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Superior Central, Munising prevail CUP volleyball play

October 10, 2012
By STEVE BROWNLEE - Journal Sports Writer , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - Superior Central won a pair of Central Upper Peninsula Conference matches and Munising took one in high school volleyball action Tuesday evening.

Cougars sweep


At Rapid River, the Cougars scored a 25-19, 25-16, 25-9 win over Carney-Nadeau and a 25-17, 25-13, 25-16 victory over the host Rockets.

"We played really solid tonight," SC coach Kris Bray said. "We were communicating well and played extremely focused with fewer unforced errors.

"Our net play was very aggressive and our defense was the best I have seen all season."

Against the Wolves, junior Vanessa Freberg made six kills, seven digs and six service aces while serving for 18 points. Senior teammate Kelsey Coleman made three kills, five digs and two aces, while senior Lindsey Richmond had two kills, two aces and 13 assists.

In the RR match, Freberg again led the Cougars on offense with eight kills to go with four digs, while junior Brooke Pasanen added five kills and four digs.

Munising 3, Big Bay 1

At Garden, the visiting Mustangs overcame a slow start to post a 23-25, 25-18, 25-15, 25-12 victory over Big Bay de Noc.

"We started out slow, and then the girls started covering each other while they were hitting," Munising coach Myra Lloyd said. "We had some nice serving rallies."

Senior setter Jenna Hach had six kills, three aces and 14 assists, while senior Katie Immel made five kills and 16 digs, junior Terri Bond had five aces and 16 digs, and junior Ciera Bradley made seven kills.

Ishpeming swept

At Norway, the Hematites lost a Mid-Peninsula Conference match in three games to the host Knights and a nonconference meeting in two games to Stephenson.

Norway won 25-14, 25-18, 25-13 as Ishpeming senior Alesha O'Brien had five kills, senior Brittany Doney four kills and three blocks, and sophomore Jessica Spencer three kills and four blocks.

"Norway came out ready to play and we weren't," IHS coach Amy Rautiola said. "Our girls had a tough week staying focused and it definitely showed on the court."

Stephenson scored a 25-20, 25-21 victory as O'Brien made seven kills, senior Natalee Dobson had four aces and nine assists, and senior Caitlin Korvela made nine digs.

The Hematites' match at Superior Central was postponed to Friday, Oct. 19, as they will participate at the Houghton Invitational on Saturday.

Ishpeming also lost both JV matches, though score weren't available.



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