Volleyball roundup: Tonight's quad to be played rain or shine

There's a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in Norton Shores this evening, meaning Mona Shores High School's outdoor volleyball quad may be pushed inside.
Nate Thompson
Sep 5, 2012

Athletic director Ryan Portenga said the quad would be moved inside to the Sailor Center gymnasium in case of incliment weather.

An uncooperative Mother Nature would be a bummer for local volleyball fans, who have anticipated the rare outdoor event for several weeks. The quad will be played on two portable courts placed inside Mona Shores’ football stadium.

The event, which has been dubbed “Girls Night Out,” will also feature a prematch concert by local musician Garrett Borns at 4:45 p.m.

Portenga hopes the event becomes the largest volleyball crowd ever assembled on the Lakeshore. Fans will get a chance to see defending Class B state champion Fruitport, Grand Haven, Spring Lake and the host Sailors compete at the quad, which begins at 6 p.m.

GRANT SURGES PAST SL

Spring Lake coach Sarah Bulthuis said in the preseason that Grant may be the team to unseat Fruitport at the top of the Lakes Eight Conference standings this season.

The Tigers proved that they’re legitimate foes on Tuesday, as they took down the Lakers in four games, 18-25, 25-16, 25-20, and 25-19.
The loss drops the Lakers’ season record to 7-6 overall and 0-1 in the Lakes Eight.

FRUITPORT’S SERVING CLIPS CARDS

Fruitport’s varsity volleyball team opened up defense of its Lakes Eight Conference championship in dominating fashion, as the Trojans swept Orchard View, 25-13, 25-8, 25-16.

The Trojans totaled an impressive 27 aces against the Cardinals, including a team-best eight from setter Breanne Bo. Bo also had 15 assists.

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