Local Sports Journal
North Muskegon battled No. 3 ranked Class B Mason County Central on Tuesday and came out with a hard-fought win.
MCC pushed the contest to five games after falling to North Muskegon 25-18 and 25-20 in the opening games. The Spartans would go on to win 25-18 and 25-20 in games three and four with Norse winning the closing game 19-17.
Both teams had chances to win in the final game but it was the North Muskegon combo of Nicole Smith and Summer Patricio who tipped the scale in its favor. Patricio finished with 26 assists and Smith had six kills in the match.
“Nicole was the go to hitter in the fifth set as she was set time after time by Summer and did not have any hitting errors,” said Norse coach Doug Clark. “Both teams played with a lot of heart in a steamy gym, with a lot of long rallies in the final set.”
North Muskegon d. Mason County Central 25-18, 25-20, 18-25, 20-25, 19-17
North Muskegon stats
ACES: Kennedy Davis 5, Kelsey Ocharzak 5. KILLS: Anna Osborn 13, Nicole Smith 6. ASSISTS: Summer Patricio 26. DIGS: Maggie Karaba 54, Kennedy Davis 33.