The Grand Haven varsity volleyball team debuted at No. 5 in the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association (mivca.net) preseason rankings.
The Buccaneers will have a chance to move up on Thursday, as their home quad will include No. 1-ranked Portage Central.
Grand Haven will also see Stevensville Lakeshore and Forest Hills Central.
O-K Red foes West Ottawa and Hudsonville made honorable mention in Class A.
Western Michigan Christian is ranked No. 10 in Class C.
SL wins Lakes 8 opener
Spring Lake (9-5, 1-0 Lakes Eight) beat Muskegon Catholic Central in three games at its home-opening conference match on Tuesday, 25-19, 25-17, 25-14.
“Our win tonight was a total team effort, everyone contributed and fulfilled their responsibilities,” said coach Anita Perkins. “Our chemistry on the court showed that we can all play together.”
Kelsee Zuidema led the team with 13 kills. The senior also had nine digs on the night. Emma Suchecki led Spring Lake with 15 digs.
Junior setter Abby Moe led the Lakers with four service aces and tallied 30 assists.
Olivia Grimmer chipped in with six kills and three service aces. Anna Denslow did a great job in the back row, with six digs.
Junior Varsity: Spring Lake (3-3) defeated visiting Muskegon Catholic Central on Tuesday, 15-25, 25-13, 15-12.
Spring Lake was led offensively by Annmarie Galloway, Jorden Peppin and Lauren Hellman, with the help of setters Kaley George and Macie Kosch.
Defensively, Ashley Higgs led the team in digs, while Bethie Bronold was tops in aces.
Freshmen: The Lakers defeated MCC, 25-14, 25-16. Kileah Ryma had five aces and eight digs, while Coco McKeough led the Lakers with 13 assists. Jill
Garzelloni and Carley Bench each had 14 kills.
Fruitport sweeps OV
Fruitport defeated Orchard View on Tuesday night, 3-0.
Fruitport won by scores of 25-8, 25-8 and 25-11.
Katie Veihl displayed strong serving, coming up with 15 aces. Marissa Hassevort was also strong from behind the line, garnering eight. Hassevort led Fruitport with seven digs.
Eliza Johnson and Maddy VanderLee split the Trojans’ lead with six blocks apiece, while Alyssa Veihl led Fruitport with 27 assists.