Grant Volleyball Moves On To Regional Final
By Marianne Boerigter
The Grant Volleyball team defeated a tough Grand Rapids West Catholic team on Tuesday evening in the MHSAA Regional Tournament.
Long rallies, tough defense and hard fought front row play made for an exciting win for the Tigers. Their game scores were 15-25, 25-23, 25-21, 21-25, and 15-12.
“Our team did an excellent job of maintaining their composure throughout the night,” stated Grant Coach Tricia Schuitema following their exciting win. “West Catholic put up a great fight against us but we held it together and responded with the same fight and tenacity."
“All of our players...
...contributed so well to this game, from the energy on the bench, to the players fighting on the floor,”
Sophomore Kylie Patton led the Tigers in kills with a whopping 25 and also added 6 blocks for the night. Setter Sierra Schuitema spread the offense across all her hitters and had 57 assists. Ashley Herin and Taylor Wegener led the team in defensive digs with 27 and 23. Senior Laura Bouwkamp covered the floor in offense and defense with 10 kills, 3 blocks and 20 digs.
In the other Regional semi-final game Tuesday night, Holland Christian defeated Fruitport 3-2 in their 5 game match. Holland Christian will now face Grant in the Regional finals on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. held at Fremont High School.