Grant Volleyball Wins Regional Title
By Marianne Boerigter
Photos by Marianne Boerigter and Shelly Cole
Grant Volleyball earned a Regional Champs title on Thursday night solidly defeating Holland Christian in 3 games, 25-17, 25-20 and 25-19.
“The girls have worked so hard for this. Being District champions for 6 years in a row has been amazing, but this team was so hungry for a Regional title. I can't say enough how blessed I am to coach a group of girls who are athletic, skilled, hardworking, coachable, and great teammates. It's a wonderful combination, and why they are 51-10-1 with a League title, District title, and Regional title,” shared Grant coach Tricia Schuitema.
The Tiger defense stepped up to...
...the challenge of the skilled Holland Christian offense/front row. Their hustle, energy and determination got the Grant crowd on their feet applauding their efforts. Sophomore Olivia Keelean led in defensive stats with 15 digs and a block, with Laura Bouwkamp, Taylor Wegener, and Ashley Herin pulling 13 digs each.
Senior setter Sierra Schuitema once again spread out Grant’s offense across all her hitters, adjusted to Holland Christian’s blockers, and added 6 ace serves to the team’s efforts. Strong front row play from Bouwkamp, Keelean, Kylie Patton and Gwen Fisk showed the finesse and skill of a well-trained team.
The Grant team moves on to the MHSAA State Tournament playing their quarterfinal match against Buchanan High School on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Hudsonville Unity Christian High School.
Congrats Grant Volleyball!