Edwardsburg wins share of title

EDWARDSBURG — Visiting Edwardsburg wrapped up a share of Wolverine Conference volleyball championship with a 3-1 win over Vicksburg last Thursday.

The Eddies need only defeat Sturgis tonight to claim the outright league title.

The Eddies (8-0) defeated the Bulldogs 22-25, 25-23, 25-14 and 25-12.

Veteran Edwardsburg coach Sarah Strefling and her team enjoyed the atmosphere and the challenge of taking on a good Vicksburg squad.

“Vicksburg was exciting and filled with a lot of energy,” she said. “I love their coach and she runs a great program, so I knew they would be tough even though I know a few of her main players graduated. It was also their senior night. I try to remind our girls that we all we can control is what we do on our side of the net and if we adjust and control the ball well, we will minimize errors and hopefully win. 

I love being competitive and playing teams that are able to be competitive. Vicksburg has always been a team that Edwardsburg is somewhat ‘rival’ with.”

Skye Leach had a huge game for Edwardsburg with 17 kills, 15 digs and two blocks.

Jocelyn Hack also came up big with 16 kills and five blocks, while Anna Hull finished with nine kills and four blocks.

Megan Gallagher led the Eddies’ defensive with 29 digs. Brooklyn Broadway added 13 digs.

Setter Claire Alby had 46 assists, 23 digs and a pair of aces.

“We ended up dropping the first set and I thought, ‘oh boy, hope we can turn it around,’” Strefling said. “We weren’t passing well set one and that led to some issues attacking. Set two through four we starting passing a lot better and our offense also responded. Anna, Jocelyn and Skye came around and started offensively dominating, which is fun to see, and Claire played awesome defense against them.”

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Edwardsburg results

Edwardsburg d. Lawton 25-2, 25-18; Edwardsburg d. Brandywine 25-11, 25-15; Edwardsburg d. Saugatuck 25-11, 25-16; Edwardsburg d. Coloma 25-8, 25-14; Edwardsburg d. Bridgman 25-9, 25-15; Edwardsburg d. Brandywine 25-20, 15-25, 25-11

Individual statistics

Aces

Claire Alby 15, Skye Leach 10, Brooklyn Broadway 8, Megan Gallagher 4

Kills

Leach 35, Jocelyn Hack 32, Anna Hull 22, Brooke Allen 22, Skyelar Birmingham 17

Blocks

Hull 12, Hack 11, Leach 8, Alby 3, Allen 3

Assists

Alby 124

Varsity record: Edwardsburg 29-5

EDWARDSBURG 3, VICKSBURG 1

At Vicksburg

Match results

Edwardsburg d. Vicksburg 22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-12

Individual statistics

Skye Leach 15 digs, 17 kills, 2 blocks; Jocelyn Hack 16 kills, 5 blocks; Anna Hull 9 kills, 4 blocks; Megan Gallagher 29 digs; Claire Alby 46 assists, 23 digs and 2 aces; Brooklyn Broadway 13 digs, 2 aces

Varsity record: Edwardsburg 23-5, 8-0 Wolverine

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