Thursday volleyball roundup: Grand Haven rolls to 2-0 in O-K Red with a three-set win over Grandville

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The Grand Haven volleyball team improved to 2-0 in O-K Red conference play with a 3-0 victory over Grandville at home on Thursday.

The set scores were 25-20, 25-23 and 25-17.

Tessa Winkleman paced Grand Haven with nine kills. Lexie Kallio added seven kills while Kam Burbridge had five. Samatha Boeve facilitated the offense by dishing out 23 assists. 

Hallie Rittel anchored the defense with 16 digs, Mackenzie Gross added 12 while Boeve finished with eight. 

The Bucs improved to 13-9 overall and 2-0 in conference play.

WEST MICHIGAN D LEAGUE

PENTWATER 3, BEAR LAKE 0 – The Falcons only had six players available, and many had to step into new roles, but they still managed to take a straight-set league victory.

The set scores were 25-14, 25-20, 25-20. 

Sam Schaefer led Pentwater with five kills and also notched two aces. Mikaylyn Kenney had four kills and six aces, Crista Cluchey had three kills while also serving six aces, Haidyn Adams put up three kills and 11 assists, and Jocelyn Richison contributed three kills.

NON-CONFERENCE

WHITE CLOUD 3, HART 0 – Hart fell to 5-5 on the season with a straight-set loss in non-conference action.

White Cloud won by scores of 25-11, 25-17, 25-20.

Avery Beachum led Hart with nine kills, Rylee Noggle added five kills along with two aces, Cassidy Copenhaver had four kills and an ace, while Finley Kistler had 14 assists.

On the defensive side, Audrey Aerts held strong with nine digs while Ariana Borrego had seven.

REETHS-PUFFER QUAD – The Rockets won two out of three matches in a quad meet against Hesperia, North Muskegon and West Michigan Christian.

The Rockets lost two of three sets to Hesperia. They lost the first two 25-20 and 25-19, then beat the Panthers in the last set 25-17.

R-P beat North Muskegon 25-22 and 25-18 in the first two sets, then lost the third 25-17.

Against the Warriors, the Rockets won the first two sets 25-22, 26-24, then lost the third 25-17. 

Brianna Stawski paced the Rockets with 21 kills while Leah Ellis and Sophia Hekkema both finished the night with 17. Stawski also served six aces while Beth Jordan had four. Jordan also dishing out 77 assists. 

Defensively, Jordan led the way with 24 digs while Stawski finished the night with 21 digs and six blocks. Hekkema also had had six blocks.

The Rockets are now 5-5.

NORTH MUSKEGON QUAD – The Norse won two out of three in a quad meet against Western  Michigan Christian, Reeths Puffer and Hesperia. 

North Muskegon split the first two games against WMC, winning the first one 25-21, losing the second 25-16 and taking the third 25-22.

The Norse lost the first two sets to R-P 25-22 and 25-18, then won the third 25-17.

They went on to sweep Hesperia 25-16 and 25-19. 

Syann Fairfield paced the Norse with 34 kills while Natalie Pannucci and Josee Cooke both added 12. Emma Houseman facilitated the offense with 52 assists, while Sami Baker dished out 15.

Defensively, Fairfield led the way with 28 digs while Emily Judd finished the night with 14. 

North Muskegon is now 9-4 on the season. 

WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN QUAD – The Warriors lost two out of three in quad meet volleyball action against North Muskegon, Hesperia and Reeths Puffer. 

WMC lost the first set to North Muskegon 25-21, won the second 25-16, then dropped the decisive third set 25-22.

The Warriors beat Hesperia in three straight sets, 25-19, 25-22, and 25-23. 

Against Reeths-Puffer, WMC lost the first two sets 25-22 and 26-24, then won the third  25-13. 

Kyla Wiersema and Taylor Folkema paced the Warriors with 28 kills apiece. Alisha Leffring chipped in with 21 kills and nine aces. Kendal Young set up the offense with 96 assists.

Folkema anchored the defense with 35 digs and Leffring recorded 27. Wiersema had nine blocks and Leffring had six.

The Warriors are now 10-5 on the season.

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