Niles JV takes Coloma Early Bird

Published 12:18 pm Saturday, August 22, 2009

COLOMA – The Niles junior varsity volleyball team opened up its season Friday by winning the Coloma Early Bird Volleyball Invitational.

The Lady Vikings defeated Mattawan (21-18, 21-17), Brandywine (21-10, 21-15), Cassopolis (21-5, 21-12), Watervliet (21-17, 21-12), Lakeshore (21-17, 21-169, Gull Lake (21-16, 21-17) and Battle Creek Lakeview (21-13, 16-21 and 15-11).

"Our ladies have put in a tremendous amount of time, energy, and effort into their summer and pre-season play, today they put it together and showed how hard work pays off,” Niles coach Alyse Hoyt said. ‘We work very well together and absolutely love the game, our Niles program looks forward to what more may come from this type of team chemistry."
Niles Individual Statistics

Paxton Schaller 63 digs, 15 aces
Abby McKeel 26 digs

Sarah Smith 30 digs
Morgan Stephenson 4 blocks, 18 kills
Cortney Shirrell 3 blocks
Paxton Schaller 15 aces

Stephanie Vernier 9 aces, 68 assists
Sarah Smith 40 kills
Abby McKeel 23 kills
Cortney Shirrell 20 kills
Morgan Stephenson 18 kills
Stephanie Vernier 68 assists