Prep volleyball: Bucs win league opener

Grand Haven's varsity volleyball team won its O-K Red Conference opener on Thursday, overpowering Jenison, 25-5, 25-13, 25-12. "I could not be prouder of how we played tonight. This is the best we've looked all season,' said coach Katy Walters, whose team is now 18-6 overall. "We came out on fire tonight and everything was going our way. We served very tough, which forced them to be out of system, and our blocking was awesome.'
Tribune Staff
Sep 9, 2011

 

Abby Cole finished with five blocks to go with 14 kills and five aces for the Bucs. Megan Newhouse added two blocks and 13 kills.

Jami Hogeboom provided 38 assists, while Kristen Reenders and Chloe Dault each had 13 digs. Reenders chipped in with five aces.

Grand Haven will host league foe Hudsonville next Thursday.

Junior Varsity: Jenison topped Grand Haven, 25-13, 25-13. Paige Holman, Paige VanOordt and Rachel VanZytveld had three kills each, while Veronica Booth added 10 digs.

Freshmen: Grand Haven lost at Jenison, 25-6, 22-25, 15-7. Autumn Monsma had four kills, two blocks and 13 digs, and Hannah Peplinski added an ace, six service points and 11 digs. Alex Shampine had four kills and two blocks, and Sophie Stoepker had six assists, two aces and 10 digs.

LAKERS SINK SAILORS

Mona Shores had the height advantage — especially at the net — during their match against Spring Lake at the Sailors’ home tri-meet on Thursday.

It didn’t deter the Lakers, however, as a quality offensive balance and steady defensive play carried them to a 25-19, 25-17 victory over the Sailors. Spring Lake also defeated Cedar Springs earlier in the evening, 25-19, 25-13.

Senior outside hitter Evie Lorimer had a big evening with 17 kills, while sophomore Lydia Suchecki added seven kills. The duo’s serving skills were also deadly, as Suchecki tallied five aces and Lorimer added four.

Emma Kendro (15 digs), Molly Cooke (13 digs) and Katheryn Rumptz (13 digs) led the Lakers’ defensive effort, while setter Kendro totaled 32 assists.

Junior Erin Vargo had four blocks for Spring Lake, which improves to 13-5 overall.

Junior Varsity: Spring Lake split at Mona Shores’ tri-meet, losing to the host Sailors (25-20, 25-17) and defeating Cedar Springs (25-14, 25-12). Hannah Walling had four aces and Sierra Gipson had four assists for the Lakers. Courtney Kyser added four kills and two digs, and Mya Denslow had seven digs.

WMC LOSES HEARTBREAKER

Western Michigan Christian battled through five games with host Wyoming Tri-Unity before falling to the Defenders, 25-15, 16-25, 24-26, 25-22 and 15-7.

Elyse Ray had 11 kills and five blocks for the Warriors. Rachel Bruinsma totaled 15 kills on 36 attacks, and Vanessa Eekhoff had 15 service points and five aces.
Defensively, Ashley Ott led WMC with 17 digs, while setter Julie Merz had 33 assists.

Junior Varsity: WMC lost to Tri-Unity, 25-18,  25-19.

 

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