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Gwinn, Superior Central post league volleyball sweeps

October 26, 2012
By Journal Sports Staff , The Mining Journal

WESTWOOD - All three games were close, but the Gwinn High School girls volleyball team managed to sweep host Westwood Thursday night in Mid-Peninsula Conference action, 27-25, 25-21, 25-19.

"It was a good match. Westwood played aggressively," GHS coach Stephanie Bahrman said. "But I was able to play everyone and it was a fun match.

"Our second-string setter (Kaylee Arnsparger) stepped up and took charge and (Shelby) Talsma had a good night."

Talsma recorded four kills, seven aces and three blocks for the Modeltowners (9-3 M-PC), while Arnsparger posted 13 assists.

Teammate Chelsea Moton added eight kills, two aces and two blocks. Rachel Kurian turned in eight digs.

For Westwood (1-11), Sara Delongchamp came up with six kills, an ace and three blocks; Alexandra Sandin collected five kills, an ace and two blocks; Elizabeth Dauphinais-VanBuren posted nine digs; and Taylor Gray seven assists.

"We played hard," Patriots' coach Janine Chapman said. "But our serves really hurt us. We couldn't keep them in play."

Norway 3, Negaunee 0

Unable to mount much of an attack, the Negaunee High School girls volleyball team dropped a 25-19, 25-17, 26-24 M-PC decision to visiting Norway Thursday night.

Ashley Veale recorded eight kills and solo blocks for the Miners (3-9 M-PC), while Haley Blake posted seven kills, an ace and a block.

Negaunee teammates Hannah Laurila and Jayda Johnson collected six assists apiece, while Veale led the Miners with 10 digs.

"We were coming off a good win against L'Anse (Tuesday)," Negaunee coach Annette Gleason said, "but we came out dead (against the Knights). We were able to make some nice digs, but Norway has a good blocker and we had trouble hitting around her."

Superior Central 3,

Mid-Peninsula 0

The Superior Central High School volleyball Cougars bounced host Mid Peninsula Thursday night in Rock, 25-11, 25-23 25-15.

Junior Brooke Pasanen turned in an ace, nine kills and 14 digs to pace SC (11-3 Central U.P. Conference).

Senior Kelsey Coleman with three aces, eight kills, an assist and six digs also contributed, as did junior Vanessa Freberg with five aces, eight kills, an assist and nine digs.

Senior Lindsey Richmond chipped in 22 assists and seven digs for the Cougars.

"We played very solid," SC coach Kris Bray said. "Our passing out of serve receive was the best it has been all season."

SC rallied to win the junior varsity match, 16-25, 25-17, 15-10.



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