Prep Roundup

Tribune Staff • Oct 20, 2017 at 1:46 AM

Spring Lake volleyball team wins O-K Blue title

The Spring Lake volleyball team wrapped up their regular season with a three-set win over Comstock Park (25-17, 25-23, 25-18).

The victory caps their record at 30-5 overall and 10-2 in conference, securing them their first O-K Blue Conference Championship, shared with Catholic Central.

"It has been a while since Spring Lake has won a conference title, so this was an exciting win tonight and a great season so far, no we are ready to prepare for districts," Spring Lake head coach Sarah Bulthuis said. "Comstock Park played a good second set to tie the game at 23, but the Lakers were able to secure the win with solid play in the end.

"Our passing was consistent, which allowed for more offense and options. We still had a few too many serving errors, but we stayed aggressive. We had to pick up many tips and tonight we were able to run an offense off of those passes.

"Carley Bench did a nice job on defense reading their hitter and passing with accuracy.

Stat leaders for the Lakers were: Jenna Core with 20 kills, 18 digs, 3 blocks, one ace, 14 points; Lauren Hellman with 16 kills, five blocks, eight digs, two aces, 13 points; Madeline Zenas with 64 assists, 13 digs, five kills, two blocks, one ace, 10 points; Jencen Sabo with 10 kills, five aces, 19 points, 22 digs; Carley Bench with 28 digs; Abbi Perkins with nine kills, four blocks, one ace, 10 points; and Julia Clover with eight digs and one ace

Grand Haven volleyball drops two

The Grand Haven volleyball team took on an O-K Red Conference double-dip Thursday night, falling to Hudsonville in three sets (25-12, 25-23, 25-18) and Caledonia in five (25-21, 26-28, 12-25, 25-23, 13-15).

"We came out flat against Hudsonville in the first set, we were not ready to play," Grand Haven head coach Aaron Smaka said. "We turned it around in the second and third a bit, but they handled us tonight.

"We tried to regroup and come out against Caledonia, we won't Set 1, came out with a 7-0 lead in Set 2 before falling behind, then battled back in the fourth to force a fifth.

"A lot of the matches were very close tonight with four or five sets decided by two points. Our defense wasn't too great overall, we gave up too many runs and didn't make them at the right times.

"Olivia Boeve did a really nice job tonight, Samantha Boove did a nice job setting the ball, Kelly Klouw did a nice job offensively hitting the ball and Lauren Jonker had a nice consistent game in the middle."

State leaders for the Bucs were: Boeve with 32 kills and five aces; Boove with 71 assists; Baby Hang and Ashley Slater with 26 digs each; and Avery Strohmeyer with two blocks.

The Bucs return to the court on Saturday to take on Rockford and East Kentwood before kicking off their district tournament run next week.

GH swim falls to West Ottawa

The Grand Haven girls swim team fell to West Ottawa in an O-K Red Conference clash, 180-122, Thursday.

Annah Taylor led the way with the Bucs' only victory in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 3.31 seconds.

Taking top-three finishes for Grand Haven were Alonna Clark with a second place finish in the 200 freestyle (2:03.01) and second place in the 500 freestyle (5:25.18), Georgia Basil with a second-place in the 200 individual medley (2:17.93), and Springer with a second-place in the 100 backstroke (1:03.24).

The 200-yard medley relay team of Mary Violet Springer, Katalin Kovach, Jessica Boyer and Kaylee Ireland took third place with a time of 2:02.48 seconds, while the 200 freestyle relay team of Ocean Veldhouse, Taylor, Basil and Clark took second in 1:45.95, the same foursome took second in the 400 freestyle relay to conclude the meet in 3:53.84.

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