Volleyball roundup: Bucs advance in O-K Red tourney

Grand Haven's varsity volleyball team continued on its quest to claim an O-K Red Conference championship with a pair of wins in the conference tournament Thursday night.
Tribune Staff
Oct 26, 2012


The Buccaneers overcame a sluggish start to defeate Grandville, 24-26, 22-25, 25-23, 25-17, 15-8. Grand Haven then beat rival East Kentwood, 25-20, 25-16, 25-23.

The Bucs are now 6-1 in league matches, tied for first place, and advance to Saturday’s final rounds of the league tournament.

“I’m so proud of our team to come back after being down to a very good Grandville team 0-2 and win the match,” coach Aaron Smaka said. “We knew that we had to play every point and that every point mattered. It was a complete team effort and this team continues to improve moving toward the postseason.”


Spring Lake’s varsity volleyball team scored a trio of impressive wins on Thursday, including a 25-20, 25-19 victory over state-ranked Western Michigan Christian, at a home quad meet.

The Lakers also beat Comstock Park, 25-15, 25-14, and Coopersville, 26-28, 25-18, 15-9.

Junior Varsity: Spring Lake went 1-2 in its final action of the season, with a win over Western Michigan Christian (25-19, 25-16) sandwiched between losses to Coopersville (25-16, 25-7) and Comstock Park (20-25, 25-16, 15-13). 

Freshmen: Spring Lake went 2-1 at Comstock Park on Thu rsday to close out  their season. The Lakers lost to Coopersville (25-21, 25-18) before beating WMC (25-12, 25-20) and Comstock Park (25-19, 24-26, 15-11). Abby Moe finished with 42 assists, seven aces, three digs, two kills and a block in a well-rounded effort. Kilaurel Samp added eight aces and four kills, while Daisy Parker had two aces, 22 digs and four kills.


Despite losing to the host Lakers, WMC still had a nice showing at Thursday’s quad meet, scoring wins over Comstock Park (25-18, 25-14) and Coopersville (23-25, 25-18, 15-8). 

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