The Trojans’ varsity volleyball team got off to a strong start in its quest to defend its Lakes Eight Conference championship, scoring a 3-1 win over Orchard View.
Aside from a 25-23 loss in Game 2, the Trojans dominated the contest. Fruitport won the opening game, 25-11; took Game 3, 25-16; and finished off the Cardinals in Game 4, 25-12.
Setter Bre Bo was solid with 24 assists along with six aces.
Claire McWilliams was efficient from her middle hitter spot, finishing with 10 kills, five aces and a block.
Francesca Cerniglia added nine kills, while Janelle Vest recorded a team-best five digs.
Emily Pieczynski and Marissa Hassevort each had five kills, while Pieczynski added seven aces.
The Trojans host a quad meet today, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
TIGERS TOPPLE LAKERS
Spring Lake dropped its Lakes Eight Conference opener to one of the league favorites.
Grant swept Spring Lake, winning by scores of 25-16, 25-19 and 25-13. That drops the Lakers to 15-2-1 overall and 0-1 in league play.
“Grant served tough, which took us out of our offensive system too much,” coach Sarah Bulthuis said. “Because of our inconsistent passing, our attack was too predictable and we were not able to use all of our attackers.
“We have had a great start to this season, but tonight was a setback. I know we can play better and more consistent because I have seen it already this season.”
Kelsee Zuidema led the Lakers offensively with 12 kills, followed by Lydia Suchecki with five.
Karly Engelsman had 18 assists and eight digs, while Rachel Pennington led the way with 13 digs.
Junior Varsity: The Lakers fell to Grant, 25-19, 25-17. Kilaurel Samp had three aces; Anna Denslow provided three assists; Katie Mumby led the way with three kills; Ana Denslow had four digs; and Olivia Grimmer added two blocks.
Freshmen: The Lakers fell to the Tigers, 25-22, 20-25, 15-6. Kayley George and Taylor Rubleski led the way for the Lakers.