Area spikers gearing up for postseason play

Spring Lake's varsity volleyball team went 2-1 at its home quad on Tuesday night, scoring wins over Oakridge and Ludington before falling short against state-ranked Whitehall.
Tribune Staff
Oct 24, 2012


The Lakers pounded the Eagles, 25-13, 25-9, then needed three games to get by a stubborn Orioles’ squad, 23-25, 25-18, 15-13.

Against the Vikings, Spring Lake dropped a close first game, 25-22, then couldn’t keep pace in the second, losing 25-16.

“This was one of our better nights of consistency in passing, defense, and serving,” said Lakers’ coach Sarah Bulthuis. “I am pleased that we were able to put it all together and play as a team. This was a great game against Ludington because we lost to them early in the season.”


Fruitport dominated a trio of opponents at Tuesday’s quad meet, scoring easy wins over Shelby (25-11, 25-19), North Muskegon (25-15, 25-16) and Orchard View (25-14, 25-14).

Breanna Bo and Brandi Jones served tough for the Trojans, with 25 and 24 service points, respectively. Jessica Meloche added 20 points for the Trojans. Jones had 11 aces while Bo added seven and Meloche six.


Grand Haven fell twice in a pair of do-or-die Game 3s on Tuesday at a mini tournament at Portage Central, resulting in the Bucs finishing with a 1-2 record.

In pool play, the Bucs opened with an impressive sweep of Battle Creek Lakeview, 25-23, 25-17, but they couldn’t keep the positive momentum going. The Bucs lost to the host Mustangs in the best-of-3 format, 25-21, 19-25, 15-7, giving them the No. 2 seed in their pool and pitting them in a crossover match with O-K Red rival East Kentwood. Again, the Bucs fell in three games, 23-25, 25-19, 15-5.

To read more of this story, see today's print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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