The Dowagiac JV volleyball team won the Rachel Magers Memorial in Eau Claire Saturday. Pictured are Alyssa Allen, Anne Zebell, Brittany Malin, Ellen Cox, Heather Olson, Katie Purlee, Kourtney Mitchell, Mara Nelson, McKinzie Kiggins and Taylor Hulett. Not pictured is Alyssa Crocker. The team is coached by Christina Carpenter and Brittany Gnatz. (Leader photo/Provided)
The Dowagiac JV volleyball team won the Rachel Magers Memorial in Eau Claire Saturday. Pictured are Alyssa Allen, Anne Zebell, Brittany Malin, Ellen Cox, Heather Olson, Katie Purlee, Kourtney Mitchell, Mara Nelson, McKinzie Kiggins and Taylor Hulett. Not pictured is Alyssa Crocker. The team is coached by Christina Carpenter and Brittany Gnatz. (Leader photo/Provided)

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Dowagiac JV win Eau Claire tournament

Published 10:21am Monday, October 7, 2013

EAU CLAIRE — The Dowagiac JV volleyball team captured the Eau Claire Rachel Magers Memorial Tournament Saturday.

The Chieftains took first place in pool play and ended the day with a 12-1 record.

In pool play, Dowagiac defeated Benton Harbor (2-0), Eau Claire (2-0) and Kalamazoo Home School (2-0) to finished 6-0.

Dowagiac defeated Bridgman in bracket play (2-0) and then New Buffalo in the semifinals (2-0).

In the championship match, the Chieftains defeated Berrien Springs 20-25, 25-15 and 15-2.

“I couldn’t have been more proud of these girls,” Dowagiac coach Christina Carpenter said. “They would get down but pick themselves back up and work as a team. They fought hard and represented Dowagiac well today.”

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