Weekend volleyball roundup: Montague goes 3-0, Kent City, Oakridge, Grand Haven win two

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The Montague volleyball team dominated in a quad at Hopkins Saturday. The Wildcats went 3-0 with straight-set wins over Hopkins, Allegan and Holland.

Montague beat Hopkins by scores of 25-13, 25-18 and 25-13, topped Allegan 25-17, 25-15 and 25-19 and handled Holland 25-16, 25-21 and 25-11. 

Reilly Murphy led the Wildcats with 38 kills and 21 digs, while Morgan Netcott had a team-high 25 digs to go with four aces. Raegan Murphy had 18 digs, 15 kills and eight aces, Taylor Netcott totaled 22 digs, 10 kills and three aces and Ally Hall chipped in 24 kills and 11 digs. 

Montague is now 22-4 on the season, including 5-0 in conference matches. 

Local teams battle in Kent City quad — Kent City hosted Oakridge, Orchard View and Grant for a quad Saturday, with Oakridge and Kent City grabbing two wins.

Oakridge beat Orchard View 25-13 and 25-9 and topped Kent City in a tight match 25-19, 20-25, 15-8. 

Hayden Ruel led Oakridge with 46 assists, 24 digs and five aces. Emma Fri tallied 43 digs, while Emma Blackburn had 17 kills, Bri Benson had 11 kills and Sadie Raap had eight blocks. 

Oakridge is now 14-4 on the season and 2-3 in conference play.

Kent City’s wins came over Orchard View (25-11, 25-8) and Grant (25-19, 25-19). Erica Bull had a team high 26 kills to go with four blocks. Alyssa Larson led with 55 digs and added 12 kills. Hannah VanderLugt had 17 kills and two aces, while Jasmin Weeks chipped in 33 digs and Jenna Harrison totaled 60 assists. Kent City is now 13-2-1 overall and 5-1 in league play. 

Mona Shores goes 1-2 in home tournament — The Sailors started their day with a victory in three sets (25-9, 25-22, 25-14) over Kalamazoo Central, but then lost in straight sets to Hudsonville and Forest Hills Eastern to finish the day.

Brooke LeRoux led the Sailors with 26 digs and 15 kills. Grace Norris had 30 assists and 11 kills, while Bri Wade chipped in 12 kills three blocks. 

The Sailors are 13-6 overall, but remain a perfect 7-0 in conference matches. 

Grand Haven also participated in the tournament, picking up a pair of wins. The Bucs lost to Portage Central in three sets before beating Zeeland East (25-19, 25-14, 25-22) and West Catholic (25-9, 18-25, 25-16). 

Mackenzie Gross led Grand Haven with 35 kills and 28 digs. Ashlyn Pahl added 24 kills, eight digs and three aces while Hallie Rittel totaled 42 digs and four aces. Samantha Boeve had 23 digs to go with a team high seven aces. 

Grand Haven is now 16-12 on the season. 

Reeths-Puffer goes 1-2, Spring Lake 0-3 at quad — The Lakers hosted the Rockets, Kenowa Hills and Calvin Christian for a quad Saturday. Both teams were competitive, but the Rockets managed a 1-2 record and the host Lakers went 0-3 on the day.

Reeths-Puffer’s win came against Spring Lake in three sets, 24-26, 25-13, 15-9. Both Rocket losses went three sets as well.

Sophia Hekkema led the team in kills with 28 to go along with 10 digs and two blocks. Beth Jordan totaled 61 assists, 20 digs, seven kills and an ace. Brianna Stawski had 27 digs, 22 kills, six blocks and five aces, while Leah Ellis had 20 digs and 12 kills and Allie Moore had 17 digs and three aces. 

The Rockets are now 8-8 overall and 5-2 in conference play. 

Spring Lake battled all day, taking each match to three sets, but couldn’t finish off a win.

Alicia Mumby led the team with 25 kills, 17 digs and six blocks. Kyla Kobylak had 20 assists, 18 digs and five aces, while Makenna Glombowski added 16 digs and a team-high eight aces. Kendra Keift added 38 digs for the Lakers, while Lilly Garrison had 12 kills and three blocks.

Hesperia goes 0-3 at Central Montcalm quad — The Panthers finished up a long week of competition with three tough matches Thursday. Hesperia went three sets with Ogemaw Heights and Central Montcalm before getting swept by Ionia and finished the day 0-3.

Emily Bayle led the Panthers once again, tallying 42 digs, 16 kills and eight aces. Brooke Billings and Rylee Gleason each added 14 kills, while Rachel Romero had 18 digs and 13 kills. Kyra Sayer led the team in assists with 34 and added three aces.

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