Volleyball tournament held by Mercy this weekend, with all three levels participating in the tournament. As a program we tailgated outside, what a great day it was. We all enjoyed being together as everyone was there to support each other.
JV was placed in a hard pool and and did well for being short a few players and having a few on the injury list. The girls worked hard all day and fought hard against the big teams.
Freshman are working hard and improving with every game experience. From day one to now you can see the changes. Setting the ball up and working as a team to be successful.
The varsity volleyball team was placed in a pool with Salem, Port Huron Northern and Ike. To begin we played Salem and we struggled at the beginning as it was the first game of the morning but we were able to pull off the win 18-25, 25-19,15-6 Sydney Jones had five kills and Carly Rodman had two assist and twenty three dig receptions. Next we played PHN 16-25, 18-25 we played a tight match and competed and pushed the other team. Helena Rowland had two solid blocks and two kills, Kaitlyn Kennedy have 6 kills and one ace. PHN is a strong team with strong seasoned varsity hitters, with younger not as experienced middles we struggled to get touches on the bigger plays. We hope to get the chance to face them again later in the season. Our last pool play game was versus Ike 8-25, 9-25 we lost. Ike is a very talent program and our mindset was not in the match. We defeated ourselves prior to even stepping on the court. So our overall record for pool play was 2 wins and 5 loses. Which placed us third in our pool and we played the fourth place team from the other pool in the silver bracket. Lakeland was the fourth placed team, we lost in two 11-25, 16-25. The last game of the day is always a hard match as everyone is tired and it was very warm in the gym on Saturday. The girls came out defeated prior to playing the first point. We pulled it together but we were down by 8 and when playing a good team it is hard to recover that many points. Ryan Allor had 3 kills, 2 aces, 12 assist and 6 digs.
We are young with multiple girls on the team having limited to no experience playing on varsity this is a growing year. We are still getting used to moving and working together as a team. On top of being young we have been fighting injuries since the beginning.
All three teams fought and played well this weekend and are improving at each event.
Next match will be Tuesday first home game of the season against Berkeley