MANISTEE — Mason County Central’s girls volleyball team split its two matches in a quad at Manistee on Tuesday night.

The Spartans lost to Hesperia (16-25, 10-25) before rebounding with a win over the host Chippewas (25-17, 25-23).

“Our game against Hesperia was a hard game for us,” Mason County Central coach Erin O’Harra said. “We made some mistakes and couldn’t bring ourselves back. In between the break before our game with Manistee, the girls got together and worked through what they needed to do to come together.
“Against Manistee, we took the court with confidence and played well together. We came out of the night with a split, but the learning aspect that they went through and had overcome in a series of games makes me proud.”
Pacing the Spartans was Charlie Banks who was 14-of-16 serving with 2 aces, 5-of-7 in serve reception, 4-of-8 in digs, 8-of-11 attacking with 2 blocks. Wren Nelson also was 14-of-16 serving with 2 aces, finished 18-of-20 in serve reception, 15-of-19 in digs, 8-of-14 in attacks and had 2 blocks.
Ashlyn McKay was 3-of-7 serving, 9-of-13 in serve receive, 5-of-10 in digs, 4-of-4 attacking with 3 blocks. Tori Dunblazer was 3-of-7 serving, 16-of-19 in serve receive, 7-of-12 in digs, 38-of-51 attacking with 13 kills with 3 blocks.
Alayna Rafter was 10-of-11 serving, 7-of-11 in digs, 3-of-3 attacking and had 18 assists. Peyton Welch was 6-of-7 serving, 5-of-6 in serve receive, 16-of-21 in digs, 7-of-10 in attacks with 2 kills and had 3 blocks.
Wren Nelson was 14-of-16 serving with 2 aces, 18-of-20 in serve receive 15-of-19 in digs, 8-of-14 in attacks with 2 blocks.
The Spartans are back on the road next Tuesday for a West Michigan Conference matchup with the Shelby Tigers at 7 p.m.