Volleyball roundup: Purple-clad Bucs sweep at home quad

The Buccaneers' varsity volleyball team wore purple jerseys in a move to honor those who have battled cancer during Thursday's Bucs Pride contest.
Matt DeYoung
Sep 15, 2012


Grand Haven also showed off some pride on the court, scoring impressive wins over Spring Lake (25-17, 25-16, 25-11) and state-ranked Whitehall (25-22, 25-22, 25-17).

The pair of wins come as a welcome boost to a Grand Haven team that has struggled mightily with injuries and consistency this fall.

"We've had so many lineup changes, but it's been good to give a lot of kids an opportunity," Bucs' coach Aaron Smaka said. "It's helped us because we have a lot of kids who can fit in a lot of different areas. Our players are very versatile."

The Bucs' Abby Cole had a big night as she finished with 34 kills, 18 digs and four blocks. Cole was in the lineup for just the second time since suffering a concussion earlier this fall.

Marisa Ejups added 17 kills and 17 digs and seven aces, while Krysteena Davis added 17 kills and Taylor Craymer chipped in with 13 kills, 30 digs and five blocks.

Jami Hogeboom led the Bucs with 78 assists.


Host Western Michigan Christian had to go five games on Thursday evening to put away visiting Covenant Christian, 3-2.

The Lady Warriors, ranked fourth in the state in Class C, won the first two games 25-16 and 25-22, but the Chargers came back to win the next two 25-20 and 25-16. The Warriors put them away 15-5 in the fifth and deciding game.

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