CADILLAC – The Shelby volleyball team went up against tough competitors at the Cadillac Invitational on Saturday.

The Tigers kept it close in every match but wrapped up the day 1-2-1.

Pool play opened with a split against McBain (27-29, 30-28), followed by a win against Western Michigan Christian (28-26, 25-19) and a loss to Grand Blanc.

The Tigers then took a tough loss in the semi-final round of bracket play against Ludington (22-25, 18-25).

Navea Gauthier led for the Tigers with 69 kills, 31 digs and 11 aces, while Morgan Weilrich added 69 digs and five aces.

Also, Audrey Horton contributed 80 assists and Biloxi Lee had nine kills.

Despite the record of the day, coach Thomas Weirich was satisfied with the Tigers’ play.

“We certainly have areas of our game that we have to clean up still, but knowing we can play with some of the best teams in the state makes it easier to get back to practice and know we are close.”

Shelby (13-5-1, 2-0) will be at home for West Michigan Conference play against Ravenna on Tuesday.