Bucks volleyball team wins Glen Lake Invitational
LEROY — Pine River is 31-8-3 after winning Saturday in the Glen Lake Invitational.
Pine River, in pool play, beat Glen Lake 25-15, 25-12; split with Grand Traverse Academy 25-12 21-25; swept Northport 25-4, 25-13 and split with Central Lake 25-22, 24-26.
In the semifinals, the Bucks beat Central Lake 25-22, 24-26. in the finals, Pine River beat Grand Traverse Academy 25-11, 25-18.
“We were focused on winning this tournament and growing as a team,” said Pine River coach Jana Dennis. “The girls did a good job.”
For the Bucks, Caymen Gatt had 29 kills, 52 digs and five aces, followed by Chelsea Nelson with 20 kills, 59 digs, 15 aces and 101 assists; Jessica Hoaglund recorded 36 kills, 16 digs and seven blocks; Jamie Justin had 19 kills and eight blocks and Kassy Nelson and Sheena Vokes contributed 54 and 41 digs, respectively.
“We came in to this tournament wanting to win and grow as a team,” Dennis said. “We came out accomplishing both of these goals. Our team meshed real well during the day. We had a ton of fun and did an outstanding job at backing each other up all day long. Overall, it was a well-deserved win.”
On Oct. 4, Pine River beat McBain Northern Michigan Christian 25-12, 25-18, 25-18.
Chelsea Nelson had 19 digs and seven kills and Gatt contributed four digs.
Pine River plays Saturday at Morley Stanwood.
Reed City splits pair of matches
The Coyotes beat Lakeview 25-15, 25-18 on the road Monday but lost to White Cloud 25-13, 25-20. For the night, Sami Michell had 20 kills and four aces, Emma Lockhart added six kills, and two aces and Jacolyn Mullins had three kills and 17 digs.
On Thursday at Shelby, Reed City lost to Ludington and Shelby, but beat Big Rapids.
Sami Michell had 35 kills for the night and 27 digs. Lockhart and Kalee Hensel had 26 digs each.
On Saturday, the Coyotes were at Essexville-Garber and went 1-1-3, losing in the semifinals to falling to 17-20-3 overall.
Reed City split with Unionville-Sebewaing Area 25-14, 16-25, split with Lakers 19-25, 25-21, split with Millington 17-25, 25-23, and then beat Millington in a rematch during the quarters 22-25, 25-18, 15-8. Cass City beat the Coyotes in the semifinals 25-21, 25-19.
For the Coyotes, Michell had 53 kills and 14 aces, Mullins had 18 kills, Michaela Reed and Emma Lockhart had 19 kills each. Lockhart had 48 digs while Jacolyn Mullins had 46, Hensel 41 and Michell 40.
Last week, RC had four playing dates, followed by Monday’s matches at Lakeview.
“We played a little tired I thought,” said Reed City coach Don Patterson. “We still played pretty good.”
Reed City improved to 7-3 in the Central State Activities Association with a 25-11, 25-15 victory over Hesperia and a 25-22, 21-25, 17-15 win over Central Montcalm on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
For the Coyotes, Sami Michell had 27 kills, two blocks and three aces while Mullins contributed 10 blocks, 19 digs and three aces, Lockhart added 24 digs, one ace and seven kills and Kalee Hensel had 27 kills. Michaela Reed added seven kills.
“We played well tonight,” said Reed City coach Don Patterson. “I was happy with the kids.”
Hesperia, Patterson said, “had a hard time against Sami. She put two good games together.”
In CSAA action on Tuesday, Oct. 4, a makeup date, Reed City defeated Lakeview 25-18, 25-15, but lost to White Cloud 25-21, 25-19.
Michell had 17 kills, two aces and a block for Reed City and Reed had six kills, followed by Mullins with three kills and four aces, Lockhart with 16 digs and Hensel with 14 digs.
“We played pretty good against Lakeview,” said Reed City coach Don Patterson. “White Cloud is a pretty good volleyball team.”
Wildcats swept by Manton
Manton swept Evart 25-15, 25-8, 25-19 on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Highland Conference action.
Magdalen Hyde contributed two kills and four digs for Evart. Chelsea Bengry had two kills and five blocks while Lydia Wetters had four assists and one ace. Saige Nabozny also had an ace. Kirsten Parsons had five blocks.
“We were working on something new so they were a little tense,” said Evart coach Cindy Zielinski. “They were very aggressive which was great. We just need to tighten up some things and cut back on errors.”