Once again, Grand Haven’s varsity girls volleyball team turned in a solid day but couldn’t get the desired results in the end.
The Buccaneers competed in the Ann Arbor Skyline tournament on Saturday, and reached the semifinals before losing to Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, 25-20, 19-25, 15-10.
The Bucs reached the semifinals with a 25-20, 25-13 win over the host school of Ann Arbor Skyline.
In pool play, Grand Haven defeated Plymouth Christian (25-12, 25-13); split with Dexter (28-26, 23-25); and beat Lincoln (25-9, 25-10).
Veronica Booth had a strong showing for the Bucs, finishing with 13 aces. Paige VanOordt added eight aces, while Rachel Sedgewick had six.
Taylor Craymer was outstanding with 30 digs and 29 kills, while Krysteena Davis added 26 kills and 16 blocks.
Ally Knoll had eight blocks and 17 kills, while Jami Hogeboom finished with 87 assists, seven blocks and 24 digs.
Sedgewick led the Bucs with 33 digs, while Emily Lachman added 25.
WARRIORS WIN AT LAKEVIEW
Western Michigan Christian not only returned home with the championship trophy from the Lakeview Volleyball Invitational, but also won every game.
The Warriors defeated Lakeview (25-17, 25-22); Carson City Crystal (25-20, 25-19) and Shepherd (25-19, 25-6) before beating Ionia in the championship match (25-23 and 25-13).
This was WMC’s first invitational title of the year after finishing second in two other tournaments.
TROJANS FINISH 1-3
Fruitport posted a 1-3 mark at Saturday’s Portage Central Invitational.
The Trojans’ win came against Walled Lake Northern as Fruitport won 29-27, 25-21.
Fruitport came up short against Plainwell (26-24, 25-19), Marian (25-13, 25-15) and Portage Central (25-22, 25-19).
Claire McWilliams led the Trojans with 17 kills, while Marissa Hassevort had 31 digs and four aces.
Francesca Cerniglia added eight aces, 11 kills and 11 digs, while Bre Bo had 50 assists and 13 digs.