his team’s teamwork and tenacity during the course of the match.

“I thought we controlled the match well defensively, I think our serving was right on, and I believe our setters did tremendous jobs putting their teammates in positions to score,” he said.

Juniors Mackenzie Shelton, Jessica Cooper and Ashley DeJonge all turned in great individual performances in the Bobcats’ victory.

Shelton led all players with 11 kills and 14 digs. Cooper added 10 kills and 10 assists. DeJonge rounded out the big three’s performance by contributing 15 assists and four aces.

The Bobcats will travel to Berrien Springs Saturday to participate in the Lakeland Conference tournament at 9 a.m.

Brandywine d. Cassopolis 3-0

Brandywine Statistics


Mackenzie Shelton 11

Jessy Cooper 10


Ashley DeJonge 15

Cooper 10


Shelton 14

Abby Cole 9


Victoria Knight 2


Ashley DeJonge 4

Allie Wilson 3

Niles at St. Joseph

ST. JOSEPH — The Niles volleyball team was defeated 3-1 by host St. Joseph Wednesday night in Big 16 Conference West Division play.

The Bears won the very competitive match 25-22. 22-25, 25-21 and 25-20.

St. Joseph d. Niles 3-1

Individual statistics


Ashley Love 15

Lashonda Greene 8

Miranda Baker 8


Brea Haines 13

Ashley Love 10

Abby McKeel 5

Maggie Hoff 6

Cortney Shirrell 8


Shirrell 22


Miranda Baker 3

Kylee Myer 1

Devon Floor 1

Edwardsburg at Buchanan

BUCHANAN —Host Buchanan defeated Edwardsburg in five sets to remain undefeated heading into Saturday’s Lakeland Conference Tournament.

The Bucks defeated the Eddies 25-27, 25-13, 25-19, 20-25 and 15-10 to improve to 34-9 overall.

Audrey Oake had 32 kills for the Bucks.

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