HARBOR SPRINGS — Amanda Powers recorded five aces and 12 kills as her Harbor Light Christian volleyball team took down Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian in five sets on Thursday.
The Swordsmen lost the first set to NMCA, 25-23, before coming back to take the second set easily by the score of 25-11.
NMCA would take the third set 25-12, but Harbor Light would take the next two, 25-11 and 15-8, to eventually take the match.
“Even though we had some ups and downs the girls had a great night of play I’m so proud of each of them,” Harbor Light coach Dora Johnson.
Abby Johnson added two aces, three kills and 40 assists for Harbor Light, while Annie Fila brought in eight kills and 21 digs, Katie Walker and Sarah Bellmore each had 12 kills and Ashley Osborn brought in 29 digs.
For NMCA, Jennifer Thompson brought in 13 assists and two aces, Courtney Spears had 10 assists, 11 digs and two aces, Kathryne Lowe had 17 digs and two aces, Rebekah Laurie had eight digs and 12 kills, Abrielle Good brought in 12 kills and Heaven Finch added five digs.
“When we played good, we played really good and when we played bad, we played really bad,” NMCA coach Beverly Vandeyacht said. “They played hard and played with a lot of heart, still we only have six girls so they really have to play a lot. Harbor Light is very good at covering the floor.”
Ramblers take two
BOYNE CITY — The Boyne City High School varsity volleyball team picked up a pair of non-league match wins Thursday as they defeated Sault Ste. Marie, 25-17, 25-21, 25-22; and Central Lake, 25-14, 25-15, 25-18.
With the wins, the Ramblers improve to 26-9-2 overall on the season.
“Everyone got in and played great tonight,” Boyne City coach Casie Parker said. “I thought Erin Baker passed well and Paige Hornbeck hit the ball aggressively.”
For the Ramblers, Heather Nichols had 53 assists, 22 digs and eight kills, while Kylie Hicks added 12 kills and five blocks and Hornbeck added 17 kills. Erin Baker had 32 digs, while Courtney Weldon had 24 digs and Mallory Karaszewki added five aces. Hannah Brilinski, Carley Kruzel, Emilee Evans, Weldon and Baker were all 100 percent serving.
Red Devils sweep
EAST JORDAN — The East Jordan High School varsity volleyball team picked up a pair of non-league wins Thursday as they topped Gaylord St. Mary, 25-20, 13-25, 14-25, 25-23, 15-11; and then defeated Ellsworth, 25-9, 25-13, 25-14.
Against St. Mary, East Jordan’s Katie Spence had 20 digs, 11 kills and a block, while Paige Poindexter added 10 kills, five blocks and five digs and Bailey Sweeney added 11 digs. Mariah Holm finished with 16 digs.
Against Ellsworth, Kirsten Malpass led the way offensively with 10 kills, four blocks and served 100 percent from the service line, while Spence also was perfect from the service line and added seven kills and a block. Poindexter added eight kills and three blocks.