EBEN - Superior Central improved to 3-0 in the Central Upper Peninsula Conference with a three-game whitewash of North Central on Tuesday evening, 25-17, 25-14, 25-21.
"We played better defensively and did not give them too many easy points," SC coach Kris Bray said. "Our passing was a little more consistent.... This led to 27 team kills tonight."
"We are still struggling in serve recieve, but I did see some improvement."
Bray also mentioned she was pleased with the Cougars' serving, particularly in the lack of errors.
Mikayla Barrows led the SC offense with six kills and seven service aces, while teammate Kelsey Coleman added five kills, six digs, two assists and two blocks. Setter Lindsey Richmond made 15 assists while making four kills, seven aces and four digs, and Teslyn Tyner had a trio of 3s in kills, aces and digs.
The Cougars' JV also won, 25-17, 25-14.
Bark River-Harris 3, Munising 0
Summary (kills-aces-solo blocks)
MUNISING - Hach, 3-0-0; Immel, 6-1-0; Brogan, 0-1-0; Watson, 2-1-0; Bradley, 2-0-1; Bond, 2-0-0; Wendt, 2-0-2. Totals, 17-3-3.
BARK RIVER-HARRIS - S. Madalinski, 2-3-1; A. Madalinski, 0-0-2; St. John, 1-0-1; Derusha, 2-0-1; VanBrocklin, 0-0-3; Deming, 0-2-0. Totals, 5-5-8.
Score by game:
Munising 21 16 20
Bark River-Harris 25 25 25
Assists, Munising, total not available (Jenna Hach, 11), Bark River-Harris, total not available, (Kylie VanBrocklin, 2); team blocks, Munising, 3; Bark River-Harris, 8; digs, Munising, 62 (Katie Immel, 21); Bark River-Harris, not available.
BR-Harris 3, Munising 0
At Harris, Bark River-Harris won 25-21, 25-16, 25-20 as the Broncos pulled away every time Munising got close.
"I think my girls played really well," Broncos coach John Jorasz said. "They've made a big improvement from last week, (and they're) just playing like more of a team out there."
Mustangs coach Myra Lloyd watched her team scored seven straight points to get within 24-20 in the final game.
"We have a tendency of being able to pull together as a team," Lloyd said about her seven-girl varsity squad. "(But) If there's some individual breakdowns, then that kind of gets rid of the gel factor, and sometimes that will kind of put a nail in the coffin."
Manistique 3, Newberry 2
NEWBERRY - The Manistique Emeralds benefitted from a strong finish Tuesday night, rallying for a 20-25, 25-11, 21-25, 25-19, 15-10 victory over the Newberry Indians.
"I think we started coming together as a team," said Emeralds' coach Amy Nixon. "Our movement was lacking, then we really pulled it together. In Game 1, we got off to a slow start, but started Game 2 with the momentum."
Monica Giles led the Emeralds with seven service aces, five kills and a block. Maryse Hinkson collected 16 assists and Raeanne Robinson had 20 digs.
Manistique, which dropped the jayvee match (25-19, 23-25, 15-8), hosts Westwood Thursday.
Manistique - Giles (seven aces, five kills, one block, 11 digs); Strasser (four aces, four kills); Robinson (two aces, two kills, one block, 20 digs); Gonyea (two aces, two kills, two assists, 12 digs); Morrison (three kills, 11 digs); Cook (two kills); Bosanic (13 digs).