The Panthers defeated Cedar Springs in a tight (2-1) match, to finish first yesterday in their own annual awareness event. Championship game scores were 25-18, 22-25, 15-13.
Hesperia defeated White Cloud in the semi- finals (2-1) While the Red Hawks defeated Tri-County in the semi-final match on the opposite side of the brackets. Both Cedar and Hesperia went into the finals, 4-0 on the day, leading to an exciting finals match.
Kill leaders on the day Rachel Romero, Emily Bayle, and Brooke Billings with 24, 22, and 21 kills respectively. Kyra Sayer had 63 assists on the day. Bayle had 20 aces, Romero 17, and Sayer 11 aces. Defensively, Brooke Billings has 4 blocks, Delaney Yates, Isabelle Rumsey, and Sayer each added 3 blocks for the Panther defense. Bayle and Romero led with digs 23 and 19 digs respectively.
With one week of regular season to play, the Panthers are 33-8-1 overall, and 8-1 in the CSAA Silver. The match-up on Wednesday, October 30th, against the 9-0 Morley Stanwood Mohawks, will give the Panthers an opportunity to share in the CSAA Title, which would be a first in school history for girls volleyball.
“The 8th Annual Volley Against Violence Campaign was a great success! Thanks to a great community and awesome helpers of this event! Over $2,500 was raised and will be matched .50/$1.00 from the FACF. We also have t-shirts, bracelets, Fremont event, and a canvas night left to add to the total!”
All tournament team 2019, chosen by officials! Left to right, Rylie Richards (Marion), Kassie Yuncker ( Chippewa Hills), Taylor Doyle (Tri-County), Jhordan Miller-Rowe (Pentwater), Emma Reyburn (Newaygo), Emily Bayle (Hesperia), Grace Pavelka (Cedar Springs), Alexis Strait (White Cloud), Haley Wightman (Walkerville).