“We’re hopeful (Hogeboom) will be back for Saturday’s WMVOA tournament at East Kentwood, but with a head injury, we don’t want to take any chances,” Bucs’ coach Katy Walters said. “We need her to be back and healthy once we start conference play and thiungs really matter, so we’re trying not to rush things.”
Kristen Reenders moved into the setter’s role and did well for the Bucs, providing 73 assists.
Abby Cole was once again fantastic at the net, finishing with 29 kills and 10 blocks to go with five aces. Megan Newhouse was also a force, with 26 kills, seven blocks and 23 digs.
Chloe Dault had 31 digs for the Bucs, while Krysteena Davis added nine kills and five blocks.
“It’s very tough not to have Jami, but I think this is helpign to strengthen us as a team,” Walters said. “We have to learn to rely on each other even more and play through adversity, which is going to be very important throughout the season.”
Junior Varsity: The Buccaneers went unbeated at the Mona Shores quad, scoring wins over Whitehall, Mona Shores and Fremont. Veronica Booth had 17 kills and Bailey Tebeau added 10. Rachel Sedgewick led the Bucs with 22 service points. Emily Sexton had 53 assists, while Amy Kober and Paige VanOordt had four blocks each.
Freshmen: Grand Haven went 3-0 at the Mona Shores quad, scoring wins over Wellspring Prep, Fremont and Mona SHores. Autumn Monsma had 11 aces, 18 kills and three blocks for the Bucs. Bronte Michura had seven aces and 14 kills, and Halley Gorajec finished with seven aces and 26 assists. Sophie Stoepker added 20 assists, while Meagan Burke provided six aces and 10 kills.